Program Manager, Student Involvement
The Program Manager for Student Involvement will be the full time advocate and strategist for on and off campus student involvement, including the oversight of all registered student organizations. The Program Manager advises student leaders to plan and successfully execute innovative programs that are both social and academic. The Program manager will assist and develop a plan for community service and outreach. The Program Manager plans initiatives to connect students with involvement opportunities. The person holding this position leads the planning of Student Involvement Fair and supports the execution of annual university events such as Welcome Weeks, Student Organization & Leadership Awards Gala, and other initiatives. The Program Manager helps oversee the Involvement Network (InvoNet), online database for student organizations and events. This position advises Campus Activities & Programming (CAP) and Student Allocation Committee (SAC). The Program Manager provides functional supervision to office staff for tasks associated with student involvement. The Program Manager assists in the management of the general operations for the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership, including strategic planning, risk-management, supervision of student employees, budget oversight, marketing, and assessment. The person holding this position will also represent the Division of Student Affairs and the office through committee work, departmental and divisional tasks, campus and community relations, and assigned projects. This position will require evening and weekend work as well as periodic travel. Flexibility and direct open communication with all stakeholders is essential.
Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Master's Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university, major in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Business Administration, or a related field.
- Minimum one (1) year of full-time, professional experience or two (2) years of graduate assistant experience in a higher education setting or related field.
- Broad knowledge of student development and leadership theories and ability to apply theories to professional practice and programming.
- Experience advising student organizations.
- Must have a strong background in student involvement and/or event planning. Familiarity with policies relevant to student organizations.
- Experience initiating, planning, implementing, and evaluating events as well as ongoing programming efforts.
- Must be committed to diversity and inclusion and have a proven ability to effectively work with diverse populations.
- Proficiency with office technology.
Communication and other skills:
- Strong listening and organizational skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Comfortable public speaking in large and small groups.
- Demonstrated problem-solving, conflict resolution, team management, and leadership skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate utilizing social media and other electronic communication systems.
- Ability to prioritize, strategically plan, work in fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions and change of focus.