Director, Student Engagement

Job description

diversity employer

Department: Dean Access & Completion

Location: East

Reports To: Dean, Access Completion

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req2

Employment Type: Administration and Professionals

Vacancy Number: 150-18

Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: Standard college hours 8:30 – 5:00. Hours will vary depending on business units needs.

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of student life, athletics, wellness and community recreation activities. Hires, trains, and supervises student life staff and recreation center personnel. Leads campus programming efforts and oversees recreation facilities and athletic program responsibilities.


• Provides administration and supervision of student engagement programming to include campus co-curricular events, educational programs, and annual events that enhance student success and retention
• Provides leadership and serves as advisor for student government, campus activities board, and student newspaper staff
• Directs and coordinates campus leadership training for all club/organization officers and faculty advisors, and serves as a continued resource
• Assists in the planning, implementation and oversight of campus events that support retention and completion
• Creates and evaluates learning outcomes for co-curricular events and/or activities and provides semester-to-semester and year-to-year outcomes data (retention, GPA, time to completion, etc.,) on student participation in student engagement events and activities
• Partners with faculty and staff across the campus and College to support educational activities outside of the classroom that enhance the classroom experience and promote engagement
• Serves on the College wide Commencement Committee
• Serves as budget unit leader and provides budget oversight of co-curricular accounts, department budgets, and auxiliary accounts where applicable
• Requests and administers contracts for performances on behalf of the College and ensures appropriate protocol is followed
• Conducts presentations on behalf of the department, in the classroom, as part of orientation, or at other venues when appropriate
• Selects, hires, supervises, and manages the performance of assigned staff
• Works with Integrated Communications to provide guidance and oversight on the creation and publication of the campus calendar of events as well as the design and dissemination of promotional materials, advertising, and communication of campus events
• Monitors academic progress of student leaders and student athletes to maintain eligibility, and oversees the awarding of scholarships for student leadership positions
• Ensures College policy and protocol are communicated and followed by student government, student athletes and members of student organizations as applicable
• Provides administration and supervision of campus athletic programs to include team sports recreation and wellness programs, intramurals and special events as applicable
• Ensures supervision of all events occurring in the recreation center, including staffing, equipment, and facilities as applicable
• Oversees all credit and non-credit classes, athletics, intramurals, recreation, and general community use as applicable
• Ensures that the athletics and fitness facilities are properly maintained and prepared as applicable
• Monitors and reports facilities usage, community patronage, student participation, and other performance indicators as applicable
• Coordinates staffing and supervision of all home athletic events as applicable
• Submits student athletic eligibility and enforcement of all NJCAA rules and regulations regarding eligibility, ethics, and other governing policies as applicable
• Collaborates with Student Financial Assistance and coaches to award and monitor scholarships and scholarship eligibility as applicable
• Performs other duties as assigned




• Master's degree
o Significant related experience may substitute for education
• Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in event planning, student activities, and campus programming
• Demonstrated experience supervising, planning, assigning, scheduling and ensuring the quality of the work of others
• Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department
• Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a business area's budget
• Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


• Possess strong understanding of the community college setting and students
• Ability to travel extensively to games/events and work evening and weekend hours as required
• Demonstrated record of handling multiple tasks, assignments, and deadlines simultaneously
• Possess excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to show empathy, mentor, and relate to students
• Demonstrated ability to prepare correspondence, general communications, presentations and reports
• Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail
• Possess excellent organization, customer service, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus constituents
• ability to work with limited supervision and exercise independence and initiative in determining how work is performed and the appropriate action to be taken
• Intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population


• Service Focus
• Communication
• Collaboration


• Continuous Improvement
• Quality of Work


• Adaptability
• Time Utilization


• Minimum of five years of administrative experience in student life/student development in higher education
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse student groups, planning campus events and/or departmental collaboration to provide education programs
• Demonstrated experience in marketing, organizing, and coordinating athletic, wellness, or educational programs


• Possess understanding of student development theory and practices
• Possess strong understanding of a College and/or University setting and operations
• Demonstrated proficiency with the Banner system
• Possess knowledge of Title IX guidelines
• Possess understanding of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)


(The 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.)
• The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment;
• The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;
• Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;
• Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite

Special Note:

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

A Human Resources representative is available to assist you Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (216) 987-4831 or send an email to [email protected].





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/30/2018
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