Assistant Director, Student Activities & Leadership

Babson Park, Norfolk County
Jul 04, 2014

The Assistant Director will assist in the management of the Student Activities & Leadership program, specifically as it pertains to the registration and oversight of student clubs and organizations, campus and regional spirit campus-wide events, Alternative Programming, the College Mascot Program, the Senior Week Committee, and support of campus-wide programming. Specific responsibilities include significant advising responsibilities; inclusive community program development and implementation; managing office social media, website, multimedia initiatives and serving as an Administrative Hearing Officer and a member of the Student Life on-call staff.

• Assist the Director, Student Activities & Leadership, in developing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive leadership program, which delivers quality and diverse programming for undergraduate students.
• Manage campus-wide programming and events for campus, regional, and national spirit events.
• Manage and maintain the design and brand of Student Activities and Leadership website and social media presence. Direct office-wide multimedia for training and marketing initiatives.
• Collaborate with campus partners such as Residence Life, Academic Services, and Events Management Office on campus-wide events such as Orientation, Family and Friends, Homecoming/Back to Babson, and Senior Week.
• Oversee administration of the LIFE@Babson and EMS technology systems including monitoring usage, conducting training sessions, and working with campus partners on implementation, trouble shooting, and assessment of the system.
• Chair committee of campus partners supporting the interests of the 95+ clubs/orgs on campus. Tasks include but are not limited to annual calendar planning, training, and support of club/org development initiatives.
• Independently oversee all aspects of clubs and organizations including but not limited to: trainings and manuals for student leaders and advisors, the annual registration/re-registration process, and coordination of campus-wide programming and event planning.
• Serve as the primary contact/advisor for programs including the College Mascot Program, Senior Week Committee, and the Bidwell Thursday Night Series; assist with student staffing, supervising fundraising events, and managing club and program budgets.
• Serve as a member of the crisis team as a student life on call member; serve on call a minimum of 8 weeks per academic year and respond at any time if called to assist in any campus crisis response. Respond to and/or assist with student and campus emergencies/crises; work closely with dean on-call to support recommended actions; work with local hospital staff to assess students’ status; conduct necessary follow-up with Public Safety, local agencies, and/or parents and staff as needed; assist with implementation of emergency response plans and actions.
• Serve as an administrative hearing officer.
• Serve on divisional and campus wide committees.
• Facilitate an FYS class (optional).
• Assume additional responsibilities as required.
• May supervise Graduate Assistant(s)and/or Student Workers

Minimum Level of Education Required: Master’s Degree

• At least 3-5 years of student activities experience.
• Knowledge of program development, management, student development theory, and student group advisement.
• Knowledge of college policies, disciplinary processes and legal issues in higher education.
• Previous budget management experience.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.
• Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to be effective engaging with all levels within the college.
• Ability to establish and support collaborative relationships with faculty, administration, staff, parents, and alumni. Strong collaborative relationships particularly with the Public Safety Department, Office of International Programs, Facilities, Athletics, Office of Academic Services, Student Affairs, Special Events, Health Services, Sorenson Center for the Arts, Risk Management and the Business/Accounts Payable offices.
• This is a 12-month, full-time position
• This is a live on position
• On-call responsibilities