1. Warrior Entertainment Network Advising. Serve as primary adviser to the campus-wide programming and event planning organization, Warrior Entertainment Network. Advise, mentor, support, and provide critical feedback to eight student officers and over forty general members. Provide guidance and direction for recruitment, retention, and recognition of officer and members. Host regular one on one meetings with executive board officers to ensure continued growth of the organization. Oversee planning, promotion, execution, and evaluation of over fifty cultural, recreational, and social events per year including concerts, contracted performers, home-grown experiences, and off-campus trips. Oversee late-night program series, Kryzsko After Dark, with extensive budget and event management responsibilities. Plan and execute comprehensive marketing and promotional strategies including promotional items, print, web, and social media mediums. Responsible for negotiating artist fees and responsibilities for invited entertainment performers. Serve as liaison to campus and community partners for all events.
2. Student Leadership Program Management.Utilize expert knowledge in understanding established leadership development theories and practices, social justice, and creating effective co-curricular programs to provide a comprehensive leadership development program. Serve as the primary provider of co-curricular leadership development programs, seminars, workshops, and retreats for the university. Research, develop and deliver curriculum and programming each semester that is active, engaging, inclusive based on leadership development theories/practices. Plan, execute, and evaluate the reoccurring Warriors LEAD series and annual Warriors LEAD Summit. Create and plan marketing efforts to promote all leadership development programs including promotional items, print, web, social media mediums. Train advanced student leaders and graduate assistants who may administer sections of the leadership series. Evaluate the success of the programming based on student learning outcome and satisfaction to increase student engagement and learning. Provide leadership development trainings for student organization leaders. Recruit, select, advise, and mentor the Warriors LEAD student committee to ensure the programs maintain relevance and impact. Develop partnerships with other campus departments and community organizations for to encourage collaboration. Execute leadership and team development training for campus departments and community organizations.
3. Greek Life Program Leadership. Provide leadership and administrative oversight for a comprehensive Greek Life program.Serve as the University expert in Greek Life requirements including member recruitment and education, civic responsibility, risk management mitigation, personal and chapter development, event planning, extension/colonization efforts, individual Greek letter organization practices/ traditions, and best practices in the field.Serve as the university adviser and liaison for all social fraternities, sororities and governing bodies including Greek Council, Panhellenic Council, and Inter-fraternity Council at WSU and attend their meetings regularly. Oversee all recruitment processes and events. Be knowledgeable in using customized Greek Life recruitment software to assist fraternities and sororities in marketing and recruitment efforts including Release Figure Methodology. Provide leadership and management for educational programs related to leadership development, risk management, peer and group accountability and values. Ensure compliance with the local, inter/national Greek organizations and umbrella groups, WSU policies and procedures, and state and local laws for a generally high-risk population. Establish relationships with chapter national leadership and alumni(ae) advisors. Meet with national staff members that visit respective chapters and maintain regular communication with alumni(ae) advisors as needed.
4. Family Weekend Coordination. Responsible for planning, promoting, and executing a comprehensive and inclusive Family Weekend program. Coordinates online registration and payment system and maintains relevant websites and social media. Collaborates with campus and community partners such as University Advancement, Athletics, Marketing and Communications, and Visit Winona visitors' bureau. Determines schedule of events, marketing materials including promotional mailer to families, and manages activities on site by providing exceptional hospitality and customer service to participating families.
5. Student Union & Activities Collaboration. Participate as a part of the greater Student Union & Activities staff team and utilize a student development approach to working with students, student employees and volunteers to develop a customer service focused environment. Work cooperatively with staff and students on projects, participate in policy formation and review for the department, support and attend departmental and campus programs, serve as an active member on University committees and provide clarity of communication throughout the organization. Assist director with strategic planning for Student Union & Activities department.
6. Perform other duties as assigned that support the University, Student Life and Development division, and departmental priorities and initiatives including professional development, campus committee participation and assume duties of the associate director of student activities in their absence.
· Periodic long workdays when events are occurring.
· This position requires evening and weekend hours for student organization meetings and events.
· Some overnight travel required to advise student conference delegations and to attend professional development opportunities.
Physical Effort: · Must be able to load, unload, carry and set up materials at various event sites.
· Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force
frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
· Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Development, Counseling or related field.
· One (1) year of experience working in a college or university environment advising student organizations, developing and presenting leadership development programs, and planning and executing events and programs or significant graduate assistantship experience.
· Demonstrated experience advising Greek organizations and knowledge of fraternity/sorority program risks, requirements and administration of successful programs.
· Member of a national social or professional Greek letter organization.
· Knowledge of student development theory, student leadership development theory and practice, higher education administration, student activities and related programs.
· Experience advising students and student organizations.
· Experience with event planning and management including contract implementation, promotion and assessment.
· Financial management experience, including development of annual budgets.
· Knowledge of legal issues and risk management mitigation.
· Demonstrated interpersonal skills, conflict mediation, written/verbal communication skills, organization, and problem-solving skills.
· Computer and technical knowledge and experience including word processing, spreadsheets, assessment tools, social media, and student records systems.
· Experience leading and advising culturally diverse teams.
A complete online application will include:
1. A cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed previously;
2. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume;
3. Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate);
4. A statement explaining your personal or professional experiences in working with diverse populations (such as persons from differing race / ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, gender, or mental and physical ability) as well as how the applicant would contribute toward a diverse and inclusive academic and employment culture and community at Winona State University. Statements should be 1 page or less;
5. Contact Information for at least 3 references, with addresses and telephone numbers.
About Winona State University: Founded in 1858, Winona State University (WSU) is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today WSU serves approximately 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota (MN). Winona State was named the second-best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report's
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.