Assistant Director of Programming - Student Involvement

Richmond, USA, Virginia
Oct 05, 2017
Broadbean Poster
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director of Programming - Student Involvement - 501915


The Assistant Director works to ignite the spirit of campus through educational and social programs focused on a sense of belonging, well-being, career readiness, global and multicultural competency, and civic learning and community engagement. This position serves as the advisor for the programming board (SpiderBoard). Provide oversight, support, advisement and learning opportunities to the programming board members, student leaders and student organizations.


Campus Programming Responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative, diverse and comprehensive schedule of Campus-wide programming initiatives
  • Coordinate the planning, marketing and execution of signature, traditional University events (i.e. SpiderFest (student organization fair), Family Weekend, Homecoming,)
  • Oversee/assist student organization leaders, programs and activities with the execution of events;
  • Supervise on-site programs and activities, including night and weekend programs;
  • Intentionally seek out collaborative opportunities with other University departments;
  • Develop training and development workshops for student leaders and student employees on topics specific to programming
  • Implement programmatic assessment plans, protocols and provide reports to the Director as requested;
  • Uphold University policies and risk management procedures;
  • Serve as the point person for student organization contracts


  • Serves as primary advisor and support to SpiderBoard, the student-run programming board, which is charged with providing dynamic programming, for 3,000 undergraduate students.
  • Assist in developing and executing a leadership and member development vision plan for SpiderBoard.
  • Facilitate leadership training and retreats for programming members (i.e. event planning/management, marketing, risk management, contract negotiation)
  • Attend weekly overall committee meetings to provide feedback and insight in to event planning, marketing, fiscal strategies, leadership development and team building.


  • Participate and contribute as a positive, collaborative team member within the office staffing unit
  • Manage individual event budgets
  • Develop and implement an assessment plan to identify a strategy for programs and leadership experiences;
  • Attend and actively engage in staff meetings, annual office retreats and staff development retreats and meetings
  • Serve on Campus-wide committees and events at the request of the Director
  • Serve as a facilitator of Alcohol EDU class
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of Program Planning and Implementation: student development, program coordination, student leader advisement, leadership development, and conflict management
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a collaborative, team environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, writing, presentation, facilitation, and organization skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the basic theories of student development and demonstrate a passion and experience in advising student groups/ organizations.
  • Ability to design and facilitate workshops and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and develop skills based on learning outcomes
  • Ability to sustain a high-level of energy
  • Experience using MS Office Suite, familiarity with web-based software programs and social media.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the basic theories of student development and demonstrate a passion and experience in advising student groups/ organizations.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of student government.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Assessment and referral skills.
  • Knowledge of student government, Greek Life systems, culture and conventions.


  • Master's Degree in Higher Education or College Student Personnel required.
  • Three years of experience in areas within Student Involvement, programming or Student Development is required. Consideration will be given to those with experience in a related field.
  • At least three years of related experience with campus-based programming, program development, assessment and leadership development.


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 7.75 hrs/day, 38.75 hrs/week; some flexibilty to work evenings and weekends as needed

Pay Grade 6
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.


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