Assistant Director of Student Engagement/Student Union, Department of Campus Life

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-19
Req: R0002818
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Job Description Summary

The Assistant Director of Student Engagement/Student Union will work with a team of professionals to advance the mission and vision of the Office of Student Engagement. This staff member will develop programs, resources, and systems that support the Wake Forest campus community, specifically Student Union (Campus Programming Board). This includes supporting leadership development, campus-wide events and traditions, student-led initiatives in student activities and other Student Engagement programs.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee all aspects of the Student Union Programming Board; including training, transition, advising, event coordination and assessment.
  • Work with Student Union to create goals, learning outcomes and assessment plans that are in line with the Campus Life Strategic Directions and mission and vision of the Office of Student Engagement.
  • Support major Student Union events and programs including Major Concerts, Homecoming, aWake All Night, Springfest, Lighting of the Quad and Senior Sendoff.
  • Coordinate the planning of Student Engagement events during New Deac Week.
  • Co-Chair the Wake the Forest (first six weeks) Committee on behalf of Student Engagement.
  • Supervise the Graduate Advisor for Student Activities.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) identity centers on ensuring Student Engagement programming representation in celebrating minoritized student populations.
  • Collaborate with the Art Department regarding the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art.
  • Oversee and audit the Student Union budget and all Student Activities Fee requests for Student Union programming.
  • Attend National Association for Campus Activities regional/national conferences with student delegates.
  • Oversee Student Union website, weekly electronic newsletter and social media platforms.
  • Develop strong relationships and collaborations with other student organizations, University departments, and the Winston-Salem community.
  • Interpret University policies and procedures for Student Union executive board and directors.
  • Maintain an archive of past Student Union events including but not limited to documents, contracts, and photos for university use.
  • Plan and execute August retreat to assist in training the new Board of Directors.

Other Functions:

  • Serve on a variety of committees within Dean of Students/Student Engagement, the Division of Campus Life and the University community.
  • Participate in all departmental professional activities.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, or similar field with two years of professional experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and student focus with the ability to operate in a collaborative and professional manner with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse university community.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to present views in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Exceptional project management skills to include the ability to plan ahead, prioritize, organize and lead multiple concurrent initiatives; seeing project to completion.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policy and procedures established within the University, the Division of Campus Life and the Office of Student Engagement.
  • Knowledge of student learning and operational assessment processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and proactively problem-solve.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed and appropriate.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and a professional commitment to student development and effective higher education administration practices.


  • This position reports to the Director of Student Organizations and Programs.
  • Works with minimal supervision.

Additional Job Description

Priority review of applications will begin November 6, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Time Type Requirement

Full timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 12/15/2020
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