Assistant Director of Student Life

Klamath Community College  |  Klamath Falls, OR

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Student Life

Job Type: Management Student Affairs Administration
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 2-year
Institution Size: < 1,000 Students
Employer ID: 28372


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
2-4 Years

Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
2-4 Years

Position Description

Assistant Director of Student Life

$40,000.00 - $65,000.00 Annually

Klamath Falls, OR

Job Type
Full time

Student Affairs

Job Number


The Assistant Director of Student Life provides leadership and opportunities for Student Involvement on campus. This position oversees the Associated Students of Klamath Community College (ASKCC), campus clubs, Multicultural Programs and Education, and Student Life Assistants; coordinates leadership training and community service activities in support of student retention, employability and community engagement; and manages the operations of the Office of Student Life. The Assistant Director of Student Life is also responsible for hiring, training, and supervising students and employees.

Examples of Duties
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the position description satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Provides support, advising, and direction for student involvement through the Associated Students of Klamath Community College (ASKCC), campus clubs, and Student Life Assistants.



  • Works with student leaders, staff, and faculty to plan, organize, promote, supervise, and evaluate the effectiveness of Student Life programs, events, support services, and activities to meet the needs of students.
  • Serves as Advisor to ASKCC and regularly attends ASKCC meetings and functions.
  • Monitors ASKCC and Student Involvement budgets to ensure fiscal accountability; advises and supports student fee allocation process.
  • Develops and implements student leadership training and opportunities.
  • Coordinates statewide training and certification through OCCSA and other organizations for ASKCC; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with faculty, staff, community resources, and vendors.
  • Assists in the establishment and advisement of student clubs and organizations; provides training and experiences which help develop leadership skills and abilities in students; develops and maintains club policies, processes, and forms.
  • Leads and monitors annual participation, effectiveness, and sustainability of clubs and student organizations.
  • Coordinates various Student Life events and activities, including coordinating student involvement meetings, multicultural celebrations, diversity workshops and presentations, start-of-term activities, finals period support, and attending leadership conferences.
  • Oversees election/selection of ASKCC officers
  • Provides staffing and program support for new student orientations and other onboarding activities in furtherance of Student Life Department goals.
  • Assists student organizations in following departmental and College guidelines; provides support and guidance in the expenditure of student organization funds.
  • Performs annual assessment and evaluation of ASKCC, Student Life Assistants, self, and other staff.
  • Contributes in providing programs for College compliance, such as rape prevention, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
  • Selects students for service on College governance councils.

    Coordinates leadership training and community service activities in support of student success, employability and community engagement.
  • Designs and implements various student success and career workshops and seminars; coordinates Student Life events.
  • May provide support for resume writing, job seeking, personal presentation, and related skills.
  • Provides leadership, community service and career exploration training.
  • Establishes, coordinates, and evaluates a campus-wide community service and volunteerism program consistent with College programs and goals.

    Leads the operations of the Office of Student Life.
  • Monitors budgets to ensure fiscal accountability; manages facilities and equipment assigned to Student Life.
  • Coordinates coverage and office hours for the Office of Student Life.
  • Maintains work records, including time sheets, and provides required documentation to Payroll.
  • Arranges, provides, and keeps track of volunteer hours for multiple College events and activities.
  • Directly purchases and transports supplies, prizes, refreshments, and similar items, for the Office of Student Life.
  • Develops and presents annual budget proposals.
  • Creates procedures for Student Life operations.
  • Develops and maintains web pages for Student Life information.
  • Proposes and develops flyers and promotional items in collaboration with College marketing.
  • Works with community partners to secure discounts for College students.
  • Arranges and conducts regular student forums and focus groups.
  • Communicates information to students via publications, newsletters, e-mail, and other modalities.
  • Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives for the Student Life program.
  • Assists students with resolving web account problems.

    Hires, trains, and supervises student employees.
  • Leads, mentors, and develops student employees.
  • Conducts performance appraisals, hires student employees when needed, and monitors conformance to College policies.
  • Contributes to the engagement of student employees by providing frequent performance feedback, providing opportunities to develop and grow, encouraging input and empowering decision-making, displaying concern for the student employees' well-being, and equipping the student employees to succeed in their roles.

  • Participates on College committees or special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally in oral and written formats with a demonstrated ability to make effective public presentations.
  • Strong ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and activities, self-direct, make effective use of resources, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills, ability to troubleshoot technical issues, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, and the community to create a diverse, inclusive office and campus.
  • Ability to develop and apply flexibility, resourcefulness, and creative approaches to unique problems while prioritizing delivery of superior customer service.
  • Must be enthusiastic, organized, and demonstrate a positive, "can-do" spirit.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Willingness to work on a flexible schedule as required (includes evenings, weekends, and summers).
  • Proven ability to apply leadership and motivational strategies in a higher education setting.

  • Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or a related field required. Master's degree preferred. Similar, significant experience may be acceptable in lieu of required education.
  • Requires at least two (2) years related professional experience and an understanding of the higher education environment. Community college experience is preferred.

    Supplemental Information
  • Frequently moving from stationary sitting positions to standing and walking.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

    Salary:Starting salary will be determined by funding, experience and training level, and normally isnot above mid-step range.

    To Apply:Submit online application, current resume, and letter of introduction outlining how your experience and education have prepared you for this position, and contact information for three professional references.

    This position will be open until filled. For best consideration, submit your application by Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

    Klamath Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / ADA Institution embracing diversity. We encourage and welcome women, minority, veteran, and disabled candidates.

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