Ithaca, NY
Aug 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2147 Job Title ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT INVOLVEMENT Department OSEMA-Student Leadership & Involvement School/Parent Organization Student Affairs/Campus Life Parent Org Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 10/02/2017 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.2 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
Collaborate with the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs team to create a supportive and inclusive environment on campus that complements the academic experience, connects and engages all students with the Ithaca College community, and provides opportunities for on-going personal and professional development. Coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of campus-wide student development and involvement opportunities to include advising and advocating for various major campus-wide student organizations and working with students in developing, organizing and promoting a wide range of student-run initiatives and programs. Develop and present educational and developmental workshops for student leaders. Negotiate, authorize, and supervise contracts and review insurance and liability issues in conjunction with Ithaca College's Risk Manager. Participate in the development and implementation of strategic goals and programs and in the overall management, and development of programs, policies and procedures in the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Administer the campus student organization program and provide operational, policy, programmatic, and overall support for individual student groups and the overall community of organizations.
2. Work extensively with student organization members in the development and coordination of student development and entertainment opportunities. Facilitate the development and implementation of major campus events.
3. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
4. Develop and implement the student organization registration and training process. Develop methods to improve the overall effectiveness of this process. Meet with executive officers of various groups to review their mission and goals while informing them of College procedures and guidelines.
5. Negotiate and supervise contracting process between Ithaca College and outside agencies on behalf of recognized student organizations and departments as needed. Serve as a resource for members of registered student organizations as well as departments, as needed, on risk management matters in supervising and minimizing potential exposures to the College. Review insurance and liability issues associated with student organization initiatives and events, in conjunction with Ithaca College's Risk Manager.
6. Serve as advisor and advocate for various major campus-wide student organizations, whose missions are to provide programs and services to the entire campus community. As an advisor of student organizations, monitor and verify expenditure of budgeted funds ensuring proper reconciliation.
7. Develop and present educational and developmental workshops for student leaders and other community members. Communicate, clarify, and educate students and other community members of department and College philosophies and policies.
8. Update, maintain, and administer the College's online resources for student organizations. Serve as a primary contact for the OrgSync system, or other comparable online tools.
9. Assist in the hiring and training of student employees and in orientation and training for staff and student employees as requested.
10. Serve as a member of the Leadership Scholarship selection committee and OSEMA Scholarships selection committee.
11. Coordinate the recruitment, selection, and training processes for Jumpstart leaders. Serve on the Jumpstart committee and facilitate all on-campus logistics for the four programs. Assist with opening and closing ceremonies for the Jumpstart Program.
12. Participate in the overall budget planning process for the Student Leadership & Involvement department. Participate in establishing and implementing the Student Leadership & Involvement long and short-term goals and objectives.
13. Develop materials, forms, documents, publications, and reports to promote, document, and assess student involvement in OSEMA recognized organizations on campus.
14. Serve as a resource for students conducting necessary research in determining student needs and interests; work with students in interpreting data resulting in goals and objectives; encourage and support development and implementation of desired programs based upon information gathered.
15. Provide assistance and support in the implementation of programs and activities offered through the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, including weekend retreats and conferences.
16. Represent the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs and serve as a member of various campus-wide, division, and department committees and task forces as appropriate.
17. Participate in special projects and perform other duties assigned.
Position/Job Qualifications
Master's degree and a minimum of two years related experience; proven success working with a diverse student population in an advising or mentoring role, knowledge and understanding of contract and liability issues, proven leadership abilities and excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to represent the College effectively within and outside of the College community, knowledge of and ability to supervise the development and implementation of major campus events, flexibility to work nights and weekends are required. A good working knowledge of various word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software applications; previous experience working in a college or university student affairs setting, and experience working with risk management or contracts, preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description
The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) consists of three units: First-Year Experience, Multicultural Affairs, and Student Leadership and Involvement. Programs and opportunities offered through OSEMA serve as a catalyst for all students to:

• Successfully transition to a new social and academic environment;
• Participate and enhance involvement on campus;
• Explore and develop cultural competencies;
• Serve as agents of social change;
• Understand and enhance their leadership capacities.
College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu
Market Hiring Range $45,000 to $48,000 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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