Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
The Assistant Director of Campus Involvement serves an important role in serving the mission of the department and in cultivating a robust and vibrant co-curricular and extracurricular experience for students that impacts student retention at the University. The Assistant Director is responsible for providing visionary leadership and administrative oversight for a variety of campus programs focused on student engagement, which includes tasks related to supporting a comprehensive student organizations program, and advisement of the University Program Board. The Assistant Director must be committed to supporting, respecting, and embracing diverse backgrounds and values in order to foster an inclusive campus community. The Assistant Director is responsible for planning, oversight, and execution of large-scale campus events sponsored by the Department. This position is responsible for building collaborative partnerships across campus and engages students in the planning and implementation of events and activities. The Assistant Director oversees budgets, contracts, marketing and communications for the position's areas of responsibilities, and implements program level assessment activities that align with departmental, Division, and University goals and outcomes.
Provide administrative oversight for daily operations associated with leading a comprehensive student organization/student engagement program. This includes advising the University Program Board and being responsible for the planning, oversight, and execution of large-scale campus events sponsored by the department. The Assistant Director is responsible for creating collaborative partnerships between Campus Involvement, UPB, and other student engagement stakeholders within and outside of the campus community. The Assistant Director is engaged in developing strategic short and long range area goals that align with the strategic plan for the University and enhance the engagement, retention and success of St. Cloud State students. The Assistant Director also provide supervision, coaching, and evaluation of graduate assistants, student employees, interns, and student leaders.
Provide leadership in building and maintaining collaborative partnerships between Campus Involvement, student organizations, UPB, Campus Recreation, Athletics, and other areas of the department as well as other campus departments engaged in campus pride and spirit initiatives.
Review and assist with administrative operations such as contracts, purchasing card transactions, and purchase orders. Actively participate in making recommendations to the Associate Director and the Dean of Students regarding the development of overall department and program specific budgets. Engage in strategic decision-making to maximize the impact of available resources. Seek sources of financial support for departmental programs through grant writing, alumni donations and additional sponsorships for events, programs, and activities.
Provide leadership, advising, and administrative oversight for University Program Board (UPB) as they implement their vision and mission that includes providing a comprehensive schedule of diverse events for the campus community and beyond, meeting the changing needs of students, and supporting the mission of the university as a whole.
Oversee marketing and public relations efforts in conjunction with appropriate staff and students. Maintain accurate information on websites and other marketing channels used. Work closely with other campus departments, including University Communications, to market student engagement programs, events, and activities.
Facilitate the assessment and evaluation of Campus Involvement programs and services to ensure alignment with CAS standards in addition as the University mission and strategic plan
Participate in professional development activities and create opportunities consistent with the mission and vision for the department. Keep up to date with student development theory, current trends in areas of responsibility, technological resources
Provide leadership and service for Division of Student Life and Development initiatives. Assist the Associate Director of Campus Involvement and the Dean of Students with special projects or tasks as assigned in order to accomplish the organization's overall goals and mission.
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field.
Minimum of three years professional experience in a higher education setting working closely with students.
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations, including student organizations, in order to foster an inclusive campus community.
Experience with large scale event planning.
Previous experience advising students and/or student organizations.
Evidence of strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal, conflict mediation, and effective communication skills.
Knowledge and practice of student development theory to support student organizations, student leadership, and student involvement.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft products, web-based survey tools, and student engagement platforms.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of legal issues and risk management related to Campus Involvement.
Previous experience with advisement of student program boards.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
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Why Work For Us
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Desired Start Date: 08/02/2021
Internal Number: 2675
About Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.