Director of Student Life

University of the District of Columbia  |  Washington, DC

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Student Life

Job Type: Administrative Development Leadership Development/Programs Management
Location: Washington, DC
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 30628
Application Deadline: 05/03/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$75,328 - $78,215
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$75,328 - $78,215
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
5-7 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:
5-7 Years

Position Description

Brief Description of Duties

The position is the Director of Student Life and reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Development. The position provides vision and leadership for the Office of Student Life and has oversight for the Office’s operations on all University of District of Columbia campuses. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and support staff in developing a comprehensive co-curricular program designed to respond to students’ interests and needs.
  • Engage the University’s diverse student body, facilitate student learning and development, and encourage the development of a vibrant student community.
  • Develop relationships with University stakeholders including faculty, staff, students and alumni, to assess student needs, foster co-curricular linkages and develop appropriate programmatic responses that promote student learning, career-readiness and holistic development.
  • Coordinate and oversee the student organization component of the Office including the provision of advising, training, and supporting of student government, clubs and organizations, and Greek Life and advise assigned student organizations.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of Student Life policies and procedures to ensure alignment with current standards, compliance with university policy, D.C. and federal law, to provide clear guidance for students and operational effectiveness.
  • Develop and oversee budgets for Student Life and student government, clubs and organizations and ensure compliance with University fiscal policies and alignment with goals for student engagement, learning and development.
  • Lead Student Life staff in developing and implementing engaging programs and events that foster involvement, learning and development for all UDC students, ensure it is student-centered and ethical professional practice.
  • Evaluate staff performance and facilitate training and professional development in relevant competency areas.
  • Evaluate Student Life programs, services and activities and assess impact on meeting Student Development goals and student learning outcomes.
  • Develop and implement outreach and communication strategies to expand student involvement in Student Life programs and activities.
  • Spearhead the implementation and management of an online, interactive student engagement platform for all student organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Completed Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate professional experience within student affairs in a post-secondary institution.
  • Working knowledge of student development theory, standards and practices and current student retention challenges sufficient to:            Assess student needs and characteristics, identify trends, set goals for student learning and create programs and services that are responsive to student needs and advance student learning and development.
  • Direct experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; an understanding of how these identities impact their transition into university life and a track record of creative, responsive and effective programming for a diverse, non-traditional student population.
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