Assistant Director and Student Leadership and Engagement Coordinator

Employer
Trinity College
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Religious Affairs & Ministry, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Information

Title
Assistant Director and Student Leadership and Engagement Coordinator

Department
Office of Student and Community Life

Regular or Temporary
Regular

Hours Per Week
40

FLSA Determination
Exempt

Weeks Per Year

52

Open Date
06/23/2022

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, CT. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean, the Assistant Director provides leadership in the administration and supervision of student organizations, as well as programming initiatives across campus to promote the mission of Trinity College and the Office of Student and Community Life. With a special emphasis on leadership development, the Assistant Director provides creative direction and oversight of the student programming board, major events, and Barnyard. The Assistant Director serves in the leadership team within S.A.I.L. to integrate programs and services in equitable ways.

Develop, coordinate, implement, and assess Student Leadership Programs/Initiatives
  • Create and implement a strategic plan, as well as set the vision and goals for leadership programs/initiatives.
  • Lead assessment efforts of programs/initiatives for the purposes of continuous improvement
  • Develop creative leadership opportunities for students, including the annual Spring Student Leadership Conference.
  • Coordinate annual leadership training for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).
  • Coordinate the Student Engagement Fair in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Collaborate with campus partners on programs/initiatives that promote student leadership development.
  • Maintain accurate financial records for all related student leadership programs/initiative funds and expenses.
Assist with planning and coordinating New Student Orientation ( NSO )
  • Coordinate Spring Start (First-Year and Transfer students – January).
  • Coordinate Bantam Beginnings: Transfer Orientation (Summer/Fall).
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and supervise Orientation Leaders and Orientation Team Leaders.
  • Assist with executing NSO program logistics.
Oversight of S.A.I.L. Student Programming Board
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and supervise Late Night and Weekend Programming student staff.
  • Provide leadership, direction, support, and mentorship for student staff.
  • Counsel student staff on finances, policies, systems, organization requirements, and procedures.
  • Facilitate leadership and professional development opportunities (i.e. conferences, retreats, trainings).
  • Work collaboratively with student staff to develop, implement, and assess late night and weekend programs.
  • Maintain accurate financial records for all related Late Night and Weekend Program funds and expenses.
Serve as the S.A.I.L. Cluster Advisor to specified Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
  • Share ideas and insights, counsel students, and facilitate student learning.
  • Provide support for RSO Advisors.
  • Advise and train RSOs on finances, policies, systems, organization requirements and procedures.
Serve as the Advisor for Barnyard
  • Provide leadership, direction, support, and mentorship for students.
  • Share ideas and insights and facilitate student learning.
  • Counsel Barnyard on finances, policies, systems, organization requirements, and procedures.
  • Facilitate leadership and professional development opportunities (i.e. conferences, retreats, trainings).
  • Work collaboratively with Barnyard to coordinate activities during major events (i.e. New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, Senior Week, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Spring Weekend, Commencement).
Oversight of S.A.I.L. marketing tools
  • Update and maintain all aspects Bantam Link.
  • Serve as a liaison with Campus Labs.
  • Update and maintain the database of RSOs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate trainings for RSOs and campus partners.
  • Work collaboratively with Communications to maintain/update S.A.I.L.’s website and social media presence.
  • Create and coordinate office marketing materials
  • Work collaboratively with Communications to create S.A.I.L. branding
  • Serve on the Programs and Events Scheduling Committee, as well as on divisional and institutional committees as needed.
  • Required to reside on-campus and participate in the Administrator on-call rotation for emergencies.
  • This is a 12-month position with non-standard hours.
  • Assumes other responsibilities and performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience in student life, undergraduate student leader or graduate assistant experience acceptable.
  • Understanding of emerging issues in higher education, particularly in student leadership development.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence, and a continuing commitment to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice practices in support of a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated creativity in student programming.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as student programming needs and major events require.
  • Comfort using and/or learning new software.
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Review of applications will begin three weeks after the role posting date.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination and booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment .

Quick Link
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2682

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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