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University of Texas at El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job ID: 8208
Location: El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: $RegTemp

FLSA Status

Posting End Date
Open until filled

Earliest Start Date
September 1st, 2022

$72,000 annually

Hours per Week
40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (some flexibility required on evenings/weekends)

Hiring Department
Student Engagement & Leadership Center (SELC)

Required Application Materials
A resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references are required to apply.

Please submit all documents in a single PDF file to be considered.

Purpose of Position
The Director of the Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC) provides strong educational, social, and leadership development oriented, co-curricular experiences that enhance student learning and campus life at The University of Texas at El Paso. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students for Engagement, the Director will oversee the design and implementation of engaging programs and activities promoting student life, building leadership capacity, supporting student success and a vibrant, inclusive student body. The Director plays an integral role in the academic and professional development of students' assets through a variety of high-impact experiences. In order to be successful, the Director will need to work collaboratively with the Division of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, UTEP Athletics and many offices throughout the University.

Essential Functions
Department and Division Leadership and Management
  • Responsible for the strategic mission and vision of the department and creating an inclusive culture that embraces differences such as sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, age, religion, and national origin.
  • Provides oversite for tracking engagement of students participating in activities or initiatives facilitated by the Division of Student Affairs through the UTEP Mine Tracker (Anthology Engage platform) in a variety of areas including but not limited to, participation in clubs and organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, intramurals, club sports, leadership development programs and positions, study abroad, and university departmental uses.
  • Serve as a member of the Anthology Insight team in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Students for Engagement to support and train the departments within the Division of Student Affairs on the use of the data visualization system. Anticipate future needs of the University with the Assistant Dean of Students for Engagement to continuously generate assessment data and reports to share with University administrators that accurately reflect student engagement on campus.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, training, professional development and management of all levels of staff within the Student Engagement and Leadership Center.
  • Serves as a member of the Student Engagement Leadership Team and contributes to the broader institutional goals of increasing participation by students in student life activities and UTEP Edge high-impact experiences such as on-campus student employment, student leadership or internships and specific events to include but not limited to New Student Orientation Programs, Homecoming Festivities, Community of Care Initiatives, and Project MOVE.
  • Develops, implements and conducts a comprehensive department assessment plan that includes but is not limited to evidence of student learning, level of engagement in student life/campus life activities and high-impactpractices, student and customer satisfaction, monthly Department Dashboards, Impact Reports and an Annual Work Plan containing specific and measurable goals and objectives.
  • Develops and implements a robust marketing, outreach and communication plan that not only encourages students to participate in leadership development, clubs and organizations, student life activities, and diversity and inclusion programing and yields significant student engagement as determine by the appropriate strategic plan, but contributes significantly to the overall retention of students at UTEP.
  • Remain knowledgeable of federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting areas of responsibility, creating and modifying policies, procedures, and practices in order to become/remain compliant, and advising others in the interpretation and application of laws and regulations as appropriate.

Budget, Resources, and Management
  • Provides fiscal management of Student Engagement and Leadership Center and appropriate programmatic budgets.
  • Reviews cost factors and estimates used in planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness for major large-scale student and campus-wide events and special projects including, but not limited to Minerpalooza, Homecoming Week Activities, and the Annual Leadership Conference.
  • Provides leadership, direction, and the support necessary to ensure that day-to-day operations are performed consistently and effectively to achieve high quality outcomes.
  • Provides leadership, analysis, and advice in relation to policies and procedures outlined in the Regents Rules and the Handbook of Operating Procedures that pertain to student activities and events, risk management, student organizations, student code of conduct, and related travel for students.
  • Ensures that staff maintain appropriate certifications, training, and awareness of campus, state and federal policies, procedures, protocols, and resources.
  • Establish strong partnerships with the UTEP Police Department, Special Events, Athletics, Environmental Health and Safety, Parking and Transportation Services, and others necessary to manage major events and activities and support student success.
  • Department is responsible for managing outdoor event spaces/venues on behalf of the University.

Student Life
  • Provides oversight, plans, directs, and executes major large-scale student and campus-wide events and special projects including but not limited to Minerpalooza, leadership conferences, first-gen programs/activities, speaker series, pep rallies, Fraternity and Sorority Life Programs, the Annual Student Leadership Awards.
  • Provides strategic support and direction to 250+ student-led organizations/clubs to help facilitate an engaged student body as well as the increase in the number of organizations on-campus in order to ensure a diversity of options available to all students (i.e. honor societies, cultural, political, spiritual based groups, Greek organizations, community service, and special interest groups.)
  • Ensures the department provides annual training on policies, standards, guidelines through risk management training for all student organization leaders, members, and advisors to ensure compliance with State Law Texas Education Code Section 51.9361; annual training for all student organizations on the student organization handbook and the student organization section of the Handbook of Operating Procedures.
  • Ensure compliance of student organization policies with UTEP's Handbook of Operating Procedures and UT System regulations.
  • Coordinates and/or partners on several major events, activities and initiatives including New Student Orientation, Athletic Events, Orange and Blue Days, Miner Welcome, and all pre-campus communication with incoming students.

Leadership Development
  • Creates an intentionally designed and comprehensive university-wide student leadership and development program that is guided by relevant theories, is reflective of the student population, is responsive to student needs, and is designed to provide universal access.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty, departments, Colleges/Schools and administration in developing, leading and assessing a culturally inclusive leadership development program with programs/activities that support first-year experience, juniors, seniors, graduate students and on-line students, high-impact activities, and academic success initiatives.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Ensures the development and implementation of a comprehensive, learning outcome based, programming model that contributes greatly to educating students on diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty, departments, Colleges/Schools and administration in developing, leading and assessing diversity, equity and inclusion programming that support student success.
  • In partnership with faculty, departments, Colleges/Schools and administration, create, implement and oversee programs and activities that help all students better understand, appreciate and relate to the world around them by expanding their cultural awareness and understanding of their connection to the global community and acquiring the skills necessary to be productive citizens in a global community.

Understands the department's role in accomplishing the University's mission.

Acts as a liaison between the department and internal and/or external customers.

Participates in various committees, professional trainings, industry conferences, and conventions. Some travel required.

Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software, housing data-base system and able to learn and use institutional software systems.

Complies with all State and University policies. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's objectives, policies and applicable laws.

Required Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's Degree.

Five years of related experience and/or training to the essential duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Occasional traveling required.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's Degree in student development, higher education or related field.

Five years post masters professional student affairs experience at a college or university.

Demonstrated professional involvement in NASPA, regional organization, ACPA or other professional organization. Advanced experience with Anthology Engage Software management system, Banner, PeopleSoft and other data base systems.

Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee is frequently required to use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 25 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from moderate to very loud.

EO/AA Statement
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

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