Detailed Job Description
The Director for the Ferguson Center is responsible for the supervision and management of the Ferguson Student center, Central Plaza, Round House, and all other associated facilities, programs and services under the auspices of the Ferguson University Center.
Additional Department Summary:
The Ferguson Student Center, within the Division of Student Affairs, serves as the hub of student life at The University of Alabama. The facility houses Division of Student Affairs departments, reservable meeting and event space, dining and retail locations, computer labs, and common student lounge space. The Director of the Ferguson Student Center is tasked with providing leadership and vision for both the day-to-day management of the operations and the creation of active and collaborative learning environments within the facility.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree and a minimum of five (5) years of experience; OR Doctoral degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience. Valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge:
The position requires competent organizational abilities, as well as skills in marketing and communication, short and long term planning, financial management and controls, and significant human resource management and development. An understanding of student development and leadership theory and its impact on practice. Knowledge of college union philosophy and an understanding how the college union contributes to meeting the cultural, social, and recreational needs of the campus community. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and customer service and ability to work with internal and external stakeholders such as students, alumni, University faculty and administrators, and community members. Strong interpersonal and team-building skills. Knowledge of event planning, audio/visual support, and technology's role in Higher Education and the Student Center environment.
Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Communication, Business/Management, or other related field preferred. At least five years of professional leadership experience in a higher education setting, specifically in college student unions, facilities management, event planning, or a related field. Demonstrated collaborative leadership and experience in supervising and developing full time employees, part-time student staff, and custodial and trades staff. Demonstrated expertise in management skills, including assessment, priority setting, planning, training, evaluation, communication, and collaboration. 61 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 58656.00 Midpoint - $ 85342.44
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.