Vice President, Chief Student Services Officer

Position Overview

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Durham Technical Community College in Durham, NC invites nominations and applications for its new Vice President, Chief Student Services Officer (VP, CSSO). The College seeks an experienced, dynamic, creative professional with a commitment to the role of student development in a learning college environment. The VP, CSSO will bring a thorough understanding and commitment to the philosophy, mission, and purpose of the North Carolina Community College System and will possess the ability to articulate a vision for enrollment management and student development and support services. The VP, Chief Student Services Officer will motivate staff to achieve that vision and will develop and foster a comprehensive student services program that is supportive of all students, including at-risk and non-traditional students, minorities, students from low-income backgrounds, international students, and first-generation college students. The VP, CSSO will assume their responsibilities no later than June, 2022.

Durham Tech is the community college of the City of Medicine, Durham and Orange counties, and the Research Triangle Park. For 60 years, Durham Tech has been an economic driver in the Triangle, dedicated to innovation and to meeting the region’s needs for a skilled and versatile workforce.

Successful candidates will, at minimum, possess the following qualifications: A master’s degree in a discipline or program area offered by the College; a terminal degree in a related field is preferred; at least five years of senior leadership experience in student development, student support services, or student affairs at a community college.

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.

Nominations and Applications

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are all welcome. The search committee will begin reviewing applications in October and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials must be received by November 15, 2021. 

Applications must include:

  1. A letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the position profile,
  2. A curriculum vitae/resume, and
  3. Five professional references with email addresses, phone numbers, and an explanation of the relationship between the reference and the applicant (references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant).

Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:

For inquiries and nominations please contact:

Jean Kim, Ed.D., Executive Search /(303) 638-7811

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search / (215) 934-1386

Durham Tech is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, ADA, Section 504 Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, or disability. In our classrooms and campus work areas, we believe in giving everyone the opportunity to succeed; we are committed to creating a climate that is safe and welcoming for all.