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Director of the Student Center (45266)

Claflin University
Claflin University Main Campus - Orangeburg, SC, 29115

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C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Claflin University Main Campus - Orangeburg, SC

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

Description Overview

Under the leadership of the Dean of Students, the Director of Student Engagement is a highly visible practitioner within the Division of Student Development & Services that directs and oversees all operations of the Student Center in accordance with Claflin University policies and procedures. The Director coordinates facility use and ensures proper safety and security measures. Additionally, Director provides direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Student Engagement & Leadership, as well as hire and train all student staff.


Operations responsibilities

  • Provides direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Student Engagement & Leadership.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and interpretation of policies and procedures necessary for successful administration and management of the facility, including the oversight of facilities operations, scheduling of external, departmental and student sponsored programs and events, and determining support activity requirements.
  • Maintains close working relationship with departmental entities, student groups and organizations to ensure a schedule of events to meet the needs of various university special interest groups.
  • Oversees all aspects of the Claflin ID card system.
  • Manages room reservation system and responsible for securing spaces for student organizations, campus departments and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with Student Government, including the Student Union Advisory Board, toward the establishment of policies and procedures related to the operation of the facility.
  • Oversees assessment strategy for the Student Union including student learning and student/customer.
  • Coordinates recruitment, hiring, training, and on-going development/training, as well as direct supervision of student staff
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships and collaborations with campus and community partners.
  • Collaborates with student leaders to ensure the Student Center serves as a convenor of all students.
  • Serves as the primary communication link between the Student Center and other campus departments and the community.
  • Serves on various University committees and perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree required in student affairs administration, college student personnel or other related discipline
  • Minimum of 3-6 years of appropriate experience
  • Experience with event planning, management of reservations, and/or student union operations
  • Ability to operate within a cross-functional, highly collaborative team environment


Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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