Lafayette College

Position ID:Lafayette College-DIRECTOR [#1370]
Position Title: Director of Student Development
Position Location:Easton, Pennsylvania 18042, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Leadership. Sustainability, and Organizational Change
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2012/01/04, updated 2013/01/06, listed until 2012/07/04)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Director of Student Development

Located in the scenic and vibrant Lehigh Valley, Lafayette College in Easton, PA, invites energetic and dynamic educators committed to developing students and positive communities to apply for the position of Director of Student Development. Lafayette is proud to be a selective residential liberal arts college with a phenomenal engineering program, whose faculty, staff, alumni, and friends all have the undergraduate experience of our students as our sole focus. Our motto is cur non (why not?) and every day we are fortunate to have students that live that ideal and ask us to shepherd them in that journey. Lafayette is a place that values diversity and inclusion, engagement outside the classroom, and deep connections with faculty so that students can truly launch their lives at Lafayette. The Director of Student Development is an instrumental position in the development of strong community here at Lafayette by overseeing our proactive and reactive efforts in conduct affairs. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Student Development is a twelve-month full-time position that oversees all aspects of the College’s conduct system and actively collaborates with other key partners in the Division of Campus Life and the College. The Director of Student Development is expected to create and maintain a conduct system that strives to cultivate strong citizenship and helps provide students with space for reflection and structure as they enhance their decision-making abilities. The Director of Student Development has the opportunity to positively impact life on campus through robust outreach programs and overseeing a conduct system that shapes the decisions of students. The Director of Student Development is also a member of the Dean of Students’ direct report group and engages in many partnerships with other campus leaders.

We invite applications to join our community in this position and be a part in educating and serving Lafayette students. A Master's Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or a related field is required, with at least six years of professional level experience with a pattern of increased responsibilities including four years in Conduct Affairs. Experience in a selective, residential, liberal arts institution is required, along with demonstrated success advocating for and with students, helping students learn through the conduct system, and collaborating with faculty. This is a full-time position, beginning on July 1, 2012. Lafayette College seeks applicants who value cultural competency and strive to serve in an inclusive environment. Lafayette College offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package as compensation.

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by March 6, 2012 to and further details about employment with Lafayette College can be found online at:

Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Quad Drive, Easton, PA 18042

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