The Assistant Director, Student Activities reports to the Director, Student Activities and provides assistance in implementing a creative, educational, broad range of co-curricular activities – for all Stevenson students exemplifying our values of integrity, learning, community and excellence.
Master's Degree in Student Development or related field plus one year of progressive responsibility coordinating campus events and providing student and leadership development for students or equivalent combination of education and experience.
General knowledge of office management techniques.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Data Systems management, other software packages.
Ability to supervise and train student employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management
Knowledge of new student assimilation issues
Knowledge of student support programs and services
Knowledge of student and leadership development theories and the ability to apply them appropriately
Knowledge of student assessment, reflection and evaluation
Ability to assess system needs, create new processes and lead logistics in an office that produces 100+ events per semester for over 3,000+ undergraduate students
Ability to resolve student complaints and concerns
Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of constituents both orally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize workflow and coordinate projects within the office and with other departments across campus.
Ability to interpret policy and procedures established within Student Affairs.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to travel between campuses.
Valid driver license with a good driving record; must be insurable.
Assist the Director, Student Activities in supporting and promoting the University Strategic Plan
Develop, implement, promote, and assess the student experience and engagement across Stevenson University encouraging a comprehensive collegiate experience
Promote diversity and inclusion in leadership and student development across campus
Advise the Stevenson University Student Government Association
Assist with the development and tracking of the SGA budget.
Coordinate New Student Orientation (August orientation), as well as, assist with orientation programs, including Mustang Days (summer orientation), and Orientation Adventures
Serve as the Office of Student Activities Homecoming point person
Oversee weekend / evening activities on rotation with Student Activities professional staff members
Assist with student organization training, support and education
Coordinate and/or assist with Student Activities-sponsored programs and events
Serve on the Community Engagement Committee (CEC) and facilitate community engagement projects
Coordinate and distribute in-house surveys to determine student engagement
Assist Director with leadership development program, Homecoming, and Baccalaureate. Create and implement marketing materials to promote student involvement and campus events opportunities
Assist Director to produce end of the year reports, budget development and tracking departmental data on student involvement
Collaborate as needed with outside departments, e.g. Athletics, Public Relations, Cultural Events
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.
The U...niversity imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by entering graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.