Wittenberg University is accepting applications for a Director of Student Programming & Organizations. The Director leads efforts of registered student organizations and campus programming to facilitate connection, belonging, and development for students. As part of the Office of Student Involvement, the Director partners with the Director of Student Involvement & Fraternity Sorority Life to ensure all students have opportunities to connect, grow, and engage. The Director oversees the registered student organization process and manages the education and leadership development for student organizations, their members, and officers. In addition, the Director advises Union Board, the campus programming board, and establishes a collaborative programming calendar spurring evening, weekend, social, and developmental program opportunities leveraging the role student organizations play in the life of campus. This is a full-time, exempt-level position reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Development & Senior Associate Dean of Students.
Essential functions include but are not limited to:
Oversee and manage registered student organizations including registration, education, compliance, assessment, program and operational development.
Develop and execute organization education and collaboration opportunities to spur leadership development, policy compliance, and collaborative programming and connection opportunities.
Advise Union Board to create and establish evening and other social and connection programs. Oversee Union Board in execution of WittFest, Sibs Weekend, and Homecoming events.
Oversee Family Weekend, serving as chair of the family weekend committee. Additionally, support student engagement with Homecoming through collaboration with the office of advancement.
Manage and lead the campus student programming calendar, working with campus constituents to collaborate and offer programming that meets the needs of students.
Supervise the Assistant Director for Student Center, Scheduling & Events and their management of the student union, Founders Pub, Games Room, campus-wide scheduling and event planning.
Manage student coordinators and co-lead student coordinator program for the office of student involvement.
Maintain student data and records in a manner that ensures confidentiality and aides in the assessment of programs and strategies.
Collaborate with the campus community, including, faculty, staff, and college partners on student organization and programming engagement.
Serve as a member of the Student Development team, including meetings, retreats and trainings, and assisting with other major programs and events.
Participate in appropriate staff development opportunities; serve on campus, community, and professional association committees; appropriately keep supervisor abreast of matters sensitive in nature.
Perform other relevant duties as assigned such as special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.
A master's degree in higher education/student affairs or related field is required.
Three to five years experience advising and educating student organizations, union operations, and/or student programming is required.
Experience as a supervisor/manager.
Excellent customer service, time management, and communication skills.
Ability to work with a variety of constituents, solve problems quickly and professionally, anticipate needs, and communicate proactively.
Candidates should be committed to student success and have a commitment to and understanding of a liberal arts education and diversity at a church-related college.
Competency and experience using Microsoft Office software, specifically proficient in the use of Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint with the ability and desire to learn additional software applications as necessary.
Night and weekend work will be required depending on campus events and needs.
Frequently move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds (with assistance) for various event and activity needs.
Frequently utilizes computer for extended periods (up to 50% of the work day).
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.
A Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college in the heart of Southwest Ohio, Wittenberg is nationally recognized for accessible professors, engaging classroom experiences, service opportunities, and valued athletics traditions. Wittenberg University is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the university's mission and contributes to the personal and financial well-being of employees and their families.