Director of Student Involvement

Job description


Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation.

Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.

As a Lynn employee, you'll be free to think differently. You'll enjoy on-campus events and workshops that aim to reduce stress and celebrate community. And most importantly, you'll be doing your part to build a better future.

The Director of the Center for Student Involvement will provide direct development, planning and implementation of all programs and services to foster a comprehensive and intentional student activities and involvement program. The Center for Student Involvement supports the mission of the institution and division of Student Affairs; promotes an active campus life; meets the needs and addresses the interests of a diverse campus population; fosters the development of student organizations and their individual members; and contributes to the overall development of individuals and the campus community.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 21, 2019.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic vision and direct oversight to the following areas: Student Programming, Leadership, New Student Programs, Diversity, Student Organizations, Campus Recreation, Community Service, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.
  • Administer and project the departmental budget.
  • Provide supervision to staff to ensure the growth of the department and programs and their professional development. This position will supervise full-time and para-professional staff, including one master level Assistant Director of Student Involvement, one master level Coordinator of Campus Recreation, and two master level Coordinators of Student Involvement.
  • Ensure quality programs and services provided are intentional and include educational, social, cultural and service components.
  • Assist with the development, planning and implementation of major programs and services.
  • Construct and assess student learning outcomes for all programs and services.
  • Administer and coordinate the activities calendar for the division.
  • Assist with Campus Wide Programming efforts as needed, as well as major departmental and divisional initiatives.
  • This position requires evenings and weekends to complete position requirements.
  • Assist in the management of the physical facilities within the scope of the job responsibilities through the coordination of activities, maintaining equipment, enforcing University policy and reporting issues to the appropriate department;
  • Maintain professional conduct and ethical behavior at all times.
  • Support and implement the divisional and University mission and strategic plan.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans to achieve student satisfaction and support retention goals in relation to departmental services, objectives and goals.
  • Support and advocate for the needs and interests of students.
  • Conduct ongoing departmental assessments of services and programs.
  • Complete monthly and annual reports for the department.
  • Coordinate and manage the administrative duties for the Center and each of its areas.
  • Maintain and establish policies and procedures for the department.
  • Serve as a first-responder during campus emergencies, including hurricane response.
  • Serve on University committees and task forces as assigned;
  • Administer all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration or equivalent is required, Ed.D./Ph.D. preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of demonstrated progressive student affairs management experience, preferably in the development of student government, student clubs and organizations, and student programs and/or activities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in student leadership and/or programming;
  • Prior experience in student group advising and/or student programming;
  • Comprehensive understanding of current student development and learning theories;
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong leadership, judgment, managerial, organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills;
  • Demonstrated financial management skills;
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity;
  • Commitment to professional development;
  • Experience in a position that clearly demonstrates the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students;
  • Previous supervisory experience is necessary.
  • Must have a valid and clear Driver's License and be permitted to drive in the state of Florida

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at [email protected]; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7639.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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Posted: 1/7/2019
Application Due: 3/8/2019
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