Community College of Aurora
Position Status: Exempt
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Dean of Student Affairs
Supervises: Full and part-time staff including:
The Community College of Aurora is a dynamic institution that strives to serve its student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusivity. The Community College of Aurora aspires to be the college where every student succeeds.
The Director of Student Engagement and Retention provides thoughtful leadership within the specific areas related to the position as well as across the Student Affairs division and the overall campus, especially related to student engagement and retention efforts. The Director must possess strong skills in student leadership development, student engagement and retention, as well as, event planning, and cross-campus collaborations. The Director will have the demonstrated ability to thoughtfully and strategically execute long range planning as well as lead division and campus-wide efforts. The Director must balance a strong organizational skill set with key interpersonal skills - maintaining program details, significant fiscal management, highly developed supervisory skills, a strong vision for strategic retention efforts and experience building a staff culture of teamwork, respect and inclusion.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Student Engagement and Retention efforts:
Development and Evaluation of Student Engagement and Retention efforts:
Program Advocacy, Outreach and Partnership Development:
This position is designed for a driven professional that excels at building alliances and embraces innovation. The Director will introduce creative solutions in the design and delivery of services and has a commitment to inclusive excellence, equity and improvement.
Salary Range: The specific salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included.
Deadline to Submit Application Material: A review of applications will beginimmediatelyand will continue until the position is filled.
Application Process: When submitting your application material, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer of employment.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply online at: https://ccaurora-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=69
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu.
By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.
The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.
Notice to all Applicants:
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
- Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
- CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit COPERA web page.
- Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:
You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together. CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. For more information on CCAs commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit the Inclusive Excellence page.
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According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence is:
an active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities (AACU, 2016, para. 2).
References: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Making excellence inclusive. Retrieved from http://aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA):
The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.
CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."
Vision: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The Community College of Aurora does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, age or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA. Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, CO 80011-9036.
Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu
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