The Assistant Director is responsible for providing vision, strategic direction, and accountability for student development within the Office of Student Life and will work very closely with all areas in Student Life â Campus Recreation, Community Impact, New Student Experience, and Student Engagement â so our students have the best opportunity to âFind their Fitâ at PSU. This position provides leadership for student staff development and training, assessment of Student Life Programs, student travel, and sport club development.The Assistant Director will use assessment and evaluation data to ensure that Student Life students are getting well prepared for life after college while having a transformative experience within our program and feeling connected to the PSU community. The Assistant Director also oversees the development and enhancement of initiatives and experiences to meet the needs and interests of first-year students.This position works collaboratively across the university and draws upon student development literature and best practices to ensure meaningful connections for students within Student Life. This position reports to the Director of Campus Recreation & Student Life.The successful candidate must understand the importance of and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, as the university aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minoritized and marginalized demographic groups.As a bridge across all Student Life function areas, this person should be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with professional and student staff. This person will develop, implement and provide ongoing reevaluation of Student Life trainings and programming, including longstanding traditions, student run programming, late night programming. The ability to improve upon existing and newly implemented events is imperative, as our institution continuously develops. This person should stay abreast of the latest research and trends in Higher Education to align programs as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree and three years of experience, or Master's and one year of experience.
Plymouth State University offers high-quality baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Through research and innovative community partnerships, the University contributes to the economic, social, cultural, and environmental development of the North Country and Lakes Region of New Hampshire and beyond. Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students. Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learnin...g. PSU students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders. Surrounded by lakes and mountains, PSU’s 170-acre campus provides students with an outstanding natural laboratory for learning and an ideal setting for outdoor recreation. PSU has consistently earned national recognition for its commitment to community service, environmental sustainability, academic excellence, and employee wellness.