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Associate Dean of Enrollment

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

Community College of Aurora

Salary: $65,000.00 - $66,000.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 240265

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 Associate Dean of Enrollment reports to the Dean of Enrollment and is responsible for assisting the Dean in the integrated delivery of enrollment and onboarding activities for students at the beginning of the student life cycle from recruitment to enrollment and registration.

As a member of the leadership team of the Student Affairs division, the Associate Dean will help to identify best practices to improve and increase enrollment, retention and student success and assist in the development of the enrollment goals for the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan for the Community College of Aurora.

The Associate Dean will work with Directors and leaders in the Student Affairs Division and provide oversight of the implementation of efforts to meet the enrollment goals as set by the team and the strategic enrollment management plan.

Supervision over the areas responsible for the beginning of the student life cycle for new and readmit students and may include: Admissions, Recruitment, Orientation, Return to Earn Completion Navigators, and Pathway Navigators.

The Associate Dean will be responsible for implementing and maintaining a data tracking and communication system, evaluate the progress of students from outreach through the onboarding process; provide regular reports to management; and analyze enrollment trends and institutional and market data to recommend adjustments to enrollment planning, targeting of resources and course scheduling.

The Associate Dean of Enrollment will be experienced in enrollment management, and have a keen understanding of the enrollment student life cycle, experience working with student populations of diverse identities, and the guided pathways model. The Associate Dean will provide leadership for enrollment areas through oversight of the planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating enrollment and retention best practices for new, readmitted and continuing students. The AD must also be adept at using technology and have knowledge/experience in encouraging engagement of students in various modalities.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

  • Assists the Dean of Enrollment with the development and implementation of effective systems and process to enable student-centered, equity driven approach to support and encourage student access, persistence and completion in alignment with the guided pathways model.
  • Provides leadership for enrollment areas in implementing, evaluating and coordinating efforts.
  • Oversees the monitoring of students through the admissions funnel to ensure prospective students are effectively guided through the process for general and special admissions programs, student Orientation, Financial Aid and related enrollment steps.
  • Creates timely, consumable data inference reporting and provide presentations/reports for administrators.
  • Develops and implements equity initiatives that promotes enrollment and completion of under-served populations and maintains CCA's Hispanic Serving Institution Designation.
  • Develops and oversees strategies and training to meet the demands for growth of new programs and an ever-changing market
  • Implements an Enrollment Counselor model that supports and case manages the student from recruitment to registration to increase new student and readmit conversion rates.
  • Builds a comprehensive withdrawal process in collaboration with the Dean of Enrollment Services, Dean of Students and Associate Dean of Students that includes survey development and assessment, intervention support, and stop-out outreach.
  • Represents the Enrollment areas in commencement planning.
  • Builds relationships with strategic partners and community-based organizations to recruit, enroll and sustain long term alliances, growth and expansion.
  • Collaborates with Admissions, Advising, Financial Aid and student support services to develop and implement enrollment processes in alignment with the Guided Pathway Model.
  • Coordinates with Marketing and Communication to develop internal and external. communication plan and messaging that support enrollment initiatives.
  • Manages enrollment and student data sources to include Recruit, Banner, Navigate and work closely with IR in the development and maintenance of assessment, data sets, and dashboards related to Strategic Enrollment Management.
  • Conducts ongoing data collection, assessment, and data analysis efforts to support various assigned projects, working effectively with various SSEM units (Admissions, Enrollment Operations, Financial Aid, etc.) and to advance the practice of data-driven professional practice, to include data collection, Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), Co-curricular assessment and analytical initiatives.
  • Develops quarterly reports related to benchmark goals and the strategic enrollment management plan.
  • Designs and implements a tracking and evaluation system to evaluate the progress of students from their recruitment through enrollment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications & Requirements

  • Masters Degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience working with students in an admissions/recruiting, financial aid, registration, advising, and/or testing function
  • Experience gathering data and conducting assessment and/or program evaluations
  • Experience providing supervision and performance management over professional personnel
  • Experience creating reports and presenting information for decision making purposes
  • Experience using Banner, Recruit and/or Navigate
  • Community College Experience
  • Experience creating and implementing a guided pathways approach.
  • Experience implementing support or services in alignment with strategic goals, objectives and/or SEM plans.
  • Experience/knowledge of the Student life cycle from enrollment to completion
  • Experience working at a Hispanic Serving Institution or Minority Serving Institution or working in a program aimed at encouraging access, persistence and completion of all students.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing enrollment data
Supplemental information

Salary Range: Anticipated starting salary range is $65,000.00-$66,000.00. 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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