Assistant Director, Student Life
Job no: 495656
Department: Student Life
Contract type: Permanent
The Assistant Director of Student Life reports directly to the Director, Student Life and is responsible in managing and implementing of strategies for the division that are aligned with SIT corporate strategic goals. This includes the planning and development of the division and its programmes across all six SIT campuses.
The Assistant Director contributes to the creation of a vibrant student life and university campus, building upon the division’s six main pillars: Leadership Development, Global Citizenship, Diversity and Inclusion, Arts and Culture, Sports Development and Student Organizations. These pillars exist to create a holistic educational environment to enrich students, develop their leadership skills and create opportunities for students to network with industry partners.
- Assist the Director to drive the division’s strategic planning and goals, develops short-term and long-term work plans in view of the division’s six main pillars: Leadership Development, Global Citizenship, Diversity and Inclusion, Arts and Culture, Sports Development and Student Organizations to create a student identity based on SIT’s DNA.
- Provide leadership, consultation and advice in relation to policies, systems and procedures to ensure optimal, holistic service to students.
- Mentor and guide the internal staff within the division in the development and implementation of programmes focusing on Leadership Development, Orientation, Activities & Events, Sports & Clubs Management and Service Learning.
- Create opportunities for students to hone their leadership skills which may include partnership with industry.
- Ensure the safety and well-being of students through the development of relevant initiatives and programmes, including risk management, responding to issues and challenges in a diverse environment, providing guidance and leadership in resolving complex matters and problems.
- Strategize and plan activities and services that support students and their development, creating a positive and enriching student life.
- Supervise the monitoring and evaluation of the division’s key strategic programmes.
- Develop the division’s stakeholder management, establishing strategic partnerships with government agencies, statutory boards, overseas universities and local autonomous universities, community organisations, to promote exchange of expertise, knowledge and culture.
- Collaborate with SIT Divisions, Faculty and Senior Management and take on special institution projects such as the SITzen Ambassadors, selection of student representatives for dialogue sessions with Ministers, donor and industry engagement, striving towards the university’s success.
- Carry’s out administrative functions which include but not limited procurement and budget management.
- Ad doc projects as assigned by Director of Student Life.
- Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable University with at least 12 years’ experience in a senior managerial role in either established corporations or Institutes of Higher Learning, and 3 years’ experience in a similar capacity.
- Proven leadership abilities and experience in divisional and organisational achievements, having displayed excellent management skills, focus and accountability.
- Extensive industry network which can be leveraged upon to forge partnerships to create mentoring and networking opportunities for students.
- Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect, lead, motivate and inspire in a diverse, multicultural campus, as well as to report to stakeholders in appropriate and precise manners.
- Demonstrated professional, ethical and collaborative values and behaviours that engender integrity, trust and respect consistent with responsibilities of this position.
- Strong sense of purpose and passion to develop students, to stay current and be at the forefront of the industry, and is committed to continuous learning and personal development.
- Energetic and adaptable, with the demonstrated abilities to deal with new and changing situations and embrace challenges, making full use of each opportunity with enthusiasm and with empathy.
- Creative, adaptable and innovative, with examples of being a catalyst for new areas of collaboration with industry partners and government agencies.
- Willingness, commitment and passion to encourage ideas and develop initiatives from ground level, connecting with students driven by genuine interest in their well-being.
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