In collaboration with campus partners, the Assistant Director's primary focus will be to support and create opportunities for students to become socially responsible citizens committed to building a more just world. The Assistant Director provides oversight for campus programs and leadership initiatives.
Oversee the planning, organizing, and implementation of events and activities that enhance the student experience and strengthen the university retention objectives, focusing on programs, and special events and traditions, including oversight of the Student Activities Council (SAC).
Supervise SAC graduate assistant.
Serve as a resource to student organizations; provide training and development opportunities regarding the coordination of major events.
Develop collaborative relationships with event planning staff throughout the University to facilitate student group activities and events. (Partner offices may include: Facilities, Administration and Planning, Public Safety, and University Event Management.)
Develop learning outcomes and conduct the assessment process.
Manage and maintain budget for programs; negotiate contracts; order supplies; make travel arrangements; handle purchase orders.
Provide evening and weekend event coverage and advisement.
Oversee the planning, organizing, and implementation of leadership training and development that enhance the student experience, including oversight of the Leadership Cabinet and Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honors Society.
Supervise leadership initiatives graduate assistant.
Serve as a resource to student organizations; provide training and development opportunities regarding student leadership.
Participate in student group activities and assist leaders and officers in recruiting, engaging and training leaders and attracting participants, including presidents’ meetings.
Work with club leaders and officers on increasing inclusivity and accessibility to all parts of campus.
Plan, develop, and implement programs, services, activities, and strategies that promote critical dialogue and social change around multiculturalism, campus climate, and issues of equity and inclusion.
Work with student staff and constituencies across campus to develop workshops and dialogue opportunities on the topics of anti-oppression, cross-cultural solidarity, sustainability and wellness, holistic wellness, student leadership, and social justice.
Assist in the daily operations of the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership.
Assist with contractual and financial matters pertaining to student events.
Assist with office budgetary matters.
Assist in the coordination of student employment for the office including training and evaluation of student workers.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Evening and weekend hours are necessary, as is overnight travel for student group training and development retreats.
Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, or similar field of study. Experience working with diverse student populations.
1-3 years of experience working in higher education, particularly: campus activities, student involvement, leadership programs. Demonstrated effectiveness working with student programming. Experience in student organization advising, event planning, social justice, and leadership development.
Position will remain open until filled.