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Director of Student Affairs - OL (Michigan Resident)

Employer
Baker College
Location
Owosso, Michigan, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024


Are you passionate about empowering students to reach their full potential? Do you thrive in a leadership position where you can make a meaningful impact on campus life? We're seeking a visionary Director of Student Affairs to lead our team and drive student development and engagement initiatives.

This position is crucial for ensuring the success and well-being of students in the online learning environment. Spearheading Student Success Teams for the online modality means being at the forefront of innovation in student support services. It involves not only managing student conduct but also implementing initiatives that promote health, wellness, diversity, and inclusion. Your role will be pivotal in creating a nurturing online community where every student feels valued and supported in their academic journey.

Being a prominent leader across the Online Modality brings with it significant responsibility and opportunity to positively impact student well-being. Your role extends beyond administrative duties to being a visible presence at student events and a frontline contact for crisis intervention. This requires not only leadership but also empathy and quick decision-making skills to ensure the safety and support of students in times of need. Collaborating with campus departments and community partners will further enhance your ability to lead projects that promote a safe, inclusive, and supportive campus culture, ultimately contributing to student success.

If you're ready to make a difference and lead with passion and purpose, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join us in creating an environment where every student can thrive and succeed!

At Baker College, we're on a mission to transform education with a Student-First philosophy. Our President's vision is ambitious and dedicated to creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff flourish. Join us in fostering a culture of inclusion, engagement, where every individual is valued and appreciated.

The successful candidate will believe in and support the student first philosophy while contributing to the overall success of Baker College, and acting as a positive role model and brand ambassador on and off campus. Establishing robust external relationships to bolster Baker College's vision and mission will also be a key responsibility. Join us in shaping the future of automotive education and leadership.

The full position description is available for your review online - Director of Student Affairs

ABOUT BAKER COLLEGE:

Founded in 1911, Baker College is committed to embracing technology, sparking innovation, and fostering a supportive learning environment where students can get the real-world knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to pursue the life and career they want. Each of our six campus locations is special, with a unique culture, collection of academic programs, and landscape.

Baker College is an independent, private, non-profit institution that grants associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campuses across Michigan and online. Our student-first philosophy is the cornerstone of our institution—it is our compass, guiding us and keeping us on course, ensuring that our students and their success are always our main priority. Our dedication to the success of our students ensures that we will all go

Further Together!

Please visit Baker College Careers Page for more information.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

Our College strives to be exemplars in the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion by working in communion with multiple levels of professional representation throughout our college system. We are committed to our initiatives to fully understand how we can advance our levels of diversity, equity, and inclusion and create a culture that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Baker College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

Please visit our DEI Page to learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Baker College.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead campus Student Success Team to ensure each student is getting individualized, holistic, and proactive support.
  • Provide campus-level management for student conduct, health and wellness, basic needs, residential life, and student life, while participating in the assessment of program strategies, initiatives, and campaigns.
  • Oversee operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and unit objectives.
  • Participate as a member of the Student Affairs administrative team and work with peers and other campus departments for effective and efficient administration, including the effective use of technology platforms for enhancing involvement efforts.
  • Be responsible for handling campus-level student affairs staffing decisions, including personnel actions and discipline.
  • Operate as a visible leader, being present at student-related events to ensure that students feel comfortable approaching the Director of Student Affairs.
  • Serve as the campus’ point of contact for crisis intervention with students; interfaces with the Dean of Students, Campus Safety, and local law enforcement regarding student/campus emergencies and complex student issues. Serves as the Dean of Students’ campus-designee for addressing student deaths, parent/family needs, campus vigils, and other student-related concerns.
  • Assume a visible and genuine commitment to diversity, mutual respect, intellectual freedom, and university citizenship, and engage in collaborative initiatives to promote an inclusive and safe campus environment.
  • Compile data and prepare reports.
  • Participate in campus-wide research efforts to assess ways to enhance student success.
  • Present at various on and off campus events.
The ideal candidate for the Director of Student Affairs position will reside in Michigan and possess a Master’s Degree in fields such as Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, Education, or a closely related discipline required, along with a minimum of 5 years of relevant online professional experience, preferably within the realm of student affairs. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates holding a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or Leadership.

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