Assistant Director of Campus Life - Bates College in Lewiston Maine

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Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life, the Assistant Director of Campus Life is a 12-month live-on staff member working in the Office of Campus Life within the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Assistant Director of Campus Life will live in a designated on-campus apartment provided by the College and will work closely with colleagues in the Office of Residence Life and Health Education.

The Assistant Director of Campus Life is primarily responsible for supporting and enhancing the student experience by developing and implementing healthy and vibrant programs, events, and services that engage, empower, and holistically educate students with sensitivity to multiple stakeholders. Four major areas comprise the responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Campus Life:

  • Campus Life Programming and Student Support

  • Campus Life Administrative Functions

  • Residence Life Collaboration and Student Support

  • Student Affairs Responsibilities

The Assistant Director of Campus Life will also provide programming support to the Assistant Dean of First-Year Programs, including orientation. This position will be responsible for holding Campus Life office hours during the week, with significant night and weekend work required for events and programming. The Assistant Director for Campus Life will also serve on the Student Affairs “on-call” rotation, providing timely response and support for student emergencies. Further, in partnership with colleagues in the Office of Residence Life and Health Education, the Assistant Director of Campus Life will collaborate with staff in an effort to enhance the residential experience of all students by building a sense of community and collective responsibility. This includes providing support for Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training on campus to students, faculty and staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, implement, and oversee Campus Life programming, including dances and concerts, Late at Bates (LAB) grant-funded weekend events, the Village Club Series (VCS), and other late-night activities and initiatives

  • Develop new and inclusive programming and initiatives that appeal to a diverse student population

  • Collaborate with the Office of Residence Life and Health Education to develop events and programs designed to strengthen the residential community

  • Support and participate in Green Dot Bystander Intervention training and awareness on campus

  • Participate in Residence Life staff training, weekly meetings, and professional development throughout the year

  • Supervise the student-run coffeehouse and its employees, the Late at Bates (LAB) Coordinators, and the Frye Street Union Programming Coordinator

  • Support opportunities for student leadership development and training

  • Provide advising and offer resources to student groups and leaders

  • Provide appropriate guidance to students on issues related to College policies and procedures, contract negotiation and management, including risk management

  • Establish clear outcomes associated with programming and develop methods of assessment of all programs

  • Oversee budget management for Campus Life programs and maintain comprehensive files and records

  • Coordinate use and maintenance of Campus Life-managed spaces for events and programming

  • Manage Bates Today, the electronic daily news digest sent to students, faculty and staff

  • Coordinate weekly bus trips, weekend shuttle, van rental, and other transportation opportunities offered through the Office of Campus Life

  • Maintain the Campus Life website

  • Coordinate a Campus Life social media presence, and manage student communications in partnership with the Bates Communications Office.

Student Affairs Responsibilities:

  • Live in a designated on-campus apartment provided by the College

  • Serve on the Student Affairs “on-call” rotation, providing timely response and support for student emergencies

  • Participate in national and regional professional development opportunities to ensure the implementation and assessment of best practices


Master’s degree in education or related field preferred; or bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and prior experience managing extracurricular and co-curricular college programs and events.

  • Student leadership, student activities, and/or residence life experience

  • Ability to build relationships quickly across cultures to work effectively with a wide range of people, including persons from diverse backgrounds (e.g., class, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, etc.)

  • Demonstrated success in supporting students from underrepresented groups, including students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation-to-college students, and low-income students

  • Ability to design, implement, and assess large-scale, institution-wide programs

  • Ability to design effective tools for communicating

  • Comfort with website development and maintenance

  • Collaborative problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills

  • Excellent judgment

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at various levels in a collaborative team environment

  • Ability to fulfill directed tasks independently

  • Ability to set priorities to achieve objectives and manage multiple, diverse assignments/projects

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and listening skills

  • Impeccable track record of integrity

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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