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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director, Student Life in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director, Student Life

  • Job Number: 20217

  • Functional Area: Student Services

  • Department: MIT Sloan Student Life Office

  • School Area: Sloan School of Management

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

DIRECTOR, STUDENT LIFE, Sloan School of Management, to assume a position as a collaborative leader committed to graduate and undergraduate student life, community engagement, and inclusive excellence. Will serve as a critical strategic thought partner to support the student experience across Sloan; provide oversight for student leadership and engagement, community programming, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; and utilize diplomacy in enabling positive growth for students, staff, and the community. Will report to the assistant dean of student services and oversee a staff of six direct reports.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least seven years’ experience in student services; ability to work with a dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff, and students; managerial experience with direct reports and cross-functional teams without a direct, formal reporting structure; ability to engage with students and the campus community in a variety of settings using a developmental framework that fosters both individual and community growth for students, and maintain a visible presence and active participation in a range of campus activities; track record of program implementation, strategic planning, and managing across multiple important priorities; effective presentation and facilitation skills; student-centered philosophy supported by a strong understanding of student development theory and its application to practice; ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and facilitate resolution of difficult challenges; and understanding of and support for MIT’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Must be able to understand and work collaboratively with a wide array of people including students, parents, academic leaders, and surrounding community; and cope with continuous change and pressures in a dynamic, highly demanding environment. Job #20217-11Applicants are asked to apply both to the MIT website and with Isaacson, Miller. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters may be sent electronically and in confidence to www.imsearch.com/8054. Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner is leading this search with and Alycia Johnson, Senior Associate. A full job description is also available at the above link.9/29/21

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