Assistant Director, Rowan After Hours, (Asst. Dir, 4) AFT

Glassboro, New Jersey
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Position Summary: The Assistant Director for Student Activities/Rowan After Hours, is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, management and review of a late night/weekend activity program. Rowan After Hours promotes student engagement, respect and healthy choices, supports the Division of Student Life mission, meets the needs and addresses the interests of a diverse campus/student population, fosters the development of student organizations and their members, and builds a campus community.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, promote, supervise and evaluate the Rowan After Hours Program: Taking place every Thursday - Saturday evenings from 9pm -1am while classes are in session.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time student workers and graduate coordinators.
  • Responsible for the evaluation and assessment of the student involvement and RAH programming needs of a diverse campus population and the development of a welcoming campus environment that supports the retention goals of the university.
  • Collaborate w/ campus wide program initiatives (Orientation, Welcome Week, Homecoming, Family Weekend, etc.)
  • Manage budget area as assigned, while complying with practices designated by supervisor.
  • Provide support and leadership to all members of the University Community through innovative and practical applications of student involvement models.
  • Participate in establishing program goals and facilitate data collection for the purpose of program assessment on a semester basis.
  • Coordinate collaborative events with student clubs, organizations and university departments.
  • Negotiate and process contracts, perform purchasing functions and complete associated paperwork.
  • Assist with the planning of all student staff trainings and banquets.
  • Serve as a resource for the university community for programming initiatives.
  • Implement and coordinate office-wide student development model.
  • Track and monitor student worker hours and submit for payroll
  • Ability to work a flexible and late night and weekend schedule is required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education: Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or a related field.

Experience: Minimum one (1) year direct experience within Student Activities. Practical experience working with: college students in a professional capacity, budget management, supervision of student workers, programming and special events (late night and weekends), contemporary issues related to campus life, student involvement, leadership, and student organization and student development.


Ability to work in a stressful environment with great attention to detail.

Energy, creativity, organizational skills, tolerance for ambiguity, sense of humor, desire to challenge status quo, ability to work odd hours and as a member of a team.

Demonstrated leadership ability and administrative skills.

Demonstrated experience in the development of new programmatic initiatives.

Sensitivity to and awareness of the needs of a diverse student population.

Core Competencies:

Strong interpersonal, analytical and organization skills; and conflict resolution skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Expertise in budget development and management.

Skills and Abilities:

Technology: Working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point, e-mail, discipline related software, and Internet.

Language Skills: Ability to: communicate effectively and interact tactfully with all levels of the college staff, students, and trustees; read, analyze, and interpret documents, budgets and contracts; and, respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Reasoning Skills: Ability to: define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.