Assistant Director, Student Activities

Job description

Temple University is a large and diverse institution located in North Philadelphia. Student Activities is charged with providing engaging and developmental programs and services to a large, diverse student body. Our mission is to share our passion for engagement and growth with students by creating and immersing students in exciting experiences.

The Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Assessment focuses on assisting the director in developing and implementing programs and services that seek to enhance the engagement of Temple students in involvement opportunities. Reporting to the Director of Student Activities, the Assistant Director provides direct oversight for the student organization development and training, coordinates all logistics, training, and curriculum for the Service Immersion Program, and community standards associated with student organizations. Supervises the Program Coordinator that oversees the Student Organizations unit of Student Activities. Serves as the campus liaison for Owl Connect (Engage) in partnership with Campus Labs Corporation, Information Technology Services, students, and staff. Manages the relationship and training of student organization advisors. Helps develop student leaders and organizations through leadership trainings that contribute to student development and campus life. Leads assessment initiatives associated with the student activities department in conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs. Monitors and maintains budgetary controls and accountability for various programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or related field from a regionally accredited institution, and at least three years of professional experience advising student organizations on a college campus. Experience supervising graduate student staff or student volunteers. Experience working program planning and implementation, training design and student development program delivery; peer leader programs, and new student orientation. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
•Ability to work in a positive, energetic, fast-paced environment.
•Ability to multi-task, resolve conflicts, and collaborate.
•Strong leadership, supervisory, and managerial skills, along with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
•Comprehensive understanding of current student development and learning theories.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
•Ability to work nights and weekends for events (when needed).
•Knowledge and practice of student development theory, counseling and advising practice, and issues related to traditional college students.
•Knowledge of international student organization policies and procedures, and national trends in as it pertains to legal issues and programming.
•Ability create and execute program, services and population assessments.
•Campus Engage/Org Sync Software.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Howard Gittis Student Center
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Variable
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 3/12/2019
Application Due: 4/8/2019
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