Asst Dir, Student Involvement

Texas State University
San Marcos
Closing date
Aug 6, 2021

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Asst Director, Student Involvement

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Asst Dir, Student Involvement


San Marcos


Student Center

Recruitment Type:

Open to All

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Monthly Salary:

$4,400 - $4,583

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

Experience developing, coordinating, and planning campus-wide programming in a higher education/university setting.
Experience in student organization advising in a higher education setting. Experience interpreting university policies and procedures related to college student/university programming.
Knowledge of risk management procedures as it relates to event planning and execution. Experience in creating, managing, and assessing budgets, expenditures, and revenue. Experience in assessment practices related to program planning.
Proficiency in Microsoft office software, web-based communication.
Availability to work evenings and weekends.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, recreation or related field.
Four or more years post-graduate experience in higher education, student affairs, or specific area(s) described in this position description.
Experience in developing, coordinating, and planning orientation or extended orientation programming in a higher education/university setting.
Experience supervising staff (student, graduate, and/or professional) in a higher education setting for a minimum of 2 years.
Experience creating and executing on-boarding and continuous training components for student and professional staff in a university setting.
Knowledge of current topics and student development theory in higher education, particularly as they relate to extended orientation, leadership development, volunteer services, and/or non-traditional student programming. Experience in individual or organization conduct investigations. Proficiency in the use of social media as it relates to the delivery of programs and services in higher education.Experience building partnerships and collaborating across departments in a university setting.

Job Description:

Build, support, and sustain a campus-wide culture that centers student involvement and engagement as key to student success with area of responsibility including: campus programming, student organization administration and development, leadership
education, service-based activities, student organization conduct and risk management education.

Job Duties:

Strategic Planning, Program Development, and Assessment Provide leadership, strategic planning, and assessment for the areas of extended orientation, summer spirit/transition programming, non-traditional student programming, leadership development, and service/volunteer programming. Extended orientation and transitionSupport the planning, development, and implementation of extended orientation and transition programs. Assist with Bobcat Preview program implementation working collaboratively with academic stakeholders.
Staff development and supervision
Provide direct administrative and managerial supervision of the areas’ talent acquisition, supervision, and development; setting and meeting key performance measures and outcomes. Supervise (3) student development specialists and (1) graduate student. Facilitate overall staff development training for the department utilizing evidence-based practices.
Student organization advising Responsible for advising and developing Student Foundation, chartered student organization; and planning and implementing signature programs (ie. Veteran’s Day, Bobcat Pause, Foundations of Excellence, and supporting presidential events, etc.). Expressive Activity and Demonstrations Serve as a member of the team addressing elevated demonstrations on campus. Assist with oversight of small-scale campus expressive activity. Student organization conduct Serve as a co-primary investigator, with associate director, to adjudicate organization conduct cases. Assist in facilitating educational sanctions. Policy and Process Interpretation and Education Assist in the interpretation and enforcement of university policies and procedures, especially those related to campus access (solicitation, recruitment, posting, free speech, etc.) and organization conduct. Diversity and inclusion Model a strong understanding of and appreciation for the University’s, Division’s, and Department’s priorities related to creating inclusive and equitable environments, policies, services, and programming.
Other duties as assigned
Serve and participate on university committees as deemed appropriate. Support all other Student Involvement programs and services. Work on special projects and perform other duties as assigned by Director for Student Involvement. The regularly scheduled work week may be adjusted to meet the needs of student programs and services within the office.

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at


Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.


Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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