Director of Student Activities and Orientation

Roanoke, Virginia
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hollins University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Student Activities and Orientation.  Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and supervising a graduate assistant and 1-3 student employees, the director performs a number of essential student development functions within the university community.  Due to required evening and weekend hours and their potential role in emergency response, the director is required to live on campus. 

The Director of Student Activities and Orientation manages the Student Activities and New Student Orientation budgets, and oversees all student clubs and organizations budget activity in accordance with university and Student Government Association (SGA) policies and procedures.  They advise the Hollins Activity Board (HAB) and the first-year class cabinet, and provide administrative oversight for university club processes.  The director plans and coordinates programs and activities for the student community, with a particular focus on comprehensive Short Term programming, and coordinates student transportation services with local providers.  Additionally, they coordinate fall and spring New Student Orientation in conjunction with the Dean of Academic Services, and recruit, train, and supervise student orientation team leaders.  The director also coordinates communication of student events and activities, ensures office web sites and social media platforms are regularly updated and maintained, and develops and maintains all print and online materials related to student groups and organizations.

Successful applicants must have a master’s degree in higher education, student personnel administration, or related field and a minimum of two years of experience with college/university campus activities and/or new student orientation.  Candidates must have effective organizational, project management, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, interpersonal, customer service, and social media skills; demonstrated success working with diverse populations; and Microsoft Office proficiency.  Applicants must have proven abilities to meet deadlines, make sound judgments, manage confidential and sensitive matters, and work effectively with multiple constituencies.  Must also have ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed and a valid driver’s license with minimal violations.  Final candidates will be subject to a motor vehicle background check.  Preferred applicants will have experience in a small, single-sex, residential, liberal arts higher education institution.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and contact information for three references to  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke, Virginia offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.  Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins is best known for its creative writing program, one of the oldest study-abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities. 

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.