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Associate Director, Student Involvement

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 12, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Associate Director, Student Involvement

Division: Student Involvement

Evaluation Group: Staff Administrator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Starting Salary: $ 40,249.00 +

Reports To: Director, Student Involvement

Positions Supervised: Program Manager, Fraternity and Sorority Life; Program Coordinator, Campus Activities; Coordinator, Student Involvement Business and Facilities

Job Summary

The associate director for student involvement works closely with the director to oversee management and leadership development of campus student organization leaders. This role also oversees various campus activities, including special events and student government activities. This position manages budgets and purchasing for the entire department.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

  • Oversees the approval and distribution of funding for the Office of Student Involvement, student organizations, student government, and the Campus Activities Board
  • Maintains responsibility for the student organization management system
  • Develops and maintains policies for student organizations, fraternal organizations, and the department as a whole
  • Assures all programs and activities are in compliance with University policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations
  • Reviews and approves events for student organizations, assuring adherence to University guidelines
  • Oversees the effectiveness, compliance, and efficiency of daily operational, financial, and business functions
  • Provides training for student organizations and advisors
  • Develops and supports Lindenwood students by providing experiences that allow for student development outside of the classroom
  • Chairs and participates in campus-wide planning committees
  • Communicates budgetary and funding details with Student Involvement staff
  • Collaborates with Student Involvement staff to coordinate and execute events
  • Assists in managing the departmental leadership development program

Leadership and Strategic Thinking

  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Collaborates with the director to provide leadership, vision, and delivery of comprehensive objectives
  • Participates in strategic plan development and implementation, keeping plans on schedule
  • Resolves conflict related to event planning and funding

Employee Management and Development

  • Collaborates with the director to recruit, interview, recommend, hire, and monitor performance of departmental staff
  • Conducts annual employee performance evaluations based on clear departmental standards
  • Provides autonomy and resources to enable staff to meet job expectations
  • Sets clear performance expectations and holds employees accountable

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Master’s degree, preferably in related field (higher education, student affairs, human resources management, business, etc.)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ related work experience in higher education, educational leadership, and/or student services
  • A minimum of 1 year of professional experience in fraternity and sorority life
  • Previous supervisory experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Demonstrated commitment to the holistic development of diverse student populations
  • General contract and risk management knowledge
  • Knowledge of Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Association (PHA), National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO) and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) policies, procedures, and current issues
  • Ability to effectively work with faculty, staff, students, and external vendors
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to be a confident spokesperson
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply student development/leadership theories
  • Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of student organization management systems

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting
  • Willingness to serve as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) – which entails attending training in the proper procedures for handling reports of criminal activity and emergencies
  • Some nights and weekends

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for extended time daily
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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