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Job Title: Assistant Director of Student Involvement
Department: Center for Student Engagement
Division: Student Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director, Center for Student Engagement
Grade Level: 6
Salary Range: $47,700 - $59,600 (where a candidate falls within this range is based on their experience and internal equity)
The Assistant Director of Student Involvement supports programs and services that encourage student involvement and engagement. The Assistant Director will strive to connect students with campus involvement opportunities to enhance their overall student experience. The Assistant Director must be committed to fostering the social, artistic, intellectual, educational, cultural, and recreational development of art students through planned programs and activities, must be sensitive to the needs of a diverse student body, and have an appreciation for the value of art in our society. This position requires flexible hours as well as evening and weekend hours.
Student Supervision & Advising
Written and oral communication
Major Event Management
Supervise, train, mentor and evaluate a full-time staff member, the Student Involvement Specialist who manages Student Organizations and plans New Student Orientation.
Oversee the six Student Space Galleries (SSG) on campus, as well as the selection of student jury members and coordination of the exhibition application and selection process.
Coordinate the monthly opening receptions for the Student Space Gallery program.
Provide supervision and support to the student Gallery Managers, as well as the SSG Jury.
Supervise and advise the MICA Program Board (MPB), including eight student Program Managers (PMs) and two student Program Directors (PDs).
Develop and implement learning outcomes, assessment and evaluation methods and data reporting structure for programs and student leaders.
Coordinate MPB recruitment, hiring, and training, as well as oversee weekly staff meetings and professional development workshops.
Support the planning and execution of MPBâs campus-wide programs and events, including MICAâs annual Halloween Party, MICA Talks, and Last Blast/MICA Prom.
Coordinate a series of diverse student-oriented programs and events, in consultation with the Center for Student Engagement and other relevant campus departments.
Chair the division iLEAD Committee, which implements various involvement and leadership initiatives such as the iLEAD recruitment & hiring campaign, MICA Leadership Awards ceremony and
Joint Student Leader Training.
Update the MICA Student Engagement website, MICA events website and MICA/App.
Assist in the implementation and support of Student Organization retreats, budget management and trainings.
Assist with the implementation, set-up and coordination of campus events as assigned, including but not limited to: MICA Weekend (Alumni & Parents) and Commencement.
Serve as a leadership mentor to emerging student leaders.
Provide support for office events and initiatives.
Serve as an advisor for at least one student organization.
Participate in campus-wide and Division of Student Affairs committees as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential skills and experience:
Masterâs degree or higher in Student Affairs Administration or a related field
Relevant experience in a college or university setting
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Event planning experience
Sensitivity to and interest in the unique concerns of art students and the studio experience in a highly specialized and demanding educational environment
Successful candidate will be required to complete a full background check
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to exercise initiative and plan ahead
Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work in a collaborative, arts-oriented academic environment
Believe in the value of art and creativity in the community
Reporting to this position: Full-time Student Involvement Specialist and Part-time Summer Master's level Intern
Conditions of Employment:Â
Satisfactory Background Check results
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position).
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule).
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.