Center for Student Involvement Assistant Program Director

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Center for Student Involvement Assistant Program Director

Job no: 527257
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department: Erb Memorial Union
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $43,000 - $48,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
April 12, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
For the complete position description and duties please email: and reference Center for Student Involvement, Assistant Program Director.

For consideration, applicants should submit:
  • Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position; describe how your skills, abilities, and experiences meet the minimum and preferred qualifications and professional competencies contained within the job announcement
  • Current resume, which includes dates of employment
  • Answers to the following supplemental questions:

    1. Why are student activities and student organizations important to a college campus and the student experience?
    2. Describe a program or event you managed, including size, budget, goals, and results. What best practices did you use to guide the process? How can you share this with or teach this to students at varying levels of experience and knowledge? How would you change your approach for student organizations that you do not interact with on a regular basis?
    3. The Division of Student Life is committed to creating a multicultural organization that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What does this mean to you and how, if you were selected as the successful candidate, will you help us meet this goal? Further, how will you encourage and develop a commitment to inclusivity among the students with whom you will be working?

    As part of the application process applicants will be asked to provide the name and contact information for at least three professional references, one of which must be a current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

    Department Summary
    The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is a department of the Division of Student Life. The EMU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 90 professional staff and 400 student staff, and serves over 15 thousand daily users during the academic year. The EMU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community and visitors to campus, and its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The EMU is student centered and is operated in collaboration with a student Board, who are actively involved in determining the character and scope of the department and approve the budget recommendations of all EMU services and programs.

    The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) focuses on two main areas: Resource Center and Student Activities Board
  • The CSI Resource Center is a unique collaborative program between the EMU and ASUO. Both ASUO student organizations and other UO student organizations will have access to advising, training, and resources in a space which they can call home. Our Vision is to be a hub of information and resources where student organizations can create, build, and connect students through fun events, services, and traditions.
  • The Student Activities Board, through multiple teams, creates events that are desired by the UO student population and provide students with opportunities for social and intellectual development. Event content will vary from themed parties to intimate concerts; they will include long standing traditions and adaptive new creations all to fill the needs of UO Students.

    Position Summary
    The Assistant Program Director is a staff member of the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) and reports to the CSI Program Director. The purpose of this position is to advise student leaders on the Student Activities Board in the creation of high-quality events, including late night and weekend events, primarily designed to engage University of Oregon students 24/7.

    Additionally, they will serve as a resource and active member of the larger Student Union Programs Staff. The position also serves as a creator of and an advocate for development of social, campus climate and current event programming. In this role, the individual will have a high level of decision making that has the potential to impact campus-wide and community audiences. Contact with community and media is anticipated to be significant and impactful. The position is responsible for oversight of budget, implementation of contracts, and supervision of GTFs, student employees, interns, and volunteers. This position will hire, direct, schedule, evaluate, train, and manage the activities of student staff and volunteers. They will also assist in the selection process for student scholarship positions.

    This position will require working occasional nights and/or weekends to fulfil special projects and events.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or similar field (must be completed prior to start date) OR
  • Bachelor's Degree and three years of experience managing programs and services in a higher education setting
  • One year of experience of event planning and management
  • One year of experience of advising students or student organizations

    Professional Competencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong presentation and public relation skills with the ability to give public presentations and adjust communication to appropriate audiences
  • Ability to work with, guide, advise, and supervise students and staff
  • Knowledge of and experience with culturally entrenched programing as it relates to student experience
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability with project management

    Preferred Qualifications
  • A proven record of budget management and revenue generation experience
  • Experience creating or facilitating internships in event management, student affairs or leadership development
  • One year of supervision experience of student or professional staff

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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