Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 30 undergraduate majors, minors and special programs, along with five graduate programs with a number of concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University's historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional campuses throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.
Position Title: Director of Student Involvement
Status: Full time, Twelve (12) month
Reports to the Vice President of Student Engagement and Senior Student Experience Officer
Under the supervision of the Vice President of Student Engagement and Senior Student Experience Officer the Director of Student Involvement is a twelve-month position with responsibilities that promote active student involvement through campus clubs and organizations, major student activities and supporting other Student Life initiatives. This position helps Averett support Transformative Student Experiences within the strategic plan.
Job Tasks and Responsibilities May include any and/or all of the following:
Coordinate, manage, and implement a diverse range of activities and events for students
Provide oversight to campus clubs and organizations
Support leadership development of club and organization leaders
Support Student Government Association
Work with students to plan and implement major activities programs such as: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Club Fair, etc.
Work closely with appropriate faculty and staff to develop and implement schedules and programs related to orientations and summer registration days
Work with Student Life staff to assist with the training and supervision of graduate assistants
Maintain social media campaigns
Supervise graduate assistants
Other duties as assigned by the VP of Student Engagement
Travel and ADA-related Requirements
Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment:
The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Almost constant interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team
Visual and hearing acuity required to perform assigned work, including meetings and interactions with students and other employees
Work is performed while sitting, standing and walking.
Ability to lift, carry or move items of up to 25 pounds, occasionally up to 40 pounds, such as supplies, binders, or food trays, and items connected to events
Work may require pushing/pulling, reaching, bending, twisting, climbing (step ladder or stairs), crouching or use of foot pedals (driving)
Some work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches as well as frequent handling of small items and paperwork
Must be able to change tasks frequently, work an irregular work schedule (including some evenings and weekends), perform multiple tasks simultaneously, work under time pressure, and work in a noisy or distracting environment
On occasion will need to perform tedious and exacting tasks
Will need to use office equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, scanner, camera, scissors, stapler, and computer. Will use software including Microsoft Office, Foxit or Adobe PDF software, and other university software
Occasionally may work in situations with fire hazards or communicable diseases (virus, flu, etc.); on rare occasions may be exposed to mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, or electrical hazards
Work environment at events includes noise/vibration and wetness/humidity; may be exposed to extreme temperatures seasonally
Work locations include an office environment, outdoors and campus buildings
Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:
Selection Committee, c/o Lee Wilkerson, Acting Dean of Students, Averett University, 420 West Main St., Danville, Virginia 24541
An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
Averett University’s policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status.
Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree in related field preferred
One to three years in related work environment
Understanding of campus activities and student organizations
Highly organized; Be able to multi-task and stay organized within each facet of this position
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Especially Excel, Word, and Outlook)
Availability to work nights and weekends
Experience with contracts and budgeting
Highly motivated, self-starter and a problem solver
Ability to prioritize and work in an environment with shifting priorities
Sound judgment and the ability to work independently
Ability to treat all people equitably and with a sensitivity and awareness to cultural differences
Maintain confidentiality of information, data, and records with an understanding of FERPA
Proficiency with technology applicable to the functions of the position
Valid driver’s license and a clear driving record required
About Averett University
The Institution | Averett University
Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 30 undergraduate majors, minors, and special programs (on-campus and online), along with seven master’s degrees and 13 master’s programs that help drive the regional economy and quality of life. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University’s historic main campus is embedded in the heart of southern Virginia and its hometown pride. Averett enrolls a diverse student body and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.
Averett University began as a school for young women at a time when educating women was not a popular idea. That spirit of innovation has carried through to the present day. Averett University was among the first in Virginia to create an accelerated program for working adults, and is one of only a handful of institutions in the nation to offer bachelor’s degrees in aeronautics and equestrian studies.
Today, Averett University ranks among the top 15 of regional liberal arts colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report, and is the ...highest ranking of only three Virginia schools from the complete list of 63 schools on the “2020 Best Regional Colleges in the South” list.
Averett was also ranked No. 7 of best regional colleges in the south for veterans this year, as well as No. 8 for best value. Additionally, Averett was ranked No. 7 of top performers on social mobility, No. 11 of best undergraduate teaching, and No. 29 of campus ethnic diversity.