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Senior Director, Planning and Implementation (Internal only)
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted 08/22/2019
Admin-Institutional Research and Planning
Salary Based on qualifications -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Senior Director, Planning and Implementation (Internal only)

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Managmenet


Vice President, Student Affairs

Requisition Number


Position Type


Job Category




Starting Salary

Based on qualifications

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Priority Review Date


Job Summary

Under supervision of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, the Senior Director of Planning and Implementation is charged with providing leadership, coordination, assessment, and strategic planning expertise across all departments within Student Affairs. Additionally, this position serves as a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) and works collaboratively with other members of the SALT. The Senior Director of Planning and Implementation works with other departments across the institution to coordinate efforts to promote and increase student success, completion, access, and participation. The Senior Director of Planning and Implementation serves as a role model of the College’s Vision, Mission, and Values.
1. Works collaboratively with Student Affairs Leadership Team to strategically plan for student growth, integrate services, build community among staff, and continually improve the SLCC student experience.
2. Coordinate the division’s internal budget request processes in collaboration with the Vice President for Student Affairs and the SALT.
3. Works collaboratively with staff members in the site services, scheduling services, and learning support areas to ensure effective, comprehensive and innovative service to SLCC students.
4. Works collaboratively with faculty and academic departments and services to initiate and promote supportive learning environments that enhance student success.
5. Stays abreast of best practices, current issues, and regulatory requirements to ensure effectiveness and compliance to appropriate laws.
6. Coordinates assessment activities and processes for the Division of Student Affairs and prepares and disseminates annual assessment report.
7. Works closely with administrators and staff to set short and long term goals and to consistently assess program and departmental effectiveness.
8. Effectively manages and motivates staff members by disseminating accurate information, responding pro-actively to concerns, and providing appropriate and timely counsel.
9. Works with Student Affairs leadership in determining budget needs and resource planning and management.
This is an at-will position.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Work collaboratively with all departments within Student Affairs to implement programs and integrate services that continually improve the SLCC student experience. Coordinate with multiple departments across all college campuses to provide and promote services that support SLCC students as well as internal and external SLCC customers.

Work collaboratively with faculty and academic departments to enhance student success.

Coordinate with academic departments and the Scheduling Office to ensure appropriate services for SLCC students at all sites.

Coordinates assessment activities and processes for the Division of Student Affairs and prepares and disseminates annual assessment report.

Assist the Vice President for Student Affairs in preparing and vetting budget requests; administer and manage the budgets as directed. In conjunction with the Vice President for Student Affairs, collaborate on strategies for increasing enrollments, decreasing costs and otherwise increasing the efficiency and effectiveness within Student Affairs.

Research and develop new and innovative best practices, recommendations, and procedures for improving key performance metrics within Student Affairs, namely retention, completion, access, diversity, participation, and overall student satisfaction. Facilitate the communication, coordination and dissemination of information as appropriate.

Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree with coursework in Educational Leadership, Public Administration, or related area.
Three (3) or more years of experience with student services and academic planning at a college or university.
Three (3) or more years of administrative experience at a community college or university.
Experience with both general education and CTE (Career & Technical Education).

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in education, business or a related field.
Five (5) years of direct, paid, full-time experience at a community college or university.
Demonstrated success working with faculty and academic administrators.
Demonstrated success working with nonacademic staff and administrators.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of current trends, issues, and policies related to higher education, student development, student access, retention and completion.
Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations relevant to planning and support areas.
Knowledge of recent literature, research, and relevant models and theories related to student recruitment and support, academic and career advising, student success, and persistence/retention.
Leadership and management skills, including personnel and budget.
Ability to analyze and plan strategically using institutional research and program evaluation methods.
Knowledge of college policies and procedures.
Ability to establish rapport with a wide variety of people inside and outside of the college.
Knowledge of program and course alignment for scheduling and site planning.
Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
Computer skills such including Word, Excel, Outlook, Banner, EMS.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, and maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Assist students, faculty, and staff in usage of on-site resources and equipment.
Participation on campus committees as appropriate.

Special Instructions

Applicants who apply on or before the priority review date listed above will be given full consideration.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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