Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page.
Application review will begin August 9, 2017.
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The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We provide a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research, creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. About half of all undergraduates are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; nine out of 10 are from Washington. Located along a river and wetlands just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
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Our Department of Student Affairs, has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Activities.This individual will be responsible for:
Under the general direction of the Director of Student Engagement & Activities, will actively participate in the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives to improve effectiveness of services to students.
Assume a leading role in the design and implementation of student activities, diversity and social justice, and leadership programs. Collaborate with supervisor, colleagues, students, and other partners as appropriate. Programs to include, but not be limited to events, meetings, facilitations, dialogues, workshops, and events that achieve institutional, divisional, and departmental learning outcomes. Responsible for purchasing and event and operation risk management within these areas.
Manage day to day operations of department functions related to student advising programs, inventory, facilities management, budget management, purchasing, and assessment, collaborating with other staff or departments as needed.
Oversee operation and continued development of registered student clubs program, including registration and orientation process for clubs, funding use guidelines, event policies, OrgSync/Campus Labs Engage software platform, and related student support development programs; review and update related policies and procedures regularly.
Co-manage the Involvement and Leadership Office in the Activities & Recreation Center and other department-operated student facilities, including promoting significant student engagement in the ILO; create, implement, and administer operational procedures and policies for ILO related to available resources, appropriate use guidelines, supply lending, and equipment management; collaborate with other units, such as the ARC, Cascadia College Student Life, Information Technologies, and Fiscal and Audit Services as necessary.
Under the general direction of the director, will actively participate in the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives to improve effectiveness of services and programs to students, particularly those related to student activities, diversity and social justice, and leadership.
Create new co-curricular learning programs and initiatives for students, developing collaborative relationships with various student affairs staff, faculty, and other departments as needed, including those at other UW campuses and Cascadia College.
Respond to and resolves concerns and crises related to student activities programs, departmental policy, and student behavior in areas of responsibility, in collaboration with director.
Develops, proposes, and manages several budgets to support programs in area of responsibility, including budgets using state funds, student fees, and gift funds.
Be knowledgeable of applicable federal, state, university, and divisional policies and procedures regarding operations, including expenditures of funds, and educate professional and student staff on the practice and rationale of these rules.
Keep Director of Student Engagement & Activities apprised of emerging or ongoing issues in areas of responsibility.
Supervise, recruit, train, and evaluate staff and student staff:
Serve as primary supervisor to 2-4 program managers and/or program coordinator; mentor in theory and practice of student activities and diversity; conduct evaluations as needed.
Recruit, train, advise, supervise, and evaluate student staff in one or more of the student organizations, such as: the Intercultural Coordinators, Campus Events Board (CEB), Club Council, ASUWB Election Committee, and Student Media Groups. Will provide support to student government as needed.
Advise student staff on budgeting, program design, and implementation of programs, events, and initiatives.
Meet with students to provide organization advising, one-on-one advising, and event/program advising. Make referrals to appropriate resources as needed.
Serve as advisor for student clubs and organizations.
Develop, assess, and revise learning outcomes for professional staff, student staff, and the department programs.
Administrative and operations management of Student Engagement and Activities:
Active involvement and oversight of reconciliation of Student Engagement & Activities budgets from a variety of funding sources, including state funds, student fees, and gifts.
Ensure the department is prepared for small and large scale emergencies through sound risk management principles and effective crisis response.
Stay well informed concerning best practices and network with colleagues via professional associations.
Act as a resource and liaison with other University Departments regarding opportunities for partnership and program development.
Staff major university events and programs as needed.
Other duties as assigned
Serve and participate on University committees as assigned or designated.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Engagement & Activities and the Dean of Student Affairs.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, or related field
- At least three years of experience in student activities programs or related college student advising functions.
- Experiences with leading dialogues and facilitations, student advising, and program development/implementation
- Experience supervising and mentoring student staff.
- Experience in budget development and management.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with other administrative units.
- Experience working with a diverse community and commitment to diversity and social justice.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
- Masters degree in a related field.
- Experience supervising professional or classified staff.
- Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, adult learning, and/or organizational psychology.
- Familiarity with OrgSync, CollegiateLink, Engage, or similar group management software platforms.
Conditions of Employment : The Assistant Director is expected to attend major student activities and events held on campus and in the local community. The Assistant Director has regular and frequent contact with students engaged in a variety of clubs and organizations (including committees and boards). This position requires frequent contact with faculty, staff, and administrators. A work schedule that fluctuates due to after-hours activities, meetings, and events is common. Evening responsibilities are frequent and weekend hours occur occasionally.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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