Associate Director II - Associate Director of Leadership Initiatives

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Closing date
Oct 18, 2021

Job Details




Associate Director II - Associate Director of Leadership Initiatives

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$4,086 – $5,884 per month

Occupational Category:



Leadership Initiatives

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, or in a related field is strongly preferred. Four years of experience in a higher education environment working with leadership development, student organizations, service-learning programs, campus activities, or related experience. Supervisory experience of both students and professional staff; experience with Anthology Engage software; CliftonStrengths; fiscal management; and assessment desirable. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Plans, organizes, and directs the day-to-day operations of the Leadership Initiatives department with the oversight of the Director. Performs complex managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the department.

Primary Responsibilities:

Directs program activities of staff related to student organization management/development, leadership development, and community service initiatives. Implements knowledge of commonly used leadership theories, service-learning practices, student organization/advisor development, and CliftonStrengths through work with direct reports, students, faculty, and staff. Regularly presents and facilitates development trainings/workshops for students, faculty, and staff. Oversees the implementation and execution of Ultimate Bearkat Society program. Position takes primary responsibility for investigating and adjudicating any student organization conduct cases. Position assists the Director of Leadership Initiatives in the preparation, presentation, and administration of the departmental budget and assume the leadership role in the absence of the Director. Attends or represents the university, department and/or Director at various meetings or workshops. Develops goals, objectives, and assists with strategic planning for the department. Oversees and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals. Develops, implements, evaluates, and oversees compliance with policies and procedures, including completion of required training by all recognized student organizations. Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations. Develops and implements assessment focusing on continuous improvement, to evaluate departmental programs and services. Prepares and reviews reports. Monitors budget expenditures. Serves on university committees. Ensures compliance with applicable departmental and university policies and local, state, and federal requirements. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws. Ability to manage business functions.
Communicates with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, other university departments, personnel, and community agencies. Serves on university, community, state, regional, and/or national committees as needed.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.


For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," echoes across SHSU's eight colleges and beyond campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to student and to regional, state, national and international constituencies. 

SHSU offers over 90 bachelor degree programs, over 55 masters and 11 doctoral programs, including the nation’s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Sam Houston State University among the nation's best universities to work for in nine consecutive years "Great Colleges to Work For" survey results.

SHSU is a university that thinks big but feels small. With a student population of over 21,500 students, SHSU prides itself with creating a close community. Located in the "piney wood" region of East Texas, Huntsville is less than an hour's drive north of Houston, which enables the university community to maintain a small town atmosphere with easy access to the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area. 

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.  

A member of The Texas State University System  

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