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Director of Student Life and the Davis Center

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Position Details

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Director of Student Life and the Davis Center
Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Posting Summary

Serves as Director of Student Life and the Dudley H. Davis Center providing leadership and direction for a comprehensive, campus-wide student life and college union program. Administers the planning, budgeting, and daily functioning of the Department of Student Life and the activities, functions, and policy development of the Dudley H. Davis Center, addresses a wide range of student life issues, serves as principal advisor to the Student Government Association and its recognized student organizations, and creates a supportive work environment on issues of diversity, social justice, inclusion, and in diversity programs, and, infuses UVM’s “Our Common Ground” values into the culture, ethos and programming of Student Life and the Davis Center.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field with five to six years of post degree experience in student life and campus administration. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with diverse populations. Familiarity with higher education legal issues. Ability to assess campus climate and communicate same to campus. Administrative skills including financial management, supervision, and risk management. Ability to understand and articulate a philosophy of education based in experiential learning and co-curricular education. Ability to mediate conflict. Experience with the production of major campus programs and events. Demonstrated commitment to creating a supportive work environment on issues of diversity and participating in diversity programs.

Desirable Qualifications
Other Information
Special Conditions Weekend work required, Non-standard work hours required, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees
Category Student Affairs/Services
Job Type Full-time
FLSA Exempt
Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 84500.00
Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 177500.00
Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at mid pay band
Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 02/05/0018
Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)
Open Until Filled No

Position Information

Position Title Classified Executive
Posting Number S1445PO
Department Student Life/30454
Position Number 005239
Employee FTE 1.0
Employee Term 12

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  1. Resume
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