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Director, Student Involvement & Activities

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$60,000.00 - $65,000.00
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time
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The mission of Student Engagement and Leadership is to provide students with co-curricular learning and leadership development opportunities through activities, events, student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, Associated Students’ Government, and orientation which promote and enhance their student experience and provide them with a sense of belonging at CSU Pueblo.
The events and activities sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership provide opportunities for students to become active participants in the CSU Pueblo campus by attending and participating in events intended to provide opportunities for students to interact with each other, learn about new ideas and perspectives, develop new interests and skills, enjoy the true college experience, and have fun.


 Description of Job

 **Start date for this position is July 1, 2022.**

  The Director of Student Involvement & Activities--reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Engagement, Events and Leadership--is responsible for delivering quality co-curricular programs and services for CSU Pueblo students. The Director will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, character, and values that support the richness of our CSU Pueblo identity while fostering student learning outcomes.  
This position is responsible for all aspects of the Student Engagement and Leadership office, including purposeful programming meant to promote student engagement, enhance the sense of community on campus, increase CSU Pueblo pride, and student retention, further student leadership development, and advance the educational value of the student involvement experience.  This position will supervise the Assistant Director of Orientation and Transition Programs.
Primary Duties

Student Organizations

  • Monitor, advise, and assist student organizations with membership, activity planning, travel arrangements, and conflict resolution. 
  • Conduct training & development programs, and provide oversight to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). 
  • Serve as the advisor for the Student Organization Funding Committee.
  • Fraternity/Sorority Life

  • Serve as the advisor for Fraternity/Sorority Council
  • Support fraternities and sororities on campus
  • Associated Students’ Government

  • Serve as primary advisor for the Associated Students’ Government.
  • Provide direction and oversight of the Associated Students’ Government Election Commissioner and election process each spring.
  • Fiscal Management

  • Practice strong organizational and fiscal management skills within departmental budgets. 
  • Oversee Student Organization, Student Organization Funding, and Associated Students’ Government budgets.
  • Leadership Initiatives

  • Plan and coordinate leadership training and workshops. 
  • Design and implement leadership programs and services for students and RSOs.
  • Develop and oversee leadership program to replace National Society of Leadership and Success.
  • Major Event Assistance

  • Assist Assistant Dean with large annual programs such as PackFest and commencement. 
  • Assist with the facilitation of New Student Orientation/ Welcome Week.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of the Leadership and Involvement Awards Ceremony.
  • Student Staff Supervision

  • Oversee hiring, training, supervision, and separation of student event managers.
  • Develop curriculum for student employee training sessions, retreats, and weekly staff meetings.
  • Oversee professional development plans and evaluation process for student employees. 
  • Review and approve student timesheets, create work referrals, and monitor work study and student hourly awards.
  • Campus Event Planning

  • Provide leadership and direct supervision over campus events, including planning, organizing, promoting, and implementation. Identify program resources, risk management.
  • Provide programming tailored to our commuter student population.
  • Student Fee Governing Board

  • Serve as the advisor/co-chair for the Student Fee Governing Board.
  • Update and write policies as needed with input and direction from committee, co-chair, and AVP of Student Affairs. 
  • Prepare documents and attend meetings of Student Fee Governing Board. Maintain communication with committee members and student-fee funded campus constituents.
  • Pack Pantry and Career Closet

  • Oversee all aspects of the Pack Pantry to include: staffing/volunteers, fundraising, budgets, donation collections, and proper policies and procedures to comply with health department and Care & Share guidelines.
  • Assist with staffing of Career Closet including meeting with students, donation collections, and organization of clothing.
  • Supervise Pack Pantry student staff including the hiring and separation of student staff and coordinating scheduling and training for Pantry.
  • Assessment

    • Create an assessment plan for Student Engagement and Leadership. 
    • Create assessments for programs including new student orientation, leadership programs, and student organizations. 
    • Summarize assessment data and make recommendations to Assistant Dean regarding programmatic changes.


  • Work collaboratively with other campus departments, faculty, and staff. 
  • Participate in university functions and committees as appropriate. 
  • Actively research and review best practices and new and innovative strategies in student affairs.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Student Engagement, Events and Leadership.
  • Oversee internal marketing efforts of areas of responsibility, including Associated Students’ Government, Student Engagement and Leadership, and Student Organizations.
  • Work with outside vendors and contractors regarding Student Engagement and Leadership contracts.
  • Update Student Engagement and Leadership websites as needed.
  • Ancillary Duties

    • Conflict mediation and connecting students with mental health issues, academic issues, or other dilemmas to appropriate campus services.


    Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree
    • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
    • Ability to prioritize work, manage time, and multitask
    • Demonstrated ability to use the internet and computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, etc.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop creative and appealing student programs
    • Proficient in AIS, KFS, Anthology (formerly Collegiate link-student org management software)

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of Theory to Practice models
    • Fluent in Spanish
    • Demonstrated ability to use graphic design software such as: Adobe Design Suite, Canva, Pixelmator and/or video editing software
    • Minimum of three years’ professional experience in Student Life, Student Activities, new student orientation, leadership programs, student government advising, and/or programming and event planning
    • Experience creating and conducting assessments and responding appropriately with modifications to program offerings
    • Experience with fraternity and sorority life programs
    • Experience supervising, hiring, and firing of student employees
    • Experience managing budgets from different funding sources


    Supplemental Information

    All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

    Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

    1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
    2. a current resume or CV;
    3. an unofficial transcript; and
    4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.

    Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

    Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by 4 pm (MST) on Thursday, April 7, 2022, will receive full consideration.

    About Colorado State University Pueblo
    Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.

    CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU-Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society--local and global--and builds our sense of citizenship.

    Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

    At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

    About Pueblo, Colorado 
    The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

    CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

    The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

    Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

    It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

    In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 

    Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices. 


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