Dean of Students

Student Success Center · Barrow, Alaska
Department Student Success Center
Employment Type REGULAR Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive
Compensation $120,396.97

POSITION: Dean of Students


LOCATION: Barrow, Alaska


REPORTS TO: President


WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday 8:30pm - 5:00pm


COMPENSATION: $120,396.97 + Benefits, Exempt Position




  • Under the supervision of the President, the Dean of Students provides leadership and supervision of programs under the Student Success Center (SSC) that include student academic supports, resources and advocacy, student housing, and overall campus safety.
  • Specific responsibilities include overseeing aspects of the following: Student Success Center (SSC), Student Life, Adult Education, Campus Safety including Title IX & Clery Act, Learning Resource Center, Retention & Persistence, Health & Accessibility Services, Recruitment, Pre-College Programming and Student Transportation.
  • Designs, establishes, and maintains staffing and an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the department function; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates department staff.
  • Supports student retention practices to include program implementation, testing, personal advising, student orientation, student housing, and recreation.
  • Monitors compliance and fulfills annual reporting requirements under the Clery Act.
  • Collaborates with the HR Director and Title IX Investigator(s) to identify and utilize best practices in Title IX case resolution and processes from beginning to end.
  • Serves as the Title IX Coordinator, directs Title IX processes to include faculty and staff training, day-to-day management of student complaints and reported violations.
  • Handles emergency and crisis situations that pertain to students and campus life.
  • Manages all phases of planning, creating and monitoring of budgets for assigned SSC programs.
  • Works closely with department leads to ensure grant management and fiscal oversight.
  • Oversees the delivery of programs and activities that facilitate student opportunities.
  • Develops programs as needed and maintains awareness of student population issues, including alcohol/drugs, safety and security, health, transportation and fosters diversity awareness among students.
  • Coordinates on-call staff to provide general support to students through ongoing activities designed to address student needs, issues and concerns.
  • Formally assesses student needs periodically and ensures access for all students to support programs and overall student success.
  • Develops assessment tools, collects data, and provides reports that contribute to the understanding and improvement of student retention and completion.
  • Plans and supervises the Summer Camp Program as it relates to: day and residential overnight camps, transportation, student advising, security, activities, budgets, solicitation of proposals and availability of teaching materials.
  • Coordinates with other departments in developing policies and maintaining the Student Handbook annually.
  • Works cooperatively and professionally with all college constituencies to achieve the College’s mission, goals, and outcomes.
  • Provide information to the Iḷisaġvik College Board of Trustees as directed by the President.
  • Maintains current knowledge of changing trends and legal developments regarding student development issues.
  • Serves in the on-call rotation.
  • Serves on College advisory committees, local agencies, and other entities as directed by the President.
  • Complies with College policies, procedures and administrative directives, as well as state, federal, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Travels periodically.
  • Performs other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Leadership, Management.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Minimum five years professional supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting students.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing programs that result in student persistence and completion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Title IX of the Higher Education Act, laws and rules related to sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender and interpersonal violence, sexual assault and Title IX investigation process.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation communication skills.
  • Strong, initiative, organizational skills, and ability to perform with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to travel periodically.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and maintain a valid driver’s license.




  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Leadership, Management or related field.
  • Minimum of seven years demonstrated directly-related professional experience working with students in a post-secondary environment.
  • Demonstrated professional work experience in a rural Alaskan environment.
  • Demonstrated Tribal College experience. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: post-secondary educational work experience, North Slope Borough [NSB] institutions and organizations, Iñupiat culture, language, values, and traditions
  • Ability to interpret and represent NSB community values, customs, and beliefs for the College.
  • Ability to interpret and represent College actions and Western institutions to the NSB community.
  • Valid driver’s license.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear; The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, and may occasionally drive a vehicle. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



The environmental conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and the employee is regularly required to work indoors with a usually moderate noise level in the work environment.



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IỊisaġvik College is a Drug Free Work Place and Equal Opportunity Employer -

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  • Location
    Barrow, Alaska
  • Department
    Student Success Center
  • Employment Type
    REGULAR Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation