Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Student Engagement.
The Assistant Director of Student Engagement, as part of the Student Engagement team, enriches the quality of life on campus through community building events, celebration of traditions, and advisement of student organizations. In addition, this position is responsible for developing and coordinating the annual new student orientation program, as well as oversight of the College Entertainment Committee, campus programming spaces, and management of the College Center staff. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement works in coordination with the Director in the oversight of creating, planning, and executing events that foster learning, growth, and leadership development of students.
Advise the College Entertainment Committee (CEC), advising the student board with programming, booking, contracting, and scheduling for campus events. Supervise late night and/or weekend events. Authorize the responsible and ethical expenditure of the College Entertainment Committee's annual budget.
Manage Steinman College Center facility use and other campus programming spaces (Ben's Underground, 1787) including the hiring, training, and supervision of the student workers. Oversight of the SCC includes scheduling, set ups, tear downs, addressing any problems with the facility or technology, and reporting issues to the Facilities Management team.
Provide direction and support for College traditions and annual events that are embraced by the students and the community, including support of Summer-to-Fummer, Spring Arts, and Fall Fest. Additionally, develop new initiatives and the development of new traditions.
Develop and coordinate, in partnership with campus colleagues and student leaders, a comprehensive new student orientation program.
Provide event planning and operational support to all student organizations and College House Governments, meeting with student leaders as needed to review their events, reduce risk, ensure appropriate procedures (with waivers, contracts, purchasing, etc.)
Provide support to all organization Advisors. Serve as a point of contact for Advisors when they experience issues with their role or need additional support and guidance.
Advise one of the class councils, and provide guidance and direction for class related programming. Assist in the selection of board members and in creating class unity through representation, communication, and events.
Collaborate with colleagues (in the department, division, etc.) on the production and coordination of student leadership development training and workshops.
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or Events Management preferred.
One to three years experience in Student organization advising, student center management, student employee supervision and/or events planning required.
Basic proficiency in Google Suite required.
Basic proficiency in databases, web development software and Banner preferred.
Intermediate ability to think critically and analytically and to manage programs required..
Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver's license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Large van certification required within 90 days of hire.
Because this position works with minors (non F&M students under the age of 18) please review the link below that includes information regarding the protection of minors. This link also outlines information regarding a mandatory training you must complete prior to working with minors. The online training course must be completed at least once every two years by faculty, staff and Franklin & Marshall students who interact with minors.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.
About Franklin & Marshall College - Lancaster, PA
Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.