• Director, Student Engagement

    Location BB-Bridgetown
    Job ID
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Student Affairs
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Global - Salaried
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Director of Student Engagement reports to the Associate Dean, Medical Sciences Student Affairs and has primary responsibility in four areas:

    • Provide leadership, supervision and budget accountability to the Department of Campus Life which oversees SGA, 50+ student clubs and organizations, and intramural sports;
    • Provide leadership, supervision and budget accountability to the Department of Housing and Residence Life that oversees a 1,300+ bed residential community, and
    • Provide leadership, program development, implementation, and evaluation oversight for the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity.


    • Oversee and continually improve all student engagement efforts of RUSM on the Barbados Campus
    • Utilizing a coaching and mentoring approach provide supervision, evaluation, and staff development in a positive manner
    • Contribute to the updates for the RUSM Student Handbook; recommend, implement, and where applicable enforce policies and procedures as they relate to the student experience and environment.
    • In the absence of the Associate Dean attends campus leadership meetings on his/her behalf; act as a liaison with administrators. Participate in meetings and seminars related to student development matters.
    • Serve as resource to students and other campus departments such as Security, Counseling, Health, and Academics and as liaison in student concerns and student behavior; shares evening and weekend ‘on-call’ duties.
    • Works closely with the Student Government Association, mentoring student leaders in their tasks and responsibilities of providing a student voice, in a professional manner, to all RUSM constituencies – especially Administration, student groups, and faculty advisors.
    • Works in a collaborative manner with remote staff based throughout the US to ensure a smooth transition for on and off boarding of all students
    • Assist Associate Dean on projects/activities and program assessment and evaluation as directed
    • Assist the Office of Housing and Residence Life with student arrival and move-in process.
    • Major contributor and participant to Semester Start-Up Meetings
    • Attends regular Student Affairs Leadership Team meetings

    Oversees Barbados Student Affairs team in the absence of the Associate Dean.


    Candidates must hold a Master's degree (PhD, EdD preferred) in higher education administration, college student development, counseling, or related field.


    Desirable experiences include:

    • Experience in one or more of the areas overseen by the position
    • Prior supervision; departmental oversight preferred
    • Program development and assessment
    • International travel

    Critical skills and competencies:

    • Strong multi-cultural proficiency
    • Leadership provided in a coaching and mentoring approach
    • Positive, pro-active approach to student affairs work
    • Ability to be a productive and high performing team member in a fast paced, occasionally stressful environment
    • Ability to respond calmly in crisis
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • The ability to develop and sustain positive relationships across all departments of RUSM, including remote colleagues

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)

    Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has more than 11,000 alumni who are practicing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and beyond. The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.


    RUSM students begin their journey to become physicians on the school’s campus in Dominica, located in the West Indies. Students complete a rigorous basic science curriculum, supported by cutting-edge instructional technology, including an anatomy and medical imaging laboratory and a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills. Students then complete their medical education by taking core and elective clinical rotations in U.S., Canada, and UK.

    In 2013, RUSM achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).In 2014, RUSM graduates earned more than 800 residency positions; the largest number for any medical school in the world.


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