The Assistant Director of Student Engagement supports programs and services that encourage student involvement and engagement. The Assistant Director will strive to connect students with campus involvement opportunities to enhance their overall student experience. The Assistant Director must be committed to fostering the social, artistic, intellectual, educational, cultural, and recreational development of art students through planned programs and activities, must be sensitive to the needs of a diverse student body, and have an appreciation for the value of art in our society. This position requires flexible hours as well as evening and weekend hours.
Student Supervision & Advising
Written and oral communication
Major Event Management
Manage all student organizations and provide support in the execution of their activities/events.
Allocate and manage student organization budgets.
Support student organization’s leadership development, including implementation of trainings, handbook, and retreat.
Coordinate the four student space art galleries on campus, as well as the selection of student jury members and coordination of the jury and application process.
Coordinate Program Manager (PM) recruitment, hiring, training and weekly staff meetings and manage PM team events as well as professional development workshops for PMs.
Supervise two student Program Managers, who create and implement campus-wide events.
Advise the Undergraduate Student Life Council of the Student Voice Association, MICA’s student governance advisory board.
Oversee the planning and execution of the annual Halloween Party and Last Blast.
Assist with the implementation, set-up and coordination of campus events as assigned, including but not limited to: New Student Orientation, Parent & Family Weekend, Involvement & Recognition Ceremony and Commencement.
Serve as a leadership mentor to emerging student leaders.
Participate in campus-wide and Division of Student Affairs committees as assigned.
Update the MICA Student Activities website and internal events website.
Provide support for office events and initiatives
Other duties as assigned.
Essential skills and experience: • Master’s degree or higher in Student Affairs Administration or a related field • Relevant experience in a college or university setting • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Activities and event planning experience • Sensitivity to and interest in the unique concerns of art students and the studio experience in a highly specialized and demanding educational environment • Successful candidate will be required to complete a full background check
Valued but not required skills and experience: • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to exercise initiative and plan ahead • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Ability to work in a collaborative, arts-oriented academic environment • Believe in the value of art and creativity in the community
Reporting to this position: no direct reports
Conditions of Employment: • Conditions: Background Check
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate ...certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.