Assistant Director of College Programming

Mar 04, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Office of the Dean of Students in the College has broad responsibility for the success of all College students. The Dean of Students reports to the Dean of the College. The office consists of Academic Advisers, Senior Advisers, Deans, and Programming staff. The members of the College Programming Office staff are responsible for developing programming and creating class affinity through events such as Orientation and Senior Week. CPO also works closely with Career Advancement and the College Advisers to plan and execute timely career and academic interventions throughout the College student experience. Additionally, CPO develops communications and programs for parents and families of students in the College.

Unit Job Summary: Reporting to either the Director or the Sr. Associate Director of College Programming, the Assistant Director of College Programming helps to create a stronger sense of community and affinity to the College and the University throughout the students' college experience. Working closely with CPO leadership, other campus offices, and student planning committees, the Assistant Director leads the development and implementation of parts of various programs such as Orientation, Pre-Orientation programs, Senior and graduation related programs, and parent and family programs. In addition, he/she may be responsible for serving on campus-wide committees and additional projects as assigned. 1. College Programs (75%): Oversee and lead the implementation of parts of one or more of the following: Orientation, Pre-Orientation Programs, Senior Week and Convocation programs, and Parent & Family Programs Coordinate all event logistics for assigned programs including event registration, travel arrangements, ordering buses, reserving space, catering, negotiating contracts and purchasing Advise student planning committees on relevant programs Manage event marketing materials; write, edit, and oversee the production and distribution of event publications; work with students and designers to develop and maintain information flow For certain events, recruit, select, and evaluate student staff; develop student leader training; develop student project assignments Manage event budgets and websites Complete project evaluation and program assessment, and track data for each program 2. Campus Partners (5%): Work closely with various offices on campus including Career Advancement, College Admissions, Alumni Relations and Development, Center for Leadership and Involvement, Campus & Student Life, College Housing, University Community Service Center, College Advisers, Study Abroad, and others to plan and execute programs 3. Mentor Student Staff (10%): Provide guidance and direction to student staff members' project work Evaluate staff members' performance and provide constructive feedback 4. College Programming Staff (10%): Serve as a member of the College Programming staff for the planning and development of various office programs Assist with other projects and duties as assigned

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required, liberal arts preferred. Master's degree in higher education/college student personnel or related field preferred.

Unit Experience: Minimally 1-2 years professional work experience in higher education preferred. A specialized knowledge of college student development and event planning required. Familiarity with Mac and PC platforms, internet applications, and Microsoft Office is essential. Familiarity with Adobe's graphic design/web development software is particularly desirable. Excellent written, proofreading, and spoken communication skills are critical. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to work independently, handle multiple concurrent projects, manage details, meet deadlines, work well in high stress situations and carry out assignments without detailed instructions. Must exhibit creativity and flexibility.

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