Assistant Director of Student Activities for Leadership Development

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Posted with Limited AccessNoLimited Access Period Ending DateTitleAssistant Director of Student Activities for Leadership DevelopmentPosting NumberS01272Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-timeTypical Hours Per Week38.75Regular, Temporary or TermRegularIf temporary or term, enter anticipated end dateBenefits Eligible?YesHourly/SalariedSalariedBand/LevelSP3Hiring Minimum$46,305DepartmentCampus Activities & LeadershipLocationMiddlebury, VT CampusHire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screeningCriminal Background Check Position Summary

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Leadership Development facilitates co-curricular education and development of Middlebury College students through the design, delivery and assessment of student leadership development, program evaluation and student organization management. This position serves as the primary coordinator for all orientation trips.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Essential Functions:

- Holds diversity and inclusion as a core value in all work.
- Uses knowledge of student development and leadership development theory to create and implement leadership development workshops for student organization leaders.
- Assumes primary responsibility for the design and implement of the the College’s orientation trips (MiddView and Feb Trips); including selecting and developing leadership skills of student mentors and staff (totally approximately 200 students annually), impacting each new student (~750 students/year)
- Collaborates with other campus offices (Community Engagement, Athletics, International Student and Scholar Services, Student Accessibility Services ect.) to take wide view of leadership development on campus, and ensure connected strategies for developing leadership skills on campus.
- Develops and manages budgets totaling $200,000
- Ensure compliance with industry-standard risk management policies, procedures and strategies for all aspects of orientation trips, student organizations and leadership development programs.
- Serves as head risk manager of orientation trips, using creative problem solving to reduce risk and response to incidence when they arise.
- Assists SAO colleagues in evaluation and assessment of SAO programs, coordinating the office’s strategy for holistic evaluation of programs.
- Serves as cluster manager for a defined portion of the College’s student organizations, providing direct advising to organizations on registration, program and event planning, fiscal management, College policy, risk management, access to resources and leadership development, and compliance in college policies and protocols.
- Collaborate with SAO colleagues on developing risk management policies and working to support student organization incident response throughout the academic year.
- Works collaboratively with the First Year Experience coordinator in developing cohesive orientation programs for incoming students.

General Functions:

- Assists as needed with other initiatives within the Student Activities Office.
- Works to create a more equitable campus environment, with a focus on ensure students in leadership roles are from diverse backgrounds.
- Identifies barriers to access and works to create avenues to remove or reduce barriers.
Collaborate with SAO colleagues to serve as a trainer, mentor, and role model, within various programs.
- Performs administrative tasks in timely and efficient manner.
Keep abreast of contemporary issues of higher education and student affairs.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Serves as a campus resource for best practices in student leadership development.

General Responsibilities

- Assists as needed with other initiatives within the Student Activities Office.
- Works to create a more equitable campus environment, with a focus on ensure students in leadership roles are from diverse backgrounds.
- Identifies barriers to access and works to create avenues to remove or reduce barriers.
- Collaborate with SAO colleagues to serve as a trainer, mentor, and role model, within various programs.
- Performs administrative tasks in timely and efficient manner.
- Keep abreast of contemporary issues of higher education and student affairs.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- Serves as a campus resource for best practices in student leadership development.

Qualifications

Education

- Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of relevant experience required; Master’s degree in Student affairs or Higher Education Administration preferred.
– Current WFR or WEMT certification required (or willingness to obtain certification).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Knowledge in developing curriculum for student leadership development, and student development theory.
- Ability to manage budgets including, requesting and allocating funding appropriately.
- Strong group facilitation and training skills
- Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and communicate effectively with a broad range of constituents, including faculty, administrators, staff, students, families, and community members.
- Knowledge of history of access to the outdoors for marginalized communities and a desire to improve access on our campus.
- Competent in using relevant technologies for efficient work.
- Proficient risk management skills.
- Work may require some irregular hours in evenings or on weekends.
- Work may take place in remote locations in all seasons and conditions.
- Some travel, driving long distance, and a valid VT driver’s license preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to serve as an advocate for students.
- Ability to plan large and small events by planning effectively, collaborating with campus partners and implementing resource to produce event.
- Knowledge of contemporary issues of higher education and student affairs.

Experience

- Experience in coordinating and implementing large and logistically complex programs.
- Successful candidate will have both significant program management and administration experience.
- Experience in the supervision of student staff highly desirable.
- Previous experience leading and facilitating training for college student necessary. Some experience training students in unique settings preferred.
- Outdoor leadership, program management and some personal outdoor experience required.
- Experience in community service and service learning highly desirable.

Physical Demands Posting Information

Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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    Applicant DocumentRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/C V
    3. Additional Document 1
    Optional Documents
    1. Certification

     

     

     

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    Posted: 5/10/2019
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