Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program.Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body.The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Assistant Director, Student Organizations & Programming The Office of Leadership Experience and Programs (LEAP) Office at Whittier College seeks an Assistant Director, Student Organizations & Programming.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Full Time/Part Time status: Full time-11 month Salary Range: $38,000-$41,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports To: Associate Director of Student Engagement
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/LEAP
Responsibilities: The Assistant Director for Student Organizations & Programming, under the direction of the Associate Director for Student Engagement, (1) develops and oversees the registration, reinstatement, recognition, budget and email management, leadership development, execution of events/activities, and risk management education for all approximately 90 student organizations, (2) coordinates campus events, and (3) serves as an advisor for student groups and/or governing councils as assigned. The Assistant Director position serves as the primary advisor for Media Council (the governing body for the student media and publication organizations, radio, newspaper, video production, television station, and the sports network) and any other governing councils as assigned. This position will also work as part of the LEAP team to provide a diverse offering of programs and services, will assist in the oversight and education of students in risk management and critical thinking, will establish and assess goals and objectives for the assigned specialty areas, and will provide budget management for assigned specialty areas.
Position Specifications and Requirements: Previous Experience:
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in student activities or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: student development theory, assessment, program coordination, student leader advisement, event/risk management, fiscal management, program evaluation, group dynamics, conflict management, mediation, and leadership development
A commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education and proven experience working with a diverse student population required
A commitment to the work of student affairs professionals as co-educators/partners with faculty, staff, alumni, students, and community partners in the holistic education of students
A commitment to creating a safe, inclusive, and socially just learning environment.
Knowledge and Education:
Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Education Administration or related field
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral); strong interpersonal skills, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, ability to make sound ethical decisions, and experience working with a diverse student body
Must be computer literate (basic word processing and excel spreadsheets)
Experience with student organization advisement and leadership and event management preferred.
Understanding of Student Development theory, program evaluation, and learning outcome assessment.
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritag...e, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.