The purpose of this position is to serve as the assistant director in student affairs for Penn State New Kensington. This position includes direct oversight for student engagement, diversity and inclusion, clubs/organizations, orientation and conduct. This position focuses on the day-to-day management of operations for each of these areas within student affairs that includes the supervision of professional and student staff.
This individual will also serve as the liaison and primary contact for these areas to students, parents, faculty, staff and the Penn State University Commonwealth System stakeholders. The primary focus of this individual will be to directly support the campus strategic plan and while providing our primarily, commuting student population with a more “residential like” student experience.
These initiatives and services include, but are not limited to;
Targeted programming for each class year, commuter students, adult learners, students living near campus and veterans.
Develop and implement diversity and multicultural programs that build awareness and foster understanding and inclusion.
Coordinate, plan, and implement programs and events that connect students to diverse organizations within the community and region.
Support international students that includes orientation and other experiences on campus and in the community.
Advise the Campus Activities Board and Student Government Association.
Oversee and coordinate all policies and procedures related to student clubs and organizations.
Serve as the main point of contact for Student Orientation and Transition Programs.
Oversight and administration of the campus student conduct system.
Provide direction, supervision, and training to professional staff member and students within office.
Responsible for budget management for the office, Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, and fundraising of all registered student organizations.
Develop and implement policies and procedures for office and student organizations on campus.
Serve on committees throughout campus and the Penn State Commonwealth System.
We are seeking diverse candidates committed to fostering exploration, community engagement and development of students through educational and experiential opportunities. This position will require some evening and weekend availability.
Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership, programming, communication and budget management skills.
Penn State New Kensington is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses located across the Commonwealth. Our 70-acre campus in scenic, rural Westmoreland County is situated only 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, and the location offers a wide range of lifestyles from urban to rural. It is a student-centered campus where the coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 9 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State New Kensington have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting, and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. http://newkensington.psu.edu/