Dean of Student Affairs, Scottsdale Community College

Dean of Student Affairs



Job ID:

East Maricopa

March 28, 2024

Contact Information:
Scottsdale Community College
9000 E. Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
District Website

Phone: (800) 311-0563
District Email

Job Description:

Dean of Student Affairs

Job ID: 319831

Location: Scottsdale Community College

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary Range

$106,539.00 - $138,500.50/annually, DOE



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

Are you 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?

Whether you're teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa County Community Colleges!

About Us

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

• Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups to create an environment of shared governance

• One of the largest community college systems in the country

• 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient

• Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes

• 2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers

Campus Statement

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is proud to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American land. As one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, SCC currently serves more than 7,000 full and part-time students each semester from its surrounding communities, including the cities of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Phoenix, and the Salt River Pima - Maricopa Indian Community.

We are seeking to attract academically and culturally diverse staff and faculty who possess a strong commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. We encourage all in our college community to contribute to and shape the direction of SCC's social justice, inclusivity, and equity strategies.

At SCC we are proud of our reputation as an innovative college that is focused on student success. Come join us in our desire to improve the quality of life in our communities by providing challenging, supportive, and engaging learning experiences.

SCC Wins the 2022 Sterling Award

MCCCD Fast Facts


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 and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community.


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 and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community.

• 20 paid observed holidays

• & 12% Employee Contribution Match (Pension, Long Term Disability, and Health Insurance)

• Paid vacation, sick, and personal time

• Maricopa Employee Store: Perks & Gears (exclusive discounts and offers for Maricopa Community Colleges faculty and staff)

• Annual professional development growth funding

• Tuition reimbursement for employees and dependents

• Flexible work schedules

• Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program:

• Sight-On-Site Eye Care Services

• Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

• Mobile On-site Mammography Screenings

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• Wondr™ online program that teaches clinically-proven, healthy habits that lead to less stress, better sleep, weight loss, and more

• Pre-Retirement Events

• (may forgive the remaining balance on a federal student loan made directly by the U.S. Department of Education after qualifying).

• 10+ Maricopa Affinity Resource Employee Groups (Celebrates diversity, embraces inclusion, and supports employees, students, and community!)

Job Summary

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is seeking a full-time Dean of Student Affairs.The Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for visionary, innovative, and collaborative leadership in support of the Student Affairs Division. The Dean of Student Affairs provides direct supervision to core areas of Student Affairs such as Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, Early College, Welcome Center & Testing, and Veteran Services as well as indirect supervision to all other departments assigned to Student Affairs. This leadership position serves as a member of the college Concern, Assessment, Response Evaluation (CARE) Team, provides direction and oversight of strategic enrollment management, and is responsible for compliance including but not limited to Title IX. Leveraging a collaborative and inclusive leadership approach, this position develops and implements student-centered programs and service within Student Affairs under the direction of the Vice President of Student Affairs. This position requires an in-person presence to meet the diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff.

Essential Functions

30%- Provides collaborative and supportive leadership to Admissions & Records, Financial Aid, Early College, Welcome Center & Testing, and Veteran and indirect supervision to all other departments assigned to Student Affairs. Assists in the co-creation of shared vision within student affairs that is student-centered. Fosters division and institutional support through transparency, trust, strong listening skills, compassion, integrity, transparency, and effective communication.

30%- Collaborates with college stakeholders to develop and implement comprehensive strategic initiatives such as enrollment management and guided pathways, aligned with institutional goals and objectives. Utilizes data- informed strategies to assess enrollment trends, identify persistence opportunities, and enhance the overall student experience. Establishes targeted approaches to assess, monitor, and respond to the changing needs of students.

20%- Ensures compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Provides support to college and system compliance processes, including but not limited to Title IX. Supports system and college wide initiatives. Prepares, recommends and manages operating budget for areas of assignment;

10%- Acts as a representative and liaison for the college on committees and task forces. Represents the college in community events.

10%- Promotes a cohesive and engaged Student Affairs culture. Champions equity and inclusiveness by creating a sense of belonging for students, faculty, and staff. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Student Affairs and other non-academic pathway:

Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in education or field related to area of assignment and four years of progressively responsible management and/or leadership experience in field of assignment that includes two 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.


Minimum Qualifications for Academic pathway:

Master's Degree in a teaching field related to area(s) of assignment and four years of experience in an academic leadership and/or supervisory role in higher education and three 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

• Doctoral degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Education Related Degree.

• Three (3) or more years of student affairs leadership experience working at a Manager level or higher at a comprehensive community college including direction of personnel and financial resources, especially within limited fiscal constraints.

• Three (3) years demonstrated ability in developing, implementing, and evaluating effective strategic initiatives such as enrollment management and guided pathways that support the college's mission and institutional priorities.

• Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations and develop solutions.

• Demonstrated ability to take initiatives and ideas through implementation with demonstrated outcomes supporting student success and staff development.

• Demonstrated ability developing, leading, and managing services, programs, budgets, and strategic initiatives using data-informed approaches.

• Demonstrated experience collaborating and positively interacting with individuals of diverse backgrounds, abilities, perspectives, and/or cultures.

Special Working Conditions

• Travel to campus during the interview/selection process will be at the candidate's own expense.

• May be required to travel or be assigned to other MCCCD locations.

• May be required to work evenings and weekends.

• May require prolonged periods of sitting and viewing a computer screen.

• May be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs.

• This position requires a physical presence on campus with possible partial remote work depending on business needs to best serve the students, department, and college.

• Driver's License - AZ Class D driver's license is required, minimum requirements here:

• This position is scheduled to start June 2024.

• Financial Aid Positions; In order to perform work in the SCC Financial Aid Department candidates cannot owe a repayment or be in default on any federal funds. Per Title IV Regulations, applicants for this position may not be a member of a person's family (parent, sibling, spouse, child, spouse's parent or sibling, or sibling's or child's spouse) who works in the SCC Student Business Services Department.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume showing how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. All minimum requirements must be met at the time of the application.

Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has closed.

Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be considered.

Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following information.

• Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.

• Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time or;

• Part-Time employment, to include Adjunct or Associate Professor (must include number of hours worked, contact hours or load)

• Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, for each position held and name of employer for each position.

• 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 April 12, 2024 to be considered.

EEO, Title IX, & Clery Act

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 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.

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.

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