Director of Student Life (Student Services Officer 2)Job Code: 7502Grade: HFTE: 100%, Exempt Stanford Online High SchoolStanford Online High School (OHS) is an accredited, diploma-granting independent school serving students in grades 7-12. The OHS brings together academically talented and motivated students from around the world into a vibrant intellectual community with teachers who are passionate about their disciplines, accomplished in their fields, and above all, dedicated to teaching. In the discussion seminar, a cornerstone of the OHS education, students and teachers engage in a rigorous academic program that develops the critical reasoning and argumentation skills so essential for success at the collegiate level and beyond. Beyond the classroom, students and instructors continue to collaborate in a dynamic school community, centered on student clubs, activities, competitions, and student publications. For more information about the school, please visit https://ohs.stanford.eduPLEASE NOTE: The position is located at Stanford's new Redwood City Campus but will be remote initially, until the government's shelter in place mandate is lifted and the University approves that employees may return to work on campus. Upon hire, the selected candidate will complete a Temporary Telecommuting Agreement. The Director of Student Life (DSL) will be responsible for providing dynamic and robust student life offerings that foster a vibrant, positive, and safe school climate at OHS. Under the direction of the Director of Student Support, the DSL will collaborate with other members of senior administration and the leadership team to design and run in-person and online student life opportunities to encourage a sense of community between peers, instructors, and staff. The DSL will oversee and support an array of existing student-run clubs, in-person meet ups, online assemblies, and educational trips, and will develop new student life activities. The DSL will also take a lead in promoting positive student behavior and in encouraging age-appropriate student agency and leadership among middle and high school students. The DSL will foster a safe, inclusive and positive school culture and climate, and to this end, will manage discipline issues and ensure that students are abiding by school policies as outlined in the Family Handbook and Student Code of Conduct. The DSL will collaborate closely with all members of the OHS community including students, families, instructors, staff, school leadership, the parent association, and alumni. Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person events are currently on hiatus. Your responsibilities include:
Design, implement and oversee all OHS in-person events with support from the OHS Business Office. Events include, but are not limited to: Pixel Gathering and Graduation Weekend, [email protected], MIT Splash and Pixel Festival.
Manage budgets and financial processes for student life events and clubs with oversight from Director of Business Operations and Director of Student Support.
Oversee student clubs and circles (smaller, less formalized student groups).
Collaborate closely with the Assistant Heads of School to develop and promote student life activities that reflect and promote our school values and mission, and that leverage the talents and strengths of our student body.
Work with the OHS Parent Association to facilitate nation-wide meet ups held throughout the year; develop additional initiatives aimed at providing students the opportunity to gather in person and further the bonds they have made in the online classroom.
Coordinate with OHS Administration and OHS Regional Representatives to implement orientation activities including new student orientation and Start Up!
Develop and implement, in conjunction with other leadership team members, assemblies and workshops that focus on assisting students to develop personal agency, responsible decision making, social and emotional competencies, awareness and acceptance of diversity, and appropriate online behavior.
Proactively manage student discipline issues, promoting and encouraging positive student interactions while also enforcing the OHS Student Code of Conduct.
Work closely with students who may incur disciplinary infractions and their families in order to provide and monitor behavioral expectations.
Respond to student in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues.
Counsel students and parents on sensitive and confidential issues.
Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
Serve on committees or take on other tasks of the broader administrative team.
Supervise Student Life Coordinator, as well as volunteers and temporary workers as needed.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination and relevant experience.
Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
Administrative or teaching experience at the secondary-level, a broad familiarity with extracurricular programs and the interplay between academic courses of study and the broader life of a school.
Advanced analysis and problem-solving skills.
Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and relevant computer systems/technology. Adequate technology to perform job responsibilities from home work location
Advanced customer service skills.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Strong project manager skills and ability to take on multiple tasks.
Ability to frequently sit, and consistently perform desk-based computer and other office-related tasks
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Advance degree preferred
Since the OHS is a school that attracts a significant number of gifted students, it is desirable that the Director of Student Life have experience with gifted education and the interests and needs of the motivated and talented population of students. Experience in student activities at the secondary or college level, high school counseling, and teaching experience are beneficial. Finally, it is highly desirable that the DSL have experience with the following: virtual classrooms, web conferencing, video conferencing, teaching with technology, such as video or multimedia, and the broader fields of computer-mediated instruction and distance learning.
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How to ApplyWe invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in admissions, student support, and customer service, and you should also provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and decision-making. **Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law* Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
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