Assistant Director, Leadership and Service Programs
University of Missouri-Columbia
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 41477
The Division of Student Affairs focuses on meeting students’ needs. We help students find the basics: housing, health care and more; but we also provide learning environments, leadership opportunities and innovative programs that lead to intellectual development and a well-rounded college experience.
STUDENT EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
INCLUSIVE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
The Division of Student Affairs is reimagining how best to serve Mizzou’s diverse student population. We are committed to designing exceptional co-curricular experiences to help all Mizzou students succeed on campus and after graduation.
As part of this process, we are seeking a collaborative leader to guide the Office of Leadership & Service. The Assistant Director of Leadership and Service Programs will create and implement innovative programming and initiatives in the areas of leadership, service and sustainability.
This position will provide oversight for signature programs such as Mizzou Alternative Breaks, STRIPES, Sustain Mizzou, Tiger Pantry and Truman’s Closet. Additionally, this position will serve as the primary advisor to the Missouri Student Association (MSA).
The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic direction, risk management and daily operations of the Office of Leadership & Service, including the ongoing development and supervision of all staff. This position will make data-informed decisions in line with agreed learning outcomes.
This full-time professional staff position will report directly to the Associate Dean of Students within the Division of Student Affairs. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
Vision - Provide overall direction, leadership, strategic thinking and visioning for the Office of Leadership & Service
Advising – Serve as the primary advisor to the MSA’s senior leadership. Provide appropriate trainings to MSA leaders. Meet with appropriate university officials to discuss student government related issues/proposals. Provide advising support for the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM).
Diversity – Maintain knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation and best practices. Implement strategies in line with the division’s strategic plan for inclusion, diversity and equity.
Operations and Administration – Provide oversight for the daily operations and administration of the Office of Leadership & Service including implementing departmental goals based on the strategic plan, marketing and communication efforts, campus and community outreach programs, and departmental budget development.
Supervision – Provide supervision, review, support and professional mentorship to three full-time staff, graduate assistants and student staff. Coordinate weekly staff meetings, individual staff meetings, staff evaluations and feedback, and professional development plans.
Risk Management – Develop and implement strategies for risk prevention and/or reduction in all program areas, but specifically STRIPES and Mizzou Alternative Breaks.
Fiscal Oversight – Develop and manage the Office of Leadership & Service budget and develop innovative funding models to operationalize the strategic plan.
Programming – Develop and implement strategic goals and comprehensive programs in the areas of service, leadership and sustainability. Reimagine leadership programming initiatives, specifically for emerging leaders. Provide oversight for Tigers for a Cause and Step Forward Day, and the Community Partner luncheon in addition to signature programming.
Assessment – Use assessment data and feedback from students and university collaborators to continuously improve programs to meet current student needs.
Communication – Create and maintain communication with student leaders, the university community and campus partners through e-mail updates, meetings, trainings, and web and social media. Provide oversight for the publication of the monthly newsletter. Ensure all published information is current, updated regularly and grounded in best practices.
Collaboration – Work collaboratively with various offices in Student Affairs to further the mission of the Office of Leadership & Service. Cultivate and maintain relationships with community service partners.
Participate in departmental and/or divisional meetings to communicate the business of the Office of Leadership & Service.
As with all positions, other duties and responsibilities are expected to enhance and maintain our departmental and Student Affairs mission.
Grade: GGS 10
University Title: Senior Student Service Coordinator
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
40 hours a week, some evening and weekend responsibilities may be required.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Possesses expanded conceptual knowledge of the Student Support function and broadens capabilities.
May mentor (or supervise as needed) others in completing program/project duties.
Works within guidelines and policies, noting improvements and efficiencies to supervisor/manager and/or department head.
Columbia Missouri Information
The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou), with approx. 30,000 students and more than 300 degree programs in 19 colleges and schools, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. MU is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 65-member universities. The campus is an attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students are among the best. Mizzou is a member of the Southeastern Conference, competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level. The following link provides more information: https://missouri.edu/visit
Columbia, Missouri (https://www.visitcolumbiamo.com) is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
With a population of approx. 122,000, Columbia offers a high quality of life with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, art, music, sports, shopping, and community service. In addition to MU, Columbia College and Stephens College are located in the city and five other colleges and universities are within 30 miles of Columbia. Columbia Public Schools are highly regarded and have a solid reputation for quality: https://www.cpsk12.org/
Liveability.com ranks Columbia as the 6th best place to live in the U.S. Columbia’s centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City (each within a 2-hour drive), as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. Columbia Regional Airport offers service via American Airlines and United Airlines with direct flights to Chicago and Dallas-Ft. Worth.Columbia is also a regional center for medical services (including the MU Medical school and MU Hospitals and Clinics) and a home to several major insurance companies and light industry.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.
Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalism, dispute resolution, family and community medicine, campus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the coun...try with medicine, veterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.