Director, Academic & Student Services
Job Title: Director, Academic & Student Services
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 45588
Department The Florida State University's Division of Student Affairs is seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to provide leadership, coordination, and direction of the University's Student Engagement Department serving a student body of over 41,000 students. Florida State University's Oglesby Union is a diverse and engaging community that fosters individual and collective learning by providing outstanding services and opportunities for involvement. Providing services such as the Art Center, Askew Student Life center, Club Downunder/Union Productions, Crenshaw Bowling Lanes, the Flying High Circus, Guest Services, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Student Activities Center.Responsibilities Reporting to the associate vice president of student affairs, the director of student engagement provides visionary leadership, operational management, and development to the newly created Student Engagement department. The direct functional areas within Student Engagement are Student Organizations & Involvement, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Student Life Cinema. The successful candidate collaborates with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other constituents to create innovative and impactful experiences for Florida State students. The director works closely with Student Governance & Advocacy and the Oglesby Union as well as other Activity & Service fee-funded departments; leads strategic planning initiatives to ensure continuous improvement in practice as well as alignment with Division and University strategic priorities; and works with divisional Development Officers to set fundraising priorities and goals. The director is a member of the associate vice president’s Student Engagement leadership team and leads and manages an organization with over 700 recognized student organizations, budgets over $3 million, and more than 14 union, professional, and student staff throughout the department.
The director will lead and collaborate on university-wide initiatives including, but not limited to: Homecoming; Welcome Week; Fraternity and Sorority Life recruitment; Family Weekend; First 51 Days; Last 51 Days; and Gateway Service programs such as: Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, and the Big Event. The director also works closely with campus partners such as the Dean of Students Office, Campus Recreation, Health and Wellness Center, Office of the General Counsel, and Undergraduate Academic Affairs regarding the care and success of Florida State University students.Qualifications Master's Degree in Higher Education, Public Administration, Management, College Student Personnel, or related field and five years of experience working in related area at a college or university, or a Bachelor's degree in same and seven years of experience in the same as stated. Note: Additional education may substitute for experience.
Strong understanding of organizational dynamics, including group and individual interactions and sensitivities, and experience in navigating complex organizations.
Excellent project management skills and the ability to adapt balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.
Experience in personnel management to include hiring, supervising, and coaching employees.
Ability to identify existing and potential obstacles, issues, and opportunities; evaluate processes; and develop change or alternatives.
Ability to foster a collaborative work environment, utilize sound judgment, and promote high ethical standards.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students while promoting equity and inclusion.
Ability to plan and implement programs and activities.Preferred A master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of five years of directly related work experience is required; a terminal degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have progressive experience in supervision and management of student engagement programs and services; demonstrated progressive experience in budget management; and experience collaborating with multiple campus partners. In addition, the director will have experience managing a dynamic portfolio of programs and services and demonstrated leadership coordinating university-wide programs and events.Helpful Review of applications will begin July 9, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may also be emailed to Anne-Marie Kenney at [email protected] Information Florida State University (FSU) is an American public space-grant and sea-grant research university. Its primary campus is located on a 1,391.54-acre campus in Tallahassee, Florida. FSU is a senior member of the State University System of Florida. Founded in 1851, it is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida. The university is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs, and institutes offering more than 360 programs of study, including professional school programs. The university has an annual budget of over $1.7 billion and an annual economic impact of over $10 billion.Anticipated Salary Range Salary will be commensurate with experience.Pay Plan This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.Open until filled This position is being advertised as open until filled.