Summary: The Director of the Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC) provides strong educational, social, and leadership development oriented, co-curricular experiences that enhance student learning and campus life at The University of Texas at El Paso. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students for Engagement, the Director will oversee the design and implementation of engaging programs and activities promoting student life, building leadership capacity, supporting student success and a vibrant, inclusive student body. The Director plays an integral role in the academic and professional development of students’ assets through a variety of high-impact experiences.
Note: The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or some of the primary accountabilities listed below. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbents’ performance objectives as outlined by the incumbents’ immediate supervisor or manager. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Must possess a valid driver’s license issued by the State where the applicant resides and must be insurable as defined in the UT System BPM 16-05-02, as applicable to the performance of essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
Department Leadership and Management
Responsible for the strategic mission and vision of the department and creating an inclusive culture that embraces differences.
Provides oversite for tracking engagement of students participating in activities or initiatives facilitated by the Division of Student Affairs through the UTEP Mine Tracker (Anthology Engage platform) in a variety of areas including but not limited to, participation in clubs and organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, intramurals, club sports, leadership development programs and positions, study abroad, and university departmental uses.
Serve as a member of the Anthology Insight team in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Students for Engagement to support and train the departments within the Division of Student Affairs on the use of the data visualization system. Anticipate future needs of the University with the Assistant Dean of Students for Engagement to continuously generate assessment data and reports to share with University administrators that accurately reflect student engagement on campus.
Responsible for the recruitment, training, professional development, and management of all levels of staff within the Student Engagement and Leadership Center.
Serves as a member of the Student Engagement Leadership Team and contributes to the broader institutional goals of increasing participation by students in student life activities and UTEP Edge high-impact experiences.
Develops, implements, and conducts a comprehensive department assessment plan that includes evidence of student learning, level of engagement in student life/campus life activities and high-impact practices, student and customer satisfaction, monthly Department Dashboards, Impact Reports and an Annual Work Plan containing specific and measurable goals and objectives.
Develops and implements a robust marketing, outreach and communication plan that encourages students to be engaged in leadership development, clubs and organizations, student life activities, and diversity and inclusion programing and contributes significantly to the overall retention of students at UTEP.
Provides leadership, analysis, and advice in relation to federal, state, and local laws in addition to the policies and procedures outlined in the UT System Board of Regents Rules, the UTEP Handbook of Operating Procedures, and the Student Organization Handbook that pertain to student activities and events, risk management, student organizations, student code of conduct, and related travel for students. Responsible for creating and modifying applicable policies, procedures and practices in order to become or remain compliant.
Budget, Resources, and Management
Provides fiscal management of Student Engagement and Leadership Center and appropriate programmatic budgets by reviewing cost factors and estimates used in planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness for major large-scale student and campus-wide events and special projects including, but not limited to Minerpalooza, Texas Western Gold Rush, and the Annual Miners Leadership Summit.
Provides leadership, direction, and the support to ensure that day-to-day operations are performed consistently and effectively to achieve high quality outcomes.
Ensures that staff maintain appropriate certifications, training, and awareness of campus, state and federal policies, procedures, protocols, and resources.
Establish strong partnerships with the UTEP Police Department, Special Events, Athletics, Environmental Health and Safety, Parking and Transportation Services, and others necessary to manage major events and activities and support student success.
Department is responsible for managing outdoor event spaces/venues on behalf of the University.
Responsible for designing a comprehensive university-wide student leadership and development program that is guided by relevant theories and is reflective of the student population.
Works collaboratively with faculty, departments, Colleges/Schools, and administration in developing, leading and assessing a culturally inclusive leadership development program with programs/activities that support first-year experience, juniors, seniors, graduate students and on-line students, high-impact activities, and academic success initiatives.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ensures the development and implementation of a comprehensive, learning outcome based, programming model that contributes greatly to educating students on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Works collaboratively with faculty, departments, Colleges/Schools, and administration in developing, leading, and assessing diversity, equity and inclusion programming that support student success.
In partnership with faculty, departments, Colleges/Schools, and administration, create, implement, and oversee programs and activities that help all students better understand, appreciate and relate to the world around them by expanding their cultural awareness and understanding of their connection to the global community and acquiring the skills necessary to be productive citizens in a global community.
Unerstands the department's role in accomplishing the Universitiy's mission.
Acts as a liaison between the department and internal and/or external customers.
Participates in various committees, professional trainings, industry conferences, and conventions. Some travel required.,
Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software, Anthology Engage system, and able to learn and use institutional software systems.
Complies with all State and University policies.
Other duties may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's objectives, policies and applicable laws.
Located in El Paso-Juarez, a bi-national metropolitan area of two million people, UTEP’s forging dramatic new directions in higher education. UTEP has become a national model for creating and successfully executing highly competitive academic and research programs while maintaining a deep commitment to serving a 21st century student demographic. It is this dedication to providing access and excellence to students in the region that has resulted in UTEP becoming a top tier research university with a Mexican-American majority student population.
UTEP officially opened in the fall of 1914 and is the second oldest institution in The University of Texas System (www.utsystem.edu). Today, it enrolls more than 23,000 students and is designated an R1 university (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a designation given to the top 5% of colleges and universities nationally. UTEP serves its primary constituency — residents of far west Texas, southern New Mexico, and northern Mexico — with 75 bachelor’s degree programs, 70 master’s programs and 24 doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools, including a growing portfolio of onlin...e degrees. With an 84% Hispanic student population, UTEP proudly reflects the demographic composition of the bi-national region from which it draws the vast majority of its students.