The Director of Student Affairs directs and oversees activities and initiatives that support and enhance the student experience for undergraduate and graduate students at the Peabody Conservatory. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Enrollment & Student Life, the Director of Student Affairs maintains a visible presence in the Conservatory as a resource and leader, building strong relationships and engagement across diverse student populations, ensuring a high standard of customer service, and collaborating with partners across the Conservatory and with Homewood to develop student support services, creating and sustaining an environment that is inclusive, supportive, collaborative, and that empowers students to achieve their personal and professional goals.
The Director of Student Affairs oversees student leadership and engagement, residential life, and student conduct, and provides crisis and emergency leadership and response on issues related to students. The position oversees four direct reports, including the Associate Director for Residence Life, Assistant Director for Student Engagement, Student Case Manager, and Student Affairs Coordinator.
Essential Job Duties
Provide leadership in the development and implementation of policies pertaining to student life, including residential life and student conduct
Create a culture in the Office of Student Affairs that is welcoming, inclusive, and operates according to the highest standards of customer service, working with and empowering students to resolve issues proactively while giving students tools to be successful
Mentor and oversee the work of the Student Affairs staff, and develop the individual and collective talents of the team to ensure a high level of effectiveness, while inspiring colleagues with energy and dedication to Peabody’s mission, the work of the office, and their own professional development
Lead efforts to support community building and student engagement, partnering with the Peabody General Assembly and other student organizations to develop programming that brings together students from different backgrounds, enriches social life on and off campus, and stimulates campus discourse on important issues
Oversee and collaborate with campus partners in the planning and implementation of New Student Orientation and related activities, ensuring comprehensive and successful on-boarding for all new Peabody and Double Degree students each year
Chair the SACC (Student Assistance Coordinating Committee), and work collaboratively with Academic Affairs, and other partners to support student success and persistence, taking a lead role in advancing efforts to support an increasingly diverse student population
Coordinate and implement on-going disability accommodations and services for students within the areas of academics, housing and dining
Serve as Chief Judicial officer for student conduct issues and violations
Coordinate health services with the JHU Health and Wellness Center and JHU Counseling Center
Collaborate in the management of dining services, taking the lead on issues pertaining to the student experience and accommodations
Serve on committees as appropriate, both at Peabody and at Homewood
Oversee a budget of approximately $1 million
Collaborate with other offices at Peabody that impact the student experience such as LaunchPAD, and the Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Clinic for Performing Artists to ensure coordinated approaches and programming
Serve as an active and contributing member of the larger Enrollment & Student Life team, which includes the Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid, and Registrar.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Five years of administrative experience in student affairs, residence life, or student engagement within an institution of higher education, with at least two years of supervisory experience
Excellent interpersonal skills with a highly collaborative and communicative style
Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends relating to student success and best practices in student affairs
Ability to manage through crises and stressful situations with discretion and sensitivity
A demonstrated commitment to and experience in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in a music school/conservatory setting, or similarly specialized setting in higher education
Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team of professionals
Classified Title: Director Student Services Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 07-MD:Peabody Institute Department name: 10001001-Student Affairs Personnel area: Peabody
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