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Director, Student Involvement and Leadership

University of Houston-Clear Lake
Houston, Texas
Starting at $73,346, commensurate with experience.
Date posted
Dec 7, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director, Student Involvement and Leadership is a dynamic and forward-thinking professional responsible for leading, developing, and collaborating with the campus community to provide a comprehensive student involvement and leadership experience. This key leadership role provides strategic direction to a portfolio of functional/program areas, provides professional and student staff/leader supervision to a large unit team, maintains the unit budget, and oversees facilities/spaces assigned to the unit. The position oversees the division's portfolio of campus student organizations, student involvement, civic engagement, leadership development, and student engagement platforms.


  • Leads and collaboratively partners with other Division of Student Affairs units, Strategic Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications, Strategic Partnerships, and academic colleges. Ensures student engagement activities, services, traditions, and co-curricular learning experiences are incorporated across the campus including all university recruitment and retention efforts to create a comprehensive and cohesive student experience.
  • Stays current with trends and innovations in the field of student affairs and higher education. Provides leadership, strategic vision, organization and administrative oversight of the following functional/program areas: Campus Activities and Events, Registered Student Organizations, Fee-Funded Student Organizations, Leadership Programs, Community and Civic Engagement Programs, Mascot Program, and Spirit and Traditions.
  • Provides direction in the hiring, training, development, supervision, and evaluation of support and professional staff members, student employees, and student leaders/mentors for all functional areas of the unit. Includes seasonal interns or practicum students.
  • Oversees the management, maintenance, operation, and scheduling of all unit spaces including but not limited to: Student Involvement and Leadership suite, Student Organization Center and Lounge, SSCB Student Lounge, all Fee-Funded Student Organization office suites, and all meeting spaces assigned to the unit.
  • Administrative oversight of unit planning, budgeting, and assessment to ensure unit aligns with division and institution strategic goals. Partners with University Advancement, Strategic Partnerships and Office of Sponsored Programs to develop external funding opportunities that support the unit mission.
  • Oversees the unit content of graphics and promotional materials, including brochures, posters, digital content, and other marketing that effectively convey the value of student involvement and leadership opportunities and engage students.
  • Oversees the implementation, maintenance, and further development of the division’s student engagement platforms. Partners with Office of Information Technology, Student Administration Management, and Registrar to troubleshoot technical issues. Maintains data ownership for the platforms. Stays informed about and ensure compliance with UHCL policies, regulations, and best practices in student affairs. Makes recommendations for policy development and revisions as needed.
  • Serves on university and divisional level committees and advisory boards that support efforts in developing co-curricular experiences aimed at enhancing student engagement and student success and performs related duties as assigned.


  1. Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Educational Leadership or related field.
  2. Five years of  demonstrated progressive leadership experience working with college students, coordinating campus student activities, special events, leadership programs, and student organizations.
  3. Two years of progressive supervisory/leadership experience.
  4. Knowledge of foundational student development theory and student affairs models as well as knowledge of student engagement products and platforms.
  5. Knowledge of organizational and management skills including budget management, planning, assessment, and effective marketing.
  6. Skills in planning and implementing initiative within the unit and campus wide.
  7. Skills in PeopleSoft (Student Information Systems) data management for platforms.
  8. Strong knowledge of student development theory and best practices in higher education.
  9. Skills in facilities management and operations.
  10. Ability to build and sustain relationships with campus community members.
  11. Ability to solve problems of various levels with all campus constituents.
  12. Ability to manage time and juggle multiple priorities within the unit as well as to effectively communicate using various methods.


Doctorate in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Educational Leadership or related field.

Demonstrated progressive experience as an Assistant or Associate Student Life/Student Activities Director.

Experience with facilities management and operations.

Experience working with Anthology or other student engagement and assessment platforms.

Bilingual Skillset.

Notes to Applicant:  Full-time position with benefits. Background check required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume, cover letter and transcripts. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

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