Assistant Director (Activities & Organizations)

UNT Dallas
Dallas, Dallas County
Jan 07, 2014

UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Assistant Director (Activities & Organizations)

Job Description Summary:

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Activities & Organizations.

The University – the first public institution of higher education in the city – seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university, its core values (virtue, civility, reasoning, and accountability), and its vision to become a highly valued University that will be recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approaches to education, for innovative research, and for its commitment to serving Dallas, surrounding communities, and the State of Texas. For more information about the university, go to:

The Assistant Director for Activities & Organizations provides direction for initiatives which will promote student engagement through campus programming and by providing students various opportunities to maximize their collegiate experience. In addition to the functional areas below, the Assistant Director for Activities & Organizations will aid in all other programming as assigned by the Director of Student Affairs.

Examples of the work performed by this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Campus Activities

  • Drafts weekly newsletter to inform students of various programming on campus.

  • Works with outside agencies and vendors to negotiate various performances (i.e. entertainment, music, novelty acts, etc.)

  • Creatively promotes and advertises both on/off off campus events for students to participate.

  • Assists students, faculty, and staff in planning and coordinating various on campus activities and functions.

  • Plans programs and promotes events on campus which encourage multicultural awareness and appreciation.

  • Develops, organizes, and facilitates the diversity component of new student orientation programs in the fall and spring semester in collaboration with the Office of New Student Programs.

  • Serves as chair of the University’s multicultural programming committee, Mosaic Committee, which is composed of Faculty, Staff and Students.

  • Coordinates significant and high-quality opportunities in a variety of outdoor intramural activities to meet the diverse needs of the student body.

  • Develops various athletic programming to meet campus needs.

  • Coordinates, promotes, advertises and schedules intramural games both on and off campus.

  • Works with University Office of Risk Management to ensure all safety regulations are followed by meeting compliance standards.

Student Organizations

  • Coordinates the University recognition and renewal period for all student organizations and groups.

  • Maintains and updates Student Organization Handbook to ensure all policies and procedures are relevant and compliant with Federal, State, University, etc., regulations.

  • Meets with both the University appointed Student Organizations Committee and the Student Organizations Advisory Board.

  • Trains all recognized student organizations on risk management as pursuant to Texas Senate Bill 1138.

  • Creates and programs various trainings to develop student organization membership and leadership.

  • Works with all National Greek organizations to successfully colonize on the UNT Dallas campus.

  • Regularly meets with Greek Advisors and Leadership to ensure all Greek organizations are following University procedures and maintaining safety standards.

  • Develops and maintains educational workshops for Greek student focusing on leadership, chapter development, wellness programs, community services initiatives, and membership recruitment.

  • Oversees the Student Government Association’s distribution of organizational funding program, Jagger’s Den.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, counseling, psychology, social work, or a related field.

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills and the ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts.

  • Basic computer skills

  • Knowledge of Texas rules and regulations related to functional area (or ability to rapidly assimilate)

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships

  • Ability to work independently

  • Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of previous experience in a higher education setting

  • Previous participation in and/or development of Student Government Associations

Physical Demands:

Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting items weighing up to 25 pounds.

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Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to

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