Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Gambier, Ohio
commensurate with experience
Jun 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Assistant Director of Student Engagement. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement is a member of the Student Affairs staff reporting directly to the Director of Student Engagement and is responsible for administration of the Greek life system, advising the student programming board (Social Board), and assisting in the coordination of additional student programming efforts. This is a ten (10) month position that includes evening and weekend responsibilities.


Greek Life

Serve as the primary administrator for Kenyon College Greek Life, comprising one governing council, seven inter/national fraternities, four sororities (three local, one national), and one local co-ed service society.

Advise Greek Council by attending weekly executive and general meetings as well as other committees and events affiliated with the Council.

Oversee Greek programmatic efforts including, but not limited to: formal and informal membership recruitment, new member education programming, community alumni initiatives, Greek Weekend, and Greek Day of Service.

Assist Greek Council in the management of the Standards of Excellence chapter accreditation process.

Social Board

Advise Social Board, the student programming board, providing support for all facets of campus programming.

Meet weekly with Social Board leaders to determine weekly meeting agendas and areas of need.

Attend weekly Social Board meetings, providing guidance and support for weekend and weeknight on- and off-campus programming.

Attend major Social Board events, including off-campus trips, providing event support.

Review and sign all contracts for events.

Provide sound financial management, including the authorization of expenditures.

Other Program Coordination

Coordinate programs during first year student orientation and extended orientation.

Coordinate semesterly late night breakfast program with dining services staff and campus partners.

Develop and implement additional alcohol-free late night and weekend programming.

Other Responsibilities

Hire, train, and supervise one or more student interns on work ranging from general office assistance to long-term special projects.

Responsible for strategic planning, evaluation, and assessment for all areas of responsibility.

Partner with campus offices such as Student Rights and Responsibilities, Residential Life, Alumni and Parent Engagement, Community Partners, Athletics, and Academic Affairs to best serve students.

Facilitate opportunities for learning and student development among student leaders.

Participate in activities and events as a member of the Division of Student Affairs.

Participate in the “on call” rotation for Student Affairs.

Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions

Must be within a ten (10) mile radius of campus while fulfilling on-call responsibilities (generally two weeks per semester). Work is generally performed in an office environment but may also require being able to navigate between and within campus facilities including up and down stairs and being outside in various weather conditions.  Valid driver’s license and meet campus requirements to drive campus vehicles.  Ability to lift and carry 20 lbs. regularly and move tables, chairs, and other furniture.  Evening and weekend work is frequent and required.    


Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or related field.  One to three years of graduate or professional experience in higher education required.  Experience working with Greek life, student activities, and programming boards preferred. Committed to and familiar with the values and needs of a small, private, liberal arts college.  Sensitivity and commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Strong sense of organizational and administrative skills.  Effective verbal and written communication skills.  Demonstrated interest in working with and mentoring college students.   

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully on our website. 

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.