Director of Alvarez College Union and Student Activities
Location: Davidson, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 5001827
Davidson College Director of Alvarez College Union and Student Activities
Established in 1837 by Presbyterians of North Carolina, Davidson is a liberal arts college with a current enrollment of 1,927 students dedicated to cultivating humane instincts and disciplined, creative minds. As a college that welcomes students, faculty, and staff from a variety of nationalities, ethnic groups, and traditions, Davidson values every kind of diversity, recognizing the dignity and worth of every person while providing a range of opportunities for civil debate, and teaching that enrich mind and spirit. The college challenges students to engage in service to prepare themselves for lives of leadership and service. Consistently regarded as one of the premier liberal arts institutions in the country, Davidson offers 74+ majors, minors, and programs and has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars. Located just 20 miles north of Charlotte, the 665-acre main campus has approximately 80 buildings, including 19 residence halls. Davidson provides students with the best of all worlds—a vibrant campus community close to a major metropolitan area with opportunities for outdoor adventures.
The Position Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students and serving as a Student Life leadership team member, The Director of the Alvarez College Union and Students Activities oversees and manages the facilities, programs, and services of the Knobloch Campus Center. The Knobloch Campus Center is a 122,000-square-foot, five-floor facility that is the center of college community life, providing a gathering place for students, faculty, staff, and visitors and opportunities for involvement in formal and informal activities. The director provides oversight for a broad array of student engagement opportunities, leads a staff of 17, and oversees budgets exceeding $600K.
Qualifications A master's degree, at least five years' experience in college union operations of facilities management, and experience in an area of campus programming are required. In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate they are student-centered and knowledgeable of current college student needs and trends; experienced with advising student groups and leaders; demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy, role, and purpose of college union and activities program and be able to work well with diverse student population; possess exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated comprehensive administrative skills, including supervision, oral and written communication; experience with budget management, and effective use of information technology. Familiarity with the Engage student engagement platform is preferred.
Application and Nomination Review of applications will begin March 8, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email email@example.com.
The compensation for this position will be competitive, along with relocation assistance and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, and more.
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions and worldviews, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, veteran status, cultures, and national origins.