Director, Student Life
POSITION SUMMARY: Organize, manage and direct a comprehensive student activities plan including growth, development and support of student clubs and organizations, develop student leadership and mentoring opportunities, performing arts initiatives and growth and new student orientation/early registration events.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of four (4) years’ experience and/or training required.
- Current knowledge of new student orientation theory and practice.
- Familiarity with student assessment, retention practices and implementation.
- Demonstrated skill and competence in planning, organizing and programming student activities.
- Ability to present information and communicate effectively to top management, students and public groups.
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
- Passion for working with college students.
- Current US Driver’s License and ability to drive a 7-passenger vehicle.
- Commitment to implementing the vision, mission, and values of a Catholic, Jesuit, university.
- Primarily and independently responsible to oversee student activities programming grounded in intentional student development and in keeping with our Jesuit, Catholic mission including:
- Supervision, budgeting, student club advising, program planning, and program evaluation; develop and implement a diverse array of campus programs;
- Oversee first-year & transfer student orientation programs, includes coordinating New Student Orientation (summer orientation), First-Year Connections (pre-fall orientation adventure program) and New Cardinal Days (fall orientation) and hiring, training and supervising Luceat student orientation leaders;
- Coordinate student and club advisor leadership training programs and monitors activity throughout the year; advise the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board and Student Leaders Across Campus.
- Responsible to assist VP with Student Leadership and mentoring programs.
- Responsible to develop and implement processes to measure co-curricular student engagement.
- Represent the office to other departments and faculty; serve on various division and campus-wide committees as appropriate.
- Responsible to oversee division publications including Student handbook, proposed parent newsletter, student satisfaction surveys and summer communications.
- Responsible to provide a continual evaluation of processes and procedures: suggest methods to improve area operations, efficiency and service to both internal and external customers.
- Collaborate and cooperate with other departments/divisions using timely and appropriate judgment in upward communication regarding department concerns and responsibilities.
- Maintain knowledge of current trends and methods in the area of Student Development by participating in clinics, workshops, etc. that contribute to professional development and self-improvement.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: April 4, 2017
All applicants must provide the following:
- Letter of application outlining how qualifications and experience will enable the candidate to carry out the essential functions of the position and advance the Mission of Wheeling Jesuit University
- A current resume
- A list of references to include three (3) personal references and contacts at all prior places of employment listed on the resume
Wheeling Jesuit is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering more than 30 undergraduate programs of study and five graduate degrees. We provide a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65 acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV. Wheeling is an old Victorian city that is a particularly agreeable and affordable place to live and raise a family, with good schools and extensive cultural and recreational activities. Visit the friendly city of Wheeling through the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau to discover its history and charm.
WHEELING JESUIT IS A CATHOLIC, JESUIT INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH AN EDUCATION FOR “LIFE, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE.” AS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, WE ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED VIETNAM ERA VETERANS, DISABLED INDIVIDUALS, MINORITIES, AND WOMEN
Wheeling Jesuit University does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or status in any other protected group.