Here are a few sample job advertisements for these types of roles:
VP for Student Affairs
CUNY School of Law is the #1 public interest law school in the country. Founded in 1983, we train lawyers to serve historically underrepresented communities and work towards greater diversity in the legal profession. Our motto, “law in the service of human needs,” infuses everything we do.
We are seeking a dynamic and creative Student Affairs Director to join our team. Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, and supporting the objectives of the Office of Student Affairs, the Director of Student Affairs helps students face the challenges of law school and beyond by providing programming and services that connects students to resources and co-curricular education and activities.
In supporting and promoting a culture of care and thriving, student retention, and wellness education, the Director of Student Affairs will assist in the enhancement, management and sustainability of a comprehensive health and wellness program that strengthens and provides equitable access to counseling and psychological services; delivers transformative contemplative lawyering programming and educational opportunities; and takes a holistic and integrative approach to student health and wellness.
The Director of Students Affairs will assist in the administration and enhancement of incoming student orientation; the public interest law grant/fellowship program; emergency student grants; student support services for the Evening program; diversity, multicultural and inclusion related programming; and other programs as deemed necessary.
In conjunction with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Director of Student Affairs will also help manage the fiscal, human resources and grant management activities of select programs.
Key responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:
- Ensure students access to the resources and co-curricular education opportunities, in alignment with the goals and objectives of the Office of Student Affairs.
- Assist in developing, administering and overseeing a comprehensive and integrative health and wellness program, and contemplative lawyering program.
- Strengthen the public interest law grant/fellowship program as well as support services for evening students; and the diverse student community.
- Assist the Associate Dean for Student Affairs with the coaching/counseling of students, program planning of incoming student orientation and graduation, in conjunction with other stakeholders in the law school community.
- Collaborate with academic affairs professionals and others community partners in supporting student retention, resolving issues and crisis situations, facilitating critical conversations, and building a comprehensive learning environment that fosters the intellectual, psychological, social and leadership development of a diverse student population.
- Work with the Director of Student Services in handling emergency grants, and student accommodations and extensions.
- Manage periodic assessment of campus climate, and student engagement and advisement to provide insight on strategic areas for students personal and professional growth and development.
Represent student affairs on various committees and in professional settings. – Understand and comply with all Business Affairs Office policies that apply to financial transactions. – Perform other duties assigned by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree and eight years related experience required. Other Qualifications: – Juris Doctor (JD), Master’s or Doctoral degree, preferred, in student affairs, higher education management, counseling, or a related field. – Knowledge of CUNY policies, procedures and regulations are highly preferred. – Exceptional technological skills – Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, project management, analytical, and conflict management skills and ability to balance numerous demands, evaluate competing priorities and adjust planning as needed. – Demonstrate commitment, understanding and sensitivity to the cultural, social and educational needs of a diverse student body with diverse values and priorities. – Experience and/or training in forms of conflict resolution include coaching, mediation, negotiation, facilitated dialogues, and restorative justice. – Demonstrated ability of establishing and maintaining effective cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, and staff, system-wide colleagues, and community partners. – Demonstrated ability to work on sensitive, confidential, and complicated issues with discretion. – Experience using assessment and data as a part of decision-making, program development and improvement. – Successful implementation of student programs for a diverse student population and evidence of successful higher education-wide collaborations preferred. – Be a creative, dynamic individual with demonstrated examples of balanced and superior judgment. – Be self-initiating and be able to manage multiple tasks and projects – Provide courteous and accurate customer service to all students, visitors and campus community. – Willingness to work evening hours and weekends as necessary. CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW Directs planning, program development, and administration to support access, retention, multicultural, and other student affairs objectives. – Develops plans for, and leads a student development services unit which comprises a variety of services and programs – Collaborates with academic affairs professionals and other in supporting retention and building a comprehensive learning environment that fosters the intellectual, psychological, social, leadership and recreational development of a diverse student population – Assists senior management in providing leadership, developing policy, conducting strategic planning, and representing student affairs in various professional activities – Evaluates the effectiveness of the portfolio of student services in supporting divisional and Collegewide goals; oversees data collection, tracking, and reporting systems – Manages fiscal and human resources; may oversee grant management activities for selected programs – Performs related duties as assigned.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the Assistant Director of Student Affairs (AD) is responsible for working with all aspects of extracurricular and co-curricular student life with a focus on undergraduate student organizations and leadership development.
The AD serves as the primary liaison for hundreds of official and unofficial student organizations; designs and directs leadership training, organization development education, and practical skills training for student groups; helps to develop policy regarding organizations; tracks student group compliance issues; coordinates with Yale College offices in regards to organization activities, status, and policy compliance; and coordinates with the Yale College Business Office and the student funding board to manage financial transactions for the organizations. The AD provides the primary support for all four class councils and the Yale College Council and helps to manage their events. The AD works closely and in collaboration with other members of the Yale College Dean’s Office, student engagement, the residential colleges, and Yale College students. The AD oversees hiring, training, and routine work of the Student Organizations Consultants, a group of students focused on supporting registered undergraduate student organizations. The AD also assists with other Yale College Dean’s Office projects, including housing, major events, and other areas.
Please note there is a 2 week stretch in late August / early September where the AD will need to be on site for those 2 weekends (including Labor Day Weekend) for new student orientation.
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Weekend Hours Required?
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Background Check Requirements
Affirmative Action Statement:
The Student Affairs Coordinator is a full-time position dedicated to the holistic support and development of students while supporting the career-focused mission of the institution and the overall goal of increasing retention and graduation rates. The Program Coordinator will work with other members of the Student Affairs team to offer support services, facilitate student success, foster a campus community, and develop ethically and socially-aware citizens.
- In collaboration with the Associate Director of Student Experience, assist with the development and implementation of a holistic programming model that meets the needs of a unique student body, comprised of both traditional and nontraditional students, in Boston, Taunton, and in the fully-online community.
- Co-coordinate regular on and off campus programs aimed at building student connections with each other, with staff/faculty, and with the BSC community at-large.
- Work alongside the Associate Director of Student Experience to coordinate a series of large-scale events, both on and off campus, to create and reinforce a sense of school spirit and campus tradition.
- Assist in the monitoring of the Student Activities Fee budget, including allocation of funds, reimbursements, Purchase Order submissions, and reporting.
- Coordinate all aspects of student clubs and organizations, including policies, event management, allocation of funds, as well as providing a variety of leadership development opportunities.
- Market and promote events, activities and programs widely across the college, using a variety of platforms such as taking event photos, bulletin boards, digital media, social media, and the College’s website.
- Regularly publish and distribute a department newsletter for students to increase awareness of events and engagement opportunities.
- Aid in supervision of all student workers in the Department of Student Affairs, including hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluation.
- Assist in the overall retention by tracking attendance of all events and creating an annual year-end report to illustrate the impact of attendance at events related to student retention and also GPAs.
- Plan and implement Community Service endeavors for the student body by securing opportunities and recruiting students to attend; additionally, plan and implement the annual Day of Service for the Bay State College Community.
- Provide one-on-one support and guidance to students as needed; make referrals to campus resources when appropriate.
- Sort mail for the college and place in appropriate departments mailbox
- Maintain and process all prospective students documents and ensure that they are properly tracked in CV.
- Assist with the oversight of vendors including ordering Business Cards, Name plates and supplies.
- Send letters to prospective students in regards to their enrollment status at BSC
- Serve as back-up to main telephone line from calls from prospective, current and former students to answer questions and direct to appropriate offices.
- Perform other tasks and duties assigned by the Associate Director of Student Experience.
General Education and Experience Qualifications:
- Associates Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Minimum 2-3 years’ equivalent experience in an office environment.
- Prior experience in the area of Student Life (Residence Life, Student Activities, Orientation, etc.) is preferred.
Physical Requirements: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10-15 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Stooping. Bending body downward and forward.
Supervisory Responsibility: No
Working Conditions: Normal office conditions. Must be available to work a flexible schedule.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day. May require travel to other locations occasionally.
Job Type: Full-Time, Non-exempt
Department: Department of Student Affairs
Report To: Associate Director of Student Experience
Location: Boston, MA
- Authorized to work in the following country: United States.
- Willing to undergo a background check in accordance with local laws and regulations.
Interested and qualified candidates should email a current resume and cover letter to Human Resources at Payroll@BayState.edu. Please include Student Affairs Coordinator in the subject line. No Phone Calls Please.
Bay State College is a private career-focused college founded in 1946 in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. With a mission to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support, Bay State College seeks candidates who will be leaders in fulfilling that Mission.
Bay State College is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.