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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Four (4) years of full-time professional experience working in higher education. Facilities and project management experience. Strategic planning experience. Budget management experience. Supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Experience generating revenue through conferences and facilities rentals. Experience supporting a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Data software and analysis experience. Experience with event software (i.e., SB Engaged, 25Live, etc.). Crisis and incident management experience. Event planning experience.
Brief Description of Duties: Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Operations, the Director of Campus Life Centers serves as a senior leader in the Office of Student Life. The Director is responsible for the day to day operations for the Student Activities Center, Stony Brook Union, Alan deVries Center, The Bauman Center, the Melville Library Commuter Lounge, and the Tabler Arts Center. This includes but not limited to space scheduling and billing, facilities management, audio-visual production, and event management. The Director leads and collaborates with various university departments and stakeholders to analyze and assess issues, including short and long term implications at the unit, divisional, and institutional level, and makes recommendations to the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students. The Director strives to ensure that students, faculty, and staff are well informed about Campus Life Center facilities and services that enrich the user experience. The Director uses a variety of project management platforms to develop and execute projects and initiatives. The Director serves as a member of the Student Life Continuity of Operations Team during campus emergencies.
Department Strategic Planning, Assessment, and Risk Management
The Director provides leadership for strategic planning, communications, organizational effectiveness, development, assessment, and process improvement initiatives for the Department of Campus Life Centers. The Director collaborates with the Departments of Campus Residences, Registrar, Campus Operations and Maintenance, Faculty Student Association, Conferences and Events, Enterprise Risk Management, and various Student Affairs departments to execute day to day operations, ensure policy and procedural compliance, manage risk for events and enhance the user experiences when visiting our facilities. The incumbent will assist with the development of a revenue-generating strategy for all Campus Life spaces including but not limited to outreach and solicitation of summer conferences, special events, and business seminars and academic workshops. The Director leads a culture of assessment and improvement in which units undertake regular program evaluation and data analysis to ensure alignment with strategic priorities. The Director enhances divisional effectiveness by developing, implementing, and managing assessment, evaluation, and planning processes and infrastructures, and by providing data analysis, program assessment, and strategic planning support for all units within Student Life.
Supervision, Performance Management, and Budget
The Director supervises the Assistant Director of Operations and Facilities, the Assistant Director of Audio-Visual Services, and the Assistant Director of Event Services. The Director indirectly supervises 8 full-time professionals, 50-plus hourly student employees and interns assigned to the department. The Director coordinates and directs staff in the oversight of operational, administrative, and personnel policies and procedures for the Department of Campus Life Centers. These activities include team member recruitment, retention, onboarding, development, and performance management. The Director undertakes continuous review of processes and procedures to ensure ongoing improvement and alignment with divisional and institutional objectives. The Director manages the Campus Life Centers budget, ensuring efficient and effective use of existing resources. This includes budget planning, analysis, compliance, and management. The Director will have overall responsibility to ensure all accounting and purchasing practices and procedures are adhered to and enforced.
Facilities Management, Capital Projects and Renovations
The Director facilitates and collaborates with the Campus Operations and Maintenance team; Campus Planning, Design, and Construction team; Faculty Student Association, and Student Life Directors on space planning, renovations, and capital improvements for spaces under the purview of Student Life and the Division of Student Affairs and make recommendations to the AVP and Dean of Students. The Director will collaborate with vendors and stakeholders on the selection of furniture, fixtures, equipment, and designs. The Director will serve as departmental liaison to building occupants for the implementation of University policies and procedures related to facility use. The Director will deploy IT solutions for department-wide optimization, oversee IT support services and contracts, and manage all systems and infrastructure to support the operations. The Director collaborates and consults with University stakeholders to ensure all policies and procedures relating to safety and security are adhered to. The Director will maintain a facilities renovations plan and a schedule for replacement of furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
Event Management and Production
The Director partners with the Conferences and Events; Campus Residences, the Faculty Student Association, and various Student Affairs departments to coordinate logistics and operations for events and engagement initiatives, including student led/generated ideas, campus traditions, major programs, and external events. The Director is highly engaged in supporting major campus wide events such as but not limited to Convocation, Welcome Week, Homecoming, Family Weekend, and Commencement. The Director is responsible for creating across all areas of the department a high level of customer service and engagement with both internal and external constituencies. The Director works to ensure that all event services, production, and operations are executed in a seamless manner and are in alignment with divisional and institutional policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Student Life Continuity of Operations
In collaboration with the Senior Director, the Director serves as a member of the Student Life Continuity of Operations team during emergencies, incidents, and specific issues impacting Stony Brook students on or off-campus. The Director collaborates with campus partners and stakeholders, including Campus Operations and Maintenance, Enterprise Risk Management, and appropriate campus stakeholders to ensure proper readiness of all Campus Life Center facilities.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Evening/weekend work will be required at times.
THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH ONLY APPLIES TO POSITIONS THAT MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH PATIENTS OR PATIENT CARE EMPLOYEES. In response to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation requiring Hospital and Nursing Home personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates selected for patient care positions or positions that may come in contact with patients or patient care employees, if not already vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated or obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the DOH vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title:Director of Student Union
:Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Department/Hiring Area:Student Centers
:Day ShiftShift Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Posting Start Date
:Dec 1, 2022
Posting End Date
:Dec 16, 2022, 4:59:00 AM
Salary:Commensurate with experience within the range of $85,000-$95,000 plus $3,026 location pay
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.