The Director of Student Activities is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive student life program which enhances student learning, engagement, recruitment and retention. The position will direct, plan, develop, promote, and evaluate system-wide co-curricular programs and services for students and the university’s community.
Position is full time (40hrs) and works 12 months per year. Paid time off and benefits starting after first 30 days. Approximately 20 days off with pay for observed holidays/breaks with an additional 2 weeks of vacation time accrued per year. Tuition waiver for employee, spouse and eligible dependents after one year of employment.
Stewardship Statement: This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the institution's Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman community, the staff member will join with the institution's sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God's love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. Additionally, this position contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other faiths, cultures, or backgrounds.
- Direct, promote and administer system-wide co-curricular events that are focused on providing a diverse student body with opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.
- Perform ongoing assessment of events and activities to increase attendance and improve the student experience.
- Promote Newman pride, spirit, and tradition by curating annual activities for all Newman community members.
- Provide leadership for all student activities, clubs, and organizations.
- Direct and lead the annual student leadership retreat for all student leaders.
- Develop and implement annual club advisor orientation.
- Oversee Student Activities and Campus Activities Board (CAB), including hiring, training and supervising student employees.
- Manage and oversee the budgets of CAB, student life events, and clubs & organization.
- Oversee the registration process for all new student clubs and maintain necessary records for existing clubs.
- Create and update club handbook on annual basis, communicating policies and procedures regarding student club operations.
- Coordinate New Student Orientation.
- Assist with Commencement activities, including serving on the Commencement Committee and coordinating the volunteers for student marshals.
- Serve on assigned campus committees.
- Develop departmental goals and objectives, operations and processes, and work with community resources to develop opportunities for students.
- Complete all University-required trainings including Title IX and FERPA.
- Contribute to the overall success of the Student Life Department by performing all other duties as assigned and appropriate to the position.
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, or related area preferred.
- Three-year’s experience in higher education, student personnel, or related area.
- Ability to design program/curriculum and promotion processes.
- Knowledge of emerging technologies and internal communication systems to promote student activities and programs. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including tack and diplomacy.
- Strong organizational and planning skills, including paying attention to detail, adherence to deadlines, and completion of projects.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
- Proficiency in standard office software applications.
- Experience with student activities, clubs, organizations, orientation or other related fields.
- Ability to perform supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to join us in our work of empowering our graduates to transform society!
Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email [email protected] in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.