Location: Lakewood, NJ Category: Administrative Staff Posted On: Wed Jun 21 2017 Job Description:
This is a full-time, 12-month position which is responsible for the shared development, implementation, and supervision of a comprehensive student leadership and engagement program which meets the needs of a diverse university community. Leadership initiative programs are designed to encourage student involvement at each class level, i.e. freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduates. Each will have a specified area of focus and learning outcomes. Reports to the Dean of Students.
Work with the Dean of Students to provide administrative oversight and development for the coordination of major campus student leadership programs (WILD; Emerging Leaders).
Create, develop and implement leadership curriculum and programming for students in alignment with the University's stated goals, direction, and vision.
Be a catalyst for Student Involvement and Leadership with regard to student leadership programming, resources, and academic collaborations.
Develop and implement benchmark student leadership programs and concepts for the campus community; work collaboratively with faculty (primarily the General Education Committee) to embed leadership principles both inside and outside the classroom.
Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate student leaders for the Women in Leadership Development and Emerging Leadership Programs.
Recruit and help to retain male student involvement in leadership activities - i.e., Orientation, Student Government, Resident Assistants, and Living Learning Communities Develop a Transitional Leadership seminar/certificate to enhance the Sophomore Year Experience.
Work with the director of institutional research and assessment to develop a comprehensive and collaborative culture of assessment related to student leadership development; create an assessment plan to evaluate leadership learning outcomes.
Present leadership opportunities and training sessions for students that address ethical leadership, servant leadership, and social justice.
Assist in the development of a long-term strategic plan for a comprehensive student leadership program at GCU.
Seek out and establish service partnerships with community agencies and develop tracking system for service hours.
In collaboration with the Coordinator of Student Activities, enhance the Orientation Leader program, including but not limited to developing program to ensure all new students feel a sense of connection when they enter GCU.
Work in collaboration with the coordinator of student activities to in the planning, coordination and evaluation of the Orientation Leader program.
Assist with coordination of campus events sponsored by other departments.
Assist with on-campus event such as Welcome Week, Homecoming, Critical Concerns Week and Women's Empowerment Week
Participate in Student Life or University programs and events as assigned by the Dean of Students; attend student development and engagement staff and professional development meetings.
Participate in the planning and implementation of New Student Orientation.
Counsel and advise individuals and groups when appropriate on matters pertaining to personal problems, educational and vocational objectives, social and recreational activities, and financial assistance.
Act as a student advocate on issues, concerns, and problems related to student life.
Serve on University committees, task forces, and projects as designated.
Integrate the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice and service in all aspects of interaction.
Strong planning and organizational skills are essential.
Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
Required flexible evening and weekend hours.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred; two years' experience or related work experience in campus programming, student leadership development, or Graduate work in student activities or leadership development.
Familiarity with current educational trends, politics of thought, protocols, and student programs; working knowledge of faculty involvement, student development, programmatic assessment, challenges and opportunities associated with student engagement, retention and persistence.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience utilizing a theoretical foundation related to the principles and practices of leadership development and application desired.
Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a team and to maintain confidentiality where appropriate.
Ability to work with time sensitive projects, work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and remain pleasant and professional. Some evening and weekend work required.
Proficiency in modern office equipment and computer software (Microsoft Office, Email, Internet).
Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional lifting of light objects. Work is performed in an office and on campus grounds.
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic Excellence
Georgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently s...ituated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men.
Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broad enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.
The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.
The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.
degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.
Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.