Posted: March 16, 2022
Level: Community College Professional 17, 12-month, tenure track position.
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Manchester Community College
Great Path Manchester, CT 06040
**This position is not remote**
CT State Community College Mission:
Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.
CT State Community College Vision:
CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.
CT State Community College Equity Statement:
The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.
Anticipated Start Date:
The Director of Student Activities develops, designs and implements a range of services to promote the social, cultural, fitness and recreational needs of students at a Community College. These services include such functional areas as: advising student government and other student organizations; co-curricular activities which enhance students’ practical and community-service experience; activities which develop students’ awareness and appreciation of multi-cultural social conditions; activities which develop students’ leadership skills; and activities which support students’ physical fitness and recreational needs.
Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)
Bachelor’s degree in Student Development in Higher Education, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or related field with two (2) or more years of experience in a related field; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.
Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
- Experience in advisement of student organizations.
- Experience with student activities including recreational activities and those oriented toward providing for enhancement of students’ cultural and leadership experience.
- Experience with supervising employees.
- Experience developing and managing operating budgets and plans.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
- Master's degree in Student Development in Higher Education, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or related area.
- Three (3) or more years related experience in student activities, co-curricular programming, and/or leadership training.
- Experience negotiating contracts and/or managing budgets.
Example of Job Duties:
Under the direction of a Dean or other administrator, the Director of Student Activities is accountable for providing services conducive to positive experiences and development of students at the College through effective performance in these essential functional areas:
- Program planning and development;
- Service delivery;
- Development and supervision of staff;
- Budget and fiscal management.
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.
This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.
$62,169 approximate annual* plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. Salary Range for this level is $62,169-$113,025. (*New hires to State employment start at minimum of salary range).
We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.
Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion [email protected]
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