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Vacancy ID S2313 Job Title ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Department Office for Student Engagement School/Parent Organization Student Affairs and Campus Life Division Student Affairs and Campus Life Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 08/20/2018 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.20 Normal Start Time 08:30 Normal End Time 17:00 Position/Job Summary
Collaborate with the Office of Student Engagement team to provide innovative and collaborative learning opportunities that empower all students at Ithaca College to feel a sense of belonging, explore their passions, and make a difference. Assist the director in coordinating the design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive student leadership education program. Create and present leadership development workshops, conferences, and retreats. Advise the Senior Class and Senior Week planning committee. Coordinate activities to recognize student leaders who participate in Office of Student Engagement initiatives.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Manage the Student Leadership Institute certification program, including presenter recruitment and management, workshop scheduling, facility reservations, marketing, participant management, and website maintenance. Work closely with academic schools and student affairs departments to ensure that the program runs effectively and meets the needs of Ithaca College students. Plan and present program sessions for the Student Leadership Institute.

2. Serve as adviser to the Senior Class, meeting weekly with the executive board, cabinet, senior week planning committee, and other programming teams. Attend Senior Class events to provide supervision, following the policies outlined in the Adviser Agreement. Assist students in reviewing contracts and managing budgets associated with student organization programming and events.

3. Plan and coordinate Leadership Weekend, an overnight retreat for first year students that focuses on developing emerging leaders. This includes oversight of the planning committee, event marketing, participant recruitment and selection, development of programs sessions, and coordination of all logistics.

4. Plan and coordinate the IC Student Leadership Conference in partnership with the School of Business and Office of Student Engagement team members. This includes oversight of the planning committees, event marketing, participant recruitment, keynote speaker selection, development of programs sessions, and coordination of all logistics.

5. Plan and coordinate Sophomore Leadership Retreat to support second-year students seeking leadership and involvement opportunities. This includes oversight of the planning committee, event marketing, participant recruitment and selection, development of programs sessions, and coordination of all logistics.

6. Develop and present educational and developmental workshops for student leaders and other community members.

7. Coordinate Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership programs, including oversight of the award selection committee, advertising and organizing the recognition reception.

8. Coordinate the OSE scholarships and awards recognition process, including advertising, coordinating the application and selection process, and notification of the awardees for all OSE scholarships and awards. Coordinate the OSE Scholarship Selection committee and the OSE recognition ceremony.

9. Develop and implement methods to assess the effectiveness of leadership programs and workshops. Develop and implement reflective activities to measure student learning outcomes.

10. Assist in the hiring and training of student employees and in orientation and training for staff and student employees as requested.

11. Serve on the Jumpstart program team and manage the GREEN Tour Jumpstart program. Work with campus offices and external sites as appropriate for this program.

12. Serve as a member of the Leadership Scholar Program Selection Committee.

13. Participate in the overall budget planning process for the Student Engagement department. Participate in establishing and implementing the Student Engagement long and short-term goals and objectives. Oversee budget for leadership programs as assigned.

14. Provide assistance and support in the implementation of programs and activities offered through the Office of Student Engagement, including weekend retreats and conferences.

15. Develop materials, forms, documents, publications, and reports to promote, document, and assess leadership education on campus. Update, maintain, and administer the College's online resources regarding student leadership programs.

16. Represent the Office of Student Engagement 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.

18. 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.
Position/Job Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of experience working with college students; excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; experience with program design or event planning; experience developing leadership programs and activities; experience advising student organizations; and proven success working with a diverse student population in a mentoring role are required for this position. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, database management experience, and ability to learn new software is required. The ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment with the flexibility to work some nights and weekends is expected. Experience coordinating leadership programs on a college campus, an understanding of leadership development theory, experience creating collaborative relationships with campus partners, and a Master's degree in a related field are 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 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 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
Market Hiring Range $45,000 to $48,500 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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    Posted: 7/13/2018
    Application Due: 7/19/2018
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