Director, Center for Campus Life 7361BR Student Affairs Center for Campus Life
Detailed Job Description Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director provides innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration serving all undergraduate and graduate students at the University. The Director will provide direct supervision for the Center for Campus Life, which includes:
Major campus events and programs
New Student Orientation
300+student clubs and organizations
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Women, Gender, Sexuality, LGBTQIA+, and intersectional programming
Spirituality and Religious Life
Management of the Union Complex
Business operations support for all Center functional areas and student organizations.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategic, dynamic, and creative leader to embrace the mission of an evolving and dynamic University and the division of student affairs. Success in this position will require an understanding of both complex organizational structures and the interdependence of the academic and non-academic aspects of students' education, and the energy and interpersonal skills to foster innovative practices while respecting the value of tradition.
Supervise the leadership team (5 direct reports) in the center for campus life (22 full time center staff); support and provide guidance as they develop and enhance their programs; assist them with goal setting, prioritization, personnel matters, budget development, and operational functions.
Establish a clear vision with goals and metrics to measure success and make changes required for improvement and implement short and long-range goals, objectives, and operating procedures.
Monitor and evaluate program and service effectiveness.
Develop and maintain fiscal oversight of a complex, revenue and operating budget totaling over 4 million dollars. Support the system of internal controls developed by the University and the division.
Develop and implement services, activities, and opportunities that enhance the student experience and promote student participation in campus life with the specific purpose of increasing student retention, persistence, graduation rates, and developing students to become life/work ready graduates.
Develop new initiatives to involve faculty, staff, and alumni in promoting and developing programs and services that support the student experience at RIT.
Work in collaboration with the offices that make up the division of student affairs, colleagues across the university, and members of the local community to establish a student-centered program which supports the mission of RIT.
Meet with students to resolve complex issues, make appropriate referrals, and conduct follow-up services as needed.
Communicate the work of the center for campus life, , to constituents through well written and compelling reports, presentations, and publications and through service on divisional and university committees, task forces and work teams as assigned.
Serve as a co-administrative advisor to RIT Student Government.
Department/College Description Campus Life Goals:
Campus Life provides opportunities for students to establish a feeling of belonging at RIT
Campus Life provides students opportunities to foster relationships and feel connected at RIT
Campus Life facilitates and supports opportunities for students to be involved in student life through student clubs and organizations.
Campus Life creates an environment in our department, programs, and services that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Areas of Focus:
Students sense of belonging
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Support of student clubs and organization
Operational support to department, division and university
A record of 6-8 years of upper level leadership experience focused on promoting student development and facilitating relationships to support and sustain a comprehensive student focused organization.
Strong fiscal planning and budget management abilities.
Leadership and supervisory capabilities.
Experience and evidence in employing a data-driven approach to generating measurable (quantitative and qualitative) outcomes and guiding others in the process.
Record of accomplishment in promoting student development programs, support services, and supervision of professional staff.
Previous experience planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating performance and outcome measures of programs and services.
Fiscal planning and budget management abilities.
Effective verbal, written, and digital communication skills, including the ability to facilitate discussion and write clear and concise reports.
Ability to establish, build and maintain effective working relationships based on respect, empathy and honesty with diverse groups and individuals
Computer competence using software and enterprise systems appropriate for the complexities of the role and its functions
Possess a deep understanding of a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-cultural issues.
Demonstrated ability to mentor staff and provide successful oversight of people, budget, and space, as well as, a commitment to clarity and accountability.
Recognized as an effective advocate who exhibits high ethical standards of conduct and confidentiality in dealing with various internal and external constituencies.
Competent in ASL or willing to develop such competence.
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 122A
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