Director of Student Life

Normandale Community College   Bloomington, MN   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 6, 2023
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Director of Student Life

We are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we seek applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong. We actively seek and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.


The Director of Student Life develops, directs, and assesses all co-curricular programs and services which support the mission and educational outcomes of the College. Reporting to the Dean of Students, this position is responsible for supervising all staff, facilities and finances related to student development, student government, student organizations and leadership, student programming, recreation and wellness programming. Create a wide variety of social, cultural, and recreational activities to support the success of the college’s diverse student population.



The following qualifications are required to move forward your candidacy; as such, ensure your application contains descriptions of your work experience sufficient to demonstrate proficiency in each of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two (2) years of work experience within student life, residential life, student affairs, or new student orientation
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising professional or student staff
  • Experience planning events and educational programs for a diverse student body
  • Experience with budget development and management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Leadership in Student Affairs, College Personnel Administration, Higher Education, or related field
  • Experience working with underrepresented populations providing culturally responsive support to students of color, first-generation students, and Pell eligible students.
  • Knowledge and experience in applying student development theory in working with student populations
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively establish professional relationships and communicate with a diverse population
  • Strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Experience within Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • Experience with developing and reporting program outcomes
  • On-going professional development in intercultural competence and equity.
  • Experience in conflict resolution, mediation, and student conduct issues

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed


Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, annually serving almost 15,000 students from a diverse set of backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow, learn, and advance their careers while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students and employees to learn. We are passionately committed to achieving racial equity in student outcomes and in advancing cultural competency in the classroom and services provided.


As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Normandale Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical, dental, vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; generous vacation and sick leave as well as 11 paid holidays each year; employer paid life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; and tax-deferred compensation plans. Additional benefits include tuition waivers for yourself and eligible dependents once certain criteria are met, and may professional development opportunities. For information on benefits, visit SEGIP’s website SEGIP. For more information on retirement benefits, please view the retirement brochure through MMB.

This position is also part of Middle Management Association, which outlines many additional benefits provided. Certain relocation benefits are available for this position.


Director of Student Life

Classification: MnSCU Academic Supervisor 1

Status: Unlimited, full-time

Salary Range: Annually from $57,002 to $82,560 *Salary placement is dependent on education and experience

The vacancy is posted on-line from 5 January 2023 through 26 January 2023.


  • Please submit your online application and supporting information to:
  • Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how your qualifications align with the requirements of this position; and
  • Upload (attach) current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The College regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, must be available to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

An offer for this position may be contingent upon the completion of a background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The college is committed to honoring human differences. We expect and cultivate inclusion of different values and ideas. We are committed to the principle that all individuals are to be treated with equality and dignity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance, please contact Human Resources at (952) 358-8269 or Please indicate what assistance is needed.