Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
The Assistant Director of Campus Involvement serves an important role in meeting the mission of the Department of Campus Involvement and in cultivating a robust and vibrant co-curricular and extracurricular experience for students that impacts student retention at the University. The Assistant Director is responsible for providing visionary leadership and administrative oversight for a variety of campus programs focused on student engagement, which includes tasks related to supporting a comprehensive student organizations program, and advisement of fraternity and sorority life, including advisement of Greek leadership councils. The Assistant Director participates in large-scale university wide initiatives including, but not limited to Orientation, Welcome Week, Homecoming, and Admissions events. The Assistant Director must be committed to supporting, respecting, and embracing diverse backgrounds and values in order to foster an inclusive campus community. The Assistant Director oversees budgets, contracts, marketing, and communications for the position's areas of responsibilities, and participates in program level assessment activities that align with departmental, Division, and University goals and outcomes.
Participate in the day-to-day operations of a comprehensive student organization program. This includes the planning, oversight, and execution of large-scale campus events sponsored by the department. Serve as a campus expert for the university's student engagement management platform, coordinating the annual registration process with the university, facilitating review and update of policies and procedures, providing trainings and resources for student organization leaders and advisers, and conducting annual recognition of student organizations.
Provide administrative oversight for daily operations associated with leading a comprehensive student organization/engagement program. This includes advisement of Fraternity and Sorority life which includes direct advisement of governing councils, establish relationships with national leadership of organizations represented at the university, ensure compliance with national and international organizations that govern Greek letter organizations, plan and implement programs, training and retreats addressing issues concerning the community that include anti-hazing, Title IX, and risk management and reduction.
The Assistant Director is engaged in developing short and long range goals that align with the strategic plan for the University and enhance the engagement, retention and success of St. Cloud State Students. The Assistant Director also provides supervision, coaching, and evaluation of graduate assistants, student employees and interns, and student leaders.
Review and assist with administrative operations such as contracts, purchasing card transactions, and purchase orders. Actively participate in making recommendations to the Associate Director and the Dean of Students regarding the development of overall department and program specific budgets. Engage in strategic decision-making to maximize the impact of available resources. Seek sources of financial support for departmental programs through grant writing, alumni donations and additional sponsorships for events, programs, and activities.
Oversee and participate in marketing and public relations strategies for Campus Involvement. Maintain accurate information on websites and other marking channels used. Work closely with other campus departments, including University Communications, to market student engagement programs, events and activities.
Participate in assessment and evaluation of Campus Involvement programs and services to ensure alignment with CAS standards in addition as the University mission and strategic plan.
Participate in professional development activities and create opportunities consistent with the mission and vision for the department. Keep up to date with student development theory, current trends in areas of responsibility, technological resources
Provide leadership and service for Division of Student Life and Development initiatives. Assist the Associate Director of Campus Involvement and the Dean of Students with special projects or tasks as assigned in order to accomplish the organization's overall goals and mission.
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related field.
Minimum of one (1) year professional experience in a higher education setting working closely with students.
Experience with large scale event planning.
Previous experience advising students and/or student organizations.
Evidence of strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal, conflict mediation, and effective communication skills.
Knowledge and practice of student development theory to support student organizations, student leadership, and student involvement.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft products, web-based survey tools, and student engagement platforms.
Evidence of demonstrated ability to work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Previous experience with advising Greek life (fraternities and/or sororities).
Member of a social Greek lettered organization.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of legal issues and risk management related to Campus Involvement.
Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.
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Why Work For Us:
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.