Assistant Director, Student Engagement

Fort Myers, FL
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Job Title Assistant Director, Student Engagement

Job Description

The Assistant Director, Student Engagement is responsible for enhancing the overall educational experience of students through the development of, exposure to, and participation in Student Organizations and programming opportunities. The Assistant Director, Student Engagement advises and supports all registered student organizations, , implements and coordinates events, programs and services, promotes participation in Student Organizations and the FGCU Programming Board, and helps grow the number of registered student organizations.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.

Two years of post-master's experience in Student Affairs at a higher education institution in student organizations, student programming, fraternity & sorority life, leadership development or a related area.

Experience with personal computers and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and desktop publishing.

Preferred Qualifications

Three or more years of experience in Student Affairs at a higher education institution in student organizations, student programming, fraternity & sorority life, leadership development or a related area.

Experience with workshop and program facilitation and implementation in the areas of leadership development and organizational development.

Experience in developing systems using technology and software in the administration of student organizations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of or ability to learn Florida and constitutional law concerning student fees, risk management, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and student governance.

Knowledge of student union philosophy and operations.

Knowledge of student involvement theories and how they pertain to student success and persistence.

Knowledge of educational and student development objectives.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Ability to think creatively and develop innovative ways to provide student organization support that meets student needs.

Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to effectively supervise a team of support staff and student employees.

Ability to interact with University personnel and a diverse group of individuals of varied ages, abilities/disabilities, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Salary Range $47,000 - $50,000

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

•Provides advising and leadership services to all student organizations and their advisors including program development, wellness programs, risk management, university policies, membership recruitment, conflict management, diversity, and fundraising.

•Directly supervises the Coordinator for Student Programming. Provides support and guidance to FGCU Programming Board.

•Develops, interacts, markets, advises, promotes, and increases engagement on campus through student organizations and programming by applying student development and psychosocial theories of college student development.

•Oversees the Programming Board and Student Organization Development annual budgets and ensures fiscal responsibility.

•Serves as the primary advisor to the Student Organizations Council

•Plans and implements training and programs for student organization leaders and members to enhance leadership skills, operations, and aide in attaining strategic goals. Provides guidance to students on university policy, office procedures, fiscal issues, and risk management strategies.

•Plans and implements leadership development opportunities for Programming Board members in conjunction with Coordinator for Student Programming.

•Mediates conflicts among individuals and group members through use of organizational development theory.

•Chairs Week of Welcome Committee and ensures the appropriate stakeholders are represented on the committee.

•Plans and implements special events, Family Weekend, Involvement Fairs, Involvement and Leadership Celebration, Week of Welcome, Homecoming, Late Night Breakfasts, and Eagle EXPO.

•Prepares students for leadership roles and responsibilities. Develops and/or participates in activities (workshops, retreats, programs, and conferences) that encourage student learning and critical thinking.

•Coordinates the Wingmen Male Leadership program.

•Provides regular reports of activities and assessment in the area of student organization development. Prepares and implements evaluations, manages data, assessment, and strategic planning initiatives to assess and report growth and effectiveness of the overall and individual programs.

•Coordinates the creation and completion of the Office of Student Involvement presentation used for Eagle View Orientation.

•Serves as the primary advisor to the Dance Marathon student group and ensures progress to meet annual goals.

•Oversees the accuracy of the EagleLink software program for Registered Student Organizations. Maintains participation data from the Eagle Link system and reports metrics to necessary stakeholders.

•Oversees the AXIS TV and Student Announcement page and office social media pages.

•Participates in the Dean of Students' Care Team on-call rotation including students in crisis and academic and social concerns.

•Works closely with vendors to develop and negotiate contracts. Implements efficient and accurate record tracking process for registrations, forms, constitutions, and rosters.

•Coordinates and provides training, educational, social programming and leadership development opportunities for students, student organizations, and commuter students.

•Supervises project assistants for registered student organizations and marketing assistant for office.

Other Duties

• Assists other University departments, as requested, in the provision of student development programs (Resident Assistant Training, Orientation, Conference Leader Training).

•Advises students and makes referrals on developmental issues and refers them to appropriate resources.

•Performs other duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS249P

Open Date 03/14/2017

Close Date 03/21/2017

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have two or more years of post-master’s experience in Student Affairs at a higher education institution in student organizations, student programming, fraternity & sorority life, leadership development or a related area?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience with personal computers using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and desktop publishing?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please explain your directly related experience to the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of directly related work experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  7. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
Optional Documents


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