Director of Campus Life
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The - Chicago, IL

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A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to over 3,200 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a multidisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the largest accredited independent schools of art and design in the country.

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO is seeking a professional who works closely with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Campus Life in managing the Campus Life program while focusing on the management of Campus Activities, Student Groups and Leadership Development. Works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to address student concerns; develops programs, policies and procedures; and manage administrative functions for the Campus Life area. Supervises full-time professional staff Assistant Director in his/her activities, including: supervising student employees; advising approximately 60 student group leaders and 40 faculty/staff advisers of 60 student groups; planning, implementation and evaluation of two annual public student art sales; coordination of all school community development programs and events. Supervises Assistant Director of Neiman Center to oversee programming and day-to-day activities in the space. Hires, trains, and supervises Student Programming Board. Collaborates with the Assistant Dean and Dean of Campus Life to direct the planning, implementation and evaluation of Fall and Spring New Student Orientation. Directs the Leadership Development and Recognition initiatives for an average of 220 student leaders. Collaborates to coordinate marketing and communication initiatives. Evening and weekend commitments should be expected.

A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE: Master's Degree in educational administration or related field required plus 3 years of relevant experience in higher education. Must have a strong background in campus event planning and working with students or student groups. Experience with student orientations preferred.