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Director, Student Life

Middlesex College
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2023
Classification Title: Director, Student Life
Salary: $94,234.00 Annually
Department: Student Life

Pay Grade: ADM8

Reports To: Assistant Dean, Student Engagement FLSA Status: Exempt

Unit: Administrative

Opening Date: 9/7/2023

Closing Date: 9/28/2023 11:59 p.m.


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.


Essential Functions:

  1. 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.
  2. Collaborates with internal departments to ensure a diverse range of events that cater to the interests and needs of students.
  3. Utilizes technology tools and platforms to enhance event planning, promotion, student engagement, and virtual leadership training sessions.
  4. Schedules, coordinates, and determines appropriate facilities, vehicles, and equipment for all non- instructional student events sponsored by the Office of Student Life and student organizations.
  5. Counsels student groups and student group advisors on College-related matters and provides guidance and support as needed.
  6. Selects, organizes, and supervises professional and student staff within the Office of Student Life.
  7. 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.
  8. Approves all departmental expenditures, ensuring alignment with the allocated budget.
  9. Prepares the annual budget and annual report.
  10. 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.
  11. Fosters a safe and inclusive environment for all students, actively promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  12. Serves as an advisor to the Student Government Association, providing guidance and support to student leaders.
  13. 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.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned

  • Master's degree;
  • Five (5) years' college-level student life experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets;
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office; and
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work with a diverse population;

  • Experience working with New Student Orientation Programs; and
  • 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 handling.
  • 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 level.
  • 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 reading.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

SCHEDULE : Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
with some weekend/evenings required during specific events.

RETIREMENT : 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.

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