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Director of Student Engagement and Activities

Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas
Date posted
Feb 16, 2024

Southwestern University, located in Georgetown has an immediate opening for a Director of Student Engagement and Activities position. The Director of Student Engagement and Activities provides direction and leadership for student leadership programs, student engagement programs, and student success initiatives within the Division of Student Life. This is a full-time, fully benefited, exempt position who reports to the Vice President of Student Life.



Primary Duties:


  •  Lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of campus transitions
    •  Lead campus planning for “Setting Sail” welcome week.  Collaborate with campus partners to organize Sprog orientation.  Work cooperatively with those planning move-in and orientations for transfer students, veterans, returning students, and international students
    Lead efforts to design and implement a four-year co-curricular experience.
    • Collaborate with campus partners to create and oversee a distinctive program that serves as a roadmap for student engagement and success from the first year through senior year and into the post campus experience.
    Develop a comprehensive campus leadership program for students
    • Plan appropriate stages for leadership development as students spend more time in groups and organizations. Incorporate programs such as Strengths Quest and NSLS.
    • Supervise Coordinator positions within Student Engagement and Activities. Recruit, select, train, and supervise Graduate Assistants for Programming.
    Plan and implement large-scale campus programs with the Coordinator of Student Activities Represent the Student Life division on various campus committees Manage the McCombs Student Center
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Position Requirements:




  • Master’s degree in higher education, behavioral science, counseling, or related field. Five or more years of direct experience in college student development, student life, or related area of university administration. Three or more years of supervisory and leadership experience with professional staff. Conflict resolution skills, ability to solve problems, adeptness with rapidly changing assignments. Experience in budget management. Knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of cultural differences and the diversity within the campus and community.




Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, under graduate tuition assistance for yourself and your dependents, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at


To apply:  The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at  Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, the name and contact information of three professional references. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee.  The Committee will review all completed applications until the position is filled.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an E-Verify employer.  EOE/M/F


Inclusion is the deliberate effort to create an environment in which people from all backgrounds* are not only included but welcomed, valued, respected, considered, and supported within our community. People from marginalized (i.e., devalued) and/or minoritized (i.e, underrepresented) groups are heard, seen, respected and accepted in all aspects of our community. Southwestern University is committed to inclusive excellence that provides access and support, enables participation, and removes barriers so that all people within our community are empowered and can thrive in a campus that is welcoming and validating.




*including but not limited to people of color (race, ethnicity, nationality), sex, sexual identity, gender identity, age, physical and mental disabilities, socioeconomic status, religion, immigrants, and the intersection of these identities.




Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report— Southwestern University Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online at containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 512-863-1435. 



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