Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.
The Assistant Director of Student Affairs reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Services & Well-Being and provides support and coordination for the Office of Student Affairs, inclusive of management of staff. The Assistant Director provides oversight and vision for major events, office procedures and operations for student organizations. In addition, the Assistant Director provides the department with background knowledge of higher education and traditional student affairs standards. This position requires the use of independent judgment in planning, prioritizing, a diversified workload, and openly communicating with students, faculty, physicians and administration at Hofstra University, the School of Medicine and the Northwell Health System.
Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as the primary operational leader of student affairs, managing the Coordinator of Student Leadership & Engagement and the Coordinator of Student Affairs. Provide staff development and office goals, promoting quality improvement and management for departmental operations.
• Address student issues or questions and escalate emergent concerns to appropriate departmental leaders. Refer students to the appropriate party within and outside of the student support areas, Work collaboratively with all departments across the medical school, university and health system.
• Oversee contract negotiation process for both external student events and all vendor purchases by managing staff members coordinating these processes.
• Oversee departmental budget, inclusive of student purchases, reimbursements, conference funding applications and office expenditures.
• Organize and update web-based content for the Office of Student Affairs section of the School of Medicine website to ensure easy access to information about resources, policies, and extracurricular information.
• Develop and promote a work culture that reflects a vision of excellent service in a student-focused professional environment. Act as the administrator for any ad-hoc committees, internally or externally, as defined by either the Assistant Dean for Student Services & Well-Being or Associate Dean for Student Affairs
• Oversee office administrative tasks and other tasks as assigned.
This position requires local travel and a flexible work schedule including early mornings, late evenings and potential weekends. This position is essential to ensuring various core operations within the Office of Student Affairs are maintained and effectively delivered for the betterment of our students and the School of Medicine.
• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field preferred.
• Must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. Proven commitment to anti-racist work is preferred.
• Management experience required.
• Proven ability to exercise independent judgement, and have demonstrated experience in program creation, working specifically with policies and procedures with a higher education institution.
• Demonstrated ability in current software platforms (such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Zoom) and project management software.
Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: [email protected]
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.