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Director of Student Life
|Job Type:||Student Affairs Administration|
|Location:||Rancho Palos Verdes, CA|
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 1,000 Students|
Anchored in the Catholic tradition and the spirit of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount California University’s small, diverse community and interactive learning approach make it a great career launch pad. Professors know their students and their potential, and they push students to pursue the experiences that will make them successful. Connected professors, interactive classes and off-campus experiences bring learning to life here. Students gain professional skills they can put to work now through internships in the field, access to industry experts, behind-the-scenes site visits and other career-driving experiences. We help students stay on track, graduate in four years and launch their careers with: Associate’s degrees; Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Digital Communication Media, Management, Psychology and Multi-Disciplinary Studies: and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). At Marymount, our caring faculty and staff are the catalyst for the remarkable transformation taking place in our students. We are currently accepting applications for a
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE
The Director of Student Life provides overall leadership and administration for the Office of Student Life (OSL), including staff supervision, budget management, and the development and assessment of cocurricular programs/services designed to advance student success through engagement. Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean of Students/Dean of Residential Life in the Student Affairs division, the Director of Student Life is responsible for the administration of major undergraduate program areas including new student orientation, student activities, educational programs, alternative spring break, student government, student organizations, leadership programs, and operation of Student Center and Info Desk. This position works collaboratively with a wide variety of administrative and academic departments across the University community to promote programs which complement the students' academic experience.
SOME ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
-Create a long-term vision for growth and development of the Office of Student Life.
-Develop relationships and collaborate with faculty and campus units to ensure Student Life programs/services strongly support student learning, the University's mission, and strategic plan.
-Serve as an active member of the Student Affairs management team.
-Represent the Office of Student Life and the student perspective sites in campus committees, task forces and with community partners.
-Passion for and experience with engaging, vibrant co-curricular programming across campus to ensure diverse student needs are addressed.
-Oversee and manage budgets for OSL ensuring sound, fiscal management.
-Recruit, train and advise MSGA (Student Government).
-Supervise one full-time employee: Student Life Coordinator
-Oversee development and implementation of an inclusive programming calendar for students throughout the academic year. Programs are designed to support the areas of the wellness model, including: social, emotional, spiritual, vocational, intellectual, cultural, and physical components.
-Oversee development and implementation of new student orientation to welcome new students and aid in a successful transition to MCU.
-Oversee development and implementation of student leadership programs and initiatives through leadership roles (orientation leaders, student government) and student organizations.
-Create effective marketing for all programs on all advertising mediums (social media and college websites).
Master’s degree required in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, or a closely related field. At least five years’ experience in student development services leadership. Supervision, management, and program oversight in higher education required. This position requires vision, energy, flexibility, the ability to work nights and weekends, and a commitment to ethical and moral leadership development of students and diversity. The ideal candidate is a passionate, energetic, and self-motivated team player with sound judgment, management and problem-solving skills, flexibility, and the ability to manage multiple projects. Demonstrate knowledge and thorough understanding of student academic and social development; student development theory; student engagement and learning strategies. Knowledge of web design software and social media platforms. Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications and desktop publishing software.
To apply, submit the following items to Karen Thordarson, Director of Human Resources through our PayCom link: • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications • Resume • Unofficial Transcripts
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