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Dean of Students

McLennan Community College
Bellmead, TX
Closing date
Feb 20, 2024

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Salary: $106,919.00 Annually

Location : Waco, TX

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 00272

Division (Department): Instruction & Student Engagement

Opening Date: 11/14/2023


Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them. Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission. Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together. Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions. People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.

Application will not be considered until ALL required documents are received.



Provides strategic leadership and oversight for advising and career services, student life/activities, success coaching and early alert services, student resources, testing, Campus Assessment Response & Evaluation (C.A.R.E.) team, TRiO Student Support Services, and counseling. Works with the Vice President of Instruction and Student Engagement to provide a coherent strategy and vision for all student support activities. Serves as a student advocate in all issues including collaboration with Title IX, accommodations, conduct, and grievances working directly with the President. Receives general direction from the Vice President of Instruction & Student Engagement and exercises supervision over professional staff NOTE: This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.


Knowledge of: 1. How to engage staff members with authority and appropriate respect. 2. Best practices in counseling and career exploration. 3. Student development theory. 4. Effective strategies to supervise personnel in a community college setting. 5. Applicable higher education state and federal laws, and college policies, procedures, rules, and regulations regarding student populations. 6. Best practices of oversight of student organizations and campus activities. Skills in: 7.Communicating effectively both orally and in writing. 8. Meeting schedule and timelines. 9. Managing multiple projects and issues. 10. Being flexible and resourceful to solve complex problems with numerous data points and competing priorities/constituencies. 11. Confidently leading, making decisions, and following-up on decisions. 12. Evaluating situations, selecting, and implementing options that are in the best interested of students. Ability to: 13. Work and communicate with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, administrators, business leaders, state and local officials, and others. 14. Manage multiple programs, and develop and evaluate program and personnel effectiveness. 15. To hold employees accountable while making them feel supported. 16. Resolve conflicts and reach consensus through communication and negotiation. 17. Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, administrators, business leaders, state and local officials, and others. 18. Provide leadership in supporting the college's mission and priorities. 19. Interpret and apply federal, local, and college policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.


Sedentary-Desk work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities. Minimal Hazard/Exposure-Standard office setting. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.



Education: Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three or more years of professional work experience in increasingly responsible leadership roles in student affairs or related positions.


Education: Doctorate Degree from an accredited college or university.


Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application. NOTE: Finalists may be asked to participate in an in-basket exercise. MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit .

  • Online Employment Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copies of College Transcripts

MCC provides equal educational opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.

McLennan Community College offers comprehensive benefits to our employees.

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