Description:The Director of Student Engagement is a 12-month position that reports directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Life as part of the Student Leadership & Engagement team. This position is responsible for creating and developing a campus environment which fosters student engagement in an irresistibly hospitable community through a vision of the “Good Life” through the lens of Christian faithfulness; accomplished through a variety of co-curricular activities, groups, and programs.
Job duties include but are not limited to the following: recruit and develop a team of student leaders for a student activities leadership program; strategically plan and carry out a student activities program that supports Student Life & Learning objectives and contributes to students’ capacity to thrive in Grove City College’s campus community; strategically plan and carry out a welcome week program that supports Student Life & Learning objectives and the new student transition into the Grove City College community; serve as a co-advisor to the Student Government Association in coordination with the Assistant Dean of Student Life, specifically serving as a Senate resource; coordinate co-curricular student clubs and organizations programs, including annual training and orientation of student leaders and faculty advisors; establish and implement short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; and assist in the ongoing functioning of student program spaces within the Breen Student Union.
Requirements: Requires a master’s degree in Student Development/Student Affairs or related field, and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience working with college students in a student development/ministry capacity. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication ability, strong attention to detail, multi-tasking and time management skills, organizational acumen, analytical skills along with a desire to work on a high-impact, energetic, collaborative team. The candidate must also demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting student needs, and be able to maintain a professional, positive, and service-oriented attitude. Finally, the individual should be aligned with the overarching Christian mission of the College and office.
Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2023, and applications will be accepted through March 20, 2023.
Interested candidates should send their letter of interest, resume, names of three references (two professional and one pastoral), salary requirements, and a brief statement of how their personal Christian faith aligns with the mission of the college and office to: Mrs. Jamie N. Kimble, Associate Director of Human Resources at [email protected]
Grove City College occupies a unique place in American higher education. Founded in 1876, the College has unwaveringly upheld the American pillars of faith and freedom. Grove City College’s first president, Isaac C. Ketler, envisioned a school that would educate and shape engaged citizens of strong character who would lead lives of service to our country and world. Years later, J. Howard Pew, the College’s longest-serving chairman of the board of trustees, declared that the College’s “prime responsibility is to inculcate in the minds and hearts of youth those Christian, moral, and ethical principles without which the country cannot long endure.”
Grove City College strives to be a highly distinctive and comprehensive Christian liberal arts college of extraordinary value. Grounded in permanent ideas and traditional values and committed to the foundations of free society, we develop leaders of the highest proficiency, purpose, and principles ready to advance the common good.
Grove City College equips students to pursue their unique callings through a Christ-centered, academically excellent, and affordable learning and living experience.
By God’s grace, we remain committed to the same Christian faith embraced by the College’s founders and to seek, teach, and apply biblical truth in all that we do. While we continuously adapt our efforts in relation to the realities and challenges of this world, we serve a God who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
In everything we do, from classrooms to residence halls, from performance stages to sports venues, we are devoted wholeheartedly to the highest standards of excellence. “…[D]o all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31).
We foster life-long community engagement through a dynamic and welcoming campus experience marked by fellowship, service, hospitality, and abiding respect for others as God’s image-bearers.
We honor the financial support and commitment of families, alumni, and friends of the College by managing our resources wisely, especially in maintaining affordability and the beauty of the campus, as we secure the long-term sustainability of the College.
In pursuit of our mission, we value and safeguard our institutional autonomy as a blessing of America’s heritage of freedom.