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Assistant Director

Posted: 08/21/2022

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Job No: 500839
Department: Student Activities & Leadership
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Director
Salary/Grade: Salaried 
Hours Per Week: 40

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director is a member of the Center for Student Engagement, Activities, and Leadership. The Center is a part of the Division of Student life and is comprised of the Office of Student Activities; The Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service; and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Assistant Director reports to the Associate Director of Student Activities and is responsible for advising Miami Activities Programming Board students and developing large scale campus wide events. The Assistant Director plays a central role in the facilitation and implementation of leadership development programs and the execution of educational programming around strategic co-curricular involvement. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with students, advisors, faculty, and campus departments to build strong networks for student success.

The Assistant Director represents the Center through multiple campus committees that support the mission to advance a student centered co-curricular experience. The Associate Director also fosters close working relationships across the Division of Student Life; other campus stakeholders, and the City of Oxford.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Provide support and advisement to Miami Activities and Programming (MAP), Miami University’s campus programming board, whose members create large-scale traditions and events and strive to leave a lasting impact on the student experience.
  • Support student advisees and supervisees on program planning and logistics, including space reservation, contracts, risk management and liability, budgets and marketing.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide team building for a team of student employees, practicum students, and graduate assistants in alignment with the department’s student employment program and philosophy.
  • Serve on university wide planning committees such as Welcome Weekend, Family Weekend, and Homecoming
  • Coordinate Late Night programming initiatives on campus within MAP and other University sponsored events.
  • Oversee and assist with logistics for office led initiatives including contracts, insurance compliance, space reservations, third party vendors, day of details, and other tasks as needed
  • Serve as a resource for all student organizations on university policy, guidelines, and protocols related to event planning and marketing of activities and events.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including the Office of Residence Life, Dean of Students Office, Office of Community Standards, the City of Oxford, and more on the implementation of collaborative programs.
  • Assists the Associate Director in providing leadership for the Center for Student Engagement, Activities and Leadership in establishing and fulfilling its mission and strategic priorities; and in conducting daily operations and responsibilities
  • Perform daily administrative responsibilities including support to other departments, assessment, and other areas as needed
  • Facilitate Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) workshops designed to support organizations in the areas of event planning, collaboration, and other areas of interest.
  • Support summer and fall Orientation efforts through student engagement and involvement presentations to new students and families.
  • Serve as a campus-wide resource for student involvement opportunities
  • Supervise a graduate assistant.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience with large scale event planning and execution.
  • Graduate or professional experience in activities programming, student organization advising, program/event planning, leadership development programming

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or related field.
  • Experience with Hazing Prevention, Risk Management and Alcohol Prevention programminG

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of best practices and ability to infuse research with practical experience to create intentional leadership programs for fraternity and sorority life
  • Outstanding leadership, management and interpersonal skills to relate and work with a variety of faculty, students, parents, staff and community members
  • Willingness to work in a team oriented and collaborative environment
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience planning and executing large-scale events
  • Must possess strong computer competence, including but not limited to word, excel, and social media and marketing mediums
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of college students
  • Experience developing and maintaining mutually-beneficial community-campus partnerships.

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Advertised: 26 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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