Dean of Students and Ombudsman

Central New Mexico Community College

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Position Summary
The Dean of Students is primarily responsible for fostering formation, character development, and holistic personal growth among the students through advocacy, empowerment, and education. The Dean provides leadership over initiatives to enhance the student experience by offering comprehensive support and resources, providing co-curricular opportunities, and fostering a sense of belonging. This position promotes multicultural and diversity affairs to promote awareness, understanding of differences, collaboration of cross-culture groups, and to foster a sense of communal relationship among all students. The Dean of Students provides leadership in promoting and sustaining a safe and secure campus. The Dean reports to the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs. The Dean also implements the Student Code of Conduct outlined in the Student Handbook. The Dean of Students provides Title IX training, enforces Title IX regulations, and performs investigations related to Title IX and Student Complaints. The Dean of Students meets with students as appropriate for mentorship, offers students correction and accountability necessary for personal growth, and joins in the events and activities that make up the life of the College.

The Dean of Students will operate as an Ombudsman when tasked to resolve conflicts. The Ombuds provides impartial, informal, independent conflict resolution services to the affiliated campus community, including staff, faculty members, and students. The Ombuds is responsible for program administration, collaborates across campus to establish priorities, goals, and objectives, and develops outreach activities and training on conflict resolution. Having wide-ranging experience, the Ombuds uses concepts in conflict resolution and campus objectives to resolve the most complex issues with campus-wide impact. The Ombuds works on most complex issues with little or no campus precedent where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. The Ombuds exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. The Ombuds does not supersede existing resolution methods but may complement them if deemed helpful by the parties to the conflict.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • This in-person/on-campus position also requires interactions with fully online students.
  • Serves as the primary liaison between students, the administration, and the faculty.
  • Advises the Provost in developing and interpreting data relating to student services to ensure programs correlate with community needs.
  • Engage in strategic and operational planning for the college, academic and student affairs division, and student body.
  • Provide vision and oversight to the Student Life Department.
  • Provides staff with appropriate professional development and in-service training for topics related to students and compliance (Title IX, D&A, etc.).
  • Serve as the campus chair of the Threat Assessment Team. Provide leadership and guidance in analyzing, creating, and interpreting student policies and procedures. Serve as a resource to faculty and staff dealing with students’ disruptive behavior or crisis incidents.
  • Serve as the Title IX Officer for the College, provide leadership over student conduct, and interpret and apply student-related policies and procedures.
  • Remains up-to-date with state and federal legislation regarding student services and ensures that the college’s policies and procedures are congruent with the state/federal legislation.
  • Responsible for enforcing the student code of conduct and, in accordance with policy, renders decisions on student appeals. Conducts investigations on student complaints and maintains and updates the student complaint electronic database.
  • Implement the processes related to Student Academic Suspension in collaboration with other student and academic offices on Campus.
  • Collaborates with the Academic Standards Committee of the Faculty Senate when needed.
  • Collaborates with other units to provide quality student services, effective communication within the college community, and meaningful student participation in campus life.
  • Participates with other senior college officers in institutional planning, policy development, and problem-solving.
  • Implements and enforces college policies and regulations about student life.
  • Collaborates with other areas of student services to carry out the college mission and formulates goals and objectives in accordance with the goals and purposes of the college. This includes the CARE and Threat Assessment teams.
  • Coordinates the assessment activities, including data collection and evaluation processes of co-curricular activities.
  • Advises senior management and the faculty on issues relating to student
  • Handles emergencies and crises that pertain to students.
  • Coordinates/manages/disseminates data on student characteristics, interests, and needs which may serve as the basis for college policy development and planning initiatives.
  • Participates in regional and national professional associations in the area of student affairs.
  • Interacts with the college community and the public regarding student life and issues.
  • Participates and assists in coordinating student involvement in special events.
  • In collaboration with college leaders, oversee co-curricular aspects of the new student experience for all incoming students including online orientation, in-person orientation events, first-year programming, and the like.
  • Provides regular updates to campus leadership when needed to identify key trends and areas of concern, including recommendations for institutional policy and procedural changes.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • EDUCATION: – Master’s Degree in any field.
  • EXPERIENCE: – Five years of related experience at the college or university level.


  • EDUCATION: A Doctorate Degree in any field;
  • EXPERIENCE: Seven years of demonstrated leadership and management experience in post-secondary education; strong mediation, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated skills in written and oral communication. Experience with and a demonstrated commitment to working with a multicultural student population is also highly desirable.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies in a diverse community. Knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs.
  • Knowledge of a major public college or university’s goals, objectives, structure, and operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of laws, regulations, and policies governing student conduct and discipline, student privacy, student health, plagiarism, and working knowledge of Title IX required.
  • Strong listening skills and mediation experience.
  • Knowledge of FERPA and Title IX regulations.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of organizational development theory and practices.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short-and long-range goals.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate programs.
  • Knowledge of student support programs and services.
  • Skill in establishing, directing, and enforcing policies and regulations pertaining to student development.
  • Knowledge of computerized student information systems.
  • Knowledge of cost analysis techniques.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Ability to apply statistical principles and processes to meet various information requirements.


  • Repetitive hand motions and prolonged use of the computer
  • Must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds
  • Sitting for extended periods.


  • Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Frequently work with unscheduled interruptions.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application must include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume, 3) copies of unofficial transcripts conferring the required degree and preferred if applicable, and 4) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of (3) three professional references.

EEO STATEMENT: NNMC is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Country : US

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