Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Location TBA
Apr 16, 2014

The University of Scranton

Assistant Director of Student Engagement

The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains.  Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, focusing on the care and development of each individual.  The University’s 58-acre hillside campus is in the heart of Scranton, a community of 75,000 within a greater metropolitan area of 750,000 people and is within two and a half hours of New York City and Philadelphia.  Since 2003, the University has invested more than $237 million in campus improvements.

The University is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Assistant Director of Student Engagement.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

* Serve as primary advisor to University Programming Board and the member committees that coordinate special events and in the promotion, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of all programming. Coordinate and direct special events such as Family Weekend and Senior Week.

* Act as primary contact for entertainment agencies for all programming which includes all negotiations and preparation of contracts with consultation from the Director of the Center for Student Engagement and The University of Scranton's General Counsel.

* Provide training to USPB in areas of event planning, leadership development, and budget development and maintenance.

Serve as technical advisor, particularly sound and light, for all USPB and departmental programming.

Serve as a resource to other major programming agencies and departments within the University (e.g. Athletic Department, Multicultural Affairs, Center for Health Education and Wellness, etc.).

Leadership Development
Assist in the coordination of the Leadership Development Program for students and student organizations which includes the implementation and advisement of the Scranton Emerging Leader (SEL) program, the Magis program, the Scranton Leadership Team, Leadership Resource Library, the Ignite Leadership Conference and various leadership workshops/retreats/seminars.

Assist with the planning, implementation, and assessment of the Orientation Program which includes programs for incoming first-year and transfer students, the Fall Welcome Program and student staff recruitment, selection and training as directed by the Director of the Center for Student Engagement.

* Manage budgets appropriately and effectively as directed by the Director of the Center for Student Engagement.

* Meet regularly with the Director of the Center for Student Engagement to discuss the status of projects, activities, and programs.

Assist Director with supervision of secretarial and all student staff.

Participate in divisional committee work.

Assume other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Director of the Center for Student Engagement and the Dean of Students.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A master's degree in student affairs, higher education or related human development field is required.

Experience: 2 years post master's experience in a student affairs area is required with preference given for experience in student activities, orientation, and/or leadership development in higher education. Graduate assistantships in student activities, orientation and/or leadership development may be considered as work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal skills are required. The ability to motivate students individually and collectively will be expected. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to utilize student development theory in work with students and student groups is required. Appreciation of diverse cultures and peoples is essential. Evening and weekend work is essential to the realization of goals and objectives of the department. Knowledge of technical support needs, such as sound and light, preferred.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our website  Only applications submitted through our online application system will be accepted for this position.  

The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success.  The University welcomes Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities to apply.  The University of Scranton is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.