Associate Director of Student Development
At National Louis University we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.
The Associate Director supports the mission and strategic plan of the University by providing resources and services that complement the academic experience at NLU.The Associate Director provides dynamic, innovative leadership and oversight of the all efforts of student development by planning, managing, and administering programming, resources and services for students. This role will implement strategies designed to enhance the overall educational experience and involvement of students and members through the development of social, leadership, service learning, community involvement, cultural, intellectual, recreational, athletic, and governance programs.
The Associate Director of Student Development is responsible for: serving as a university judicial officer and student behavior consultant; all student programming for education, professional development, and compliance; service learning through community outreach, student service opportunities; development of a student support network including LGBTQA, counseling/emotional support, student life resources (housing, etc), and acts as Advisor for the National Society of Leadership and Success chapter. The Associate Director of Student Development reports directly to the Director of Student Experience and serves as a key member of the Student Services administrative team and University behavior intervention team.
• Student Conduct & Behavior: Serve as a university judicial officer administering the student conduct hearing and appeal system. Serve as administrative office for all matters of student conduct. Adjudicate, investigate, assign developmental sanctions as appropriate, and maintain files on all assigned disciplinary cases. Utilize dispute resolution, counseling, and mediation skills to articulate community expectations. Lead student policy committee and the publication of the annual student guidebook. Act as a member of the Behavior Intervention Team as a student behavior consultant. Work collaboratively with Title IX Coordinator on student sexual misconduct cases.
• Student Policies and Procedures: Responsible for authoring and maintaining all student policies within the student guidebook and assisting the University to achieve compliance through adherence to policy and procedures. Maintains policy compliance based on federal and state law, including department of education requirements. Maintain University incident report. Publish annual student guidebook update. Responsible for training employees, faculty, and staff on student conduct policies and process.
• Student Programming: Plan and execute student educational, compliance and professional development events for the Chicagoland campuses including online. Coordinate community outreach opportunity for students. Supervise assigned graduate assistants in the execution of student development goals. Assist in planning annual commencement exercises.
• National Society of Leadership & Success: Assume role as advisor, provide leadership to student advisory board, monitor student engagement, work with National office on Fall and Winder deployment of invitations to the society, plan annual induction ceremony.
• Student Support Network: Coordinate and supervise LGBTQA resources and services for students. Develop and maintain a bank of student services assistance options geared to student needs (e.g child care, housing, counseling, etc).
•3-5 years of previous experience working as a professional in higher education and/or student services
•Master’s degree required
•Minimum of 2 years experience working in Student Conduct
•Knowledge of Title IX, VAWA, and Clery Act
•Knowledge of student programming and event planning
•Experience with community outreach and service oriented planning activities
•Knowledge of conflict resolution strategies and experience handling escalated behavioral issues
•Proficient with Microsoft Office applications