Director, Admissions & Records
Under the direction of the Dean of Enrollment Services, the Director of Admissions and Records (A&R)provides vision, leadership, supervision, and professional development for office staff, and maintains a high degree of contact with College of the Desert stakeholders including faculty, administration, institutional research, technology user groups, students, and a wide variety of committees.
The Director of A&R will plan, organize, and oversee the operations of the Admissions and Records Office, including the admissions and registration of students, maintenance, security and preparation of student records and non-credit registration and requirements.
The Director of A&R will recommend, develop, and implement goals and objectives, policies and procedures consistent with the privacy act, state and federal laws and regulations, and District goals and objectives. Additionally, the Director will supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff in providing the highest quality of services in support of student learning and success.
Leadership Classified Administrator
Leadership Salary Schedule Row IX
Full Time Position
About College of the Desert
The College of the Desert, Desert Community College District enrolls approximately 15,000 students each academic year with steady enrollment growth each year. College of the Desert embraces diversity in all forms and the right of all people to have access to quality higher education in a safe learning environment. Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), College of the Desert administers an array of student programs specifically focused on student support and helping students achieve their educational and career goals. As a two-year college, we offer Associates Degree for Transfer, both in Art and Sciences, Associates Degrees, and Certificates across a wide range of disciplines.
College of the Desert is a district that consists of leadership, staff, and faculty who are committed to enhancing our community through supporting the academic success of all of our students including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students of all ages, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, “dreamers”, and students of diverse sexual orientation and gender expression.
When you join College of the Desert you can expect to be part of a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences, emphasizes collaboration, and engages students in and out of the classroom. We are committed to ensuring that College of the Desert is a welcoming place for the success of all students.
Interested in learning more about College of the Desert and the Coachella Valley? Visit the links below.
Who We Want:
College of the Desert is seeking individuals from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. As such, we prioritize individuals who fully demonstrate their understanding of the community we serve, the benefits of diversity in a professional and educational setting, and values creating a culture that brings people together. A successful candidate will value working in a collegial, collaborative environment that is guided by a commitment to inclusion, student education, and equity. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:
The following duties are representative of the essential functions of the job.
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Weekly Working Hours: other
Work Schedule & Hours:
Salary Schedule Range: Leadership Salary Schedule IX
Specific Departmental Needs:
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree and at least four (4) years of experience in admissions and records and including the supervision and direction of the work of others, planning large scale events, conducting comprehensive enrollment and graduation reports and implementation of technological systems related to the function of role.
Knowledge of: Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in a Registrar’s and/or Admissions Office; demonstrated thorough understanding of student records systems. California Community College mission, goals, programs and services; Title 5, Education Code, state and federal laws and regulations and District policies and procedures related to the enrollment and registration of college students; Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); Veterans programs and benefits; degree, certificate, and transfer requirements; interpretation, evaluation, and maintenance of student records; basic accounting principles for the development and monitoring of budgets; principles and practices of administration, supervision and training; modern office practices, procedures and equipment; automated record-keeping -systems; operation of a computer and - applications used for registration and maintenance of student records; data mining and report preparation; effective oral and written communication skills; correct English usage, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; and the diverse backgrounds of community college students; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Ability to: Envision new work strategies utilizing state of the art technology to support and enhance admissions, records, and cashier’s services that will optimize efficiency and production and reduce cost; devise and implement new and improved registration, enrollment, graduation, degree, and record-keeping systems; prepare clear and concise reports; exercise initiative and independent judgment; effectively supervise a complex operation; understand and apply regulations, policies and procedures; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; organize and maintain accurate automated records systems; establish internal controls and procedures that meet audit, state, and federal standards; operate a computer and applications including Microsoft Office Suites and registration and records systems; communicate effectively both orally and in writing to exchange information; analyze data and prepare accurate and concise reports; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; collaborate with faculty, staff, administrators; plan, organize, coordinate and administer programs, services, activities and functions of the assigned area; communicate policies, guidelines, regulations and laws to staff, students and public; prioritize and schedule work; meet schedules and time lines; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; work independently, with little to no direction; ability to research, test, develop, and implement practices that are both efficient and effective means of operating; exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive or confidential matters ;sit or stand for extended periods of time; bend at the waist, kneel or crouch; lift up to 25 pounds.
Working Conditions: WORKING CONDITIONS
Environment: Office environment. Constant interruptions. Driving a vehicle to conduct work as necessary. Requires some evening and weekend responsibility.
Posting Number: 20-033
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
Interview Date: 02/04/2021
Posting Open Date: 11/13/2020
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application:
IN YOUR APPLICATION
To apply, visit https://cod.peopleadmin.com/postings/4730
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