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Director of Leadership

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Director of Leadership & Engagement

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The Director of Leadership & Engagement will report directly to the Senior Director of Student Engagement in the Division of Student Life and provide visionary and operational leadership for a vibrant and inclusive co-curricular student engagement program that supports students' programming, leadership development, and active participation on a residential campus This position is a full-time, 12-month position and requires occasional night and weekend work.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Oversee the implementation of essential co-curricular initiatives, services, programming, communications, and events to ensure a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community in support of student learning and development within the Division of Student Life.
  • Provide overall direction, leadership, and vision for the continual growth of a vibrant and inclusive program for campus activities, engagement, and leadership development; oversee Student Government Association, clubs and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, leadership development programs, and outdoor recreation.
  • Utilize student development theories in strategic planning of all student engagement initiatives including development of curriculum and programming, advising, training and supervising student leaders, as well as other important aspects of student engagement responsibilities.
  • Plan and implement a division-wide student leader training curriculum in support of key student leadership roles as well emerging leadership opportunities.
  • Participate in developing student learning outcomes and tools to effectively assess student programming and communications.
  • Advise the Student Government Association and provide assistance in planning and implementing campus-wide SGA programming and events that include Homecoming Court and relevant events, Halloween on the Ave, and Senior Week.
  • Supervise 3 professional staff members to advise Fraternity and Sorority Life (the Inter-Fraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, the Order of Omega Greek honor society, fraternal organizations and to serve as the university liaison to affiliated national offices, alumni groups, and campus departments); the Student Activities Committee and Outdoor Recreation; and the development and implementation of an annual programming calendar inclusive of late night, weekend, and special events; Charlie's Coffeehouse; and establishing and fostering student entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • In collaboration with student leaders, steward a budget of $432,000 in the execution of student leadership development and campus programming.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to execute major university traditions and large-scale student programs.
  • Participate in other institutional and division-wide initiatives, such as strategic planning, serving in the administrator on-call rotation in support of first responders, and other campus committees as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    Knowledge of project coordination and program design for undergraduate students, fraternity and sorority organizations, assessment including developing learning outcomes and using data to evaluate and adjust programmatic functions or services, student development theory, current issues, and emerging trends regarding persistence and retention of students. Ability to plan and organize small to large events. Skilled at written and verbal communication, including formal presentations to large and small groups of varying audiences (students, faculty, administration, family members, external partners). Ability to set priorities and advance team concepts and to work collaboratively across campus in support of co-curricular student learning and growth.
    Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration or related field required. Experience
    Three to five years of experience in student affairs with demonstrated success in planning and organizing small to large campus events required. Experience in supervising student employees required.
    Physical Demand
    Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching, and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor. Position requires occasional night and weekend hours.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Experience in supervising professional staff preferred.

    Special Instructions to the Applicant:

    Benefits Eligible: Yes
    Number of Months: 12 months
    Other Number of Months:
    Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
    Posting Date:
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled: No
    Anticipated Start Date:
    Posting Number: AH00881

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