Dean of Student Development

La Plata, MD

College of Southern Maryland (CSMD)

Position Summary
The Dean of Student Development provides vision, leadership, direction, and supervision to the Academic and Career Advising, , Student Engagement, The Welcome Centers, Career Center, and the Men of Excellence Mentoring Program. The Dean of Student Development is an experienced leader who is focused on student academic achievement, wellness, and student success. The candidate believes in continuous quality improvement and has a clear commitment to leading in an equitable and culturally competent learning environment. The ideal candidate is a visionary leader who will inspire students, staff and the community to achieve their goals and realize their potential. In addition, the dean plays an integral role in the processes and protocols that support the Guided Pathway and Student Planning philosophy. Responsibilities include developing and implementing budgets, developing and establishing procedures, protocol, and policies; resolving conflicts and facilitating cross-functional communication and cooperation within the division of Student Equity and Success, and other college divisions and departments; and providing strategic direction and operational planning in the student services areas.

College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the College's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.

The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College's search consultant: Angela Provart, President Pauly Group, Inc., 3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E, Springfield, IL 62711, Phone: 217-241-5400, Fax: 217-241-5401, E-mail:

Please submit electronically to the following documents as Adobe Acrobat orMS Word attachments: (1) a cover letter that addresses the Opportunity Overview; (2) a current r sum ; and (3) names and contact information of five professional references.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, March 30, 2020 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential, and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

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Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides vision, leadership, direction, and supervision to Academic and Career Advising, Student Engagement, The Welcome Center, Career Center and the Men of Excellence Program.
  • Responsible for long range strategic planning, program development, and assessment of the services for the above-mentioned departments.
  • Provide excellent customer service, high quality programs, and consistency of student information to credit and continuing education students across the institution.
  • Stays abreast of best practices in higher education and enhances services in response to the changing needs of the students and the community.
  • Ensures a continuum of services for credit and continuing education students beginning with working for a smooth transition with academic and career advising.
  • Works closely with VP for Student Equity and Success and other department heads to develop yearly operational objectives and budgets. Ensures that department spending reflects strategic and operational plans and priorities.
  • Works closely with Information Management Team in the purchase and implementation of new software needed in the delivery of student services. Initiate and coordinate projects related to the Ellucian Colleague, Student Planning, Starfish, Career Coach and other student advising support software which supports students with disabilities.
  • Assist with essential database-related cyclical, statistical and data critical projects and reporting;
  • Develop a cohesive Advising, Student Success and Special Programs structure, imbedding continuous quality improvement and leading the development of Student Learning Outcomes.
  • Collaborates with the department heads and staff from the four CSM college locations, and the Division of Academic Affairs and other appropriate stakeholders to coordinate student services and success.
  • Oversee, facilitate and provide leadership for the program review process for Advising and Student Success and Engagement Programs; evaluate program review cycles and drafts; approve Counseling and Student Success and Special Programs program reviews.
  • Works closely with College faculty to monitor academic progress of students. Analyzes progress reports from instructors; determines eligibility and satisfactory progress toward degree; identifies current and potential needs or problem areas; and refers students to appropriate campus resources for assistance.
  • Participates in the Learning Council, Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Web Council, Enrollment Projection Committee, Marketing and Recruitment Committee, and the Behavioral Review Team, and other college committees with supervisors' approval.
  • Represents the college to the community and to professional groups.
  • Supports and coordinates the integration of course alignment and articulated credit with the three county public school systems. Works with public schools in the development and implementation of alliances and programs to ease the transition of high school students to CSM.
  • Develops and maintains community partnerships (e.g. social services, adult education, etc.)
  • Communicates with students and parents to answer questions and resolve concerns.

Minimum Education and Training
• Master's Degree in related field.
  • Supervisory experience and demonstrated group facilitation, team building and collaboration skills.
  • Management experience in student services area with progressively greater responsibility.
  • Experience working with or supervising Academic/Career Advising, student mentoring programs, and development of Student Engagement activities,
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current and developing regulations and policies regarding persons with disabilities including, but not limited to, FERPA, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA.

Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, peers and community organizations.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current and developing regulations and policies regarding persons with disabilities including, but not limited to, FERPA, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA.
  • Ability to work with professional integrity and discretion.
  • Capacity and willingness to accept duties with initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Effective managerial, supervisory, and human relations skills.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Physical Requirements :

The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.

Posted: 04/08/2020