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Director of Student Life

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 8, 2024

Job Details

Overview of Director, Student Life

Purdue University Northwest is seeking a Director of Student life to join our inclusive and welcoming campus community. PNW students have plenty of ways to get involved, make new friends and create lasting college memories with over 60 student organizations to choose from. The Director will be responsible for all student life activities at Purdue Northwest, including student activities, student organizations, support of the Student Government Association, support of campus cultural events and support and/or organization of community events held on campus. Visit for more information about Student Life at Purdue Northwest.

Budgeted Salary: $65,000-$70,000

Benefits of Director, Student Life
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’ vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
  • University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting period)
  • University contributions to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit:

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Education of Director, Student Life
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree, preferred
Experience of Director, Student Life
  • Three years of experience planning activities and working with student organizations on a college campus
  • Budget management experience
Core Competencies of Director, Student Life
  • Excellent organizational and communication skill
  • Must be able to travel between Hammond and Westville campuses on a regular basis
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to use personal vehicle to drive on behalf of the University
  • Must meet the Minimum Driver Qualifications as defined by the Use of Vehicles for University Business Policy
Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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