Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
The successful candidate for this position will be someone who can
build and maintain an excited, dedicated, driven, team who enjoy
their experience. The director provides the overall direction and
leadership of the office by developing strategic plans and managing
staff. The director will serve as a steward and role model for
creating festive and memorable experiences for students. The
director will work with their team to live and maintain the
mission, vision, and values of Student Engagement.
The director will supervise three coordinators: two coordinators
who advise the fraternity and sorority councils and programming,
and one coordinator who oversees student organizations and advises
the Student Programming Board. Specifically, the director will
advise two major campus programs: BronchoThon (UCO’s dance
marathon) and Homecoming, advise the Student Engagement Council,
and execute the Student Engagement Executive Director selection and
training process. The director will also work closely with the
staff who oversee New Broncho Orientation programs, Cheer and
Dance, Broncho Family Programs, WinterGlow, and Spirit Teams.
The director will serve as the financial manager for all
programming and office budgets in Student Engagement, including
budgets for student employees and graduate students. Other duties
include coordinating special projects, training sessions, and staff
development. Some evenings and weekends will be expected.
Reports to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs.
The Office of Student Engagement purposefully develops students and
programs that create experiences which lead to growth,
opportunities that become memories, and meaningful connections that
lead to lasting relationships. We strive to foster a festive and
memorable environment that encourages inclusivity, lifelong
learning, community engagement, and a commitment to Central.
Values: Commitment to Central, Festive & Memorable, Spirit of
Service, 2nd Home, Personal Growth, and
Position Overview: Develop, implement, and manage
activities, programs, and services related to student
organizations, student leadership programs and other campus
activities. Develop and execute short and long-term plan, goal and
objectives for programs to ensure alignment with university goals.
Monitor and report on participation and satisfaction and recommend
improvements. Develops, implements, and authorizes the expenditures
of department and fee-funded group budgets. Oversee activities and
budgets of student fee funded student organizations. Supervise
staff, student employees, and volunteers. Oversee safety and
Qualifications / Experience Required: Requires a bachelor's
degree or equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and
exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts.
Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve
results. 7+ years of experience, post bachelor’s degree, with
leading planning, including program development and innovation,
program prioritization, and assessment. Appropriate professional
accomplishments and credentials.
Experience Preferred: Master's degree in counseling or
college student personnel. 4-6 years of experience, post graduate
school. Experience in fraternity and sorority life advising is
highly preferred. Experience in developing and implementing
educational, social, and cultural programs. Experience in
supervision of graduate or full-time staff. Experience in budget
management, working with a diverse student and staff population and
advising student organizations.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Team executing; Coaching;
Developing others; Building and maintaining relationships; Conflict
resolution; Delegation; Problem solving; Diversity understanding;
Change management. Excellent oral and written communication,
interpersonal, human relations, public relations, and
organizational skills. Computer proficiency preferably in Microsoft
Office. Ability to work independently, handles multiple tasks
simultaneously, and interacts professionally with all segments of
the University community. Good supervisory, report preparation and
project management skills. Accounting and budgeting skills. Ability
to maintain confidentiality. Ability to hire and supervise
employees. Ability to make policy and procedure decisions. Must be
Physical Demands: Reasonable accommodations (in accordance
with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.