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Assistant Director of Student Life

at Front Range Community College

Posted: 8/19/2019
Job Reference #: 2465

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Front Range Community College

Assistant Director of Student Life- Westminster Campus

Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 30,000 credit students annually. FRCC is one of 30 colleges in the AACC Pathways project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and was profiled as one of 6 top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a detailed strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for staff and faculty including a college-wide leadership program, Roadmap to Achievement. The college has a strong commitment to equity and actively works to create inclusive communities. For more information, visit The college has a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan, VISION 2020.

FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.

SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of August 6th, 2019.

All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees, must submit a complete application packet which includes an online application, resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the position.

SALARY: Mid 40's

BENEFITS: FRCC offers excellent benefits that start day 1, including medical, dental, retirement and tuition benefits. Employees also enjoy 4 ½ weeks of accrued vacation time, 10 holidays each year, and 10 hours of sick leave per month.


Assist the Student Life Director in providing leadership and direction for the Student Life department and staff. Directly responsible for the planning and implementation of the new FRCC New Student Orientation initiative. Responsible for overseeing co-curricular student activities, including providing leadership for the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). Oversee implementation of Student Life diversity and inclusion programming. Provide supervision to student employees. Create and carry out assessment practices to ensure student life learning outcomes and objectives are being met. Participate in committee assignments and other academic and institutional support activities. Assist in department strategic planning.


New Student Orientation and Wolf Welcome Programming

  • Directly responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of New Student Orientation (NSO).
  • Collaborate with other Student Affairs departments and Instructional departments to maximize the student NSO experience.
  • Hire, train, and supervise a student NSO team that is part of welcoming and executing NSO events.
  • Create and implement an assessment plan for NSO. Make adjusts to program offerings based on assessment outcomes.
  • Plans, organizes and Implements Wolf Welcome, a series of events that occur the first six weeks of each semester to help students transition into FRCC's community.

Co-curricular experiences

  • Oversees student activities programming which includes: identifying program resources and marketing support, event planning, assessment, and budget development/ implementation.
  • Cultivate collaborative relationships to encourage interdisciplinary events.
  • Utilizes a programming model to provide co-curricular experiences that include leadership and intrapersonal development, career and professional development, civic engagement and social responsibility, etc.
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), including identifying program resources and marketing support, assisting with personal/group development, risk management, event coverage, and budget development/implementation for NSLS.
  • Collaborate with faculty co-advisor to provide strategic direction for NSLS Executive Board.

Diversity and Inclusion Programming

  • Oversee implementation of Student Life diversity and inclusion programming
  • Foster an inclusive campus climate for students, and enhance the involvement and academic/personal success of students of color, LGBTQ students, women and other historically marginalized groups.
  • Stay abreast of latest trends and research in diversity, inclusion, and social justice programming through readings, webinars, and other professional development.
  • Serve as the Student Life representative on the Westminster Campus Diversity Committee.


  • Oversee and supervise Fitness Center Coordinator position.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate NSO team staff. Meet regularly with the staff, and create a supportive environment for personal and professional growth.
  • Create and updates employee training manual and provide on-going training, as needed.

Student Life Leadership

  • Provide leadership and direction for Student Life staff in support of the Student Life Director. Serve as the department lead in absence of the Director.
  • Complete fiscal and year-end program reports as requested
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and communicate out an assessment strategic plan for the Student Life office. Work with other Student Life staff to develop assessment plans for their areas.
  • Continually assess student needs, campus climate, and the efficacy of current initiatives.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to fostering an inclusive living-learning-working community and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively and respectfully with other departments.
  • Assist in the management of Student Life budgets.
Required Skills


  • Master's degree in college student personnel administration, counseling, education, vocational rehabilitation, special education or a related field.


  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs Leadership or related field.
Required Experience


  • Three years of experience in higher education or experience working with students (orientation program, minority affairs, academic advising, student life, residence life).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships.
  • Commitment to diversity and ability to work with a diverse college community.
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing.


  • Experience working with community college students (retentions programming, minority affairs, academic advising, student life, residence life).
  • Experience with orientation programming, student leadership programming, and other co-curricular programming.


Notice to Prospective Employees:
Front Range Community College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:

  • Front Range Community College's alcohol and other drug policy
  • VAWA policy
  • Campus security policies
  • Campus/community resources
  • Where to find registered sex offender information
  • Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
  • Reporting crimes

The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:

  1. By going to the internet website at: Clery Act Information
  2. Printed copies of the FRCC Campus Annual Security Report are available on request through the Dean of Students Affairs Office and any college Campus Security and Preparedness Office.

Job Location
Westminster, Colorado, United States
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