American College Dublin is recruiting for the role Director of Student Life


Job description

Under the direction of the Academic Dean, provide assistance on student-related activities at the College; coordinate study abroad travel, housing and activities; coordinate student housing; give individual assistance to students with academic or behavioural problems; assist in the supervision of selected extra-curricular activities and perform other duties as requested.


Essential duties


  • Arrange and coordinate out-of-class student activities, including student union and other student representative organizing, athletics, social and lifestyle activities.
  • Arrange and coordinate study abroad student arrivals and departures, accommodation arrangements, extra-curricular activities, liaison with home institutions.
  • Coordinate and be responsible for student housing. 
  • Coordinate advising and advocacy of student health and welfare activities.
  • Direct and work with student interns and volunteers.
  • Update and consolidate the alumni database and maintain and develop alumni outreach initiatives.
  • Confer with students, parents, and faculty where individual student academic and behavioural problems are involved.
  • Maintain effective relationships with representatives of law enforcement and social welfare agencies in the event of serious student problems.
  • Assist faculty and staff to understand and work more effectively with students who have institution-related issues.
  • Act as resource for faculty and staff and administration regarding student achievement, attendance, behaviour, and other problems.
  • Initiate as required student suspensions and other student discipline actions to be taken by an administrator.



Non-essential duties

  • Ability to teach one class a semester an advantage.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Knowledge of College administration protocols and practices.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective managerial skills and processes.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administration, parents, and the public.
  • Analyse problems and devise, propose and implement satisfactory solutions.
  • Show initiative.
  • Ability to take direction and carry out written and oral instructions effectively.




Master’s Degree required. Preferably in Guidance and Counselling.



A minimum of two (2) or more years of successful teaching and/or administration. 


Licences and other requirements

Appropriate credentials.

Current valid driver’s license.


Applications, to include a letter of application and curriculum vitae, should be sent to The position will remain open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.