Executive Director for Student Affairs

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Apr 13, 2021
Full time Deans & Directors Student Affairs

Job Description

Executive Director for Student Affairs


The highly visible incumbent is responsible for implementing the mission and vision of D'Youville and the Division of Student Affairs while directing student engagement, housing, Title IX, and conduct efforts. This position will provide administrative oversight for the Offices of Student Affairs and Student Engagement & Housing which each coordinate student services around a variety of needs. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who thrives amidst an ever-changing and unpredictable work environment and will have demonstrated skills in the areas of residence life, student conduct, and student activities. The Executive Director for Student Affairs will report directly to the Chief Student Affairs Officer; is responsible for the departmental budget and will serve on various college committees. Evening and weekend hours may be required when the college is in session to manage workload and attend meetings and College functions. This 12-month position oversees a comprehensive student development model that works very closely with the offices of the Student Experience and Student Development & Advocacy to ensure that the university is "student-ready" and that every student has the opportunity to be engaged outside of the classroom.


• Provide supervision, professional development and feedback for the Coordinator of Student Affairs, Coordinator of Student Engagement & Housing, three Deputy Title IX Coordinators, two Graduate Resident Directors, two undergraduate Assistant Resident Directors, fifteen Resident Advisors, and multiple work study positions.

• Serve as the university Title IX Coordinator while overseeing a comprehensive sexual misconduct policy.

• Serve as the chief conduct officer for the university's non-academic policy violations while overseeing the Student Code of Conduct.

• Coordinate an inclusive student engagement model that incorporates a residential curriculum, educational conduct system, and student programming schedule.

• Manage measurable programming outcomes to ensure effective implementation of programs by students and staff.

• Collaborate with the Directors of the Student Experience and Development & Advocacy on the administration of comprehensive student leadership programs for first-year students.

• Hold appropriate 1:1 meeting with subordinate staff including professional, graduate, and student staff members.

• Assist with campus and student emergencies, as needed, and serve as an administrator-on-call.

• Manage departmental assessment efforts and data gathering, respond to data/statistical inquiries from campus stakeholders, and ensure student development and satisfaction.

• Serve as the student affairs representative in response to questions and/or concerns that are elevated beyond other staff members.


• Ensure an energetic and engaging departmental environment with a focus on high quality and top-rated customer service.

• Develop a comprehensive training model for both fall and spring paraprofessional training sessions.

• Support the overall campus programming model by collaborating with faculty, staff, and SGA on initiatives and events.

• Collaborate with the Chief Student Affairs Officer to edit the Student Code of Conduct annually or as needed.

• Serve as an educator, mediator, reviewer when a student concern is escalated as a result of published policy, departmental process, or at the request of the Chief Student Affairs Officer.

• Chair the Residential Accommodation Review committee.

• Advise the Student Government Association Student Engagement Committee.

• Manage all policies, procedures, and constitutions pertaining to student clubs and organizations.

• Other duties as assigned by the Chief Student Affairs Officer.


• Thorough knowledge and proven track record in Student Affairs, including policy development, programming and student development.

• Strong cross-cultural, interpersonal, and writing skills necessary, including the ability to represent the university in a positive way to diverse populations.

• A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive community.

• Demonstrated ability to develop linkages with other university community partners through significant outreach efforts to support student success in and out of the classroom.

• Ability to innovative and create programs that supports student learning, leading to increased persistence and graduation rates across diverse student populations.

• Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals on campus and in all areas of the community to accomplish student affairs objectives.

• Ability to make sound professional judgments, often under deadline pressure, when dealing with student related issues.

• A proven ability to identify and address problems, exhibit competence in identifying and interpreting needed areas of assessment, display sensitivity regarding personnel matters and the ability to participate effectively in short and long-range planning.

• A strong commitment to the college's mission to honor the catholic heritage and the spirit of St. Marguerite d'Youville working with students from across diverse cultures, backgrounds and faith traditions that promotes leadership and service.



• Master's degree in Higher Education Administration or related field.


  • 15+ years of experience within Student Affairs showing progressive responsibilities.


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