Assistant Director - Student Activities

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Conference & Special Event Administration, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 037486 Department Code 40105-1135 Department Office of Student Life Job Title Assistant Director - Student Activities Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
This position serves an integral role within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and the Office of Student Activities. This position oversees provides late night programming/events open to the entire campus through a program called ‘Orange After Dark’ ( OAD ), including both on-campus and off-campus events. This person will need to plan, implement, and supervise multiple late-night events every week, student personnel, including overseeing the budget for the program as well as marketing and promotion of this program. This position will supervise an Orange After Dark Program Coordinator who will also help execute late night events. This person will need to review, negotiate, and develop contracts with outside vendors, as well as coordinate assessment efforts for the division. Qualifications
  • Four year degree in education, counseling, or related field required.
  • Advanced degree in higher education or Student Affairs preferred or equivalent work experience in a university setting.
  • Experience with large scale campus programming and contract negotiations.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • This position requires the ability to read, edit and negotiate artist or vendor contracts.
  • This person will also require a current and advanced knowledge of student affairs and student activities best practices as it relates to alternative late night programming.
  • A working knowledge of student development theory with the ability to work within a diverse constituency.
  • Event Planning: Research and plan all on-campus and off-campus late night programming known as Orange After Dark ( OAD ). This includes a very robust event calendar directed towards students that are looking for late night social events. Collaborate with other units across the Division and University and try to streamline all late night social alternative programs into a more comprehensive and inclusive calendar for the entire student body.
  • Create and edit vendor, venue, and transportation contracts to ensure that we are meeting all necessary safety, and risk management policies.
  • Oversee the expenditure of at least $300,000 in annual funding for the OAD late-night program for Syracuse University.
  • Event Implementation: Implement and execute Orange After Dark ( OAD ) late night programs for Syracuse University. This position will work non-traditional business hours, and a modified weekly schedule that will include business/office hours until 2 a.m. on some nights, especially Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. OAD will sponsor at least 70 events throughout the academic year and typically sees over 10,000 students in attendance across all events.
  • Supervision: Supervision of the Orange After Dark Program Coordinator within the Office of Student Activities. In addition, supervise OAD Event Board student members as well as the student volunteers who will help facilitate OAD programs. Create a professional development program as part of their learning experience, and provide them with responsibilities that enhances their professional skillset and personal growth.
  • Assessment: Coordinate an assessment/research initiative for Orange After Dark within the Office of Student Activities, which will assess the programs that OAD implements, the impact of that work, and how it lines up with best practices within the Student Affairs field.
  • Marketing: Oversee all aspects of marketing including; flyers, tabling opportunities, digital signage, banners, and other giveaways / promotional items. Seek out new relationships with partners on campus to build awareness of the OAD brand.
Physical Requirements
“Not Applicable” Tools/Equipment
“Not Applicable” Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 09/16/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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