Paradise Valley Community College — Dean of Student Affairs

Salary Range
$95,856.00 – $124,613.00 Annually / Depending on Experience


Work Schedule
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm; some evenings and weekends may be required
Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7am-6pm

Work Calendar
12 Months

Maricopa Summary
Looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year? Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Come join our team at one of the largest community college systems in the country. Named one of the best mid-sized employers in the nation, which was the only educational institution ranked in Arizona in 2017. In 2018, “The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has been named No. 19 on Forbes magazine’s first-ever “America’s Best Employers for Women”, ranking MCCCD among 300 employers across the nation. MCCCD is the fourth-highest ranked educational institution and the only Arizona-based employer named on the list.” 2019 Maricopa is named No. 42 in “Arizona’s Best Employers”.

Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program).

Whether you’re teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa!

Classified Benefits
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy, productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community: single, married or in a domestic partnership; with or without children; new to the workforce; or getting ready to retire.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical including Teladoc
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • ASRS Retirement
  • Wellness Programs
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Professional Growth Funding
  • Paid Leave Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays

Job Summary
Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is a Learning Centered College that supports a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect, equity and understanding and incorporating views from dissimilar frames of reference are encouraged and valued. Please review PVCC’s track record and join us on our continued path of student success.

PVCC’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: As a college we embrace equity, engagement, inclusion and innovation. We seek to continuously improve our campus through diverse identities, expertise and perspectives. We are committed to creating engaging relationships that inspire and support all learners to increase their capacity for personal growth and positive social change. PVCC provides access to these opportunities in a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for all our students, employees, and community members.

Position Description
The Dean of Student Affairs provides visionary leadership to the Paradise Valley Community College student affairs division to create and sustain a culture of inclusive excellence that promotes student success, retention, and completion utilizing the college’s guided academic pathways model. Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, this position will promote a learning-centered culture that ensures access, sustains educational excellence, fosters student development, and supports high levels of student achievement and success. This position has responsibility to develop and support collaborative and cooperative positive-working relationships with academic and student affairs departments. The specific areas of responsibility currently include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Services
  • Student Life
  • Disability Resources
  • Student Conduct Administration
  • Student Early Alert Intervention and Student Success Initiatives
  • Oversight of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
  • First Year Experience Initiatives
  • Guided Academic Pathways Initiatives

This position will also demonstrate constructive team-building principles, a dedication to putting students first, and a commitment to serving diverse and nontraditional college students. The Dean provides leadership and strategic decision-making within a learning college philosophy and demonstrates a commitment to student success, diversity, service excellence, innovation, and collaboration. It is critical that the Dean be a strong partner to a diverse population of administrators, faculty, staff, district colleagues, and the public.

Essential Functions

25% – Directs, develops, plans, budgets and evaluates college-wide student affairs programs designed to facilitate student success; develops long-range strategic planning, program design and program management; prepares and monitors budgets and oversees budget expenditures

20% – Administers policies and processes pertaining to student services, disability support, and student care and conduct; monitors the compliance and reporting standards of district, state, and federal regulations; responsible for student judicial affairs and manages student complaints as per MCCCD policies and procedures; keeps abreast of compliance and reporting standards with state, federal and district regulations

15% – Directs, develops, plans, organizes, and implements long-range strategies which support a research-based foundation for college-wide retention and persistence efforts; coordinates tracking systems, data collection, analysis and follow-up

25% – Administers an interconnected range of student services functions in support of a learning-centered college mission; integrates MCCCD student success initiatives into programming efforts including Guided Pathways strategies, which improve student persistence, retention and completion

15% – Represents the student affairs division at activities, events, and workshops; serves on various college committees to include college strategic planning and represents the college at district and community meetings; resolves complex problems; and coordinates campus-wide events that promote student success, enrollment and retention; performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Education or field related to area of assignment and four (4) years of progressively responsible management and/or leadership experience in a field of assignment that includes two (2) years of supervisory experience. Examples of student affairs academic support management/leadership experience includes program management, project management, budget development and management related to programs or projects, staff supervision, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance. No degree equivalency.


Master’s Degree in a teaching field related to area(s) of assignment and four (4) years of experience in an academic leadership and/or supervisory role in higher education and three (3) years of teaching that includes curriculum/coursework development. Examples of academic leadership/supervisory experience includes division/department chair, project management, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance, committee leadership, program director, and shared governance. No degree equivalency.

Desired Qualifications

  1. Doctoral Degree in Student Affairs Administration, Higher Education, Counseling, or Education-Related field.
  2. Significant experience in student adjudication / student conduct / grievance processes and/or student behavioral intervention team (BIT) procedures to include managing confidential student information with discretion and supporting student interventions. This experience should include Title IX, Student Conduct, Behavioral Intervention and/or Student Crisis Management.
  3. Progressive leadership experience working in student affairs programs and/or services. This experience should include budget management, program assessment, and staff training/development.
  4. Significant experience in more than one area of supervision for this position (Advising, Conduct and Care Processes, DRS, Career Services, Student Life, and/or First Year Experience programming)
  5. Significant experience developing and implementing retention-based student success initiatives for students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, perspectives and/or cultures.
  6. Leadership of Guided Academic Pathways in a community college setting.
  7. Demonstrated success building diverse stakeholder relationships. This should include students, staff, faculty, and community leaders with varying backgrounds, cultures, abilities and/or perspectives.

Special Working Conditions
Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D Driver’s License is required; employee must meet district minimum standards regarding driving:

  • Travel to campus during interview/selection process will be at candidate’s own expense
  • Will be required to work off site or in a remote status
  • Will be required to travel or be assigned to all MCCCD locations
  • May require some evenings or weekends
  • May require prolonged periods of viewing a computer screen
  • May be required to lift or carry up to #25 lbs.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to include the three items (resume, cover letter and statement) listed below. Missing any of the three items will be considered an incomplete application and will not be considered for the position.

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter – clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meets the minimum and desired qualifications for this position. A two column matrix format is suggested to address the minimum and desired qualifications. Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07-10/11) including job title, job duties, indicate full or part time experience for each position held and name of employer for each position
  3. Statement to answer all of the questions and prompts with a total word count not to exceed 1,000 words.

What has been your professional journey toward developing awareness and skills related to diversity and inclusion? What actions have you taken in your professional life that have helped to bridge differences and promote equity? How would you work to create an inclusive campus climate in your role as Dean of Student Affairs?

What unique role does Student Affairs play on a community college campus to address student development and belonging? What student development theories guide your work and practice?

At PVCC, we are committed to being a learning-centered college community. What projects or initiatives demonstrate your commitment to learning outside of the classroom. Please include your role, assessment tools utilized, and demonstrated results.

Note: Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.

Posting Close Date
Apply on or before October 18, 2020 to be considered.

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EEO Information
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.

Clery Act
The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act