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Director of Student Affairs

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

Posting Number:
Job Family:
Student Enrichment
Job Function:
Student Experience
USC Market Title:
Student Experience Director
Job Level:
M2 - Managerial
Business Title (Internal Title):
Director of Student Affairs
Work County:
School of Law
LAW School
State Pay Band:
Approved Starting Salary:
Advertised Salary Range:
$65,539 - $98,308 commensurate with experience
Part/Full Time:
Full Time
Hours per Week:
Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:00pm with an hour for lunch each day. Some evenings will be required for student events.
Type of Staff Position:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis :
12 months
Job Search Category:
Student Services
About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Benefit Eligibility Type:
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement:
State Insurance Programs:
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Advertised Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Vice Dean for Student and Alumni Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, the Director of Student Affairs develops a program of work designing educational activities and services to enhance law student success, promote students’ personal, emotional, and financial well-being, and cultivate their understanding of the obligations and responsibilities of lawyers. The Director promotes student engagement in activities and opportunities that advance their personal development as lawyer leaders. The Director coordinates and collaborates with offices throughout he law school as well as with student organizations.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Student Services or a related field and three years related experience, or a bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
J.D. or Masters in higher education preferred.
Requires strong organizational, planning and project management skills. Must have strong leadership and problem-solving skills. Must be able to think and work strategically and be capable of conducting research on trends in legal education in the student affairs field. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines while remaining personable, supportive, and enthusiastic. Ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency of faculty, staff, alumni, students, and the public. Must be flexible to accommodate unpredictable demands, have strong interpersonal skills, and provide a sympathetic, supportive, calm and welcoming office environment. Ability to exercise sound judgment, maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism, and be able to work within general guidelines with limited supervision. Ability to develop and monitor budgets of student organizations. Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administration. A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment is required.
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. We are only accepting applications submitted by October 14, 2023.The University of South Carolina offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Retirement Programs
  • Paid Tuition
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Professional Development Opportunities

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EEO Statement:
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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