Location: Bristol, RI Category: Staff positions Posted On: Wed Feb 6 2019 Job Description:
Under the direction of the Director of Student Programs and Leadership, the Assistant Director of Student Programs and Leadership assists in the development, organization, and assessment of inclusive and comprehensive co-curricular student engagement opportunities . The Assistant Director develops activities that complement the University's academic mission, builds a sense of belonging and community, and provides opportunities for students' to develop skills that lead to students' overall well-being and success. In addition to campus event support and student group advising, the Assistant Director will oversee a specific student program and/or leadership function that could include: student program board, student success initiatives department marketing and communication.
Student Organization Coordination
Provide support and guidance to the student clubs and organizations within the University community.
Advise major Student Program Board on programming, budget management, student retention through recruitment and student involvement, contract terms, marketing and event production.
Advise Multi Cultural Student Organization Board, on social justice programming, budget management, student retention through recruitment and student involvement, contract terms, marketing and event production.
Attend meetings and confer with club and organization leaders on a consistent basis, keeping a regular and consistent communication channel open.
Assist and facilitate an organized student leadership program through a variety of activities and in collaboration with other functions within the University community.
Work with Academic Affairs on Student Success programming for sophomore student population.
Assist with New Student and Family Orientation program that is part of the Department of Student Programs and Leadership
Department Marketing and Communication
Update department websites, coordinate department social media accounts and create marketing campaigns for campus community.
Supervise FIT students and student interns in area of marketing and social media.
Division/Campus Support Activities
Attend all department and divisional trainings and meetings.
Be accessible, visible, and present for relevant and occasional campus speakers and athletic events; attend staff/student-planned community development activities and educational events as appropriate.
Chaperon and assist in organization of large, annual, campus-wide programs as needed such as spring weekend, Senior class events, fall orientation, and commencement.
Participate in task forces, presenting training topics, and executing divisional and divisional projects as needed.
Establish and maintain strong partnerships with colleagues within the division as well as other campus stakeholders including but not limited to Residence Life and Housing, Admissions, Environmental Health & Safety, Financial Aid, Bursar, Registrar, Information Technology, and Human Resources.
Serve as department representative on committees as assigned.
Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and uses discretion when supporting students, their families, and working with sensitive student information.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or supervisor's designee.
Master's Degree in college student personnel, education or a related field.
One to two years student programming, orientation, student activities and leadership development experience in a college or university environment.
Thorough understanding of student development theory with the ability to practically apply the theory through innovative program development. Ability to implement problem-solving strategies to manage everyday student advising challenges in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, specifically the ability to relate to and work effectively with students, staff, family members, visitors, groups and organizations, both internal and external to the University. Well-developed written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with students, staff, family members and visitors and be sensitive, diplomatic, and articulate in all communications.
Excellent planning and organizational skills with ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks, adapt to changing priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Detail-oriented and self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as a leader and collaborative team.
Creative, enthusiastic and energetic individual.
Demonstrated commitment and passion for professional growth in the areas of student learning and development, community and leadership development, supporting students' well-being, and best practices in student programs and orientation.
Knowledge of equity and inclusion issues and laws that impact higher education (all gender spaces, Title IX, bias issues, ADA compliance).
Demonstrated commitment to expand knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding cultural differences, social identities, and historical inequalities, and strategies for interacting effectively with people different from oneself.
Demonstrated experience using diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in delivering programs and services practice (i.e., staffing practices, supervision, training, policies, programs).
Demonstrated experience and commitment to professional growth in best practices in using technology in student programs and leadership and student affairs to increase efficiency, accessibility, and quality of the student experience (such as student organization management systems, event management and ticketing software, social media, community development tracking and Microsoft Office Suite).
Involvement in local, regional, and national organizations supporting the mission of Student Programs and leadership, as well as in the field of student affairs (such as NODA, NACA, ACPA, and NASPA).
Ability to handle emergency situations involving students.
Available to work nights and weekends and, on an occasional basis, to travel with students.
* At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
As an institution committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning as well as building the university that the world needs now, Roger Williams University values inclusion, seeks to reflect the diversity of the region and create access to higher education and career success.
The University seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, and teaching or research, can contribute to our diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.
For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9
Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.
Minimum 25th Midpoint 75th Maximum
$45,068 $49,497 $53,927 $58,356 $62,785
Internal Number: 107183
About Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University is inextricably connected to Roger Williams, the 17th-century leader devoted to freedom of conscience and social justice who founded a community in Rhode Island based on those tenets. Roger Williams' philosophy, and what has been called his 'lively experiment,' nurtured the growth of vibrant and open societies. Our pursuit of excellence in education, academic accomplishment and community service is rooted in his focus on intellectual exchange, critical thinking, inclusiveness and innovation as a means of improving a free society. It is this legacy that inspires our core purpose.