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The Director of Student Activities, who reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Services, is responsible for delivering quality co-curricular programs and services for University Campus students. The Director will consistently demonstrate skills, attitudes, character and values that support the richness of our Catholic and Benedictine identity while fostering student learning outcomes.
The Director is responsible for all aspects of the Student Activities office (including student clubs and organizations). Specifically, the Director must provide leadership for the following areas: Campus Activities Board, Community Engagement, Greek Life, Special Events, Student Government Union, and the Student Community Center. Additionally, the Director will collaborate with other offices such as Athletics, Academic Affairs, Business Affairs/Risk Management, University Ministry, and other Student Services departments for a holistic programming approach. This position will directly supervise the Assistant Director of Student Activities, the Assistant Director Greek Life and Community Engagement, and the advising of the Graduate Assistant for Student Activities.
The Director must develop student leaders through a student-centered approach. Particular attention should be given to provide programming initiatives that support the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and in particular, the institutional Core Values.
• Develop and implement strategies to improve faculty-student interaction and student retention.
• Monitor, advise, and assist student organizations with membership and activity planning and execution.
• Develop, coordinate, execute, and increase the quality and quantity of creative and appealing educational, cultural, social, and SLU spirit, based campus-wide activities.
• Provide leadership retreats and on-going workshops for campus leaders and faculty advisors.
• Provide leadership in the areas of Greek Life and Community Engagement.
• Assist with the Student Government Union and Campus Activities Board.
• Manage the University Mascot Program.
• Promote and publicize programs, events, and services effectively.
• Work with outside vendors and contractors regarding student activities and involvement.
• Practice strong organizational and fiscal management skills with departmental budgets.
• Work collaboratively with other Student Services departments, faculty, and staff.
• Participate in University functions and committees as appropriate.
• Represent the university when appropriate at community functions.
• Supervise and assist in the professional development of reporting staff members.
• Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Student Services.
• Knowledge of higher education goals and trends.
• Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
• Ability to prioritize work, manage time, and multitask appropriately.
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail.
• Ability to function autonomously as well as a member of a team.
• Ability to manage excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to use the internet and computer programs: Datatel, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
• Common knowledge and use of office equipment.
• Practice excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
• 3-5 years full-time professional experience in Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership, and /or Community Engagement.
• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
• Outgoing, charismatic personality that motivates and inspires the enrichment of the Saint Leo University community.
• Knowledge of theory to practice models, ability to work hard, and have a sense of humor.
• Demonstrated ability to develop creative and appealing student programs.
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