Senior Associate Director, Events/Major Programs 4407BR Center for Campus Life Student Affairs
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 120A
The Center for Campus Life is one of the largest centers in the Division of Student Affairs. Campus Life leads RIT in driving student engagement. The Center supports and provides inclusive programs, services, and environments that foster engagement and connection to the RIT community. As a vital part of the Division of Student Affairs and the greater RIT community, members of Campus Life will value and espouse:
A student focused environment
Diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our operations
Collaboration and teamwork
An innovative culture
Continuous personal and professional development
In order to achieve these goals the Campus Life portfolio includes Spirituality and Religious Life, The Q Center, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Off-Campus & Commuter Services, New Student Orientation, Student Government, College Activities Board, Clubs, Clubs Sports, Event Management, Tech Crew, the Welcome Center, and Financial Services in support of the department and student clubs/organizations.
Detailed Job Description
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, the Senior Associate Director for Events/Major Programs is essential in creating a vibrant, engaging culture that brings together both domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students in support of a holistic out-of-the classroom experience. In collaboration with more than 200 student leaders, numerous campus partners, and a wide range of community members, the Senior Associate Director advances the mission of the department, the Division of Student Affairs, and RIT while supporting the university's academic objectives with programs, resources, and designed activities.
Major Responsibilities The Sr. Associate Director for Events/Major Programs is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight for all events and event management (including Risk Management and Technology), Major Programs, New Student Orientation, Departmental Assessment, and all Marketing for the Center for Campus Life. Additionally, the Sr. Associate Director provides leadership and strategic direction to a team that includes the Associate Director - Events/Major Programs, Associate Director - New Student Orientation, and Assistant Director - Marketing & New Student Orientation and a diverse team of graduate assistants and undergraduate student employees. This position will provide leadership for the development of plans of work, supervision, training/development, and evaluation for this team.
The Sr. Associate Director has budget authority responsibility for approximately $1.2M, which requires appropriate planning and coordinating of resources (both human and financial).
This position requires a passionate and dynamic leader with strong interpersonal skills, a keen understanding of college student development, and strong administrative, organizational, and problem solving skills. A commitment to providing leadership in developing and supporting an inclusive/diverse community based upon the recognition of student rights and academic goals to foster learning and growth is essential.
Center for Campus Life Assessment Provide leadership for department wide assessment and serve as primary contact for divisional and university partners for the following:
Maintain and update assessment plan in Taskstream software.
Complete all analysis and reporting on assessment initiatives.
Work in collaboration with Assessment, Technology and Communication staff to create, deliver, and report out on surveys and other assessment tools used by the department.
Administrative Systems and Policies Provide visionary leadership and oversight to all administrative systems and policies associated with
New Student Orientation
Marketing and Communications
Major Programs and Events (including Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend, FreezeFest, SpringFest, Tiger Den and university wide support for prospective and admitted student open houses, Imagine RIT, & Commencement)
College Activities Board Advisement
Serve as departmental expert and university partner in all areas of risk management including but not limited to event management and execution of programs and services.
Center for Campus Life Leadership Team Serve as an integral member of the Center for Campus Life Leadership Team to provide guidance and input to advance center, divisional, and university strategic goals. This position also serves a significant leadership role in the absence of the Assistant Vice President.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Eight or more years of post-master's degree professional experience in a key leadership role within a Student Affairs structure in a university setting.
MA/MS in educational administration, college student personnel, or a related field.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to exercise judgment and independent initiative; handle time sensitive matters that require concise problem solving and confidentiality and/or sensitivity.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of constituencies within and outside of the university setting.
Ability to understand, review, and interpret legal and risk management policies, compliance expectations, and university guidelines and procedures.
Possess a deep understanding of a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-cultural issues.
Experience with staff development and supervision.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with student leaders.
Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, and evaluating programming related to the student experience.
Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in complex situations with competing priorities.
Proficiency or willingness to learn technology systems including Campus Groups and EMS.
Sign language fluency or a commitment to learn.
Knowledge of student development theory and philosophy. Demonstrated success in gathering, analyzing, and reporting assessment data (qualitative and quantitative).
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
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