Classification Title: Director, Student Life
Salary: $94,234.00 Annually
Department: Student Life
Pay Grade: ADM8
Reports To: Assistant Dean, Student Engagement FLSA Status:
Opening Date: 9/7/2023
Closing Date: 9/28/2023 11:59 p.m.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
The Director of Student Life is a strategic and visionary leader
responsible for providing overall strategic leadership, program
development, and day-to-day management to the Office of Student
Life. This position entails overseeing student organization
programming and other co-curricular initiatives sponsored by the
office, as well as collaborating with other departments on
co-sponsored programs. The Director plays a pivotal role in
fostering student engagement, promoting student well-being, and
creating a vibrant campus community through innovative programming
and effective leadership.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops, coordinates, and maintains documentation in support
of the College’s well-balanced and varied programs of cultural,
educational, social, and recreational events, including updating
the Student Life calendar.
- Collaborates with internal departments to ensure a diverse
range of events that cater to the interests and needs of
- Utilizes technology tools and platforms to enhance event
planning, promotion, student engagement, and virtual leadership
- Schedules, coordinates, and determines appropriate facilities,
vehicles, and equipment for all non- instructional student events
sponsored by the Office of Student Life and student
- Counsels student groups and student group advisors on
College-related matters and provides guidance and support as
- Selects, organizes, and supervises professional and student
staff within the Office of Student Life.
- Provides guidance, training, and performance evaluations to
staff to ensure high-quality service delivery and staff
development, including the latest information on emerging trends
and best practices in student engagement.
- Approves all departmental expenditures, ensuring alignment with
the allocated budget.
- Prepares the annual budget and annual report.
- Enforces regulations pertaining to personal conduct within the
College Center and at all non- instructional events facilitated by
the Office of Student Life and student organizations.
- Fosters a safe and inclusive environment for all students,
actively promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
- Serves as an advisor to the Student Government Association,
providing guidance and support to student leaders.
- Oversees the management of campus tours, ensuring efficient
coordination and implementation of tours for prospective students
and their families, collaborating with admissions and marketing
departments to incorporate campus tours as a vital component of the
overall student recruitment strategy.
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Five (5) years' college-level student life experience;
- Supervisory experience;
- Experience in preparing and managing budgets;
- Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office;
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, with an
ability to work with a diverse population;
- Experience working with New Student Orientation Programs;
- Knowledge of Colleague or other student record system.
The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of
force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently or
constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical
abilities are required:
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in
- Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound
logic and deductive processes.
- Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken
word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken
instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
- Talking 1: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the
spoken word including those activities in which they must convey
detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers
accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Talking 2: Shouting in order to be heard above ambient noise
- Visual Acuity 1: Have close visual acuity to perform an
activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures;
transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly
for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
with some weekend/evenings required during specific events.
: Pension Eligible
NJ First Act
Any Middlesex College employee hired after September 1, 2011 will
have to meet the New Jersey residency law requirement.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Middlesex College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits
discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, age, gender, marital status, familial status, religion,
affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or
blood trait, genetic information, liability for service in the
armed forces of the United States, or disability.
Affirmative Action and Compliance Statement
Middlesex College is firmly committed to a policy of Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The College will implement this
policy to assure that the educational programs, activities,
services, benefits and employment opportunities offered by the
College are available to all persons regardless of sex, race,
creed, national origin, ancestry, nationality, color, marital
status, civil union or domestic partnership status, affectional or
sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap (and/or
disability), service in the armed forces, atypical hereditary
cellular or blood trait, genetic information, refusal to submit to
genetic tests, or refusal to make available results of genetic
tests, in accordance with State and Federal laws. All employees and
students are expected to accept these principles and to reflect
their spirit in everyday relationships with fellow employees and
students. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the
Affirmative Action Officer, Middlesex College, Chambers Hall, 2600
Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08818-3050.