Central Washington University
Central Washington University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Full/Part Time Full-Time
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| || Job Summary |
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The Assistant Director of Student Involvement provides administrative leadership and management of student development and engagement through collaborating and supervising the Department of Campus Activities and special university programming and events. This position maintains close working relationships with Student Success, University Departments, public agencies, and the general public.
This position also serves as an advisor to the ASCWU Senate of Student Clubs and Organizations and to all Office of Student Involvement lead Student Development and Retention initiatives. This position works within a framework emphasizing out-of-class learning opportunities for students through extra and co curricular programs and services with a continuing commitment to social development, education, leadership development, diversity, and inclusion.
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Supervising of Campus Activities
- Supervise and manage administrative functions within Campus Activities, as they apply to the organization regarding personnel matters, business affairs, office management, program maintenance, student concerns, and meetings.
- Develop strategic plans to clearly support the student needs, the Student Success mission and goals, and the university mission and goals.
- Assess, evaluate, and support the social, cultural, leadership and student development activities provided through Campus Activities.
- Maintain strong support for university traditional programs through collaborations, services, and advocacy.
- Support the retention of students through encouraging student involvement in organizations and supporting student participation in activities outside of the classroom.
- Assist with Student Involvement outcomes assessment, program evaluation, development of student learning outcomes, and personnel evaluations.
- Work closely with the Student Funds Financial Manager to develop and maintain financial procedures, forecasts and reports for Campus Activities.
- Oversee, develop, and maintain a student staff committed to organizational efficiency and professional management (including hiring, training, and evaluation needs).
ASCWU Club Senate Training and Advising
- Prepare and execute consistent training for all recognized ASCWU club members and advisors in the areas of, but not limited to, Risk Management, Funding Requests, Rights and Responsibilities, Leadership, and University Resources.
- Collaborate with University Recreation to support the training of all recognized Sports Clubs members and advisors.
Supporting Student Involvement Initiatives
- Serve as advisor to all Office of Student Involvement lead student development and retention based initiatives
- Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new student and temporary employees;
- Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring. Conducts formal performance evaluations;
- Ensures employees have necessary resources;
- Oversees and directs the work of student staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues;
- Promotes professional development opportunities;
- Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement;
- Communicates information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community;
- Takes corrective action in a timely manner;
- Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance;
- Schedules employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked; approve payable time and absence requests;
- Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results;
- Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork
- Other duties as assigned
| || Minimum Qualifications |
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- Bachelors' Degree in education, communications, event planning, recreation and tourism, or related field OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse student and community populations.
- Demonstrated the ability to manage budgets and/or fiscal operations, such as accounts payable/accounts receivable, auditing, analysis, budgeting, book keeping and/or purchasing.
- Experience in the higher education student activities, programs and events, orientation, and facilities.
- Experience planning, implementing and assessing programs and overseeing multiple initiatives.
- Supervisory experience.
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher) Email, People Soft, and/or similar software applications.
- Familiar with student development theory and its application to student learning and development.
- Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Leadership, Communications or a related field AND increasingly responsible experience related to Student Life OR a combination of experience and/or education which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
- Demonstrated experience advising student organizations, including working with diverse populations. Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, problem solving, team building skills and culturally responsive competencies or skills.
- Demonstrated experience leading, overseeing, and supervising a diverse and inclusive staff.
- Experience in managing multiple budgets that include dedicated revenue sources.
- Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
- Commitment to Diversity/Inclusion: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
- Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
- Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
- Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
| || Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule |
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Dependent upon qualifications and experience
| Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (1 hour lunch) |
Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
| || How To Apply |
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To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
- A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
- Resume including work history, education, training;
- Diversity statement outlining demonstrated commitment to serving diverse student and community populations; and
- Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: February 27, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
| || Contact Information |
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Name: Andre Dickerson
Title: Director, Student Involvement
Phone: (509) 963-1437
Website: Campus Life
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
| || Conditions of Employment |
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Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.