Manager, Student Activities

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Posting Details

Posting NumberS140838Position TitleManager, Student ActivitiesDepartmentStudent ActivitiesDivisionStudent DevelopmentLocationClassificationNon-UnionFLSA ClassificationExemptUnion/Non UnionNon UnionFull Time / Part Time? Full TimeSalary Range - Minimum$61,373.00Hours per week40Temporary? NoPosting Date09/17/2020Closing Date09/26/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

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Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email [email protected] or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick
Link to Human Resources website

Job Details

STATUS: Full time
DEPARTMENT: Student Activities
DIVISION: Student Development
UNION: Non-Union
REPORTS TO: Dean of Students
PLACEMENT: Professional Grade S10
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $61,373 annually

Position Summary


Provides leadership, supervision, and direction to the department of Student Activities and Wellness staff. Works directly in establishing a full range of activities for students and monitoring the co-curricular calendar. Develops policies for office personnel, maintains the department budgets and oversees the Student Activities and Wellness program. Markets and delivers on the program priorities, effectively assessing services and accommodations, strategically reporting data that indicate student engagement, which is consistent with the college’s mission vision, and priorities. Fast paced environment. Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate activities that do not occur within the regular work day (nights and weekends may be required).


1.Manage the operational, budget and personnel functions for the department. Supervise and evaluate full-time and part-time staff members. Assist in supervision of areas where students congregate (Bridge, lounge space, etc.).
2.Create, direct, manage, and assess co-curricular programs and activities for students. Coordinate the student leadership opportunities and secure presenters. Ensure seminars are assessed, evaluated and feedback is used for process improvement.
3.Collaborate, lead, and coordinate multicultural and social justice programming in conjunction with appropriate College departments, President’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.
4.Develop academically-focused programming in collaboration with academic partners.
5.Collaborate with JJC Athletics to develop intramural sports programming, partner on team spirit events and programs.
6.Listen to student concerns and refer as necessary to appropriate departments and services. Serve as advisor for Student Government Association and assist college in gathering student opinions on relevant concerns or issues impacting them. Oversee and support the group’s efforts for programming and attendance at college committee meetings.
7.Lead and coordinate the annual Student Trustee selection process. Promote the role. Introduce the new student trustee at the board of trustees meeting. Serve as advisor to the Student Trustee.
8.Recommend and implement policies and procedures concerning duties of individuals who direct or supervise students in extra-curricular activities, specifically clubs as well as department procedures to be included in Board manuals. Oversee the revisions of position manuals for departmental staff and student workers.
9.Coordinate the nomination process and selection/interviews of the Student Speaker and achievement awards for Commencement and assist in ceremony.
10.Participate in the Orientation for New Students and First Year Experience of JJC students including serving on planning and evaluation committees as requested.
11.Prepare statistical reports tracking involvement numbers and events hosted by department and departmental achievements. Develop Annual Program Updates that are used for budget decisions.
12.Market the Student Activities’ programs and services to students, employers, faculty, and district residents. Evaluate effectiveness and improve as needed.
13.Participate in organizations and professional development activities to enhance programs and activities that are aligned with the department’s priorities and the JJC mission, strategic goals, and objectives.
14.Ensure compliance with Clery Act departmental responsibilities as identified by board policy 11.11.00 Clery Act Compliance.
15.Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


1.Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Sociology, Communications, Student Personnel Development, Higher Education Administration, or other related areas.
2.Five (5) years of full time experience in a similar role at the college level.
3.Demonstrated leadership and programmatic successes.
4.Outstanding presentation and written communication skills.
5.Ability to relate effectively with a diverse population of students, college personnel, and the general public.
6.Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications


1.Master’s degree in Counseling, Sociology, Communications, Student Personnel Development, Higher Education Administration, or other related areas
2.Community college experience.
3.Demonstrated ability to inspire students to achieve excellence.

Physical Demands


1.Normal office physical demands.
2.Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.
3.Ability to travel in state for meetings and trainings.

Working Conditions


1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.
2.Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate activities that do not occur within the regular work day (nights and weekends required).

Compliance Announcement


Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Sociology, Communications, Student Personnel Development, Higher Education Administration, or other related areas?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have five (5) years of full time experience in a similar role at the college level?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Can you provide demonstrated leadership and programmatic successes?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have outstanding presentation and written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you have the ability to relate effectively with a diverse population of students, college personnel, and the general public?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Please rate your proficiency level with MS Windows and Office
    • Expert
    • Intermediate
  7. Do you have a Master’s degree in Counseling, Sociology, Communications, Student Personnel Development, Higher Education Administration, or other related areas?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Do you have community college experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Can you provide demonstrated ability to inspire students to achieve excellence?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document




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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 9/28/2020
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