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The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Our Division of Student Affairs has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Student Engagement & Activities. This individual will be responsible for:
Under the general direction of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, develops strategic plans, oversees the implementation of those plans, and ensures continued performance. Manages the day to day operations and strategic direction for Student Engagement and Activities.
General oversight of Student Engagement & Activities Programs: campus events, clubs, leadership programs, student media, and social justice programs.
Work with Cascadia College and UW Bothell Faculty and other departments within and outside Student Affairs at UW Bothell to collaborate on initiatives, programs, and additional learning opportunities for students.
Oversee and provide guidance in the preparation of contracts and other related documents as necessary as they relate to the department.
Advise and educate the Student Engagement and Activities professional and student staff of applicable federal, state, university and student affairs policies, procedures and rules regarding operations, inclusive of expenditures of funds. Educate students on the intent and rational behind regulations.
Supervise and manager staff who develop an increasing pool of students for leadership positions throughout campus and increase co-curricular learning opportunities for all students.
Work in direct collaboration with the Diversity Office and Diversity and Center to coordinate diversity and social justice efforts within Student Affairs and across campus.
Develop long and short-term strategic goals, which are in alignment and support of the Division of Student Affairs strategic direction
Oversee the development and implementation of registration and orientation process for student organizations annually, as well as ongoing review and enforcement of related policies and procedures.
Development and assessment of policies and procedures.
Keep Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs apprised of emerging or ongoing issues in areas of responsibility.
Supervise, recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff:
Serve as primary supervisor to one to two (1-2) Assistant Directors who in turn supervise two - three (2-3) Program Managers and one-three (1-3) Program Assistants/Coordinators (Part-Time).
Recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff.
Coordinate the advising and support the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB), which is inclusive of recruitment, training, and evaluation. Work in collaboration with other Student Affairs staff to deliver this advising and support.
Develop, assess, and revise learning outcomes for professional staff, student staff, and the overall program.
Administrative and operations management of Student Engagement and Activities:
Ensure that the Student Engagement and Activities program is prepared for small and large scale emergencies risk management.
Serve as a member of the Activities and Recreation Center Operations Committee, as an ex-officio member of the Student Facility Advisory Committee/ARC Advisory Committee, and other groups or committees as necessary.
Plan, facilitate, and schedule staff meetings.
Serve as a part of Student Affairs Student Leadership Team and assist with the development of strategic plans and initiatives for the division.
Stay abreast of best practices and network with colleagues via professional associations.
Act as a resource and liaison with other university departments regarding opportunities for partnership and program development.
Serve as a trainer and facilitator for students and staff.
Staff major events and programs, including campus events, such as welcome week, graduation, convocation, housing move in, orientation, etc.
Other duties as assigned:
Serve and participate on university committees as assigned or designated.
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
| Bachelor's degree in Counseling or a related field. |
Four to five years' experience in education, administration, student affairs, or related field.
A demonstrated record of leadership, supervisory, and administrative effectiveness in a higher education setting; capacity to supervise and lead a student affairs staff.
Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to people from all backgrounds and identities; experience working with diverse populations.
Must possess the following critical skills: fiscal planning and budget management, risk management, supervision, written and oral communication.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| The director is expected to attend major student activities and events held on campus and in the local community. The director has regular and frequent contact with students engaged in a variety of clubs and organizations (including committees and boards) as well as frequent contact with faculty, staff, and administrators. A work schedule that fluctuates due to after-hours and weekend activities, meetings, and events is common. The position participates in 24/7 on-call emergency response rotation and serves as a university conduct officer. |
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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