The Director of Student Involvement and Leadership provides vision and leadership for the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership. The Director oversees a comprehensive co-curricular program including advising, training, leadership development and support for student government, clubs, organizations, societies, and student-run businesses; an engaging and robust program of campus events that encourage the development of community and promote student wellness; and a leadership development program consistent with Wellesley’s model for leadership development.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
Provide strategic direction for the Office of Student Involvement including assessment of current practices and department effectiveness, knowledge of current trends and best practices, development of an innovative vision and successful leadership of staff
Lead staff of Assistant Director of Student Involvement, part-time Scheduling Coordinator, and six student assistants to provide a student involvement program that encourages student engagement, promotes holistic student development and which responds to student interests and needs
Advise a breadth of student clubs, organizations, and societies on leadership development, group dynamics, event management, and financial management.
Serve as primary advisor for student government and class councils.
Plan and coordinate key campus leadership events, serve as an active partner in the expansion of the college’s student leadership development program and chair the student leader training committee.
In partnership with college government and campus organizations, develop and implement training and leadership development opportunities for student leaders of clubs, organizations, societies, and cooperatives
Oversee the development and implementation of procedures, policies and protocols that minimize risk and give students clear guidance
Manage the relationship between student-run businesses and the college including finances and space management
Serve as the system administrator for web-based scheduling tool for student organizations including the development and oversight of processes and protocols for space use and event management and building strong partnerships with the events office, facilities staff, and other space managers
Oversee the implementation and development of online student organization management system including building a comprehensive education program of the system for students and campus partners
Engage in responsible and strategic budget management
Build strong campus partnerships with student wellness, athletics, campus police, facilities, finance and student life colleagues
Participate in key campus committees including the Leadership Working Group, Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, Orientation Planning Committee, and Drug and Alcohol Incident Reduction Team
Serve as the campus liaison to the Babson-Olin-Wellesley (BOW) Three-College Collaboration
Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field
8+ years of progressive higher education experience
Experience in student involvement, student activities, union management, or closely related field
Experience with collaboration with individuals within and outside of a student life division.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Shown ability to successfully supervise and lead staff
Administrative knowledge in event planning and budget management
Process-sensitive person with excellent problem solving skills, well organized and strong written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to mentor and advise student groups and student leaders.
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.