Director of Student Life and Engagement

Department: Student Development/Student Life                                                                Reports To: Vice President of Student Development
Work Schedule: M-F daytime; some weekends/evenings                                                Positions Supervised: Student Worker(s)/Volunteers

Job Status: Full-time, 40+ hours a week; minimal travel                                                    Rate of Pay: $37-47k/annually (based on experience)


The Director of Student Life and Engagement is primarily responsible for the strategic leadership, development, and management of retention and student life programs, activities, and events that serve our student community and for helping to foster an engaging Christ-centered and supportive environment.


Program/Project Management

  • Manage Student Life projects scoping student needs and identifying project deliverables, developing project plans, budgets and reporting on progress.
  • Coordinate and manage the planning and execution of major events.
  • Assist in the future development of various student programs/projects.
  • Track and manage Student Life budget and related expenses.
  • Research, develop, and implement ongoing assessment efforts.
  • Assist with the updating of the Student Handbook and Student Life policies.


  • Generate weekly publications in coordination with the Communications Director.
  • Ensure the timely student notification of important and emergent information.
  • Establish, publish, and maintain the Student Life Calendar and Dashboard.
  • Coordinate Student Life communications and correspondence with both internal and external constituencies including prospective, current students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and partner organizations as needed.
  • Use various marketing mediums and strategies to disseminate information related to student life programs, activities, and events.

Chapel and Campus Ministry

  • Plan and implement creative and strategic ministry and worship experiences.
  • Manage Chapel planning efforts to include speaker, music, media, set up/teardown.
  • Coordination of special guests (graduate schools, missions, organizations, etc.)
  • Manage Student Christian Service Program and reporting.

Student Engagement Services

  • Research and develop best practices for engaging online student populations.
  • Conduct assessments into student engagement, interests, and effectiveness.
  • Develop and coordinate events in partnership with other department services.
  • Research and establish cooperative arrangements with community organizations.

Internships and Career Placement Services

  • Collaborate with academic department chairs to provide students with guidance in a variety of career-related categories in order to assist them with attaining employment, internships, or experiential work experiences in their area of study.
  • Assist in the development, coordination, and facilitation of a variety of career-related skill development workshops, seminars, and events.
  • Organize and conduct resume reviews and mock interviews.
  • Collaborate with Alumni to speak to students about career opportunities and current industry trends.
  • Research, collaborate with, and maintain relationships with prospective employers.

Student Government, Clubs and Organizations

  • Serve as the general advisor for student government and other clubs and organizations and assists in managing student organization budgets.
  • Ensure all student organization are conducted in accordance with DCC policies.
  • Manage and maintain Student Life supplies and areas.
  • Assist students in planning and implementing a broad program of campus social, cultural, and leadership activities for students.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the mission of DCC and/or job functions.
  • At least 1-3 years of relevant experience in higher education or relevant setting.


Technical Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, and a demonstrated ability to learn other software.

General Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Required:
    • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the mission of biblical higher education.
    • Commitment to DCC’s Statement of Faith and Statements on Sexuality, Marriage, and the Sanctity of Human Life (dallas.edu/about/#about-accreditation)
    • Ability to effectively manage conflict management.
    • Ability to think ‘outside of the box’ and to lead and manage change.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, skilled in presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing with the ability to compose correspondence and reports.
    • Ability to work effectively with and develop collaboration in ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse employee and student populations.
    • Demonstrated competence in the areas of organization, supervision, and office management.
    • Must have high level of interpersonal skills including courteous demeanor and appropriate exercise of confidentiality.
    • Organizational skills to coordinate projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
    • A strong desire and ability to build relationships with all segments of DCC and its constituents (employees, students, donors, alumni, church leaders, vendors, etc.) on behalf of DCC
  • Preferred:
    • Demonstrated understanding and experience with student engagement.
    • Experience in project management.
    • Experience in higher education, church, and/or non-profit settings.
    • Familiarity and commitment to the ideals of the Restoration Movement (Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ)

Exposure to standard office conditions, including but not limited to extended sitting and/or standing, reading, writing, typing, speaking, and use of technology. Able to climb stairs. Occasional evening and weekend duties and travel are required.



To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to hr@dallas.edu

Adjunct Professor

Open positions:
English Composition

Requirements for adjunct teaching are 1) minimum of a master’s degree and 2) minimum of 18 graduate hours in the area taught.

Required documents:   1) completed Adjunct Teaching Employment Application, 2) resume/bio, and 3) unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work.

Please send all documents to Karla Kuhl.  You can fax the documents to her attention at 972-241-8021, scan/e-mail the documents to her at kkuhl@dallas.edu, or mail the documents to her attention at Dallas Christian College, 2700 Christian Parkway, Dallas, TX  75234

Once received, documentation will be given to the appropriate department chair.  The applicant will be contacted by the department chair at such time as there is a possible instructor assignment.  At that time, further documentation will be required.

Adjunct Teaching Employment Application