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Dean of Enrollment

Community College of Aurora
Job Location:
Aurora, Colorado
Admissions and Enrollment
Dean of Enrollment

Community College of Aurora

Salary: $80,000.00 - $83,000.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 240264

Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway Aurora, CO

Department: Student Affairs


The Community College of Aurora (CCA) is a dynamic institution that is committed to serving its diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusion. CCA is a public, two-year community college serving Aurora and east metro Denver and has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CCA enrolls 11,000 students annually, over 62% of whom are students of color, including nearly 32% Hispanic students. 65% of CCA students receive some type of financial aid, including 52% of whom receive Pell grants, and nearly two-thirds are first-generation college students. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, CCA offers non-credit professional development courses, customized training, and economic and workforce development resources to employer partners and individual professionals seeking to enhance the capacity and productivity of their workforce or individual knowledge and skills. The college centers our Inclusive Excellence work and applies an equity lens to everything we do.


The Dean of Enrollment leads the integrated delivery of enrollment and onboarding activities for students including Recruitment and Outreach, Admissions, Financial Aid, Orientation, Testing, Advising, Records and Registration in a multi-campus environment. The Dean of Enrollment reports directly to the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) and will lead strategic efforts for the Community College of Aurora to meet enrollment goals and deliver innovative, proactive, equity and student-centered services to all prospective, readmits, and current students.

The Dean of Enrollment will be an experienced enrollment professional with an established record of achieving enrollment goals, including meeting enrollment targets for degree and non-degree programs at the Community College or Aurora. The Dean must bring a spirit of collaboration, transparency, creativity, nimbleness, and fiscal responsibility and an ability to incorporate best practices towards the achievement of equitable student success in alignment with our institutional commitment to the Guided Pathway Model. Exceptional analytical and technological skills will be critical to reaching students in their preferred mode of delivery.

As a member of the leadership team in the Student Affairs division, the Dean is expected to contribute to efforts incorporating higher education and community college best practices into the vision, strategy and practices in the departments of their oversight, resulting in strong enrollment and dramatic increases in CCA student success and equity. The Dean serves as a key Student Affairs Division leader charged with actively contributing to institution-wide equity, enrollment, retention, persistence and completion efforts. The Dean oversees multiple professional staff in various enrollment areas and is charged with fostering outcomes-driven efforts in all areas.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

  • Provides primary leadership for Student Affairs areas involved in planning, implementing, evaluating and coordinating efforts that align with the Guided Pathways philosophy and model.
  • Supervises managers/Directors and staff by assigning and delegating tasks, providing direction, resolving work problems, communicating job expectations, providing performance management, training employees, and developing professional growth opportunities.
  • Resolves performance issues and administers corrective action, as necessary.
  • Ensures staff compliance with related college policy, administrative rules, procedures, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Continually reviews and updates processes and procedures to ensure departmental operations are equitably serving students and faculty with desired outcomes.
Enrollment Strategy & Communication
  • In coordination with the VPSA, develops and implements a comprehensive enrollment management plan that supports the overall institutional strategic goals.
  • In coordination with the VPSA, provides coordination, communication, leadership and vision for enrollment management and services across the college.
  • Works with staff across the college to develop, plan and implement enrollment management initiatives and strategies to increase persistence, retention and graduation with equity through the Guided Pathway philosophy and model.
  • Coordinates closely with Office of Financial Aid to assist in aligning fund management, customer service practices, and strategic enrollment management efforts.
  • Collects, assesses and reports data regarding various admission and enrollment data and enrollment management initiatives.
  • Coordinates with Institutional Research (IR) to provide and reports out student data as required for state, federal and assessment processes.
  • Collaborates with personnel from college divisions to improve student and college- wide communication, to include development and maintenance of the student life-cycle and academic program communication plans, review web/social media content, and provide feedback on promotional materials.
  • Researches, seeks out, and provides guidance on how to strengthen communication with student populations.
  • Collaborates with other departments and divisions to coordinate the production and publication of the Academic Calendar, Semester Course Schedule and annual Catalog.
Assessment & Compliance
  • Uses qualitative and quantitative measures and data to assess impact of efforts, track trends, and identify barriers throughout the student life cycle
  • Collaborates with the Student Affairs departments and department planning activities, to incorporate assessment, data analysis, and connection to the institution and CCCS strategic plans.
  • Collaborates with the Director/leader of each Enrollment Management departments to assess the operational effectiveness and contributions to student success.
  • Makes effective and appropriate program and department changes, informed through the planning and assessment processes.
  • Researches, interprets, enforces, and ensures Institutional compliance with various federal, state, Colorado Community College System (CCCS), and college policies and procedures regarding admissions, records retention, residency, international admissions, veteran and military benefit certification, program completion, and FERPA
  • Stay abreast of changing state/federal legislation and regulations, State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education /System Presidents policies, Arapahoe County procedures, and Colorado Department of Higher Education guidelines
Minimum qualifications & Requirements

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience working with students in an admissions/recruiting, financial aid, registration, advising, and/or testing function
  • Experience working at a Hispanic Serving institution, Minority Serving institution or in programs aimed at encourage access, retention and completion of diverse student populations.
  • Supervisory experience with staff at a director level or above.
  • Knowledge of effective student onboarding strategies and practices
  • Experience planning, developing, launching, and assessing programming in a higher education environment
  • Record of successful planning, budget management, and goal achievement.
  • Two years of experience gathering and analyzing enrollment data
  • Doctorate in Higher Education or related field
  • Community college experience.
  • Experience creating and implementing a guided pathways approach.
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies to positively influence student success measures
  • Experience and knowledge of the student life cycle and the efforts needed to encourage persistence and completion.
  • Experience developing or understanding of a strategic enrollment plan and implementing efforts or programs to put it to practice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with many types of individuals and the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
Supplemental information

Salary Range: Anticipated starting salary range is $80,000-$83,000. This salary is determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan, including generous leave, holiday, and education benefits. Full time employees immediately upon hire earn 15 hours a month annual leave and 10 hours a month sick leave.

Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: When submitting your online application, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to upon offer of employment. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at
By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

Application Checklist

Complete Applications must include the following documents:
  • A complete online application
  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position
  • A current resume uploaded as an attachment to your online application
  • If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application
  • For any questions or technical issues please contact HR@CCAurora.ed
Notice to all Applicants:
  • Proof of eligibility to work (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
  • Individuals currently or formerly employed by the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, and/or who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
  • For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at
Colorado Residency Requirement:

Eligible applicants must be either a current Colorado resident or be able to provide proof of residency in Colorado within 30 days of the start date for the position, or they may be deemed ineligible for employment with the Community College of Aurora. Please contact with any questions.

Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:

You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together. CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our college community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies.

Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.

The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or

Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora 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 and 4-120. 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 in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at

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