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The SMU Health Center Pharmacy in the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is seeking a temporary, part-time pharmacy technician.  The SMU Health Center Pharmacy is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

This position will work approximately 15 to 20 hours per week during the school year.

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The Coordinator provides direct support for the Dean of Residence Life & Student Housing as well as provides departmental support to members of the reporting unit.  This position coordinates all office management functions for RLSH.  The position manages University processes, approvals and forms including purchasing, invoices, and supply purchases across over 100 budget organizations and supports strategic divisional initiatives that benefit the division of Student Affairs, Residence Life and Student Housing, and the student community.

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for an experienced, innovative, committed, and collaborative professional to serve as the next Dean of Residence Life & Student Housing (RLSH).

Reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. K.C. Mmeje, the Dean is a member of the vice president’s leadership team, and will also have significant interaction with senior leaders in other units like Academic Affairs, Business and Finance, Facilities, etc. The Dean interacts closely with other leaders across the institution to facilitate success in SMU’s mission which is “to create, expand, and impart knowledge through teaching, research, and service, shaping world changers who contribute to their communities and excel in their professions in a global society. Among its faculty, students, and staff, the University will cultivate principled thought, develop intellectual skills, and promote an environment emphasizing individual dignity and worth. SMU affirms its historical commitment to academic freedom and open inquiry, to moral and ethical values, and to its United Methodist heritage.

The university houses approximately 3600 students, 2600 in 11 Residential commons (RCs) and 1,000 across Upper Division Housing (UDH), apartments, and university owned fraternity chapter houses. The RCs provide an integrated academic and residential experience incorporating live-in Faculty in Residence (FiRs) serving as the intellectual leaders for each residential community and a Residential Community Director (RCD) who also shapes the experience of each commons.

This is search is being conducted in collaboration with William Spelman Executive Search. While applicants will still apply online during the process, they should direct questions and nominations to the search firm. 

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The Program and Assessment Coordinator provides critical support and guidance to the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life at SMU.  With a focus on assessment, student leadership development, and event planning and logistics, the Program and Assessment Coordinator collaborates with OCRL colleagues to achieve the goal of creating an inclusive community that celebrates intellectual curiosity, nourishes ethical decision making, cultivates deep spiritual exploration and supports faithful living in the world.  Reporting to the Chaplain and Minister to the University, the Program and Assessment Coordinator brings knowledge of student affairs administration to the ministry of the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life.  Persons of any religious tradition are encouraged to apply.

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Southern Methodist University (SMU), a private university in Dallas, Texas, seeks a Residential Community Director. The Residential Community Director provides leadership in developing and sustaining positive academically focused residential communities and in successfully accomplishing administrative functions required in managing a university residence community.  Position is live-in and reports to an Assistant Director for Residential Life.  The position serves in an on-call rotation.

SMU currently has four Residential Community Director positions open, three of which are in Residential Commons and one serves the Upper-Division Housing communities.

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The Hegi Family Career Development Center at Southern Methodist University (SMU), is seeking an Assistant Director, Employer Relations, to assist with University’s on-campus and off-campus recruiting activities for students. This entails working closely with employer representatives, alumni and parents, as well as the other staff within the Career Center. The primary objective is to optimize the employer and student experience with the recruitment-related systems activities of the Center and to maintain employer relationships and conduct outreach to new employers.

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The Student Engagement Project Specialist has a broad set of responsibilities including direct administrative support for the unit leadership, managing the day-to-day activities of the office, responding to internal and external inquiries, and general unit support for centralized operations and processes.  Additionally, this position supports division-wide initiatives and processes including contracting for programming and services (for multiple areas in the division and student organizations), special funding request support, and technology tracking.  The Project Specialist represents the unit and interacts on a daily basis with internal and external stakeholders.  Such communication requires thorough knowledge of the University, thorough knowledge of all details relating to all programs managed by the office, as well as discretion, professionalism and confidence in relaying information.

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