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Dean of Students
Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee
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Date Posted 04/13/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Dean of Students is responsible for policy development, administration, supervision of staff, budget oversight for the Counseling, Students Life, and Testing departments. The Dean is responsible, in collaboration with TBR legal counsel, for the development and enforcement of student conduct. The Dean of Students participates in the formation of student policies and procedures and is the point of contact and facilitator for the Behavioral Intervention Team. The Dean of Students serves as an advocate for students that directly affect students' education and well-being. Duties include assisting various offices in the interpretation and implementation of federal laws and guidelines. The Dean serves on various college committees, and performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Student Affairs.


Education: A Master's degree is required. A Doctorate is preferred.

Experience: Minimum of three of experience in higher education with a proven success in working with students, parents, administrators, and faculty. Two years of direct supervision of employees. Experience in decision-making and evidence of continual educational and professional growth is preferred.

Skills: Knowledge and experience in Student Services, excellent writing and inter-personal communications skills, mature judgment, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students are required.


Enhances academic education through the development of policies and programs which promote the personal growth and development of students.

Assures compliance with laws and regulations and minimizes institutional liability by systematically reviewing college compliance with federally-mandated reporting and disclosure requirements, including production and dissemination of the annual notice on Drug Free Schools and Communities, remaining knowledgeable of federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting areas of responsibility, creating and modifying policies, procedures, and practices in order to become/remain compliant, and advising others in the interpretation and application of laws and regulations. Collaborates with students, staff, and administrators about safety on campus. Promotes a safe campus by disseminating information and sharing resources as appropriate.

Develops a competent, productive, and effective departmental staff by supervising, directly and through delegation, administrative, professional, and clerical support personnel.

Assures fair and impartial disposition of student disciplinary issues by overseeing Student Conduct and administration of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Leads Behavioral Intervention Team and promotes its utilization among students, faculty, and staff to evaluate and appropriately intervene with those whose behavior may be harmful of disruptive to themselves or others.

Coordinates counseling and other support services for students, faculty, staff, administration, and the community in the event of an emergency or traumatic event in the campus community.

Serves as a resource for faculty and staff on student behavioral issues in the classroom and workplace.

Serves as a resource to parents who have concerns about their children who are students.

Supports retention of students through interventions and appropriate referrals.

Promotes and supervises student activities and student government through the Student Engagement Coordinator

To be considered for a position at Roane State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Please be sure to include the complete Begin and End Dates under your Employment History. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Scan and attach required documents (diploma, High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma, transcripts, certifications), and resume to the online application in Word or PDF format (less than 2 MB in size). Once the online application is complete a confirmation number will be given to the applicant verifying receipt of the application.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Offer of employment contingent upon successful background check.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes an excellent retirement package from the state of Tennessee, 401K plan with match, thirteen paid annual holidays in addition to annual and sick leave days, health and dental insurance, tuition discounts and state employee discounts.

Roane State Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by Roane State.

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