Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students (VPSL/DOS), the Senior Director for Student Life is a member of the divisional leadership team with primary responsibility for providing the leadership, coordination, and direction for maintaining/creating an environment that promotes the personal, intellectual, and social development of all students. The Senior Director for Student Life provides leadership and supervision for student life departments that enhances the academic success of a diverse student body.
Division Of Student Life: Carleton’s Division of Student Life provides resources, programs, and services that support the holistic development of our students. We create opportunities that enrich learning and promote self-advocacy while emphasizing both community and individual well-being.
A Master’s degree with an advanced degree preferred in higher education administration; college student services administration; or relevant field.
Ability to research, learn, and write about a wide variety of topics.
A history of strong communication, presentation, and writing skills.
An appreciation for a diverse workforce and a commitment to help the College achieve the goals of its IDE Plan.
A minimum of 8-10 years of experience, with progressively responsible leadership in student life and/or relevant higher education administration experience.
An understanding of the national residential liberal arts college context.
Demonstrated initiative and the ability to handle major project management responsibilities are necessary.
In addition to meeting the above, following are highly desired experience and education
A terminal degree preferred in student affairs/higher education administration.
An appreciation for and experience with conducting assessment and evaluation in higher education.
Experience developing and implementing programs and services.
Additional Salary Information: This is an exempt level position. Starting salary for this position is $121,000 annually. Please note that the selected finalist's salary is dependent on the candidate's qualifications our benefits and internal pay structure.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.