Associate Director, Student Involvement (10382)

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Associate Director, Student Involvement, is responsible for generating, managing, and promoting a comprehensive leadership development program for student organization leaders with particular focus on equity and inclusion. The incumbent advises specific student government departments and supervises two Assistant Directors who manage the student organization portfolios. The AD will also work with the CSI Director on the day-to-day operations of the office. This includes writing, implementing, and revising policies and procedures related to student organization management in addition to complex problem solving and advisor support. This position will serve on University-wide committees and work collaboratively with campus partners to support CSI initiatives.

Essential Functions
  1. Student Advising & Training-Meet regularly with student cohorts in functional area, proving feedback and guidance. Develop and execute student leadership training on topics related to functional area. Create student cohort specific policy and procedure.
  2. Program Development and Implementation -Plan and coordinate comprehensive leadership development program for student organization leaders in collaboration with campus partners. Work collaboratively with the Associate Director, FSL on department wide leadership trainings covering service, risk and organization management, and leadership. Support and collaborate with student organization advisors. Plan CSI awards and celebration programs.
  3. Administration & Budget Management- Manage budget and oversee dues/funding process for student cohort services and programming within functional area. Ensure fiscal responsibility, effective planning, effective use of resources, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and University policies and procedures. Create end-of-year reports for assigned functional area. Represent department on content specific division-wide committees
  4. Staff Supervision-Responsible for the supervision, coaching, and performance management of two Assistant Directors.

Supervisory Responsibility
  • Supervise professional staff

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full time
  • Project Leader/Advisor B
  • Exempt

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Master's degree

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: An ability to welcome, value, and affirm individuals of all identities and experiences, and a commitment to ensure they are understood, appreciated, and fully included in the university community. Discretion, Tact and Diplomacy: Ability to exercise discretion, tact and diplomacy while interacting with students, faculty, university staff, management, internship employers and other stakeholders on confidential and/or sensitive matters.
  • Advanced Communication: Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, using language with precision; constructing logical arguments; accurate note taking, editing and summarizing; and writing reports or correspondence free of spelling and grammatical errors. Ability to engage in active and empathetic listening and communicate with a service minded orientation.
  • Thoroughness in Reviewing Work: Ability to review one’s own and others work and information to ensure completeness and accuracy; carefully prepare for meetings and presentations; organize information or materials for others; follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled; and set up procedures to ensure high quality of work.
  • Student Services Skills: Ability to serve as bridge to services, intervene and/or advocate on students’ behalf with offices across campus to support needs, drive engagement and empower students to achieve their goals.
  • Diagnostic Information Gathering: Ability to seek out relevant people to obtain information; probe skillfully to get at the facts when others are reluctant to disclose the full details; ask clarifying questions; and gain a complete and accurate picture by checking multiple sources.
  • Standard Office Software: Skill using email, word processing, spreadsheet/ data analysis and presentation development software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint while preparing briefings, reports, and presentations.

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