Job Opportunity: Director Student Life Programming at RIT/NTID

Director Student Life Programming

Rochester Institute of Technology


Requisition Number: 2811BR

Position Title: Director Student Life Programming

College/Division: National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Organization: NTID Student Life

Staff Job Function: Student Services

Wage Band: 119A

Employment Category: Fulltime


Department/College Description:

The Student Life Team (SLT) is a unit with responsibility for developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating co-curricular programming for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students attending the National Technical Institute for the Deaf as well as providing significant residential supervision for middle school and high school student summer camp programs hosted by NTID. The SLT consists of a team of five fulltime professional staff, a senior support staff, a number of temporary summer staff, and a large student paraprofessional staff. The SLT promotes ongoing collaborations with NTID’s Academic Affairs, NTID’s Counseling Services Department, the NTID Center on Employment, RIT’s Public Safety, Center for Women and Gender, and several offices across RIT’s Division of Student Affairs to ensure that students are provided diverse opportunities to optimize their collegiate experiences. The SLT’s co-curricular and educational programming, spiritual/religious and civility exploration workshops, self-advocacy and community accountability mentoring services, social and cultural programs, fraternity and sorority event collaborations, and organization advising are avenues for outreaching to and networking with students.


Detailed Job Description:


The Director will:

* Utilize university and college strategic plans and goals as well as student & community needs to establish and implement a consistent and relevant department program that is both proactive in charting a plan for student life, and responsive to current and future trends and needs within the Deaf and hard-of-hearing student community at NTID.

* Oversee the department budget insuring support of overall department operations.

maintain direct accountability for SLT staff compliance with institute accounting, budgeting, and liability policies and procedures in their management and delegation.

provide daily supervision, guidance, direction, and support to SLT staff, student paraprofessional staff and community through departmental meetings, trainings, and one-on-one interaction.

* Maintain accountability for performance of student staff employees during the academic year and through the summer concerning intersectional Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled/(DeafPlus), Deaf Student of Color, Deaf International, Deaf LGBTQIAP and hard- of-Hearing student communities.

* Liaise with NTID Outreach Consortium, RIT Center for Campus Life, and RIT Residence Life. The director will keep the Assistant Vice President of Student and Academic Services informed on the development and implementation of programming initiatives in accordance with the recommendation of NTID’s “T-Shaped” graduate committee and the behavioral trends and concerns within the student community.


As a member of the college’s crisis response team, the director will coordinate community support and communication efforts. The director will advise major student organizations, NTID Student Congress, NTID Student Assembly and Tiger Media.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

* Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Human and Social Services, Organizational Development, Psychology, Communications or closely related fields is required.

* Minimum of five years of proven experience with progressively more responsibility leading programs and services in a college environment is required.

* Minimum of five years of supervising a group of professional staff or student paraprofessional staff is required.

* Minimum of five years of proven experience with managing the department operation budget is required.

* Strong understanding of Deaf Culture, Deaf and hard-of-hearing student communities and their sub-groups is required.

* Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) required.


Required Minimum Education Level MS, MA


Preferred Qualifications

* Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in student development and ability to interpret and apply that knowledge to the intersectional deaf and hard-of-hearing student community within NTID.

* Demonstrated ability to quickly problem solve using a developed understanding of multiple and complex perspectives, communities, and system.

* Ability to create meaningful interactions among students, faculty, and staff for the purpose of promoting student success.

* Demonstrated ability to manage and communicate multiple projects simultaneously & effectively to various individuals.


Preferred Education Level: MS, MA


Required Application Documents:

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Cover Letter

List of References


How To Apply:

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: & Reference: 2811BR


Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

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