Administrator - Director of Student Life

$63,000 - $72,450 yearly
  • Dallas County Community College District
  • 1601 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
  • May 27, 2020
Full time   Deans & Directors Student Affairs

Job Description

Job no: 499203
Work type: Full-time
Location: El Centro
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 (Some nights and weekends)

Job Title Code

Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$63,000.00 - $72,450.00 (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)
$30.29 per hour

Business Travel
$100 monthly


Position Type

Position Summary
Directs the planning, development, organization, management, and direction of an organization and complies with DCCCD policies and procedures, state and federal laws, codes, and regulations.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience directing the day-to-day functions and activities of an organization to meet and exceed the organizational goals.  The ability to development, and implementation of the overall planning strategies, policies and operational practices of the organization.  Capable of assessing situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization/program.  Must have leadership skills including motivation, supervision, delegation, planning and assessment, ability to train and mentor faculty, students, and staff.  Knowledge and experience leading projects and assignments as they apply to the organization and ensures they are completed on time and within the allocated budget.  Ability to interprets and applies policy and procedures to maintain consistency and compliance in the assigned areas.  Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with both internal and external colleagues, to achieve the goals of the organization.  The ability to represent the organization to key stakeholders and business partners by participating in various committees and meetings.  Proficient in developing solutions to new or highly complex problems that cannot be solved using existing methods. Demonstrates interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills to engage effectively with students, faculty, other campuses and organizations as well as individuals from diverse multicultural backgrounds.  Excellent customer service experience. 

Physical Requirements
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Master’s degree or higher in related field plus two (2) years of experience working with student organizations or extra-curricular programs. Official transcripts required. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check.***

Preferred Skills:

El Centro College is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and we are seeking individuals with experience working with a diverse population of students, developing and implementing a comprehensive co-curricular design of student programs and experiences focused on student leadership, development, and student academic success. Oversees the daily operations of student recreational activities and the Fitness Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Directs and administers co-curricular events, including planning, promoting and evaluation of programs and services that are focused on providing a diverse student body with opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.  Demonstrated ability to maintain high-quality standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment.  Develop and implement procedures and guidelines for student programs and organizations; recommends and interprets DCCCD policy while maintaining compliant to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the organization.  Responsible for implementing all DCCCD policies regarding clubs/organizations, student travel, health and safety rules.  Demonstrated ability to establish and develop productive and collegial relationships, collaboration, and communication with on-campus constituencies and external partners and build effective teams as needed.  Participate on campus-wide committees as needed to represent the student success initiatives.  Research and stay abreast of regional and national trends related to student services.  Manage and maintain the operational budget to include activities, program expenditures, expense reports, purchase orders and disbursement requests.  Reviews and approves publicity and promotional materials such as poster signs, and all other methods of advertising.  Ability to take initiative, anticipate problems, and solve issues in a timely manner.  Supervises and provides leadership for assigned staff through selection, hiring, professional development and performance evaluation.  Must complete required DCCCD Professional Development training hours per academic year.  Must have solid listening, oral and written communications to communicate with a diverse array of stakeholders and constituents within the DCCCD community network.  Supervises approximately 2-10 employees (direct/indirect) and is responsible for a budget starting at $180,225 to $1 million.
Performs other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

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