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Director of Student Engagement and Leadership

Company: Assumption College
Location: Worcester
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Category: AdministratorsDepartment: Office of Student AffairsPosted: Mar 25, 2024Closes: Open Until FilledType: Full-timeAbout Assumption University:Assumption University is a comprehensive, private Catholic liberal arts institution with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages people of color and others from underrepresented groups to apply. The University is in Worcester, Massachusetts, New England's second largest city that "combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city." Job Description:BASIC PURPOSE: Basic Purpose: The Director of Student Engagement is responsible for student leadership development, first-year orientation, campus social and educational programming, and oversight of Student Government, Campus Activities Board, and over 40 other clubs and organizations. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director is a vital member of campus life and contributes to the development of a vibrant co-curricular life within the context of Catholic mission of the University. Attendance at and participation in campus programs is expected. ACCOUNTABILITIES:1. Supervision

  • Direct and supervise the work of departmental employees including, though not limited to supervising, training, scheduling, and evaluating employees.
  • Exercises judgment and discretion in supervising and advising the Student Government and the Campus Activities Board (directly supervised by the Assistant Director), including adherence to and revisions of their Constitutions, election and selection processes for officers and executive board positions, training, budget allocation, and financial responsibility.
  • Serve as the advisor to the Student Government Association.
  • Specific oversight of the first-year class officers, fundraisers, events and activities specific for this population.
  • Oversight of all SGA approved campus clubs and student organizations, including development of and adherence to an organization Constitution, selection of an advisor(s), financial records, and fundraising initiatives, creation of a procedure manual/handbook, and general policies and procedures related to these clubs and organizations.
  • Oversight, along with the Assistant Director and Coordinator, of the major events including Family Weekend, Winterfest, Spring Concert and Senior Week.
  • Oversight, along with the Coordinator, of all pub events and late-night weekend programs.2. Administrative
  • Practice strong organizational and fiscal management skills with departmental budgets.
  • Manage Student Activities Fee budget, Orientation budget, Student Government budget, and class budgets.
  • Facilitate the election process for the Student Government Association.
  • Coordinate the training for the Student Government Executives as well as the senate.
  • Oversight, along with the Student Activities Fee Committee, of the allotment of the student activities fee money to appropriate organizations on campus.
  • Provide recommendations, advice, and support for the programming efforts of other offices, such as Residential Life, Campus Ministry, Health Services, Counseling Services, Reach Out Center, Cross-Cultural Center, Athletics, and Campus Recreation.
  • Responsible for coordination of June Orientation, and August New Student Orientation programs. Work collaboratively with the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs to ensure balanced and meaningful programs addressing academic and social transition issues.
  • Coordinate and implement Transfer Student Orientation August and January.
  • Development of annual learning outcomes with appropriate and tangible measurement methods to ensure goals and objectives for student learning are being met.
  • Responsible for student leadership initiatives. This includes students in formal leadership roles, as well as the membership of clubs and organizations.
  • Assist with University special events such as, but not limited to, the Matriculation ceremony, and Commencement.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities and participates in regional and/or national organizations related to activities (NACA) and orientation (NODA).
  • Participate in administrator on-call rotation for division of Student Affairs.3. Programming
  • Coordinate the annual Student Leader Trainings in August and January, as well as the In the Company of Friends Leadership Program, the annual Winter Summit and the Women's Conference.
  • Plan, develop, and implement a diverse array of programs and events.
  • Play an active role in promoting cross-cultural understanding and initiates programming that includes social and educational components of multiculturalism.
  • Manage a vibrant and active weekend programming efforts, which includes the hiring, supervising, training, and evaluation of staff.
  • Identify, evaluate, and continuously assess programs, events, and departmental services to ensure consistency with mission and division goals.4. Serve on several University committees as a representative of the division of Student Affairs.5. Serve as a Campus Security Authority for Clery reporting purposes and a Responsible Employee for Title IX reporting purposes.6. May be assigned other related duties.Requirements:
  • Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College.
  • Master's degree in higher education or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in student activities or closely related field.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience with supervision of professional staff.
  • Experience supervising and/or advising students and/or student organizations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of co-curricular learning experiences.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and attend student events required.Additional Information:SCOPE:
  • Regularly serves on a variety of campus committees, and other ad-hoc committees as assigned. Maintains active membership in a variety of professional organizations to stay abreast developments and innovations in the field of Student Activities.
  • Interacts regularly with a variety of student committees and groups, students, staff, administrators, parents, agents, vendors, and performers.
  • Supervises the work of approximately 2 full-time employees
  • Manages an annual departmental operating budget. Also manages programming budgets, Student/Parent Orientation and Student Government Association. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sitting, standing, walking, and bending are required of this position. Use of a computer keyboard and computer screen for periods of time with close vision and the ability to adjust visual focus plus manual dexterity are required. MENTAL DEMANDS: The mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Examples of mental demands include reading (documents), detailed work, confidentiality, language, math, reasoning, oral communications, written communications, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions, and performing calculations when necessary.Application Instructions:Please be sure to submit your cover letter addressing qualifications for this position along with your resume.Thank youPId04c2354f37f-31181-34113319

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