Assistant Director of Student Engagement - Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence
University of Denver
February 5, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
Operations, Operations - Administrative Support
Job Description Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence (CLIE) is the student affairs division of the University of Denver. CLIE includes Housing and Residential Education, Academic Resources, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Health and Counseling, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence. We are committed to providing students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens that positively impact the communities they are a part of, now, and in the future. We do so by challenging student to: •Reflect on their values and identities; •Recognize their strengths and acknowledge areas for further growth; •Understand the importance of needing support and seeking it; •Cultivate their passions; and •Foster the public good. Student Engagement is responsible for the support of a variety of student focused co-curricular activities for both undergraduate and graduate students on the University of Denver campus. The goal of the department is to assist students in engaging in activities that will help them exercise and develop the skills associated with their passions outside the classroom. Position Summary The Assistant Director is responsible for the day to day management and oversight of student organizations, including but not limited to the approval of their events, management of the contract process, development of and compliance with risk management plans, as well as the oversight of the student organization advisor development program. This position also works closely with the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) on policy development and implementation for the student organization licensing and student fee allocation processes. Additionally, this position has direct oversight of the University of Denver Programming Board (DUPB) and all of the major annual events that are planned by DUPB. The Assistant Director spearheads campus collaboration in the areas of student programming, policies, procedures, and works with individuals and campus partners on various efforts. This position works in partnership with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities in regards to the student organizations conduct process. The Assistant Director supervises two graduate assistants and multiple student workers. The position supports the Director in providing leadership for the Office of Student Engagement in establishing and fulfilling its mission and strategic priorities, and in conducting daily operations and responsibilities. This position will require some evenings, weekends and holidays. The anticipated start date for this role is July 1, 2018. Essential Functions Inclusive Community Wide Programming •Directly advises the University of Denver Programming Board (DUPB) in programming university-wide DUPB annual events such Winter Carnival, MusicFest and May Days. •Supports the Director in the planning and execution of university-wide annual events including but not limited to Homecoming, Global Reveal and Pioneer Awards. •Supports the Director in developing and implementing events and community building and engaging programming for all different types of students including commuter students and graduate students. •Supports the Director in developing and implementing innovative, engaging late night and weekend programming to encourage the development of a vibrant student community on campus. •Supports the Director in the development and implementation of meaningful and inspiring student traditions and rituals which includes annual signature programs that anchor student engagement on campus. Such traditions must include graduate students and reflect the diverse identities of our entire community. Student Organization Leadership •Advocates for the undergraduate student experience by serving as the student advocate in the areas of contracts, risk management, business services, etc. •Works with undergraduate student organizations in the areas of risk management, contracts, event approval, collaboration, budgeting, etc. •Provides oversight and implementation of the student organization advisor development program and frequent communications with advisors. •Works with the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) on policy development and implementation as it relates to the student organization licensing and relicensing and student activity fee fund allocation to licensed groups and initiatives. •Supports the Director in the management of the Campus Labs Engage software platform for all student organization and event related processes. Programming Operations Management •Supports the Director in the day-to-day functions of the Student Center including event management and student personnel administration. •Follows DU policies and procedures as they relates to event planning and management on campus and the use of the student activity fee. •Responsible for knowing and understanding University of Denver policies and procedures such as the Honor Code, Policy, Student Comptroller and USG finance procedures, and other policies as it pertains to student organizations. Supervision •Participates in the hiring, training and supervision of Program Administrators (graduate assistants) in the Office of Student Engagement, as well as undergraduate student work-study and/or hourly student positions. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities •Ability to design programming that will cultivate a strong sense of community for a diverse student body. •Have a strong understanding of student development theories, specifically the relationship between students’ social identities as they relate to programming goals and learning outcomes. •Have a strong understanding of the relationship between the built-environment and student experience. •Familiar with utilizing emerging technologies, software, and applications to promote and enrich student activities, organizations and clubs, and student engagement overall. •Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Required Qualifications •Master's Degree in Higher Education or related field. •1-3 years of experience (G.A. and/or professional) within student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a post-secondary institution. •1-3 years of experience in supervising graduate and/or student staff. •Demonstrated experience in event planning and/or programming. •Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity efforts embedded into the foundation of all programming and initiatives. •Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed to support student/departmental events. Preferred Qualifications •Master's Degree in Higher Education •3+ years of experience (G.A. and/or professional) within student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a post-secondary institution. •3+ years of experience supervising full-time graduate/professional staff while in a full-time professional role. •Experience with designing innovative assessment tools to evaluate the impact of student engagement initiatives. •Experience with streamlining complex processes, collaborative approaches to creating buy-in, and lean organizational designs. Work Schedule University is open M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm with some weekends, evenings and holidays. Application Deadline For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) on March 16, 2018. An ongoing review of submitted applications will begin on February 15, 2018. Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Jessica Lovan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following documents with your application: 1.Resume 2.A Cover Letter The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
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