Employment Opportunities

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We are delighted that you are interested in making SMU your professional home. Located in the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, our campus has many opportunities waiting for you. At SMU and within the Division of Student Affairs, we truly appreciate and value your contributions.

As we actively pursue our strategic plan, Cultivating Courageous Change, we are seeking professionals who are dynamic, student-focused, innovative, and open to collaboration with campus partners to bring this ambitious plan to life.

Within the framework of Cultivating Courageous Change, achieving professional excellence is one of our primary objectives. As such, we are eager to attract and retain exceptional professionals. We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to nurturing student leaders while as well as their own talents and skills to make a positive impact within the Division of Student Affairs and the broader profession.


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Here are the current job openings in the Division of Student Affairs. To apply, candidates must apply through the SMU Human Resources online portal to be considered. Please click the button below to access the postings on the HR website. 

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About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Serves as Assistant Director for University Athletic Bands, including, but not limited to Mustang Marching Band and Mustang
Basketball band. Assists with daily administration of Athletic Bands and Diamond M Club. Oversees student workers as assigned. This position is an integral part of the SMU Spirit Leadership Team.

Essential Functions:

Assists Director of Mustang Band and Spirit Groups with all Athletic Band rehearsals and serves as Director in their
absence. Maintains financial records as assigned. Assists with administration of Athletic Band program. Oversees student workers as assigned.

Maintains music licensing and oversees production of music arrangements for all Mustang Band events. May arrange music as assigned.

Serves on Spirit Leadership Team and attends weekly meetings. Serves on Summer Camp Leadership Team.

Works alongside Director of Mustang Band and Spirit Groups as a liaison to Diamond M Club and Development Office.

Coordinates non-football ensembles such as, but not limited to, Mustang Basketball Band including music selections and schedule.

Produces “Pigskin Revue” including schedules, ensuring music is arranged, and working with Homecoming Committee as needed.

Assist with Mustang Band recruiting and auditions. Participate in on and off campus recruiting events. 

Attend appropriate professional development including, but not limited to Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and College Band Directors National Association conferences.

Participate in assigned Division of Student Affairs events. Athletic Band schedule is dictated by athletic events and do occur on evenings, weekends, and holiday weekends. Travel to events in and out of state will be necessary.

Education and Experience:

A Master's degree is required. 

A minimum of three years of experience is required.

Experience with athletic band teaching and administration is required. Experience working as a High School Band Director is preferred.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is seeking a part-time, as needed, temporary Clinical Lab Medical Assistant for the medical laboratory of the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center.  The medical lab supports the Health Center’s primary care practice for SMU students. The Clinical Lab Medical Assistant will perform a variety of duties, including blood draws, collection of other lab specimens, routine lab tests, and patient identification for all samples.

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

The Director of Wellbeing Education works as a member of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students leadership team in assessing, developing, managing, and promoting a holistic health and wellness culture at Southern Methodist University (SMU). This position will develop and implement a vision for the newly-created Office of Wellbeing Education and work collaboratively with offices and departments across campus to promote wellbeing, specifically those within the Division of Student Affairs. The Director of Wellbeing Education supervises staff members, including the recovery program coordinator.

Essential Functions:

Provide leadership for the newly-created Office of Wellbeing Education using evidence-based health promotion approaches to develop a vision, strategies, and programs that advance a culture of holistic health and wellbeing and address critical priority areas for student wellness at SMU. This includes supervising the recovery program coordinator.
Collaborate with colleagues across campus and within the Division of Student Affairs in planning and implementing large- and small-scale programming and presentations for the campus that promote health and wellbeing.
Conduct health needs assessments and other public health surveys to drive program planning. Produce comprehensive reports to educate stakeholders and inform strategic planning and decision-making. Complete the biannual Drug Free Campus-Act reports.
Support the ongoing work of the Student Recovery Program and oversee the substance use prevention efforts on campus.
Maintain and oversee department budgets in partnership with the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students and the Senior Financial Budget Officer for the Division of Student Affairs. Pursue additional funding for program and office support through collaboration with the Division of Development and External Affairs' fundraising efforts and through grant writing.
Provide direction and leadership for a core group of students to promote awareness and effective delivery of health-related information and programs. Recruit, train, and supervise 10-15 Wellbeing Education Team members (WESTies) each year.
Serve as a member of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Leadership Team.
The position requires some evening and weekend work depending upon training requests and student needs.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree is required.  Field of study for degree in public health, higher education or other closely related field, is required.

A minimum of five years of work experience in the field of health education or health promotion is required. College health and wellbeing experience or experience with corporate wellbeing initiatives is required.  

Experience with developing and utilizing student/peer leaders is preferred. Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis is preferred. 

Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credential is preferred.

Deadline to apply:

This position is open until filled. 

The Office Coordinator provides critical support to the Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life at SMU, with particular focus on the Center for Faith & Learning. This position provides administrative support to the OCRL staff (2 full time chaplains, 2 part time chaplains and the Director of the Center for Faith & Learning). Reporting to the Chaplain and Minister to the University and the Director of the Center for Faith & Learning, the Coordinator manages the office environment and programmatic priorities to insure effective operations, communications and development. The Coordinator will demonstrate a commitment to integrating intellectual and spiritual life. 

Deadline to apply:

This position is open until filled.

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is seeking a temporary Counselor at our state-of-the-art campus facility, the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center. The Counselor provides mental health services to enrolled SMU students.

This is not a benefits eligible position. Temporary position. The Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work hours: 20-29 hours a week; some flexibility in schedule.

Essential Functions:

Direct psychological services for students (individual, and group) crisis intervention, referrals and consultations regarding students.
Education and Experience:

Master's degree required.  Those with a Doctoral degree are encouraged to apply.

Licensed in the state of Texas (or license eligible) in psychology, counseling, social work or related field, is required.

A minimum of two years of counseling work experience is required.

Work experience in a college or university counseling center is preferred.

Thorough knowledge of and experience with administration and interpretation of psychological tests is preferred.

Solid experience with crisis intervention is required.

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite is required.  Experience with Electronic Medical Records is required.

Deadline to apply:

This position is open until filled. 

Staff Opportunities and Events

Throughout the year, the SMU Division of Student Affairs provides staff with opportunities to come together, grow as professionals, and pitch in across campus. Learn how staff members meet colleagues and get involved in the division, and learn about professional development opportunities within the division.

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