Director of Student Life

Center for Student Development

University Mission Statement

Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian community providing education for leadership and service.

Position Summary

The Director of Student Life will serve as a member of the Student Life Team within the Center for Student Development. The Director will be responsible for designing and administering holistic student life programs and involvement opportunities on campus.  This position will provide oversight for student governance, student programming, student organizations, and campus recreation.  This position will oversee a team of part time coordinators, a graduate assistant, and student leaders to help meet university strategic engagement and student involvement goals. This position will report directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Life.

The successful candidate will:

  • Promote well-rounded programming for all members of the student body based on a holistic approach to student development including, but not limited to Welcome Weeks, Homecoming, and annual traditions events.
  • Serve as a liaison with campus partners for the coordination of student life programs.
  • Represent the Center Student Development in attendance at activities in the evenings or on weekends along with Student Life team. This will require flexible office hours.
  • Serve as the advisor for the Associated Student Body (ASB) and Student Government Assembly (SGA).
  • Promote and support vibrant student organization life on campus.
  • Train and meet with student organization leaders regularly.
  • Support and train faculty sponsors of student organizations and classes, and work with class councils to understand their roles and responsibilities.
  • Provide support for advisors and student editors of university student publications (DARDA – Yearbook, and TrevEchoes – Newspaper).
  • Supervise Campus Recreation initiatives, including but not limited to the Trevecca Intramural Association, TREK backpacking trips, and outdoor education initiatives.
  • Oversee University efforts to meet the needs of commuting students.
  • Provide oversight for student spaces and offices in the Jernigan Student Center.
  • Recruit, hire, and train student life ambassadors to staff Jernigan Student Center.
  • Lead a team of part-time Coordinators of Student Life and one Graduate Assistant.
  • Serve as administrator over involvement software and student event forms on campus.
  • Work with the Assistant Dean of Student Life to assist with the creation, planning, and implementation of new student orientations.
  • Serve as a member of the Student Life team under the leadership of the Assistant Dean of Student Life to promote holistic student life programming in the areas of campus events, leadership & service, inclusion & belonging, and new student programming.
  • Submit an annual report and prepare other reports as requested by the Assistant Dean of Student Life.
  • Assist in retention efforts by meeting and referring students to university resources when necessary.
  • Serve as a member of various university committees as assigned.
  • Perform budgetary and administrative assignments.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through current research and literature, membership in professional associations, and attendance at seminars and conferences related to student development.
  • All other duties as assigned by Assistant Dean of Student Life.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, leadership, organizational leadership, business, or other related field.
  • Three to five years of experience in a higher education setting, preferably in the field of Campus Activities, Student involvement, Student Governance, Residence Life, or related area.
  • Previous experience in campus activities, student involvement, student engagement, or new student programs with proven success of implementing programming models on a campus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of theory and practice related to college student development, academic support, student wellness, and training student leaders.
  • Understanding of student affairs, organizational technologies, and practices.
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex problems, issues, and assignments.
  • Ability to set priorities and/or sequence of tasks to achieve objectives with some oversight.
  • Ability to work non-traditional, flexible hours on nights and weekends.
  • Experience with involvement software preferred (Collegiate Link, OrgSync, Presence, etc).


Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a current resume, with pay requirements, to

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