Associate Director of Student Engagement

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title::

Associate Director of Student Engagement

Position Number::


Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Student Engagement

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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

Job Category::


Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Office of Student Engagement/Student Center is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The mission of the department is to provide cultural, social, recreational and educational programs that enhance the overall educational development of students and promote programs that improve the campus culture. The department is also responsible for coordination of the student organization recognition process, student organization leadership development and administrative advising of select student organizations including the Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, and Miss FSU and Mr. FSU. The unit also assists with Greek affairs; publishes the FSU Yearbook; and coordinates lyceum programs, and special event weeks to include Welcome Week, Homecoming, Spring Rodeo, and the Miss FSU and Mr. FSU Pageants.

Primary Purpose of Position:
The Associate Director provides leadership in the management of the Office of Student Engagement. Employee conceptualizes, implements and continually improves policies and procedures, develops a comprehensive slate of programs and activities and identifies new technology to enhance the Fayetteville State University student experience. The Assistant Director develops a comprehensive slate of programs and activities, helps supervise several full-time and student staff members, manages a portion of the Student Engagement budget, and actively participates in Office of Student Engagement strategic planning. The Assistant Director serves as a general resource to the university community on issues pertaining to programming and event logistics. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement reports to the Director of Student Engagement and serves as a key member of the staff.

Description of Work Continued::

Description of Work

Administrative & Assessment
•Conducts research and make recommendations to the Director of Student Engagement on methods to increase student satisfaction and participation; Develops, submits for approval and implements goals and action plans for the Office of Student Engagement.
• Design’s method of evaluating programs and activities to increase number of student participants. Secures information for use by the Director of Student Engagement for reports, recommendation for expansion of programs and services. Serves as a member of department-wide committees, (e.g. strategic planning, marketing, budgeting, financial management, contract management); Maintains thorough knowledge of the state and university system policies and regulations as they relate to student activities, safety, and contract negotiations. Negotiates entertainment contracts for programs and activities sponsored by the Office of Student
Engagement and Student Activities Council
•Performs general office duty; Maintains the petty cash and change fund assigned to the Office of Student Engagement and conducts monthly audits to ensure proper postings of revenue and charges.

Organizing & Directing
•Co-advises one or more of the student governed organizations by monitoring the organizations budget and expenditures, providing programming support, advisement, and counsel; Supervises professional service contracts according to established university guidelines; Develops co-sponsorships with other campus units and commercial entities to expand the comprehensive slate of programs and activities.
•Researches, analyses and develops policies and procedures for campus programs and activities sponsored by campus clubs and organizations.
•Provides advisement and implements the Honda All-Star Challenge Tournament and prepares the team for competition in the National Tournament Oversees and supports the implementation of special events, programs and activities sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement to include Welcome Week, Homecoming, Rodeo, Mr. FSU Competition and the Miss FSU Pageant; Chaperones’ activities sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement, Student Activities Council, Student Government Association. Serves on university committees. Assumes other administrative assignments as required by Director.
•Serves as co-advisor for special program events with the Director of Leadership Development and Special projects. Serves as essential/mandatory personnel and is required to report to work during inclement weather and other university emergencies as deemed necessary by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

•Supervises office student workers and work study students.
•Acts in the absence of the Director of Student Engagement; Assist the Director in overseeing daily operation and function of the Office of Student Engagement.
•Develops a comprehensive program of events and activities to enhance the quality of campus life.
•Establishes and maintains standards for excellence for programs and activities.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

A Master’s degree in Educational Administration, College Student Personnel, Sociology or other related field is required. At least 3-5 years of administrative experience in the student activities/engagement or student union at the college level or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

2Additional Training/Experience:
Five years of successful experience in a University Student Center/Union. Demonstrated experience in program development for diverse populations. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications::

Five years of successful experience in a University Student Center/Union or Student Engagement office. Demonstrated experience in program development for diverse populations. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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