Overview

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Jacobs University
is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university in Bremen. We are
offering PreDegree, Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in three schools: School of Science, School of
Computer Science & Engineering, School of Business, Social & Decision Sciences and are involved in the
professional development of specialists and managers and in the transfer of knowledge. Our principles are
first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. As an international
university we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, more than
1,500 students from over 100 nations live and study on our residential campus.
The department of Student Life & Support at Jacobs University Bremen invites applications for the next
possible date for a position of a
Head of Student Life & Support (m/f/d)
(38,5 Std./week; unlimited)
Job ID 22~101

Department Description
The Student Life & Support department is part of the Student Affairs division and contributes significantly to
three core university objectives of its educational profile: Personal Development; Internationality; and
Readiness to Join the Workplace. The department oversees the health, well-being, and social engagement
of both residential and non-residential students, as well as fosters the education of students with particular
regards to intercultural living and working, social mores and values, and interpersonal skills needed to
succeed.
Your responsibilities:
To oversee the orderly and timely execution of day-to-day operations and oversight of:
Student Life & Welfare
Residential Life
Extracurricular Student Activities
Counseling and Intercultural Services
Student Support Network
Non-Academic Disciplinary Board
Student Life & Support and Student Government Budgets

Provide leadership for Student Life & Support unit by:
Defining, communicating, tracking, following up on goals of the department and assigned staff
Providing disciplinary leadership to staff and delegating tasks to them
Coaching employees and developing them in a goal-oriented manner (incl. identification of high-potential employees from an overall university perspective)
Team building, including integration of new employees
Ensuring internal succession planning
Conducting personnel hiring, exiting and separation interviews in cooperation with Human
Resources

Your qualifications:
MA or equivalent
Significant work experience in Student Life/Residential Life/Student Affairs in a university setting
Management experience of large and diverse teams
Expertise in student welfare issues and their support needs, including crisis management
Experience in developing educational and governance policies, systems, and related processes
Ability to prioritize and keep track of a wide-range of topics and tasks

We offer:
The result counts: trust working hours for work-life balance
Possibility to work remotely
Individual on-boarding, career- and development planning
Company fitness program offers with EGYM Well Pass (former Qualitrain)
Green campus with recreation areas, take the tour: https://www.jacobs-university.de/campustour/
Jacobs University has extensive programs on sustainability, environmental sustainability, equal
opportunities and high ethical values

If you enjoy a dynamic international working environment and like to work in a highly motivated and friendly
team, you are exactly right with us! You can expect an open corporate culture with flat hierarchies as well as
interesting and challenging tasks. During your induction, you will be optimally prepared for your area of
responsibility.