Salem Academy and College, the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country by its founding date of 1772, invites applications for a Director for Student Engagement, Orientation and Intercultural Education. The Director for Student Engagement, Orientation and Intercultural Education reports to the Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and is responsible for coordinating programs, events, and activities that promote student involvement, new and returning student orientation, leadership development, and intercultural competence in a richly diverse College and Academy community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include but are Not Limited to the Following
Orientation Coordination, Planning and Programming
Coordinate new student orientation programs for traditional students in August, and as an initiative to provide on-going first and second year experience throughout the academic year;
Address the needs of a diverse student body by promoting understanding across differences that supports student success and persistence through graduation;
Coordinate, plan, and communicate with staff, faculty and campus offices for new students, transfer students, and returning students;
Select, train, and supervise student orientation leaders; and
Connect the new and returning student orientation programs with the College mission, vision, values and strategic directions including a focus on Health Leadership as a campus community.
Coordination of Student Activities and Events
Coordinate student activities and events to create a vibrant and engaging co-curricular environment;
Effectively communicate, market, and promote on-campus and off-campus activities and events, including posting on social media, institutional calendar, Student Center media venues, and web pages;
Program on-campus activities and events to optimize use of venues and campus spaces;
Program off-campus activities and events, including the promotion of interaction with students from area colleges;
Coordinate Family Weekend; and
Engage and supervise Graduate Assistants for the Student Center.
Advising Student Clubs and Organizations
Advise the Campus Activities Board (CAB), assigned areas of the Student Government Association (SGA), and student organizations;
Oversee all student groups in leadership development and in planning campus-wide and affinity group organization programs;
Coordinate club and organization officer training to include emerging leadership training workshops on managing budgets, event planning, how to run a meeting, risk management, and other leadership development-related topics and programs; and
Coordinate the Emerging Student Leadership Training activities.
Coordination of Student Leadership Training Programs
Assist with the development of student leadership training programs to meet the needs of a diverse student population; and
Coordinate the leaders in training for emerging leaders and advanced leadership training options through grant-funded programs.
Collaborate with College and Academy staff and faculty to communicate and plan events for College and Academy students; consult with: Academy Director of Student Life, Academy Director of Student Activities as well as the Director of Residential Life for event planning.
Support the Student Center operations and administration of space and scheduling with other operations staff to include the supervision of a team of work study student employees as assigned;
Participate in Student Affairs professional staff on-call emergency response rotation; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
One – three years of work experience in student affairs administration and/or leadership;
Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills and an ability to foster teamwork;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals of all backgrounds to promote equity and diversity, to foster inclusion, and to effect positive change.
Ability to build and maintain relationships fostering an environment of mutual respect, understanding, and trust;
Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills, and an inclination to contribute to high-level decisions;
Positive attitude and desire to support institutional mission, vision, values and strategic directions;
Strong research and analytical skills;
Excellent computer skills and experience with use of student information systems; and
Ability to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed.
Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or a closely related field; and
Prior experience in leadership education, campus programming, and supervision is preferred.
About Salem Academy and College
Salem Academy and College is the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country by its founding date of 1772.