Associate Director for Events/Programs, Center for Campus Life

Rochester Institute of Technology
New York, United States
$53,800.00 - $60,900.00
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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

Please note-this position requires occasional nights and weekends, dependent on university events.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, Events/Major Programs, this position serves as the Associate Director for Events/Programs. The individual in this position supports the university’s academic objectives by managing programs/events, resources, and activities designed in collaboration with members of the entire RIT community. The Associate Director provides leadership and oversight for the planning and execution of major events at the department, division, and University level. Additional responsibilities include co-advisement of the College Activities Board.

The Associate Director will manage the major weekends on campus (FallFest, FreezeFest, and SpringFest) and other cross departmental programs that fall under the Center for Campus Life umbrella.  This position will also assist with University wide events such as Brick City Weekend, Imagine RIT, Orientation, and Convocation.

The position includes oversight of the event management and registration process including approving student club and organizations events, managing communication which service providers, seeking approval from campus partners when appropriate, and ultimately approving or denying all events.

This position requires a dynamic leader with excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, an understanding of college student development, and strong administrative, organizational, and problem solving abilities. The Associate Director provides leadership and strategic direction to a team of para-professional (graduate assistants), and approximately 40 undergraduate students. This position works closely with campus partners, community members, and student leaders to assist in creating a vibrant, engaging culture that enhances the student experience on campus.

About RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).


Required Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, counseling or related field 
3-5 years of experience leading a comprehensive program in a University setting. Supervision of undergraduate/graduate students. Ability to maintain attention to detail and task completion in a fast-paced, student focused environment. 

Specialized Skills:

  • Sign language fluency or a commitment to learn
  • Experience working and planning events/programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to exercise judgment and independent initiative; handle time sensitive matters that require concise problem solving and a degree of confidentiality and/or sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of constituencies within and outside of the university setting
  • Ability to understand, review, and interpret legal and risk management policies, compliance expectations, and university guidelines and procedures
  • Possess a deep understanding of a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-cultural issues.
  • Budget experience and acumen
  • Experience with student staff development and supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with student leaders
  • Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, and evaluating programming related to the student experience
  • Ability to plan and implement assessment of programs and events.
  • Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in complex situations with competing priorities

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