Dean Student Services and Special Projects

  • Dean
  • Imperial, CA
  • September 19, 2024

Website Imperial Valley College

Salary: $160,749.00 – $209,747.00 Annually
Location: Imperial, CA
Job Type: Classified Administrator
Job Number: 24-064
Division: Student Services
Department: Counseling
Opening Date: 06/17/2024
Closing Date: Continuous

Representative Duties


With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all students, Imperial Valley College embraces diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state, and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to create a safe and positive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community.

To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor that each individual is unique and that our individual differences contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in accomplishing our goals.

We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our understanding to grow through the periodic review of this statement. In service of these goals, Imperial Valley College is committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.

Imperial Valley College is co-recipient of the 2023 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence. It offers a full range of associate degrees, professional certificates and basic skills courses as well as a comprehensive array of university transfer and education courses. IVC has an annual full-time enrollment of more than 10,000 students.  The Aspen award committee noted that IVC has created one of the nation’s most effective partnerships with local K-12 systems and has excelled in graduation rates and post-graduation success of its student population. Its student success is based upon IVC’s work in eliminating barriers, addressing student challenges and fostering a culture of care in a rural area with high rates of poverty and traditionally low rates of educational attainment. Imperial Valley College is known throughout the region for its outstanding career programs, excellent programs of study in business, quality allied health, renewable energy and public safety programs and for excellent transfer and general education courses.  IVC is also a major economic engine in Imperial County. It is responsible for infusing millions of dollars annually into the local economy through its construction projects, general operations and annual earnings of its current students and graduates. For additional details regarding Imperial Valley College click here.

The Dean of Student Services and Special Projects is an Educational Administrator position as designated by the Board of Trustees of the Imperial Community College District. The Dean is charged by the Board of Trustees with the satisfactory implementation of Board policy and district or college procedures as applicable to the position. In addition, the Dean is expected to make appropriate recommendations for modifications, additions, or deletions in policy and/or through the appropriate reporting authority.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, provide leadership, coordination, and vision among the staff who serve within selected student programs and services, including Counseling, Matriculation services, TRIO, EOPS, CARE, DSPS, Transfer Center, Special Projects and other related duties and responsibilities as assigned. Manage, coordinate, and evaluate the services offered, the faculty, other personnel, and the facilities comprising the areas of responsibility. Coordinate and evaluate instructional programs assigned to programs within the division.


* Coordinate and supervise the counseling and student support programs, services and staff in collaboration with the Office of Vice President of Student Services.

* Work closely with program leaders to evaluate student needs, external requirements and regulations, and current trends to develop program modifications and improvement.

* Monitor effectiveness of counseling and student support programs.

* Interpret county, state, and federal policy and legislation governing the administration and regulations of student support services.

* Coordinate program elements and services with regulatory and other external agencies.

* Manage, direct, assign, and evaluate the work of faculty, advisors, classified supervisors and other support staff in the areas of responsibility, which include TRIO, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), CalWORKs, Matriculation, Special Projects and Transfer Center.

* Prepares budget estimates; administer and monitor approved budgets.

* Provides a comprehensive counseling program, including program development and articulation with feeder schools, transfer institutions, student advisement, placement, career planning, and registration.

* Ensures continuous quality improvement in student services programs and services by analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.

* Provides guidance at the campus level for other student services to ensure strong, reliable, and high-quality services.

* Provides leadership and collaborates and assists with instruction, campus operations, and other campus services to provide integrated and aligned, quality campus services.

* Collaborates with instructional deans, faculty, and academic support staff to improve student retention.

* Directs college leadership in strategic and organizational planning processes to increase college completion, graduation, and or transfer.

* Regularly schedule and chair faculty and staff meetings and special meetings as needed; serve on regular and special committees as assigned by the Vice President of Student Services; represent the division concerns and needs to the Vice President of Student Services; participate in the Student Services Council; and work effectively and collaboratively with Instruction.

* Ensures development of policies and procedures relating to counseling programs and services.

* Maintain liaison with the Research Office and Information Technology in the areas of assessment, student evaluation, institutional research and evaluation.

* Develop annual goals and objectives for planning and evaluation purposes and operational efficiency.

* Provide training to employees, as appropriate, in work procedures, standards and safety practices.

* Resolve conflicts and facilitate consensus decision-making.

* Compile and report information related to the division’s programs to include Program Review, progress indicators, Service Area and Student Learning Outcomes and special projects.

* Recommend staffing and equipment needs for the program areas, anticipate future needs, assist with acquisition and management of grants and program fund applications, and ensure compliance with requirements.

* Administrate outreach, recruitment, and retention efforts.

* Responsible for the selection, supervision, development and evaluation of faculty, management and support staff assigned to the area.

* Understand information technology and support the fundamental changes that are emerging with expanded use of technologies in the educational environment.

* Evaluate and support faculty and staff recommendations for program improvements and/or new program efforts.

* Lead, model, and guide to ensure good customer service is provided by all staff members.

* Develop and maintain effective relationships with local schools, colleges and universities as related to areas of responsibility, and represent the division and the college in community related activities as assigned.

* Support learning centered instructional methodology.

* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a related master’s degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment.

Supplemental Information

RANGE 10 ON THE UNREPRESENTED SALARY SCHEDULE: Initial salary placement is depending upon education and experience, not to exceed step 3 of the column placement. Please click here (Download PDF reader) to view salary schedule.

First review date is July 29, 2024:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by July 29, 2024 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

A standard application consists of the following:

  • Online District Application
  • Professional Resume
  • All Academic Transcripts showing the date degree was awarded/conferred.
  • NOTE:  Please note that no additional attachments or information beyond the required documents noted above will be considered as part of the application. We kindly request that you adhere to the specified requirements outlined in the application guidelines.

For Additional inquiries please contact:
Martha Gutierrez

HR Technician – Recruitment
Phone: 760-355-6212

EEO Information

Imperial Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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