As a member of the Dean’s Council, the Director, Student Affairs (Experience) works collaboratively with the Dean, Associate Deans, Heads of Department, Program Directors, Campus Administrator, Security Team, Faculty, and Staff to develop a high level of student engagement and an exemplary level of student morale. The post holder must be an outstanding communicator, display gravitas in dealings with campus colleagues and students and develop presence with key stakeholders in the wider St Kitts and Nevis community.
The post holder develops the policies, programs, and staffing which support intellectual, educational, and community-building activities in student services areas. The position is also involved with disciplinary and advisory functions involving students. The Director of Student Affairs (Experience) works with individual students and groups to resolve personal, academic, and community problems. The goal of these efforts is to develop the principles of citizenship by fostering civility, responsibility and professional behavior among students on campus and throughout the St Kitts and Nevis community.
Integrity and the ability to show leadership are vital qualities for a successful veterinarian, thus the post holder will be a key colleague in promoting self-understanding and awareness within the student body. RUSVM embraces inclusivity and diversity in its mission and has a zero tolerance approach to behaviors that diminish campus and community members or the academic standing of the educational programs.
Reports to: The Dean and Associate Dean for Student & Alumni Affairs
The Director is responsible student service operations and for leading and managing the following functions led by six managers/supervisors (see attached organizational chart):
• Student Services Office (includes the Student Union and Fitness Center)
• Health & Counseling Services (includes Disability Services)
• Student Success Center
• Financial Aid
• Residential Life (housing is limited to first semester and not a typical US dorm structure)
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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians. Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.