Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Leadership Initiatives
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or in a related field is strongly preferred. Four years of experience in a higher education environment working with leadership development, student organizations, service-learning programs, campus activities, or related experience. Supervisory experience of both students and professional staff; experience with Anthology Engage software; CliftonStrengths; fiscal management; and assessment desirable. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations of the Leadership Initiatives department with the oversight of the Director. Performs complex managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the department.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Directs program activities of staff related to student organization management/development, leadership development, and community service initiatives. Implements knowledge of commonly used leadership theories, service-learning practices, student organization/advisor development, and CliftonStrengths through work with direct reports, students, faculty, and staff. Regularly presents and facilitates development trainings/workshops for students, faculty, and staff. Oversees the implementation and execution of Ultimate Bearkat Society program. Position takes primary responsibility for investigating and adjudicating any student organization conduct cases. Position assists the Director of Leadership Initiatives in the preparation, presentation, and administration of the departmental budget and assume the leadership role in the absence of the Director. Attends or represents the university, department and/or Director at various meetings or workshops. Develops goals, objectives, and assists with strategic planning for the department. Oversees and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals. Develops, implements, evaluates, and oversees compliance with policies and procedures, including completion of required training by all recognized student organizations. Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations. Develops and implements assessment focusing on continuous improvement, to evaluate departmental programs and services. Prepares and reviews reports. Monitors budget expenditures. Serves on university committees. Ensures compliance with applicable departmental and university policies and local, state, and federal requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 28017
About Sam Houston State University
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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