Assistant Director, Student Involvement

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Student Involvement

Division Name

Student Affairs

Position Title

Assistant Director, Student Involvement

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Student Involvement assists in the direction and oversight of a variety of student programs and student-led initiatives. This particular Assistant Director role traditionally works to supervise the areas of Student Organizations, Leadership Programs, and Service Programs.

Essential Functions

General responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

-providing comprehensive direction and guidance as staff and student leaders plan programs and events;

-serving as a resource to students;

-assessing and maintaining risk management practices;

-participating in staff trainings and meetings;

-participating on committees and other programs on behalf of Student Affairs;

-supervising full-time staff members and graduate assistants, and other duties as assigned.

This position requires an applicant who is willing to work long hours, with occasional nights and weekend hours. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Student Involvement and will be primarily responsible for supervising the following areas: Student Organizations, Leadership Programs, Service Programs, and other areas as needed within the department.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in Education, Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in higher education administration related to student involvement services.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of student development theory, budgeting practices, assessment, and strategic planning.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include:

-a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field such as Counseling, Student Personnel, or Leadership Studies;

-prior experience in advising and developing students through a variety of student programs and/or organizations;

-experience in program planning and event management;

-experience in budget planning and management;

-demonstrated leadership in initiating and implementing collaborative and educational programming among student groups;

-commitment to the practice of open and effective communication with students, staff, and faculty to build and maintain collaborative relationships; experience managing staff members

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$51,900 - $86,400

Job Category

Student Affairs

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date


EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Education, Education Administration, Counseling or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 5 years of experience in higher education administration related to student involvement services OR an advanced degree to use in lieu of some years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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