Director, Counseling and Student Life

Director, Counseling and Student Life

Employer

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

Durham, North Carolina

Salary/Grade

$54,000 to $60,000 USD Per Year

Benefits

Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Closes: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, January 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours

Normal Working Hours: A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-da

Reports to

Dean, Student Development and Support

Employment Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel/Development, Counseling, Adult Education or other related field

Preferred Qualifications

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel/Development, Counseling, Adult Education or other related field

Position Description

 

 

Position Title: Director, Counseling and Student Life

Department: Student Development and Support

FLSA Type: Exempt

Reports To: Dean, Student Development and Support

Direct Reports: Coordinator, Counseling Services; Coordinator, Disability Services; Coordinator, Student Activities; Counselor, Student Development; and Specialist, Student Life

Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel/Development, Counseling, Adult Education or other related field

Work Experience: Two years of experience in counseling or student development at a community/technical college or similar postsecondary institution, and supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
1. Competence in technology (all components in the Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, Internet, student information databases), and basic query language;
2. Supervisory experience in an educational setting;
3. A thorough understanding of and commitment to the community college mission and philosophy;
4. Competence in verbal articulation, written communication, and computer skills;
5. Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students;
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and interpersonal relations throughout the college and the community;
7. Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they pertain to student behavior and activities;
8. Report and handbook development procedures;
9. Planning, organization, and evaluation of programs;
10. Budgeting procedures and practices;
11. Attention to detail.

Essential Functions, Job Duties, and Responsibilities: 
The Director is primarily responsible for providing leadership and management of counseling services, disability services, student activities, student leadership, and minority male initiative. This includes oversight of the development, promotion, and direction of campus events providing a balanced educational and social environment for students and staff, as well as advising the Student Government Association (SGA) and their activities. The Director will also respond to directives from the Dean, Student Development and Support; Vice President, Student Engagement, Development, and Support; and President in regards to all activities and concerns relating to fulfillment of the college's mission and goals. In addition to fulfilling the terms of appointment as specified in the contract of employment, the Director is responsible for fulfilling the following duties:

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
a. Regularly assess office operations and goals, using constituent feedback, in order to develop and implement work flow improvement strategies and ensure the timely provision of quality services to students. 
b. Coordinate the development, implementation, and/or documentation of policies, procedures and processes, taking legal, regulatory, and policy limitations into consideration.
c. Supervise, coach/mentor, and evaluate direct reports; identify and recommend professional development needs of the same; and maintain required personnel information.
d. Ensure accuracy, clarity, completeness and consistency of information, in publications and communications, related to office functions.
e. Coordinate retention and intervention strategies related to Early Alert, the college's Academic Progression Plan, and Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress procedures.
f. Review student complaints to determine whether or not procedural changes are needed to improve service. 
g. Supervise and oversee the planning and execution of all activities related to counseling services, disability services, student activities, student leadership, and minority male initiative. 
h. Regularly review information related to the office found on the Durham Tech website and provide updated and accurate information to the college's webmaster. 
i. Prepare and administer annual office budgets including recommendations and justifications regarding budget requests, authorize other fund expenditures, receipts and disbursements according to the college, administrative codes, policies, and applicable regulations.
j. Maintain complete office records, including the following: process reports, forms, schedules, and other required paperwork, in a timely, efficient manner, ensuring accuracy of all data.
k. Review and approve all contracts, requisitions, travel forms, work orders, and purchases for counseling services, disabilities services, student activities, student leadership, and minority male initiative.
l. Counsel students on issues related to general concerns, student grievances, medical withdrawals, disability needs, and student leadership responsibilities, as needed.
m. Provide oversight for leadership seminars, training and workshops for Student Senate as well as other student groups and organizations.
n. Provide oversight for the development of student activities master calendar, monthly Student Health 101 issues, and other publications which may be developed.
o. Serve on the Threat Assessment Team, convene Care Teams as necessary, and maintain oversight of Behaviors of Concern reports and related responses.
p. Respond to telephone and email correspondence in a timely and courteous manner, provide consistent reception, give accurate and up-to-date information, and respond to other communication demands regarding questions related to areas of responsibility.
q. Other projects as assigned by the Dean, Student Development and Support; Vice President, Student Engagement, Development, and Support; or President.

Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
· Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
· Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.; 
· Sufficient visual acuity and manual dexterity to use a computer for long periods of time;
· Ability to express or exchange ideas through oral communication and to hear vocal responses within classroom range;
· Infrequent travel between buildings on campus, to other campuses, or locally or out-of-town to attend conferences.

Normal Working Hours: A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four and one half-day work weeks.

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