Director, Campus Life

Job description

The Office of Campus Life provides strong educational, social, and leadership development oriented co-curricular programs and activities to enhance student learning at New Jersey City University. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, the Director of Campus Life will design and implement engaging co-curricular, non-credit programs and activities focused on building leadership capacity and a vibrant, inclusive student body. Through the development and enforcement of clear and transparent policies and risk management strategies, the director evaluates and establishes programs and events, recommends and implements changes and administers policy development. Further, the director maintains a visible presence on campus and is actively engaged in the creation and support of several large scale campus-wide events; serves as a role model and facilitator to student leaders; supports the development and maintenance of student-driven clubs and organizations; implements co-curricular leadership; promotes student and organizational excellence and best practices grounded in student development theory; and advocates on behalf of student leaders and organizations.

Additionally, the Director of Campus Life:

  • Establishes programs, policies, procedures, and guidelines for events, operations, and customer service, and strives for continual improvements in operation and services.

  • Directly facilitates and manages all co-curricular student activity programs and events to include undergraduate student government, students clubs and organizations, student media, and the student center program board.

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the department including hiring, training, evaluating, and supervising full and part-time staff, graduate assistants, and custodial staff.

  • Provides oversight, plans, directs, and executes major large-scale student and College-wide events and special projects

  • Educates the campus community about diversity and multiculturalism through offerings that highlight the contributions of minority groups, including heritage months and LGBT events.

  • Negotiates vendor contracts for assigned campus programs and events.

  • Provides strategic support and direction to student-led organizations/clubs to help facilitate a vibrant student body. These clubs include honor societies, cultural, political, spiritual based groups, Greek organizations, and community service and special interest groups.

  • Manages facility concerns including utilization of several student-oriented campus spaces.

  • Prepares, administers, and manages the operating budget and expenditures related to the department and performs analysis and reporting to support decision-making.


Master's degree is required in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or a related field. A minimum of 6-8 years progressive and significant administrative experience at the collegiate level to include managing large-scale campus events as well as overseeing a complete array of fiscal and operational complexities associated with co-curricular event and program planning required (as part of the minimum eight years' related experience).




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Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 9/25/2018
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