Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is actively seeking an Assistant Director, Student Organizations & Leadership. We seek culturally competent candidates who will thrive in a campus environment that advances principles of social equity and inclusion.
With a commitment to student development, the Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Leadership will oversee student leadership programs within the Center for Student Involvement including but not limited to the selection, training, and supervision of orientation leaders and student organization leaders. Working closely with campus partners to further develop short-term opportunities including the Common Student Leader training program, this role will develop long-term opportunities including a leadership curriculum with the aim of engaging students co-curricularly and preparing students for post-graduation. Oversees and supports all non-athletic student organizations including developing and implementing policies, facilitating training, and providing ongoing advising.
This role will be joining a team that provides general oversight for more than 70 organizations that connect students from similar cultural backgrounds or who share interests in athletics, entrepreneurship, global issues, and more. Additionally, CSI sponsors several events that foster community engagement at RISD and throughout the Providence metropolitan area. CSI is an on-campus hub that offers RISD students several opportunities to grow as critical thinkers and global citizens. It creates and oversees programs and initiatives in campus activities, leadership development, and service and experiential learning.
Responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of Orientation Leaders through the Common Student Leader application and training processes.
Rooted in best practice for leadership student development, develop and implement leadership training programs and initiatives for Orientation Leaders and student organization leaders.
Develop a robust leadership development curriculum with the aim of engaging students co-curricularly and preparing students for post-graduation, including leveraging the Involved platform
Provide ongoing advising and support to all non-athletic organizations as well as develops and provides training and education to faculty/ staff serving as student organization advisors.
Develop and implements policies, handbooks, and an accountability model for student organizations that ensures compliance with standards related to student organizations in areas including but not limited to event planning, budget management, club succession, and leadership selection
Attend student events and meetings as needed, including evening and weekend events.
Work closely with campus partners including Public Safety, Catering, Media Resources, Facilities, and Auxiliary Services in support of student organization policy development and event execution
Communicate and collaborate with Brown University on dual-campus student organizations and events
Develop learning outcomes for leadership training programs. Gather, mine and distill data and information necessary to report on, evaluate and analyze success of programs
Monitor and track student organizational budgets including reviewing and approving purchase requests
Work with RISD's student government to create processes and policies for student organizations including reviewing and approving new student organization requests and budget allocations
Strong understanding of best practices in student development and focus on co-curricular programming, with the ability to apply student development theory to a unique and diverse population of emerging artists, thinkers, and designers
Experience conducting training and leadership development workshops
Experience with budget planning and maintenance
Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.), the Adobe Creative Suites, and social media platforms.
Demonstrated ability to think critically about, model, and implement concepts of diversity, inclusion, and intercultural relations in operations, systems, programs, and partnerships.
A demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the mission of an arts and design school.
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with students representing diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and perspectives.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends as needed.
Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Student Development, Counseling, or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of two years' experience in higher education and student development/retention/persistence programs in one or more of the following areas: new student orientation programs, student leadership training and development programs, and student advising/mentoring programs is required.
35 hours/week; 12 months/year
Documents Needed to Apply:
Cover Letter (required)
Salary Grade Structure
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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