Director of Student Life

American University of Kuwait
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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American University of Kuwait

Staff Openings

Position Title:

Director of Student Life          

Reports To:

Dean-Student Affairs

Scope and Purpose:

The Director-Student Life provides leadership and supervision for the design, implementation, and evaluation of the University’s Student Life programs promoting student engagement. The Director is responsible for general supervision of staff, management of related programs and facilities, as well as budget management. In addition, the Director serves as the University’s Student Conduct Officer and is a member of the Code of Conduct Committee and may serve on additional University committees as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Dean-Student Affairs, the Director provides leadership and strategic direction for the Department, its staff and programming.
  • Develops and manages Student Life budgets, department policies, directives and plans.
  • Provides leadership and direction for student activities, student governance, student employment, university ID cards, student leadership, judicial affairs, student publications, intramural and university sports, student organizations, and other university events and activities.
  • Manages Student Life facilities.
  • Develops goals and objectives in addition to conducting evaluation, assessment, data tracking and documentation of all Student Life programs and activities.
  • Conducts student tracking in an effort to measure effectiveness of programs based upon the division’s theoretical framework.
  • Reviews and negotiates contracts, partnerships and sponsors for Student Life activities in conjunction with the Public Relations and Marketing Department.
  • Represents Student Life on college committees, supports broad college-wide programs such as new student orientation, and addresses student-related concerns and activities as they emerge.
  • Oversees and directs the development of Student Life publications and the on-line departmental content for the university website and portal, in addition to student life function on banner.
  • Supervises and evaluates Student Life staff, paraprofessionals, part-time and work-study students.
  • Additional responsibilities and duties as assigned.
  • Assists in activities and functions related to Student Life specifically, and Student Affairs generally, including but not limited to Orientation, Welcome Week, International Week, Awards Night and Graduation.
  • Serves on University committees as deemed fit,
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean.


  • Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling or related field.

Skills and Abilities:

  • At least three to five years progressively responsible experience in higher education administration is essential
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • General understanding of student development theory.
  • Ability to design and implement effective training programs for students and staff.
  • Ability to travel, if required, locally, regionally or internationally.


Interested applicants are encouraged to:

  • Submit a cover letter, and Curriculum vitae,
  • Names and contact details of three personal references,
  • In completing your application, please quote position code number in the email subject line:

DSTL–ATAF - 24032022

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • The position will remain open until filled.
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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In completing your application, please quote the position code number.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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