Ave Maria University

Position Posting

Director of Student Development and Engagement; Title IX Coordinator

Ave Maria University is seeking applications for the position of
Director of Student Development and Engagement; Title IX Coordinator

This is a regular full time exempt staff position that reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

The primary purpose of the position is to be responsible for new student transition, integration and engagement; wellness promotion and education, and to serve as Title IX Coordinator.


New Student Transition and Leadership Development:

Oversee all programming for new and transfer undergraduate student orientation; work collaboratively with academic affairs, student affairs; emphasize academic success, student development and engagement.
·       Oversee freshman transition programming and new student engagement.

·       Coordinate efforts for freshman integration through promoting freshman year experience topics and learning

·       Oversee graduate assistants -hiring, training, ongoing supervision, and evaluation

·       Support graduate assistants with oversight of student leaders in mentorship program

·       Assist in leadership training and leadership programming

·       Oversee the collection of data on retention, integration, and survey information as it relates to the student experience

Student Wellness and Personal Development:

·       Initiate and oversee wellness programming and education, including fitness initiatives and wellness topics such as health, nutrition, stress, sleep, balance

·       Educate students on hot topics regarding mission and identity, mental health, virtue and character (i.e. addiction, pornography, technology, theology of the body)

·       Develop data driven retention strategies of student engagement, involvement and mission integration

·       Promote emotional and mental wellbeing; coordinate with counseling staff

·       Oversee intramurals

Title IX Coordinator:  Coordinates and facilitates the institution’s compliance to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

·       Develops, implements, coordinates and conducts educational programs and initiatives designed to educate and support faculty, staff, and students regarding their rights and, where applicable, obligations under Title IX, including reporting options/responsibilities, support services, University policy and applicable disciplinary code, grievance procedures, confidential resources, etc.

·       Oversees, coordinates and ensures investigations of reports and complaints of sexual misconduct are adequate, reliable, timely, confidential and impartial.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, with at least three years of experience in a supervisory and leadership role.


The preferred candidate should have a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field, with 1-3 years of experience with advising student organizations, program planning, and assessment and evaluation. Previous experience working in a college or university setting with undergraduate and graduate students is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of student and leadership development and engagement practices. This person will also have excellent customer service skills, particularly working with students and vendors, and assessment.

Demonstrated ability to manage complex and sensitive situations objectively and with the utmost confidentiality and tact. Demonstrated interviewing, organizational, analytical, and judgment skills.

Ability to manage a number of different tasks concurrently.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to build networks.

Excellent organizational skills.

Candidate must have a commitment to the mission of the University.


Interested candidates are required to apply electronically within AMU’s online talent management site.

Complete the online application questions, and have prepared to upload all three of the required items to be considered:

A)  A letter of interest addressed to the Vice President of Student Affairs, that explains your interest, experience, knowledge of the Catholic mission of AMU, and your willingness to support it;
B)  A current Resume;
C)  Three professional references with contact information.

Copy and paste the below link to AMU’s online talent management site to your web browser:



A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   Position is subject to final executive approval.   Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package to full time faculty and staff.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


About Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.”