Department: UL - Student Involvement
Associate Director of Student Involvement
The George Mason University Student Involvement Office invites creative, energetic and innovative candidates for the position of Associate Director of Student Involvement. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
As part of the professional staff, the Associate Director of Student Involvement will provide vision and leadership for the areas of Programming, Marketing and Communications. Serving as one of three Associate Directors within the department, the Associate Director must be able to work as a team member in a high-energy, creative, innovative and diverse department comprised of the Patriot Activities Council, university-wide large scale programming, Registered Student Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Government, TEDxGeorgeMasonU, and the Well-Being Team. The position requires evening and weekend work. For more information about the Student Involvement, please refer to http://si.gmu.edu/.
- Serve as a part of the department leadership team, assisting in strategic planning, budget management, staff training and development, and unit-wide decision-making;
- Provide vision and leadership to the Student Involvement programming cluster, continually assessing its contribution to the student experience and ensuring that our programs align with the University Life Student Success Model (Well-Being, Career Readiness, Global and Multicultural Competence, Civic-Learning and Community Engagement, Sense of Belonging and Retention);
- Consistently commit to the ongoing training, supervision, development and performance management of two full-time staff members (Assistant Director for Programming and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator);
- Coordinate, in collaboration with other university departments, university-wide programming initiatives such as Welcome2Mason and Homecoming;
- Provide leadership to the entire Student Involvement staff to produce Student Involvement's signature community-wide annual event, Mason Day;
- Work in collaboration with the staff from the Center for the Arts to implement a new programming initiative centered on performing arts (music, speakers, performance art, dance, etc.);
- Serve as the department point person for risk management of events;
- Develop and implement a three-year goal to increase off-campus student involvement in programming cluster initiatives;
- Cultivate relationships with academic units to enhance the breath and reach of Student Involvement programs;
- Serve as departmental representative on key University Life and university-wide committees and initiatives;
- Assist with planning department and university-wide initiatives as needed;
- Participate in the development of new initiatives as designated by the Executive Director;
- Maintain familiarity with all Virginia procurement system (eVA) and Purchase Card (P-Card) policies and processes, University Life contract processes, and institutional risk management requirements;
- Actively support and comply with all university policies, and department mission and goals; and
- Serve as an ethical steward to institutional resources, and identify ways to best use resources to meet the goals and objectives of Student Involvement and University Life.
- Master's degree in higher education, college student personnel, college student affairs or related field of study;
- Demonstrated full-time progressive experience working with student development in a college environment (minimum of five years of experience is desired);
- Full-time professional experience developing and implementing large-scale campus wide events;
- Progressive supervisory experience;
- Experience managing large budgets;
- Experience with risk management in event planning and implementation;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Creative big picture thinker; and
- Ability to work within a large collaborative team of staff.
- Direct experience advising student groups that implement campus-wide programs (i.e., program board, residence hall student association, hall councils);
- Experience providing training and development to students and staff;
- Proven ability to develop collaborative partnerships across campus communities; and
- Experience working with diverse populations of students and staff.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA680z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.