Assistant Director, Student Life

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Assistant Director, Student Life


UNT-Honors College-Dean's Off-140100

Full Time/Part Time:


Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is a unique residential Program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers and interested in mathematics and science. While living on Campus in McConnell Hall, students in this two-year program complete a rigorous academic curriculum of college coursework at the University of North Texas (UNT). Instruction is by University Faculty. There are no high school courses taught, but students enjoy many of the activities of high school and the company of age mates who are intellectual peers. The Honors College is dedicated to enriching the undergraduate academic experience for the more than 1,900 talented, motivated, and well-prepared students who choose to be members. The goal of the Honors College is to help these students build an excellent foundation that prepares them for studying at the graduate level, establishing a career, and meeting the demands of responsible citizenship.

Position Overview:

To facilitate a student life component of the Honors College via programming, events, and opportunities. This includes building relationships with Rawlins Hall and Honors Hall staffs, the central housing office, and off-campus Honors students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years relevant experience in student programming or services, student affairs, or other professionally related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to use a variety of computer applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work independently and lead project teams effectively.
  • Considerable knowledge of University policies and procedures related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate).
  • Ability to handle a variety of difficult, sensitive issues while maintaining confidentiality and tact.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm some evenings and weekends

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Asst Dir, Student Life


General and professional expectations: (1.) Maintains a service mentality in all professional contacts; demonstrates upbeat, courteous, and cooperative attitude


Follows business communication chain of command; takes problems to source, follows appropriate chain of command, supportive of staff and other departments.


In place of the Associate Dean for the Honors College (ADHC): Demonstrates ability to fill in for the Associate Dean for the Honors College when s/he is not available for scheduled meetings, appointments, or student-life related events.


Maintains the activities of the Student Life Division of Honors College.


Events Planning: (1) Plan major Student Life events; lead the planning and organization of various orientation programs and assist with planning the Medallion ceremony, Honors Day and other significant programs.


Programming: (1) Implement diverse programming opportunities for Honors College students, advise the Honors College Programming Council, help with Honors College events, and have a presence at events hosted by other departments.


(2) Assist with the Summer Orientation sessions for incoming freshman Honors College students.


(3) Plan and execute First Flight programming.


(4) Collaborate with the UNT Center for Leadership and Service to develop an Alternative Spring Break experiences for Honors College students.


(5) Establish positive rapport with students; inviting them to Sage Hall for special events, joining them for meetings and possible meals across campus, and attending Honors College events.


Honors Housing Community (1) Coordinate the Faculty in Residence Hiring process in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Residence Life


(2) Support the programming performed by the Faculty in Residence.


(3) Stay abreast of building assignments for Honors College freshman. Coordinate with the Honors College Admissions staff and the Housing staff regarding the notification of acceptance to Honors College and the registration for UNT Housing


(4) Help develop programs within Rawlins and Honors halls by collaborating with the residence hall staffs and the faculty in residence.


Administrative duties: (1) Maintain data on student participation in Honors student life activities. Assess student needs and satisfaction with programming offerings.


(2) Budget Monitoring: Maintain the budget for student activities and staff training. Keep an accurate budget record and meet with the administrative assistant on a monthly basis to discuss the budget numbers. Make recommendations for capital expenditures.


Other duties as assigned: (1) Give a good public appearance about the Honors College; represent the Honors College in a positive professional manner. Give student life presentations when requested.


(2) Deliver good service to other departments in the Honors College; assist all offices of Honors College with traditional events – recruitment, interviewing, and special events.


(3) Continue with professional development; continue with further educational needs. Share insights gained from classes or conferences with other staff. Participate in professional development opportunities

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time