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-Vice President of Student Services

Morgan Community College
Fort Morgan, CO
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Vice President
Employment Type
Organization Type
Community College

Full-Time (Exempt Administrative Appointment, 260 days), 1.0FTE


On campus position located in Fort Morgan, CO


This position reports directly to the College President and is a member of the President's Leadership Team, serving from the MCC Fort Morgan campus. As a member of the team, the Vice President participates in institutional governance, development of budgetary resources that support staffing and operational expenses, and participates in policy/procedural decision-making. The Vice President is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and management of student services throughout the institution. The Vice President will work with the Leadership Team in the implementation of existing and planned programs and services in accordance with the mission and strategic vision of MCC.


Guiding Principles: Models and engages others to adhere to the MCC Guiding Principles, which include integrity, respect, open and honest communication, and collaboration. Uses the Guiding Principles to encourage effective and efficient conflict resolution and to promote teamwork and trust.

Personal and Professional Skills: Demonstrates patience and understanding when faced with challenging situations. Is self-sufficient and a self-starter and helps to develop similar attributes in others. Maintains expertise in one or more functional areas within the division and displays a willingness to learn outside of personal expertise and areas of comfort. Adheres to rules and regulations as needed and applies cautious flexibility as necessary. Develops relationships with subordinates in a way that promotes a sense of equality among employees. Conducts work in a timely, organized, responsive, and supportive manner. Promotes a sense of humor and professionalism while maintaining open access to others.

Management and Leadership: Maintains a management style that promotes a positive atmosphere in departments and throughout the division. Actively invests in employees and works to encourage their continued development and promotion within the organization when possible. Has a strong leadership style that holds people accountable yet encourages entrepreneurialism and creativity. Leverages the strengths among individuals to help accomplish a sense of comradery and accomplishment. Maintains an awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses and leads by example to promote development in areas where needed. Represents the division with fidelity and integrity through service on the Management Leadership Team, President's Staff, and other shared-governance bodies within the institution. Promotes the development of front-line managers and directors to foster a culture of respect, clear expectations, support, value, and accountability, and celebrates successes widely in their departments. Leads through challenges by demonstrating an ability to take on tough issues while promoting a sense of togetherness and achievement. Processes decisions with transparency and openness, and helps others understand outcomes as they relate to a given area. Displays a willingness and initiative to be a part of the team and work products, and shows initiative, adaptability, and respect for the methods and approaches that will work best for MCC. Works to support employees' independent ability to complete their work without providing excessive oversight.

Supporting a Diverse Division: Has the ability to provide leadership and oversight to a wide variety of departments and programs within the division. Serves as the primary resource for the college related to matters around student services. Has experience in grants, grant management, and leveraging the institution through strategic grant programs. Recognizes the value of technological resources and infrastructure necessary to support the ongoing and emergent operations of the college. Seeks innovative ways to meet the goals and objectives of the division while engaging a diverse cadre of employees on solutions that meet current needs.

Open Communication: Maintains an open-door policy. Listens to ideas and feedback with an interested, open, honest, and collaborative communication style to help individuals and the organization succeed. Helps to promote communication and collaboration among many different departments and programs within the division. Models and encourages friendly and collegial interpersonal relationships with others that inspires collaboration and comradery between departments. Communicates respect for the contribution of each employee and his/her skillset and has a keen interest in promoting the development of all staff within the division. Encourages clear, concise, and timely communication with all employees. Creates an environment where differing opinions are welcome and works to promote solidarity and consensus where possible.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Vice President of Student Services will be a person of creative vision, high energy, and enjoy working with community college student populations. The successful candidate will posses a record of successful leadership, innovative thinking, and ability to work collaboratively with students and colleagues; excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as solid administrative judgment and problem-solving skills; and ability to build solid relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community.

  • Master's degree in student personnel, counseling, higher education administration, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • At least five (5) years of progressive leadership experience in student affairs, preferably in more than one of the functional areas managed by this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing student development programs in higher education.
  • Knowledge of national trends facing community colleges, including guided pathways, best practices to increase college completion, and other relevant evidence-based practices.
  • Ability to articulate a vision and a strategy for developing student-centered programming.
  • Demonstrated visionary leadership, supervision, management, decision making, time management, goal setting, and organizational skills and abilities.
  • Strong commitment to the support of multicultural and diversity programming.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • Strong commitment to the support of the community college mission and philosophy.
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability in the budget development and implementation process.
  • Knowledge of student due process, ADA compliance standards, FERPA, and the Clery Act.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to deal effectively and fairly with a variety of individuals in a courteous manner.
  • Ability to work occasional long and irregular hours necessitated by special projects, compliance with deadlines, length of institutional day and week and committee service.
  • Ability to travel out of town as required.

  • Doctorate degree in student personnel, counseling, higher education administration, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Prior community college experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in the application of the Banner student management system.
  • Experience working with baccalaureate degrees at the community college level.

Anticipated Start Date: July 2023

Salary and Benefits:

$107,625 to $119,997, based on education, skills and experience. Benefits include health, life, dental and vision insurance, LTD & benefit package in accordance with Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System policies. No relocation assistance is provided.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications is ongoing. For maximum consideration, application packet must be received by May 22, 2023. Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications is ongoing.

All applicants must use the following link to apply: All required documents shall be uploaded using this link.

Complete application packets include:
  • Cover Letter responding to the position description and required qualifications
  • Complete and current resume
  • MCC Employment Application:
  • Academic Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable during the application process)
  • Names and contact information of three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position

Incomplete application packets may not be considered.

Selection Procedure:

Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Final candidates will be invited to travel to the College, at their own expense, to interview with the Screening Committee and college officials.

About Morgan Community College (MCC):

MCC is one of 13 colleges comprising the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). The college has consistently been named a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education in the past decade.

MCC is located on I-76, 80 miles northeast of Denver and approximately 100 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park. MCC provides high quality lower division transferable courses and occupational education culminating in a variety of certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degree programs through traditional, innovative, and non-traditional delivery methods to an 11,500 square mile service area in eastern Colorado.

The College serves this vast, rural, agricultural area from its main campus in Fort Morgan and through four regional locations in Bennett, Limon, Burlington and Wray. These locations are 75 to 150 miles from the campus in Fort Morgan.

College is seeking dynamic, creative individuals who are committed to the community college philosophy, student success, and public service. MCC seeks individuals looking for a rural or small community lifestyle, with excellent conditions for families; close proximity to a major metropolitan area; year-round recreation and natural beauty; and a dynamic, forward-looking workplace.

Guiding Principles:

MCC utilizes four guiding principles that are intended to guide its work, both internally and externally. The guiding principles include (1) integrity, (2) respect, (3) open and honest communication, and (4) collaboration. These guiding principles are a daily part of MCC's work, and candidates should be prepared to work by and contribute to the organization through these four guiding principles.

Our Diverse Community:

MCC exists in and serves one of the most diverse communities in Colorado. How the college serves the diverse community is an important reflection of MCC. As an institution, MCC is dedicated to continually improving its respect of and service to the diverse community and is of the utmost importance to promoting educational opportunities for underrepresented students. Applicants, if hired, should be prepared to participate in a workplace that promotes the equitable advancement of educational, social, financial, and other realms of our diverse communities and constituents.

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986:

Morgan Community College complies with the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of1986. Individuals hired will be required to provide documents to show identity and authorization to work. The law applies to all persons hired.

Former Employees:

Former employees of Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on the employment application.

Affirmative Action:

For information regarding civil rights compliance or grievance procedures contact:

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer; Title IX Coordinator:

Julie Beydler Director of Human Resources

920 Barlow Road Fort Morgan, CO 80701

(970) 542-3129

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:

Scott Scholes Vice President of Student Services

920 Barlow Road Fort Morgan, CO 80701

(970) 542-3111

Qualified protected class Individuals are encouraged to apply.

Discrimination and Harassment:

Morgan Community College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Morgan Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs.

Crime Statistics / Clery Act:

Morgan Community College publishes its Annual Campus Security Report in its entirety on the MCC website: The categories reported are: 1) Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter, 2) Forcible sex offenses including forcible rape, 3) Non-forcible sex offenses, 4) Robbery, 5) Aggravated assault, 6) Burglary, 7) Motor vehicle theft, 8) Arson, 9) Negligent manslaughter, 10) simple assault (pertaining to Hate Offenses), 11) Liquor law violations, 12) Drug law violations, and 13) Illegal weapons possessions. Upon request, an individual may receive a paper copy by addressing the request in writing to: Vice President of Student Services, Morgan Community College, 920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, CO 80701.

Background Check:

Finalist must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. It is Morgan Community College's procedure to conduct pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable to the position, driving history, credit check, and FBI Fingerprinting. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

Drug-Free Workplace:

As a condition of employment, each employee shall agree to abide by MCC's Drug-Free Workplace Policy Statement. It is the policy of Morgan Community College that employees shall not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance in the workplace by an employee is prohibited. Any employee who violates this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary actions, which may include termination. The policy in its entirety may be found on the MCC website:

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