Assistant Director for Student Government, Student Engagement & Student Union

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now hiring an Assistant Director for Student Government in the Student Engagement & Student Union department at the Daytona Beach campus. The Assistant Director will support and develop student government leaders and programs that contribute to a vibrant campus life. This position will provide day-to-day advisement for the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Student Government Association (SGA). Through a combination of advising, training, and experiential learning, students will be supported to develop leadership skills to provide an effective voice for students in campus life, as well as abilities to build and maintain strong, effective organizations. The Assistant Director is part of a collaborative team of professionals supporting student engagement across a wide range of areas that also include campus activities, orientation, fraternity & sorority life, and student organizations.

Responsibilities include the following:

Serve as the SGA Advisor and provide necessary guidance, mentoring, and support to the students elected to serve in the executive, legislative, and judicial roles in student government. This includes the SGA Executive Board, Student Senate, Student Court, and Student Treasury. Support good communication and collaboration with the four SGA divisions – Avion, WIKD 102.5, Emergency Response Team, and Touch-N-Go.

  • Provide guidance and support to individual officers of the SGA through regular one-on-one meetings.
  • Attend all Executive Board, Student Senate, Student Treasury, and SGA meetings.
  • Advise the SGA in the creation and management of long-term and ad hoc committees and programs, including but not limited to the Progress Committee, Academic Committee, and Constitution Committee.
  • Advise the SGA initiative for first-year students.
  • Support student self-governance and oversee the programs and procedures that assist the SGA in strategic planning, membership and officer transition, and organizational budget and forecasting.

Programs & Events

  • Training: Create and implement leadership development programs such as new member orientation, leadership transition, and other topics considered priorities by SGA leadership. Provide mentorship and coaching to support student skill development in areas including goal setting, budget management, cultural competency, problem-solving, and managing interpersonal relationships.
  • Events: Support SGA members in planning and implementing events to collect student feedback, offer opportunities to connect with campus leaders, and foster a sense of community.
  • Awards: Support other staff members on an awards banquet for all levels of SGA officials.
  • Maintain a comprehensive calendar of student government events and meetings.

Collaboration & Communication

  • Develop and sustain positive working relationships with advisors of the SGA divisions and other stakeholders through regular communication.
  • Support the Student Engagement & Student Union department by participating in annual large-scale programs, such as Orientation, Homecoming Weekend, and Blue & Gold Week, the campus spirit week. Fulfill other duties as assigned.
  • Collaborate with other campus departments by serving on university committees and/or by partnering on co-curricular programs that support community-building, wellness, and student success.
  • Collaborate with student and department staff in maintaining the SGA webpages and social media accounts.

Assessment & Finance

  • Maintain oversight for all contracts for services, activities, and programs that relate to the SGA.
  • Collaborate with other staff to manage the fee-funded Student Government Association executive and legislative budgets of $1 million annually.
  • Conduct assessments to measure the effectiveness of SGA initiatives and programs. Evaluate learning outcomes, service goals, and student satisfaction.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Counseling, Higher Ed Administration or related field.
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of full-time experience in higher ed student affairs is required. Graduate experience in student government advising or leadership programs will be considered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of student development, program coordination, student leader advisement, and effective leadership programming.
  • Knowledge of issues, trends, policies and best practices relevant to student government.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.

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