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Director for Student Engagement

Salve Regina University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:


  • To work with students and staff to develop, implement and promote programs that enhance the quality of campus life at the University for all students.
  • This is considered an essential personnel position.
  • This is a live-in staff position with on-call administrator responsibilities for the 2021-2022 academic year.


  • Develop, publicize and implement a comprehensive program of activities and events annually that has an impact on the quality of campus life. Work closely with the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Activities Funding Board (AFB) in order to accomplish this objective.
  • Serve as advisor for Student Government Association.
  • Responsible for the supervision and management of the Student Engagement Office and the Gerety Hall Student Center.
  • Promote all activities of the office and ensure that the Student Engagement website is accurate and up to date. Represent the Student Engagement Office at Student Affairs and University meetings.
  • Maintain the Student Engagement Office budget in conjunction with the budget of the Activities Funding Board.
  • Responsible for reviewing and evaluating all Student Engagement Office vendors and performer contracts.
  • Manage the University's R25 scheduling program in relation to student activities.
  • Develop, support and motivate new as well as recognized student clubs and organizations and advisors.
  • Develop and deliver an experiential leadership development program for interested students.
  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the New Student and Family Orientation Programs and the production of all Orientation materials such as the Handbook and Family Calendar. Recruit, select, train and coordinate the orientation leader team.
  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Explorientation Program in collaboration with Academic Affairs
  • Coordinate the commencement week calendar of Student Engagement including Commencement Ball, preside at Commencement Ball Committee meetings.
  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the First Year Experience Program and specifically the First Year Transitions Course (FYT100) and Transfer Transitions Course (FYT200). Recruit, select, train and coordinate the First Year Transition team.
  • Oversee the support and programming for the LGBTQA+ community on campus
  • Oversees the office-wide assessment efforts of student engagement learning outcomes
  • Responsible for the supervision and management of the eSports program
  • Serve in the 24-hour on-call administrator rotation, acting as a first responder when necessary.


Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate VP & Dean of Students


  • A Master's degree in student personnel, higher education or related field, with five years of progressive experience within a student affairs leadership position.
  • Working knowledge of event planning needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills are required with the ability to work cooperatively with large numbers of students, staff and faculty.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
  • Must be people oriented with the willingness and ability to work with a traditional college-aged population.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, in addition to regular office hours, to fulfill departmental activity requirements.
  • This position involves traveling throughout the University and surrounding community and could, on occasion, require bending, reaching, ascending and descending stairs, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, and hearing.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.


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