Director of Student Life

Columbia, Maryland
Jun 21, 2021
Jul 26, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

Howard Community College is recruiting for a Director of Student Life to supervise the development of college-wide Student Life programs and events including student leadership development, student trips, co-curricular program development, special events and all other activities as they pertain to the Student Life area in accordance with policies and procedures established by the College.

Other duties include:

  • Supervises the staff of the Wellness Center.
  • Develops and manages several budgets for Student Life. 
  • Provides leadership to facilitate a Student Life Team environment.
  • Works very closely with student leaders and student workers.
  • Collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and administrators when planning activities and programs.
  • Administers staff and student development and training programs, including faculty club advisor training and student orientation program training for faculty.
  • Identifies and develops programming strategies and evaluation systems of students, faculty, and division chairpersons.
  • Serves on several steering committees and recruits students to serve on specific standing committees.
  • Additional responsibilities include data collection, management, analysis, reporting, and improvement implementations.
  • Oversees the management of all grants received in the Student Life area, including Wellness.
  • Oversees the operation, staffing and equipment servicing of the student Game Room. 
  • Serves as an ad hoc member of the college's Diversity Committee.


  • Master's degree in education, student personnel development, social science or related field. 
  • Three years of related experience with demonstrated increased level of responsibility.
  • Strong Microsoft Office computer skills and software knowledge.  Knowledge of the Internet and on-line applications is strongly preferred.
  • Extensive experience in Student Life department within a community college setting preferred.
  • Extensive budgetary experience is required.
  • Familiarity of local, state and federal regulations pertaining to Drug and Alcohol Use on Campus, copyright/ film right regulations and all FERPA requirements.
  • Ability to use own initiative to create, identify and implement programs in conjunction with Division Chairs.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in the effective planning, implementation, and assessment of special events/programs.
  • Exceptional organizational skills necessary for the coordination of special projects which require meticulous accuracy and attention to details.
  • Must have a proven track record of innovative supervising techniques and supervisory excellence.
  • Extensive knowledge of Leadership Training tools and methods such as Continuous Quality Improvement, Total Quality Management, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively handle a multitude of concurrent projects and programs while providing exemplary customer service.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (including public speaking) necessary for positive interaction with widely diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated experience in representing the college at community events, to outside agencies, at local and national conferences or during the planning of community events.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, some evenings and weekends required
Compensation: $84,579 plus excellent medical & dental, tuition reimbursement and paid leave
Grade: 20
FLSA Status: Exempt
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: July 2, 2021

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.  

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter

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