Department: Student Engagement and Leadership Education
Reports to: Director of Student Engagement
Appointment Type: Continuing Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: 52 weeks per year
Benefits Eligible: Full Benefits
Qualifies for relocation reimbursement: Yes
Job Summary: Connecticut College is conducting a national search for an Assistant Director of Student Engagement. As a member of the Office of Student Engagement team, the Assistant Director of Student Engagement contributes to a comprehensive campus activities program that advances the educational mission of the department, Offices of Student Life, and the College by creating opportunities for students to make connections between their intellectual and out-of-classroom experiences. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement is responsible for oversight of Connecticut College's vibrant student club and organization process, will help to coordinate special events and social programming, assist with leadership and training programs, and manage a variety of special projects. Compensation includes and excellent benefits package and on campus housing.
General Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the oversight and coordination of student clubs/organizations (event planning and implementation, develop training for organization and class leaders, coordinate organization registration process, develop advisor training, work to ensure policy compliance.
Develop and maintain The Student Club/Organization Handbook.
Create ongoing leadership and develop opportunities for student club and organization leaders.
Provide supervision for Office of Student Engagement student program assistants.
Work with Director of Student Engagement to provide late night programming and maintaining Student Engagement departmental event calendar.
Develop and maintain CollegiateLink/Connquest software platform; provide training for student leaders and student group advisors on use of Connquest.
Serve as a liaison between Office of Events & Catering and student groups; manage all reservation and event requests through Virtual EMS.
Serve as a class advisor and advise class executive boards.
Coordinate with Director of Student Engagement with planning, promotion, and implementation of special events including Fall Ball, Festivus, Floralia, Senior Week, and others
Collaborate with Associate Dean for Campus Life in the execution of new student orientation.
Serve on Student Life, and College-wide committees.
Serve as a primary on-call administrator for after-hours emergencies.
This is a twelve-month, live-in position. Night and weekend hours required.
Master's Degree in Student Personnel or similar discipline and 1-3 years' experience in student activities, leadership programs or a related field - preferably some experience working at a residential, liberal arts institution
Able to develop and sustain relationships with students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and other constituent groups
Well-organized and adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously
Capable of handling confidential information with high level of integrity
Possesses strong public speaking and written communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to collaboration
Seeks opportunities to increase personal knowledge of student development theory, current trends and best practices
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume
Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal background check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.
Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes the booster vaccine. New employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources.
As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE
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