Assistant Director, Student Programming

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 11, 2021
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Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director for Engagement within Student Engagement and Campus Life, the Assistant Director for Student Programming joins a team of professionals who uplift the Aspirations for Student Learning (Commit to unwavering curiosity, Pursue self-understanding and integrity, Practice civility, Prepare for a life of courageous leadership, and Embrace Ut Prosim as a way of life), the Six Dimension of Well-Being, the Principles of Community and ExperienceVT throughout all responsibilities of the position. The Assistant Director of Student Programming serves as part of a team of professionals in the Department of Student Engagement & Campus Life (SECL), which provides education, guidance, and services to students and student organizations at Virginia Tech. The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director are to 1) advise The Virginia Union and The Big Event, 2) create and implement department and university-wide, large scale programming, and 3) supervise a graduate assistant. This includes working with student organization leadership and members, university policies, internal and external partners, budget oversight, event planning and coordination, and supervision. Utilizing a student-first philosophy, the Assistant Director will engage students in meaningful ways to experience a holistic experience with focus on the Division’s Aspirations for Student Learning. This position will work very closely with the other Assistant Director, Student Programming to align and support both advisement and programmatic experiences for organizations advised through SECL.

Required Qualifications

A collaborative and learning-centered professional with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field is required by the start of appointment. 1-3 years of experience in student affairs or higher education. Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Above average communications skills are essential, as well as, a desire to work in a teamwork-focused environment, which includes colleagues, and students. Evening and weekend work required.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience in large-scale programming, advising student organizations, and working with university policy. 1-3 years working with student organizations and/or large-scale programs. Proficiency with computer programs. Budgetary oversight experience is desired.

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Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence . We seek candidate who adopt and practice our Principles of Community , which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning . If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Advertised: May 11, 2021
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