SUMMARY: Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean, the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement (CSI) leads the strategic development and delivery of campus-wide co-curricular programs and fosters a robust, vibrant, learning-centered and inclusive collegiate community for students. The Assistant Dean’s portfolio includes the student center facility and a broad array of student activities/weekend and entertainment programs including commuter programs and services, Greek Life, voter and civic engagement, student volunteer programs, and campus traditions and spirit programs. This position develops, implements and regularly updates policies associated with co-curricular student life, student organizations, and student center facilities. The Assistant Dean supervises a team of professional and student staff, serves as fiscal agent for the administration of the department budget and advises the SGA Treasurer. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Leads the strategic vision of the department in the planning and delivery of a vibrant array of student life experiences beyond the classroom designed to build campus community, cultivate belonging, involvement and engagement, and foster student development. Supervises the coordination of all campus student programming efforts such as fairs, movies, conferences, seminars and workshops. Oversees the student union facility operations including capital improvement plans, maintenance and repair initiatives, meeting rooms and event planning, building leased space agreements and occupant relations, student employment program, information desk, computer lab and other building services, as well as marketing and budget functions. Develops, implements and regularly updates a wide range of policies regarding student life Administers and interprets applicable federal and/or state laws and regulations such as those governing free speech and assembly, Constitution Day educational requirement, Jeanne Clery Act, FERPA, Higher Education Act, etc. Directs the recruitment, selection, hiring, training, scheduling, professional development, supervision and evaluation of professional and student staff. Serves as direct supervisor for managerial, as well as professional and administrative support staff, and graduate/undergraduate student workers. Develops performance standards, reviews and makes performance evaluations, provides guidance and counsel to staff and approves personnel actions including promotions, hiring, and disciplinary action in accordance with college policies and state regulation. Serves as fiscal agent for the department, prepares and manages the department's budget. Oversees the administration of budgets under the responsibility of direct reports. Ensures compliance with legal requirements and institutional policies and actively mitigates risk associated with student activities. Leads the day-to-day advisement of Student Government Association, guides SGA in strengthening programming efforts by student organizations. Oversees the development and execution of workshops for student organizations on all aspects of program planning and implementation. Serves as the advisor for the Student Government Association treasurer. Directs the creation and dissemination of public relations/marketing materials for student life; oversees the review and approval of student organizations promotional materials. Collaborates across the University in the planning and implementation of student activities, and represents the division on committees such as the university-wide committee to plan and coordinate undergraduate commencement. Establishes learning outcomes, and leads departmental evaluation and assessment efforts; develops measures tools and reports; gathers, reviews and analyzes data regarding student involvement, and develops and implements alternative procedures to improve performance and meet department goals. Directs the proper maintenance, archiving and destruction of records in accordance with University policy and state law. Performs other duties as assigned. Maintains a flexible to schedule to perform responsibilities outside established work hours.
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Educational Leadership, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related field A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in student activities, which may include student leadership development, student union programs and services, campus programming, facility management with university students, faculty and staff on a comprehensive university campus Demonstrated progressively responsible supervisory experience managing professional staff and large student employee/student volunteer groups Demonstrated administrative experience with budget development and financial management Strong working knowledge of student development theory and best practices in college student development and college student union facility operations best practices, and experience designing and implementing applied experiences that put theory into practice Demonstrated experience planning and implementing large scale events and community building experiences Practical and thorough knowledge of program delivery through traditional means and as well as through software application and social media technologies, especially in the area of student life/student activities Demonstrated sound judgment, management and problem-solving skills, flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, alumni and other members of the Campus Community Ability to work evenings, weekends and occasional holidays PREFERRED: Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field. Experience in capital planning, construction and renovation of student service facilities Professional work experience within a collegiate student union setting