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Job title : Director of Student Affairs

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : June 09, 2023

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Overall Function

  • As the Director of Student Affairs at MIVA University, you will play a vital role in leading and managing the Student Affairs department.
  • This position requires a dynamic and experienced individual with strong leadership skills, a deep understanding of student services, and a commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive campus environment.
  • The Director will collaborate with faculty, staff, and stakeholders to enhance the overall student experience and promote student success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a clear vision and strategic plan for the Student Affairs Department in alignment with the university’s overall goals and objectives.
  • Provide strong leadership to student affairs staff, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and student-centeredness.
  • Oversee the provision of effective student support services, including academic advising, counseling, career services, disability support, and student conduct.
  • Develop and implement programs and initiatives to enhance students’ personal, social, and academic development.
  • Ensure that appropriate resources and services are available to address the diverse needs of students, fostering inclusivity and accessibility.
  • Promote a vibrant and engaging campus life by organizing and supporting a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and student organizations.
  • Foster a sense of community and belonging among students through orientation programs, student leadership development, and student recognition initiatives.
  • Serve as an advocate for students’ interests and concerns, ensuring that their voices are heard and considered in university decision-making processes.
  • Implement effective mechanisms for handling student grievances, ensuring prompt and fair resolution in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Represent the student affairs department in university-wide committees, meetings, and events, advocating for the needs and interests of students.
  • Stay informed about best practices and emerging trends in student affairs, incorporating innovative approaches and strategies.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field (a Doctoral Degree is desirable).
  • Proven experience in student affairs leadership, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of student development theories, student support services, and current issues in higher education.
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to engage with students, staff, faculty, and external stakeholders.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse campus environment that values and supports students from all backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and ethical guidelines in student affairs.
  • Familiarity with technology-enhanced student services and student information systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships with various stakeholders.
  • Awareness of accreditation standards and regulatory requirements in higher education.

Remuneration
N1,000,000 – N1,500,000 Net Monthly, with benefits.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Application Letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Applicants’ Curriculum Vitae should outline their academic and professional qualifications as well as their work experience in reverse chronological order with their current, or most recent job first.
  • We are determined to change the tertiary landscape in the African region. This is an ambitious objective and we look forward to having a personal conversation with you to take things forward. Thank you for your interest.
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