The director of student life is a new position primarily created to support graduate students around issues that affect their well-being and to promote high quality student life including the development and cultivation of graduate student community for doctoral students at Rice.
The director of student life will proactively engage graduate students in initiatives that will promote well-being and help foster community among students with similar interests and facing similar obstacles. This position will also work with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and university partners to improve non-academic aspects of graduate student life. Such engagement may include being the advisor to small and large student clubs (or coaching other staff and faculty to advise well), developing stand-alone events, as well as developing and curating existing online content to facilitate graduate student community.
This position will design, administer, manage, and evaluate programs related to graduate student life. This position will also engage other university partners in the development and marketing of student life opportunities.
The director of student life must be thoroughly professional. The director must be able to relate to students warmly but with an authority appropriate to an advisory role, and capable of building productive relationships with multiple constituencies including staff, faculty, other offices, and community leaders. In order to meet the challenges of the role, the director of student life must work collaboratively, be detail-oriented, and possess foresight to increase the likelihood of project and community success. The director must understand the context of this role and extracurricular graduate student life in the broader picture of graduate life and scholarship at Rice and act accordingly.
The director of student life will also work with the GPS on other projects related to student life at Rice, including the graduate commencement ceremonies.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 24648
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