Vice President of Instruction and Student Services

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Dawson Community College seeks an experienced and visionary line administrator to plan and guide the integration of instruction, student services, and student support to promote retention, completion and a quality student experience. With direction from the President, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services guides the management and integrity of the student experience from recruitment to completion.
This is a contract, 12 month per year position that reports directly to the President of the College.

Opening Date/Time:  May 28, 2013
Closing Date/Time:    Until filled
Starting Date:  July 1, 2013
Salary:   $80,000 plus benefits
Reports to:   College President


Required Education and Experience:   The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following:

• Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution in a discipline related to student affairs or instruction;
• Experience as a college-level instructor.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an academic or student services administrator at a comprehensive community college or university, at the dean level or above.
• Demonstrated experience in curriculum development and review, program development a implementations, student needs assessment, establishment and evaluation of student leaning outcomes, development and implementation of an Academic Master Plan, and the development of innovative student services programs.
• Demonstrated experience and in-depth knowledge of the policies and requirements of NWCCU accreditation agency (or other regional accreditation agency) and the Montana Board of Regents (or other state commission).
• Demonstrated skill in fostering excellence in teaching and learning.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Proficient in the use of email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software, and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.

Preferred Education and Experience:  Preference will be given to those candidates who meet all of the minimum qualifications plus the following:

• Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution in liberal arts or higher education administration.
• Administrative experience as a Vice President of Instruction and/or  Student Services.

Supplemental Questions

1. What do you believe are the most critical issues Dawson Community College will have to face in the next three years?  How would you address these issues?

2. As student enrollment can be challenging for community colleges, what is your initial plan to attract students to Dawson Community College? What is your long term plan to continually attract and retain these students?

3. As Vice President of Instruction and Student Services for Dawson Community College, you will be responsible for program development, implementation and evaluation.   Please describe in detail the process you used to identify, analyze, implement and evaluate the programs you were responsible for creating from your previous work experience. Was your program successful? Why or why not?

Application Procedures

Mail completed applications and materials to:

Jullie Griffith-Seder, Human Resource Director
Dawson Community College
300 College Dr.
Glendive, MT  59330
or email: [email protected]



**PLEASE NOTE** For consideration in the selection process, Candidates must submit all of the following per board policy BP 2-5 & CP 2-5, BP 2-24 & CP 2-24, BP 2-25 & CP 2-25 AND BP 2-26 & CP 2-26 :

  • Cover Letter (Letter of Application)
  • Resume
  • DCC Employment Application
  • DCC Employment Credential Verification Form
  • EEO Form
  • Transcripts
  • Additional - Supplemental Questions

Dawson Community College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If hired, you will be required to provide documents to show your identity and authorization to work.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Pursuant to title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Vietnam era and Disabled Veterans Act, as amended, and the Montana State Human Rights Act - Dawson Community College has a policy of  nondiscrimination in employment practices and in admissions, access to and conduct of educational programs and activities.  Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or marital status.  Any student, employee, applicant for admission or employment may file a discrimination grievance.  Inquiries or grievances should be directed to the Human Resources/EEO Director in Room 105A, phone (406)377-9412.

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