Director of Student Affairs, School of Pharmacy

Job description

Category:: Professional
Department:: School of Pharmacy
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Oct 19, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 06710

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Associate (SL-4)

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking a Director of Student Affairs. This position offers an exciting opportunity to be a key contributor to a developing pharmacy education program. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and organizational skills as well as a commitment to student engagement and development. The Director of Student Affairs will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs to achieve the recruitment and retention goals of the school. Specific responsibilities in this role will include collaboration with faculty advisors of student organizations, management of student travel to national and state meetings, oversight of student government elections, student involvement in school committees and student services including liaising with the University Financial Aid Office, Office for Student Accounts, Services for Students with Disabilities, Dean of Student Office, Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, and assisting students in crisis or facing academic challenges. The Director of Student Affairs will also oversee student records, in collaboration with the Offices for Academic Affairs and Experiential Education, including immunizations, background checks, drug screenings, and ensuring the State Board of Pharmacy receives applications and payments for student intern licenses. As a student advocate, the Director for Student Affairs, will be a member of the Committee on Awards and Progression and will assist in progression, academic dishonesty and professionalism cases. Along with the Assistant Dean, the Director of Student Affairs will be responsible for coordinating the annual White Coat Ceremony, Awards Ceremony and Career Fair. The Director of Student Affairs is the key point of contact for communications with pharmacy students, including dissemination of information regarding dean's hours, trainings, testing accommodations, accreditation, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree and three years of higher education experience
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills as well as organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and constructive collaborative relationships with faculty and administration in School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and throughout Binghamton University
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work independently and as an effective team member
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a retention effort


  • Master's degree in Student Affairs or related field
  • Previous experience in a pharmacy school or other health related field

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: November 4, 2020

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

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  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

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Posted: 10/21/2020
Application Due: 12/20/2020
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