The Assistant Director works in collaboration with the Director to achieve the vision and goals of the department and implement a comprehensive student activities experience and set of orientation programs focused on the growth of students intellectually, socially, and culturally. This position is responsible for developing and executing a series of experiences and programs that help to successfully transition all of Nazareth College’s student populations to college life (first-time freshmen, transfer students, international students, etc.), supporting and leading operations, activities, and finances for the Undergraduate Association and other student groups, and assisting with the implementation of programming for different student cohorts (ex. freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior). In addition, the Assistant Director develops and oversees programs focused on wellness. This individual leads the department when the Director is unavailable and represents the department when expertise or experience is needed for campus-wide committees and initiatives. This position is a visible leader on campus for both students and the community and plays an integral role in creating and maintaining a robust program of student involvement and engagement.
Manage the day-to-day activities, finances, and operations of the Undergraduate Association (UA), including advising the Campus Activities Board, Finance Committee, and student clubs/organizations; advises and mentors student groups and clubs as appropriate.
Administer New Student Orientation program, including hiring, training, and supervising a team of Orientation Leaders and Student Orientation Coordinators; develop and execute series of transition programs for all Nazareth students; manage logistics for orientation and transition events and activities.
Support and enhance the residential experience through collaborative cohort-based programs.
Implement weekend and late night event series in partnership with the Campus Activities Board and Undergraduate Association; provide programming support for all UA recognized clubs/organizations.
Manage the Intramurals & Recreation Program; supervise Intramurals & Recreation graduate assistant, student staff, and group fitness instructors.
Coordinate contracts and risk assessment with Director of Campus Operations to ensure compliance with all College policies and procedures.
Other administrative and logistical functions as assigned.
Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
4 years of involvement in student government, campus programming board, orientation, or related areas (student leadership or professional experience)
Valid driver’s license
Demonstrated leadership experience
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to attend to and prioritize projects
Ability to successfully manage interpersonal working relationships
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Handle confidential information sensitively and appropriately
Passionate advocate for students
Proven ability to generate enthusiasm on campus
Must be able to work nights and weekends to support involvement and engagement efforts of all students
Demonstrate commitment to working in a diverse workplace and to building a pluralistic community by promoting an increased understanding of individual differences and perspectives that will enable workforce cohesiveness
High emphasis placed on professionalism, efficiency, and a positive attitude
Annual participation in professional development; focus on acquiring, improving, and applying technological and other skills that are essential to achieving the goals of the College
Preferred Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
Master’s Degree in student affairs related field
2 years of professional experience in student activities, residential life, or related field
Internal Number: 1878
About Nazareth College of Rochester
Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theatre, math and science, foreign languages, and other liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status in the admission of students to the College; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; in the administration of its educational policies, admission p...olicies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the College; or in the employment practices of the College.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status, or any other basis upon which discrimination is prohibited by municipal, state, or federal law. In a continuing effort to enrich our academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.