Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Campus and Community Engagement provides a welcoming and inclusive community that respects the individual while promoting community values. We are dedicated to supporting students thrive in all stages of their Cornell career through student organization involvement, learning opportunities, and a multitude of leadership and engagement experiences. Campus and Community Engagement (CCE) includes a broad range of departments dedicated to enriching the student experience outside of the classroom. Together with colleagues from across campus, CCE builds a community and creates co-curricular opportunities where the intrinsic value and worth of the individual is affirmed and community standards and values are upheld. These are the foundational goals of all CCE programs.
Campus Activities, a transformational student activities office, promotes student development and leadership. It provides vibrant and supportive opportunities that nurture student leadership, learning, social responsibility, interpersonal skill-building and self-awareness through experiential learning. Campus Activities cultivates students engagement within the Cornell University community through student organizations, volunteerism and employment opportunities, as well as participation in events, programs, workshops and training.
The Assistant Director (AD) of Campus Activities works collaboratively within Cornell campus and the larger community to support, advocate and model the mission, goals and values of the Campus Activities Office, Department of Campus and Community Engagement, and Division of Student and Campus Life. The AD is responsible for advising large university recognized student organizations, monitoring the overall health of the organizations, as well as ensuring that students leaders have the proper resources and skills to succeed. This includes creating and implementing leadership trainings at the beginning of each semester, planning workshops throughout the year, and managing program budgets to ensure that all goals are met. Furthermore, the AD will provide knowledge, resources, and input to create a successful professional advisor workshop series, as well as workshops for students leaders holding executive board positions within their organizations. This position also indirectly advises a percentage of all student groups on campus, and provides mentoring as needed. In addition, this role networks extensively with campus departments involved with major event planning, to assist with the development of successful and impactful campus-wide events.
Please note: This is a 1 year fixed-term position. This is a full-time position may at times requires flexibility with work hours, including nights and weekends during predetermined times of the academic year. There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
Key Success Factors:
Strong leadership, in both vision and ability to organize others through implementation of goal setting through actualization.
A deep understanding of the importance and value of a co-curricular student experience.
Experience working effectively with student governance groups and significant experience working collaboratively and successfully with faculty/advisors.
Comfort with a decentralized institution and solid experience with quickly building and maintaining both broad and deep relationships with key stakeholders that support the health and well-being of students.
Ability to multi-task and function extremely well in a fast-paced and collaborative office.
Bachelor's Degree, with at least 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Two years experience in leadership development and advising
Experience in activities/event planning administration
Ability to work independently is absolutely essential
Master's Degree in Student Personnel/Higher Education or closely related field is strongly preferred.
More than two years of direct student advising and/or student development experience.
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Coord Program II
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