Career Opportunities

Student Affairs

Director - Office of Student Life

Posting Date

9/26/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Director
UW System Title:  Director, Student Services/M

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate and is responsible for providing oversight and direction to staff within the Office of Student Life, with a goal of advancing student programming efforts and creating vibrant programs and activities to engage students.  This position will also be responsible for creating inclusive programming and a student involvement plan to support UW-Green Bay’s priority on diversity, inclusion, and engagement.  The successful candidate will provide advice, support, and guidance to student organizations and first-year experience programs on campus, which includes creating dynamic student energy and engagement.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Supervise and provide mentorship and direction for direct reports.
  • Work with staff in the Office of Student Life in response to co-curricular interests and developmental needs of students for the purposes of learning and retention.
  • Oversee all aspects of Student Life programs designed to engage and mentor students to succeed in college.
  • Actively plan and create programs aimed to engage a larger, more diverse student base.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and coordinate strategic planning for the department.
  • Establish, interpret, and monitor policies and procedures related to campus programming.
  • Monitor and respond to campus and national youth trends, legal environment, and demographics.
  • Oversee all departmental marketing and promotions.
  • Facilitate coordinated programming across campus.
  • Oversee all First-Year Experience Programs, including personnel and budget (approximately $180,000).
  • Assess outcomes and evaluate all programs to determine future improvements.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel in the Office of Student Life.
  • Provide leadership, management, and consultation for 120+ student organizations.
  • Prepare and manage a budget of approximately $800,000, ensuring fiscal accountability. Collaborate with Vice Chancellor to ensure appropriate office and fiscal management.
  • Foster an inclusive University community, and promote equity for all students.
  • Oversee and manage Student Life contributions to campus initiatives.
  • Actively participate with campus and division leadership by representing Student Life in director’s division meetings. Establish positive relationships with other directors, and identify opportunities for collaboration and creativity.
  • Seek out opportunities for programming collaborations with other units on campus.
  • Utilize new technology to reach students, and update programs and services as often as possible.
  • Develop and implement a minimal number of programs as needed by the department and campus.
  • Serve on University-wide committees as assigned.
  • Inform the Vice Chancellor of appropriate issues and/or problems on a regular basis, and makes recommendations regarding policies. 
  • Participate in professional organizations related to position responsibilities to keep current on trends in the field.
  • Assist with department projects.



  • Master’s Degree in college student personnel or related field at time of application
  • 7 years of experience in student activities or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement successful co-curricular student programming
  • Experience with supervision, planning, and fiscal management

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, a commitment to fostering student learning, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Position requires some nights and weekend hours.

Position is a full-time Limited appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "13537"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Director - Office of Student Life"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Julianne Crayton
Phone: (920) 465-2040

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.