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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Student Affairs/Student services
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
The University seeks a full-time, 12-month, Director of Campus Life for its Student Life Office on the Mount Vernon main campus. The Director of Campus Life serves to support and enact the mission of the Student Life Division by training and mentoring student leaders, engaging the student body to understand and respond to student needs, and seeking to develop a premiere, holistic student experience. The Director serves as the primary leader and mentor for the Student Government Association members, provides oversight for all student-sponsored campus events, and assists the Vice President for Student Life with any projects and initiatives. The position reports to the VP for Student Life and is available immediately, upon appointment of a successful candidate. A full complement of benefits is provided, including a health care plan, retirement contributions and tuition assistance (self and dependents). The candidate will also receive generous holidays, and vacation and sick days earned on an accrual basis.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Serve as the advisor for the Student Government Association
Train and mentor SGA student leaders
Attend, provide oversight, and contribute to all SGA meetings and events
Manage class councils, which includes the recruitment and training of faculty and staff to serve as class council advisors
Lead the Student Life Office’s contribution to major campus events including, but not limited to New Student Orientation, Move-in Day, New Student Institute, Welcome Week, Sonfest, Homecoming, etc.
Manage and oversee the Intramural Athletics Program
Manage and oversee The REC (Recreational Equipment Checkout) student staff, inventory, and processes
Develop and manage programming designed to serve the commuter student population
Oversee club and organization processes, officers, and faculty advisors
Serve as chairperson for the University Calendar Committee
Serve as a primary contact to assist students experiencing issues and/or difficulties that may lead to thoughts of withdrawing.
Supervise the game room in Hyson Student center
Supervise the development of New Student Orientation
Promote a well-rounded activity program for all members of the student body based on a holistic approach to student development
Establish and assess measurable student learning outcomes, program goals, and objectives to ensure recognized best practices and standards are upheld
Develops and manages the Civic Engagement program
Actively participate on relevant committees, including, but not limited to the Title IX and Food Service Committees
Respond to student and parent e-mails, calls, concerns, etc
Assist with emergency response and crisis management situations
Work in collaboration with Facilities Management to implement student space renovation or other building projects
Represent the Office of Student Life in attendance at activities in the evenings or on weekends as needed
Serve as needed in the absence of the VP for Student Life
Assist the VP for Student Life and the Director of Residence life in updating, editing, and maintaining the Student Handbook
Plan the communication strategy for New Student Orientation, Move-In Day, and New Student Institute with the Marketing Department
Updating, editing, and maintaining the Parent Handbook annually
Assist with student accountability issues as needed
Orchestrate and plan the Nazarene Student Leadership Conference
Submit an annual report and prepare other reports as requested by the VP for Student Life
Maintain professional growth and development through current research and literature, membership in professional associations, and attendance at seminars and conferences related to student life
Other duties as assigned
Expectations for the successful candidate:
Evangelical Christian statement of faith, experience and mission fit
Bachelor’s degree required in field relevant to the work of Student Life; Master’s degree preferred
Experience in Student Life, leadership, or higher education preferred
Knowledge of student life policies and procedures
Understanding of college student development
Knowledge of leadership theory and spiritual formation and mentoring
Familiarity with and support of the Church of the Nazarene theology and heritage
Proficiency in Word processing and other computer software programs
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at once
Ability to respond appropriately to emergency campus situations
Ability to lift 25 lbs
To be considered for this position, please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the application, found at: http://mvnu.edu/jobs/application. Applicants submitting materials via email should attach either a Microsoft Word or .PDF File. Alternatively, materials can be faxed to (740-397-1005), or mailed to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised.
Applicants are required to apply through http://mvnu.edu/jobs or submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word or .pdf file attachments.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background che...ck including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.