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Assistant Director of Campus Activities, Clubs & Organizations

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 10, 2019

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Position Title Assistant Director of Campus Activities, Clubs & Organizations Position Number 088041 Department Assoc VC-Financial Mgmt - 340000 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A graduate or professional degree in a field relevant to the position OR must possess an appropriate combination of educational credentials and related work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time professional experience working with students in an advisory role directly related to clubs and organizations and/or student programming. Two years of relevant Graduate Assistantship work may count as one required year.
  • Demonstrated experience with engagement and advising of students in a co-curricular university setting.
  • Experience with supervising and developing graduate-level and/or full-time staff members to accomplish personal and organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in campus-wide event and program planning and execution.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; experience working with students and staff in the development of inclusive programs.
License/Certification Required
none Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Advising, Supervision, and Training

  • Advise and support 400+ student organizations on organizational leadership and educational programs.
  • Advise and train 30 Club Council student leaders – a student-led governing group that oversees student organizations – on university policies and allocation of university funds; advise Club Council on campus programming initiatives including Club Fest (Club Spirit Week) and the Student Organization Leadership Awards.
  • Serve as primary contact for student organization advisors; develop trainings and workshops to enhance involvement of club advisors in student organization initiatives.
  • Directly supervise two graduate students and 5-7 undergraduate students
  • Educate club leaders about university policies and resources each semester and provide officer transition training to executive officers
  • Partner with Campus Activities colleagues to provide guidance and resources to student leaders that directly support the department, including Appalachian Popular Programming Society and the four governing councils under Fraternity and Sorority Life ( NPHC, MGC, PHC, and IFC )
  • Opportunity to advise APPS (Appalachian Popular Programming Society) Council(s)

Program Development

  • Oversee and maintain Student Organization Resource Center (Club Hub) including supervision and training of undergraduate student assistants (Involvement Assistants) and budgetary management.
  • Serve as community administrator for online student engagement system Engage (via Campus Labs platform); develop training curriculum and programs to support the growth and vision of Engage as a campus-wide tool for student engagement.
  • Create and coordinate ongoing organizational development programs and workshops for student leaders to support their personal and organizational leadership skills.

Event Planning

  • Plan and implement campus-wide events and programs including Appalachian State Homecoming events and Welcome to App events including but not limited to Club Expo.
  • Plan and implement club-specific events and programs including Student Organization Leadership Awards, App’s Got Talent, Club President and Advisor Appreciation Reception, and Club Fest.
  • Oversee student organization tailgating during football season


  • Lead the process in creating, editing, and enforcing policies that affect student organizations; ensure adherence by student organizations to departmental, campus, and college regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Oversee new student organization recognition process and club funding allocation process.
  • Directly supervise two full-time graduate assistants; indirectly supervise 5-7 undergraduate student assistants.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive assessment program to determine the advancement of leadership skills due to involvement in student clubs and organizations.


  • Option to teach an undergraduate leadership course as part of the Leadership Studies Minor.

Suggested Salary Range $48,000-$52,000 Physical Demands of Position Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application form or List of References with Contact Information AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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