Associate Director of Campus Life

  • Scripps College
  • Scripps College, North Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA, USA
  • Feb 09, 2018
Full time Education

Job Description


Reporting to the Director of Campus Life, the Associate Director of Campus Life will have primary responsibility for the oversight and support of student organizations and related program development, with a focus on organizational development, facilitating skill building and organizational competencies. The Associate Director will work to develop and manage a campus vibrancy initiative for the college, working closely with the other staff in Campus Life and the division of Student Affairs. The Associate Director will also co-advise the campus student government, Scripps Associated Students, providing support and advocacy related to their programming initiatives.

Working closely with the Director of Campus Life, the Associate Director will also assist with the planning and implementation of New Student Programs & Orientation.





This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.  Perform other duties as assigned.


Advising and Support

  • Provide support, counsel and guidance to Scripps student organizations as well as students seeking to form student organizations
  • Develop leadership training for student organizations and programming opportunities that will allow students to develop organizational management skills
  • Serve as primary advisor to Student Programming Board (A-Team)
  • Supervise student office workers/interns
  • Serve as primary contact to the SAS Student Activities Committee Chair (SAC)

Event Management

  • Act as the primary Scripps College staff representative at SAS 5C large-scale events (TCC Student Activities)
  • Work with the Director of Campus Life, assist with continued development of New Student Programs and Orientation (NSPO)

Campus Vibrancy

  • Develop student engagement model for Scripps students and Scripps organizations
  • Cultivate internal and external partners in development of student engagement opportunities
  • Create and implement programming promoting and facilitating student’s civic student connectedness and highlighting the value of such engagement within the context of a liberal arts education
  • Work collaboratively with campus, consortial, and community partners to create programming and training for student organizations

Representation and Collaboration across the Claremont Consortium

  • Represent Scripps in various professional associations and at designated professional conferences
  • Serve on college and consortia committees
  • Work with consortial partners to expand upon existing network of support for TCC student organizations


  • Serve as primary contact for registration of all Scripps organizations, as well as registration of their events
  • Create and maintain relevant resource guides and social media content
  • Serve as primary contact for creation and maintenance of departmental communications, including written, digital and web presence


  • In consultation with the Director of Campus Life, manage budget and engage in responsible fiscal stewardship.
  • Ensure allocation of resources aligns with departmental and divisional objectives



  • In consultation with the Director of Campus Life, work with Office of Institutional Research to develop and implement assessment model for departmental programs and initiatives

On-Call System

  • Serve in the on-call rotation and participate in education and training for on-call participants.


  • Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.  
  • Other duties as assigned


Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Must be self-directed and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and in teams.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated success in utilizing data for planning and evaluation of programs and services.
  • Record of establishing effective working relationships with students, administrators, faculty, staff, families of students, and external constituents.
  • Must possess tact and sound judgment in dealing with sensitive and/or confidential matters.
  • Should be willing and available to work some evenings and occasional weekends.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in a college or university setting; preference to those with residential college setting.
  • Experience managing and supporting student organizations.
  • Experience in helping students develop cultural competencies and leadership skills.




This is a regular, full-time, benefits-eligible, 12 months, exempt position.

The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

May be required to work weekends or holidays based on the needs of the College. Staff is required to live on-campus in college-provided housing.



Will supervise student employees.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. 


Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. 

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods.  Standing for extended periods. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.  Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters.  Ability to hear within normal parameters.  Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file.  Ability to move about.  Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.


At-Will Employment

Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time.  Scripps College is an At-Will employer.  Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.