Director of Student Life

LIM College
New York City, New York
Commencable with experience
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

LIM College - The Business of Fashion & Lifestyle is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Student Life


Located in the heart of New York City since 1939, LIM is focused on the business of fashion and lifestyle. With majors ranging from Fashion Media and Fashion Merchandising to The Business of Cannabis, Consumer Analytics, and more, LIM prepares students for career success through an approach grounded in real-world experience and learning by doing. Offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs both on campus and online, LIM provides students with the education, ex

The Director of Student Life will establish, in consultation with the Vice President of Student Affairs, a vision and strategic direction for student life programming at the undergraduate and graduate levels for both in-person and online students, and will be responsible for guiding the development and delivery of high quality and relevant co- and extracurricular programming to a diverse student population. The Director of Student Life is responsible for managing all aspects of student life functions, and for managing and mentoring members of the Student Life team.  The Director will work closely with and collaboratively with key offices including Housing and Residence Life, External Relations and Alumni Affairs, Academic Affairs, Career and Internship Services, Marketing and Communications, and Facilities. 

This is a hybrid 1 position with the requirement to work on campus a minimum of 3 days per week.


  • Oversee management of the Office of Student Life
  • Provide direct supervision to the professional and student staff within the Office of Student Life.
  • Support staff development and create opportunities for growth and enrichment.  
  • Prepare and manage departmental budget, including student clubs and major campus events.
  • Edit and approve flyers, posters, literature, and other materials prepared by student life team.
  • Develop and update annually the Division of Student Affairs programming calendar.
  • Participate in college-wide programs.
  • Ensure active representation of office on college-wide committees.
  • Be responsible for preparing and submitting all College-wide reports (i.e. State of the College) for Student Life.
  • Help develop and implement college-wide retention efforts.
  • Utilize knowledge of best practices and student-development theory to ensure optimal services are provided to students.
  • Create and update office operating manual on an annual basis, including procedures for events including new student orientation fashion show, student recognition awards, etc.

Student Leadership Development and Student Clubs

  • Manage club registration and recognition process annually
  • Provide oversight and support to all student organizations and clubs on campus
  • Provide oversight and support to special events held by student clubs and organizations
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate student leadership development programs
  • Train and manage faculty and staff in their role as club advisors
  • Supervise and support the advisors of the College’s annual fashion show

College co- and extracurricular programming and activities

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate student co- and extracurricular activities to optimally address the needs of current student body (undergraduate, graduate, and online).
  • Collect and analyze data related to student learning outcomes and retention for all programs and activities.
  • Collaborate with faculty, the Office of External Relations and Alumni Affairs, and the Office of Career and Internship Services to coordinate speakers and execute college-wide initiatives.  
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate student leadership development programs.

Community Service and Service Learning

  • Plan, implement, and assess community service and service learning opportunities for students and members of the College community
  • Supervise an annual Alterative Break program
  • Create and manage an annual ‘Day of Service’ for the College

Major and Special Event Management

  • Plan, implement, and assess New Student Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, and related programs twice a year, which includes selecting and training student staff.
  • Serves as the Chair of the New Student Orientation Task Force.
  • Direct, supervise and coordinate all aspects of the Annual Student Recognition Awards each April.
  • Direct, supervise and coordinate all aspects of the Annual Graduate Toast each May for all graduating seniors.
  • Manage the planning, execution and assessment of the Sophomore Year Experience and Transfer Experience.

Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS: The person selected will have the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Working knowledge of student development theory.
  • Three (3) plus years progressive leadership experience with extensive knowledge of higher education and student development theory; experience in developing and managing a multi-dimensional student life program for the College’s diverse student body; event management experience; ability to effectively manage and lead a staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of students, parents, faculty and staff, including public speaking.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with various college constituencies.
  • Ability to be creative and take initiative.
  • Must possess strong management and organization skills.

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