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Director of Leadership, Evening and Weekend Programs

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Job no: 519956
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Director of Leadership, Evening & Weekend Programs

DIVISION: Student Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs





Salary for ESU: Salary ESU Commensurate with experience.

REPORTS TO: Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Student Belonging

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Student Belonging, the Director of Evening & Weekend Student Activities Programs directs and coordinates all student-related evening activities and functions in support of the personal growth and development of all students. As a highly-valued campus partner, the Director continues the tradition of providing a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment for all students. Responsibilities include evening and weekend activities, events and programs, and budget management, programming, student advising, and policy development. The position also works closely with the Director of SAIL and Assistant Dean/Director of the Frederick Douglass Unity House to support students and student organizations and develop leadership and educational programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse student community. Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


  • Develops, coordinates, and initiates student-related activities and functions related to Evening & Weekend Programs
  • Provides support to campus clubs and organizations, including the creation and development of new campus clubs and organizations
  • Provides an annual orientation for all clubs and organizations; maintains appropriate contact with all clubs and organizations, including advisors
  • Promotes, organizes, and coordinates campus special events such as Fall Festival, organizational fairs, Mardi Gras activities, blood drives, movie nights, comedians, and other activities
  • Coordinates, prepares, and disseminates publications related to student clubs, student activities, student intramurals, and student services, to students, staff, and the community
  • Assists in preparing and editing student flyers, posters, literature, and other materials prepared by student groups for on and off-campus distribution. Implements and oversees processes for posting/distributing materials on campus as requested
  • Maintains accurate records of Student Activities events and Student Government Association activities, including event proposals, budgets, contacts, contracts, media/publicity, and evaluations
  • Maintains and regularly publishes an up-to-date calendar of activities and events that is made readily available to all UMass Dartmouth students
  • Communicates with current and potential students about events and/or student life available opportunities
  • Coordinates travel arrangements for student-related travel in accordance with College policies and procedures
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned and/or the job description changed periodically to reflect changing organization needs


EDUCATION: Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, policy and leadership, or other area of specialization or closely related field
EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated (over three years) of related administrative and technical experience. Experience working with diverse populations

OTHER: Ability to work a flexible schedule with the majority of time to be worked evenings and weekends. Some travel required to regional locations


  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including familiarity with social media
  • Demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to: the community university mission and purpose; teaching and learning; high academic standards; and student success
  • Knowledge and experience using integrated software systems and Microsoft applications with proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint presentation
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with students, faculty, and the general public
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, employees, and the public
  • Skill in facilitating and modeling a quality customer service orientation
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task and conduct/complete independent work assignments

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And More!

Benefits for ESU Union: ESU

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for internal applicants is September 13, 2023

The review of applications will begin September 14, 2023 and will be ongoing.

Advertised: 29 Aug 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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