Associate Dean for Student Engagement

Location
Eureka, Illinois
Posted
May 11, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for fostering student engagement, leadership and management of Greek Life, and student organization activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Student Engagement Programming

  • Develop, design, assess, and coordinate student programs that foster a sense of belonging, engagement, and opportunities to grow self-identity, enhance alumni relationships, and develop philanthropic efforts.
  • Collaborate with campus colleagues to design, plan and coordinate campus special events including Homecoming, Family Day, Founders Day, and others as assigned.
  • Assess and report on program effectiveness, student satisfaction, and student co-curricular learning outcomes related to residential, retention and student activities programming
  • Manage student engagement calendar, social media accounts, ECTV, and area web pages.

Greek Life

  •  Provide advisement, education, training, and developmental support to Greek organizations and Greek Council.
  • Supervise and assist in the coordination of recruitment, bid process, and grade review of prospective members for respective council(s) including extension/expansion efforts and educational programs surrounding recruitment and/or intake.
  •   Maintains up-to-date and cohesive Greek Life policies that are in accordance with College policy, national standards for Greek organizations, and all local, state, and federal laws.
  •  Build and sustain relationships with chapter advisors that promote the development and growth of all organizations. 
  • Advise, support, and work collaboratively with members of Order of Omega while assisting with the annual recognition program.

Clubs and Organizations

  • Coordinates with student organizations for recognition, renewal, training, and event management, including advising students in starting new organizations, developing and coordinating training resources for student organizations, and assist with presenting workshops related to officer responsibilities. Coordinates the approval process for all requests for student organization events on campus.
  • Serves as the advisor to the Campus Activities Board (CAB) providing leadership, guidance, and support to student officers, and serving as a resource on guidelines, operations, responsibilities, and goals.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direction and intervention for students in crisis and non-crisis including intervening with mental health staff, providing victim advocacy, and working with staff and students affected by the crisis.
  • Respond to emergencies, crises, and policy enforcement, as well as student issues and concerns and serve in on-call rotation.
  • Adjudicate student disciplinary cases as directed by the Dean of Student Success.
  • Provides training and audio-visual support for the campus
  • Participate in and assist with other duties and assignments as directed.

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

Supervise student worker(s).  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION:

Essential:  Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Desirable:  Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field.

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: 3- 5 years of post-graduate degree professional experience working in higher education or a closely related field.

Desirable:  5+ years of previous experience overseeing applied and service learning programs within a higher education setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of student development theory.
  • Ability to interact and work with diverse groups of students.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and electronic mail.
  • Organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Normal work day is Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00 PM with one hour allocated for lunch.  Due to the nature of the position, 24/7 on-call availability is required.  Flexibility in work schedule is needed to allow for periodic evening and weekend hours.

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