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The director of student life provides direct supervision and leadership to the department of student life. The director will lead collaborative, strategic and tactical planning efforts that result in student life initiatives that support the institutional vision, mission, and strategic goals. The director will coordinate and lead the department’s emergency management and crisis response and ensure alignment with the institution to incorporate best practices to mitigate risk. Work with students, staff and facility operators to see that emergency plans are reviewed, evaluated and executed as needed. Oversee the communications and marketing efforts of the department to ensure that message is consistent with university brand. Develop and implement competency-based staff training at all levels for the department and assess effectiveness. Serve as the “chief of staff” role for the department and participate in the review of departmental policies and procedures. This position reports to the associate vice president of Student Life and is an integral part of the long-term vision and sustainability of Student Life.
Additional duties and responsibilities of the director include:
Knowledge of the basic principles and theories of student development and leadership theory, program assessment, event planning, crisis management, risk management, property management and public relations. Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditures. Coordinate multiple high level events simultaneously. Strong written and verbal skills are essential. Training/teaching abilities in a work setting. Exceptional skills in inter-personal relationships and a sincere concern for others. Managerial skills, including the ability to organize and supervise staff.
TO APPLY: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/36034
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions
The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at uscjobs.sc.edu. Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, including pregnancy & childbirth (or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $68,486.00 to $80,000.00 /year