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Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Traditions

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University, Norfolk
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Traditions (FP071A)

ODU is seeking candidates for an Associate Director, Student Engagement and Traditions (full-time, 12 month) position. The Associate Director for Student Engagement & Traditions (SET) is responsible for the oversight of more than 200 student organizations and the planning and implementation of several campus programming initiatives. This position supervises a full-time Coordinator for Programming and Graduate Assistant and reports to the Executive Director for SET. As a member of the SET team, the Associate Director will serve as a leader within our Campus Involvement team. In this role, they will oversee training and development for our student organization community, lead the planning of campus traditions like Senior Brunch and Toast and Family Weekend, and advise our student media organizations.


Required Education: A master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or comparable field required.


Required Qualifications:


Considerable knowledge of trends in student training and learning. Considerable knowledge of group development. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Full time work experience supervising or advising students. Considerable experience planning, executing, and evaluating events and programming. Some experience writing policy and procedures. Preferred Qualifications:


Some experience supervising staff. Some direct experience advising student organizations.

Conditions of Employment: Given the nature of the positions in Student Engagement & Enrollment Services that provide support to student services and/or student-centered programs, the employee occupying this position may be required to work during a university closing as directed by his or her supervisor.

These instances may include working from a remote location (i.e. telework, etc.).


Review Date: This position is open until filled. 

To apply, please visit It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.





Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, is Virginia's forward-focused public doctoral research university with more than 23,000 students, a top R1 research ranking, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia's economy.

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