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Earned Masters Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Leadership Education, or related field from an accredited institution.
Minimum of 5 years full-time professional experience in area(s) directly related to job functions.
Demonstrated experience with engagement and advising of students in a co-curricular university setting.
Experience with supervising and developing graduate-level and/or full-time staff members to accomplish personal and organizational goals.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in campus-wide event and program planning and execution.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; experience working with students and staff in the development of inclusive programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary role of the Associate Director for Campus Activities is to direct and lead the overall administrative functions, mission, and strategic direction of the Campus Activities foundation area to deepen student learning, engagement and impact.
Duties and responsibilities of the Associate Director for Campus Activities include:
Directly supervise three full-time staff members including the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Assistant Director for Clubs and Organizations, and Assistant Director for Student Programming. Indirectly supervise additional staff members including Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Coordinator for Campus Activities, Student Services Coordinator, and five Graduate Assistants.
Establish, implement, and assess strategic initiatives and learning outcomes for Campus Activities including 400+ recognized student organizations, 35+ fraternities and sororities, and 100+ campus-wide educational programs and initiatives.
Serve as a member of the leadership team for the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership along with the Director and 4 Associate Directors.
Provide strategic leadership, support, and oversight to organizational governance groups including the Student Programming Board (Appalachian Popular Programming Society), Club Council, and Greek Councils (NPHC, MGC, PHC and IFC).
Direct Campus-wide student programming initiatives including Homecoming and Welcome Week activities (in partnership with the Orientation Office); represent Division of Student Affairs on the University Homecoming Planning Committee and Welcome Week Planning Committee.
Oversee the Student Organizational Conduct process including serving as primary advisor to the Organizational Conduct Board, recruiting and training Board members to adjudicate formal conduct hearings, and maintaining records.
Provide oversight and management of the campus-wide Sustained Dialogue (Intergroup Dialogue) program through staff supervision, program implementation, retreats, and cross-campus collaborations.
Contribute creative, impactful, and meaningful ways to further develop and deepen delivery of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, policies and practices.
Support staff in the development and outreach of the AppSync (Campus Labs) digital platform to enhance involvement, service, and leadership opportunities.
Provide oversight and implementation of student organization policies and guidelines for all recognized student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, to ensure compliance with departmental, university, state, and federal laws.
Serve as departmental leader in development and execution of assessment efforts related to the support of student organizations and the development of programming for the campus community.
Facilitate and support vendor contract negotiations and execution to ensure compliance with University policies and legal obligations for departmental events.
Work with department Director in development and management of an operating budget of approximately $650,000 with staff.
The Associate Director of Campus Activities reports directly to the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership. Evening and weekend work expected as part of a flexible work schedule.
Demonstrated understanding of leadership education and development and connection with campus activities.
Strong knowledge and/or experience with Greek-lettered organizations on a college campus including current trends, educational programming, risk reduction, and well-being.
Experience and skills with vendor contract negotiations and execution.
Demonstrated experience in developing and assessing learning and development outcomes to inform educational student programming, training, and staff development initiatives.
Demonstrated experience in the use of digital tools and social media to support outreach and strategic marketing efforts to students, which may include CampusLabs, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday as base - flexible hours on evenings and weekends are required
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.