Employment Opportunities

Director of Student Life and Leadership,(#FA422)


At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, we are committed to the success of all students.  We believe all students will reach their full potential when we create conditions that allow it and it is our responsibility to do so. We are mindful that equitable outcomes are only achieved through intentional action that eliminates barriers to achievement. Successful candidates for positions, regardless of job duties, must embrace the responsibility to serve all students so that they may succeed and prosper. This position will be assigned to Enrollment Management and Student Success located on the college’s Parham Road Campus, 1651 E. Parham Road.

Full-time twelve-month administrative faculty-ranked appointment.  Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the applicant.  Salary range: $71,329 - $90,000. 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Student Life and Leadership provides vision, leadership and strategic direction of the Office of Student Life. In collaboration with various stakeholders and with a strong commitment student development, the director is responsible for developing, planning, implementing and evaluating all activities for the Office of Student Life. In addition, the director is responsible for creating and facilitating co-curricular learning and student leadership development through an equity lens. This position will use best/promising practices to implement programming that meets the needs of a diverse population and will be responsible for equitable programming for all campuses of the college. 

Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, business administration, or a related field is required. Considerable and progressive experience working in student life, student activities, residence life or related area. Progressive leadership experience working in a higher education setting, community-based organization or related field. Demonstrated ability to make data informed decisions; to develop internal policy and procedures; and automate and streamline internal processes. Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple large-scale projects, while supervising professional and support staff.  Demonstrated ability to manage a program budget. Demonstrated strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies including students, faculty, administrators, staff and external partners; and the ability to present workshops and participate in other public speaking events. Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) or appropriate alternative software to the extent required to effectively perform the essential functions.

Current and progressive experience in leading and managing a student life program in an educational setting is preferred.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Application reviews will begin November 29, 2021, and will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please visit the VCCS Applicant Tracking System:

For full consideration, the cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume must be received with the online application. Unofficial transcripts and other supplemental materials may be submitted with the online application. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. 


CONTACT INFORMATION: Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator Email:

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J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities.

Reynolds Community College Office of Human Resources Parham Road Campus Workforce Development and Conference Center, Suite 121  1651 E. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 523-5249