Director of Student Activities

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The Director of Student Activities job is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Dean of Students. The Director is responsible for supporting student activities during both the academic year and Choate Summer Programs. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes weekend life on campus (excluding academic, athletic, and Paul Mellon Arts Center events)
  • Plans and executes weekend activities, arranging for vendors (DJs, bands, sound engineers, etc.) and managing student tech crew in support of programs
  • Manages student center staff (associate director, kiosk staff, hourly employees)
  • Coordinates weekend duty team for student activities (St. John/Lanphier Center)
  • Identifies, organizes, and assigns chaperones for student events and trips, interschool dances, and rooter buses
  • Establishes schedule for student center staff to manage St. John Hall collaboration spaces and public spaces
  • Supports the Associate Director in oversight of student clubs
  • Supports the efforts of student clubs
  • Assists student groups with all-school communications
  • Publishes schedule of student events for term and each weekend
  • Manages student activities budget
  • Supervises Student Services Kiosk, including ground transportation before and after school breaks and ChoateCard/school identification services and processing
  • Supervises laundry services and works with E&R laundry
  • Organizes Long Weekend events and activities (e.g. trips, movie nights, nightly snacks)
  • Manages annual all-school social events (e.g. fall and spring festivals, Deerfield Day pep rally, major school dances, etc.)
  • Supports the Deans’ Office in planning special events (e.g. form events, senior class trip)
  • Provides logistical support for the opening days of school, Admission revisit days, and community weekends each term
  • Meets regularly with the Dean of Students and colleagues from Facilities, dining services, and custodial services to coordinate and support the work of student activities


  • bachelors degree (MA or MS preferred)
  • at least five years’ student services experience; independent boarding school or residential college experience preferred
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ability to manage a complex work environment and juggle many tasks
  • demonstrates cultural competency; skilled at engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • strong leadership, organizational, and time management skills, including the capacity to
  • motivate students and colleagues
  • strong interpersonal skills and comfort working with students, parents, faculty, and staff
  • coaching, teaching, and mentoring ability
  • ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • clean driving record; willingness to obtain CT activity license for student transport
  • ability to work late hours and most Friday and Saturday nights

Location: Wallingford, CT
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