Job Purpose The Director of the Office of Student Activities serves in a pivotal role in helping to achieve the university's strategic goals to enhance the student experience and success at Towson University. The Director strives to promote student engagement beyond the classroom. The director will be critical to developing students, enhancing learning, building school spirit as well as increasing community and connectivity among students. Areas of responsibility include campus programming, student organizations, Student Government Association, Homecoming, LeaderShape and leadership development, and TigerFest. The Director will manage a budget of over $2 million and will be responsible for supervising full-time staff, (currently 6), graduate assistants, and a host of student employees. Description Understands the University's mission and Divison's goals and develops department-specific goals and objectives to reflect it. Develop a shared vision and oversee programmatic areas of campus programming, leadership development and student organizations. Hire, train and supervise professional staff. Prepare, allocate and effectively manage departmental budget (including Student Government accounts) exceeding over $2 million. Work to improve the quality of the student experience through student involvement and co-curricular learning as well as be an advocate for social justice. Work with faculty, academic staff, and deans to identify major-based clubs and organizations and support their development. Serve as primary advisor to Student Government Association and directly advise, train and support its executive officers. Review, evaluate, and update student organization policies, procedures, and processes. Provide oversight to campus-wide signature events such as Tigerfest and Homecoming. Establish and assess measurable departmental goals, student learning outcomes, program goals and departmental objectives, and timetables. Serve on Divisional and University-wide committees. Serve as Divisional liaison to Athletics. Complete other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Master's Degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education administration, or related field and a minimum of five years of full time professional experience and supervising of staff are required. Experience advising/planning events and programs on a collegiate level, including familiarity with entertainment or performance contracting, and contemporary use of technology in a university setting. Demonstrated experience with leadership/training programs. Demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations of university students. Experience with living-learning environments, in personnel and budget management will also be considered for this position. Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, proficiency in desktop publishing, word processing and website development. Evening and weekend work are routinely part of this position. A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for stu...dy and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).