The Director, Student Engagement provides guidance and support to students as they engage in learning outside of classroom, make meaning of their collegiate experience, and develop pride and affinity for Babson College. Specifically, the Director will envision, develop, implement, and assess a comprehensive portfolio of co-curricular offerings including leadership education, campus activities, student clubs and organizations, Student Government Association, new student programming, fraternity and sorority experience, and the Reynolds Campus Center facility.
• Provide leadership, direction, and professional development to all professional and student staff members within the Student Engagement team. • Develop and implement strategies to advance the student experience through clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities, major campus events, Roger's Pub and Reynolds Campus Center programming, and other departmental initiatives. Actively support student initiatives that develop campus traditions and school spirit. • Serve as the primary advisor to the Student Government Association (SGA), ensuring that the student voice is appropriately recognized in campus dialogue and decision-making around policies, academic experience, and student satisfaction; oversee the SGA budget portfolio of more than $780,000 annually. • Contribute to and implement the vision for new student and family orientation in conjunction with the Vice President for Student Affairs and Associate Dean for Student Life. Plan, organize, and implement program content, incorporation of institutional values, and compliance with state and federal regulations. • Lead the development and delivery of a comprehensive student leadership programming strategy that targets individual student as well as club/organizational learning goals; facilitate and provide oversight for student co-curricular opportunities. • Support the fraternity and sorority life experience to build and maintain a culture of accountability, compliance, and respect among members; provide guidance on community development strategies and expansion and inclusive recruitment planning. • Manage and provide oversight of functional area budgets including: Student Activities and Leadership, SGA, Family Weekend, Senior Week, Orientation, Mascot, Bidwell, Campus Activities Board, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Reynolds Campus Center. • Collaborate with the Events Management Office for Founder's Day, Back to Babson, and Family and Friends Weekend events. • Serve as co-chair for the Babson Accelerator Fund to provide off-campus experiences for undergraduate students to advance their personal passions and career aspirations. • Provide leadership to the Community Leadership Team Selection Committee and coordinate marketing/advertisement of the process and the online application. • Actively support, promote, and participate in student wellness and diversity and inclusion initiatives as they relate to the student experience and Student Engagement programming. • In conjunction with the Business Office, review and sign all contracts for outside speakers/performers and provide education to student leaders around contractual agreements. • Serve as a Community Standards investigator and/or hearing officer for policy violations of student clubs and organizations. • Advise and counsel students on personal, academic, and community matters. • Facilitate an FYS class (optional, reviewed annually). • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
Education Requirements: Minimum Level of Education Required Master's Degree Position Knowledge/Skills and Abilities Requirements: • 8-10 years of related experience • Must have knowledge of student development theory, program development, management, and evaluation. • Must have knowledge of student group advisement and organizational development; student and staff training development; student leadership program development; student development theory; knowledge of college policies, conduct processes and legal issues in higher education. • Must have excellent leadership, diplomacy, and team management skills with the ability to engage others through a participative process, while serving as key decision maker. • Must have a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive student body, faculty, staff, and other constituents. • Must have strong project and program management and evaluation skills. • Demonstrated strengths in public speaking and presenting; excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, administration, staff, parents and alumni. Special emphasis in the following areas: Public Safety, Physical Plant, Student Financial Services, Office of Academic Services, Budgets and Accounts Payable, Event Management Office and Alumni and Friends Network. • Creates an environment where direct reports have the freedom and security to take initiative; deals with complexities with resilience, resourcefulness, and optimism; and appreciates open mindedness, creativity, and agility in thought and tactics. • Embraces ideas and changes created by all community members. • Works independently to solve problems; looks for opportunities to take on responsibility; takes thoughtful risks; and effectively acts on new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results. • Anticipates and effectively handles change; demonstrates willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions. • Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). • Must have knowledge of budget management.
Working Conditions: • This is a 12-month, full-time position. • Regular evening/weekend work required
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, disability, veteran status,or any otherprotected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. Babson College is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.
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