Director of Campus Life

Details

  • Position Category: Non-Academic
  • Position Title: Director of Campus Life
  • School/Department: Residence Life
  • Reports To: Vice President for Student Experience
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular

Information & Responsibilities

The Director of Campus Life is a student-centered, collaborative, and intentional educator who is responsible for creating a vision for a comprehensive co-curricular, residential student experience. This position directs all residence education programming and housing operations, and works collaboratively with others across the Institute to plan, implement, and assess student activities and major events (such as orientation and graduation). In addition, the Director serves as the senior student conduct administrator. The Director directly supervises professional full-time staff and administrative support staff, student Resident Assistants (RAs), and student administrative support staff.

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Experience, the Director of Campus Life partners closely with others within Student Experience leadership, campus staff, administrators, faculty, and a highly selective and creative student population within a rigorous artistic setting. Please note that participation in events and the rotation of on-call responsibilities requires some evening and weekend availability.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
•    Provide collaborative and strategic leadership and oversee daily operations for Residence Life, Student Activities, and Student Conduct
•    Serve as the senior student conduct administrator and custodian of confidential Institute and student records
•    Develop, maintain, and coordinate a comprehensive on-call/emergency and crisis response system, including the implementation of crisis response protocols
•    Direct Orientation and Graduation programs for undergraduate and graduate students
•    Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate professional staff; set annual goals, and provide on-going advising and performance evaluation
•    Project, administer, and monitor departmental and programmatic budgets
•    Serve as the chief housing officer for a comprehensive residential learning community of approximately 430 students
•    Develop and disseminate campus policies and procedures
•    Actively work with faculty, staff, administration, and students to strengthen the co-curricular experience
•    Lead the advising of student groups and organizations
•    Interact regularly with students and their families, faculty, and staff, as well as with other on- and off-campus partners, as needed or appropriate
•    Serve on various departmental and Institute committees as assigned
•    Be active locally, regionally, and nationally in organizations that support and inform these areas
•    Other duties as assigned

Requirements

•    Have a passion for working with creative and artistic students of diverse backgrounds and an understanding of the interpersonal and social development of artists
•    Knowledge of judicial affairs, and federal and state regulations such as FERPA and Title IX compliance
•    Possess excellent written, verbal, human relations, organizational, and time-management skills
•    Ability to work independently, as a member of the Student Experience team, and with a highly selective and creative student population within a rigorous artistic setting
•    Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and diverse environment; responding to crisis and emergency situations
•    Handling and protecting sensitive and confidential information and records
•    Understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues and the student affairs field in general
•    Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills are essential. 
•    The ideal candidate will have a collaborative disposition and possess the ability to think both critically and strategically
•    Extended hours will be required on an as needed basis, including evening, early morning and weekend assignments

Qualifications

•    An earned graduate degree (preferably in higher education/student affairs administration, counseling, or other area relevant to student affairs)
•    Five or more years of experience in a residence life/housing, activities, or orientation setting (experience in multiple areas highly preferred).  Live-in experience in a small-college setting and knowledge of and experience working with students in transition.

How to Apply

Position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to residencelifejobs@calarts.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line: Director of Campus Life in order to be considered.

Equity & Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

TypeNon-Academic
School/DepartmentResidence Life
Reports ToVice President for Student Experience
StatusFull-Time
AppointmentRegular
Requirements
•    Have a passion for working with creative and artistic students of diverse backgrounds and an understanding of the interpersonal and social development of artists
•    Knowledge of judicial affairs, and federal and state regulations such as FERPA and Title IX compliance
•    Possess excellent written, verbal, human relations, organizational, and time-management skills
•    Ability to work independently, as a member of the Student Experience team, and with a highly selective and creative student population within a rigorous artistic setting
•    Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and diverse environment; responding to crisis and emergency situations
•    Handling and protecting sensitive and confidential information and records
•    Understanding of and appreciation for college student development issues and the student affairs field in general
•    Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills are essential. 
•    The ideal candidate will have a collaborative disposition and possess the ability to think both critically and strategically
•    Extended hours will be required on an as needed basis, including evening, early morning and weekend assignments
Education and Experience
•    An earned graduate degree (preferably in higher education/student affairs administration, counseling, or other area relevant to student affairs)
•    Five or more years of experience in a residence life/housing, activities, or orientation setting (experience in multiple areas highly preferred).  Live-in experience in a small-college setting and knowledge of and experience working with students in transition.
Instructions

Position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to residencelifejobs@calarts.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line: Director of Campus Life in order to be considered.

Equity and Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.