Assistant Director of Student Life for Clubs and Organization Development

RANK: Administrator III
DEPARTMENT: The Office of Student Life
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Director of Student Life
SEARCH NUMBER: S14-018
POSITION POSTED: June 27th, 2014

Southern Connecticut State University seeks a dynamic individual and proven team player to serve as the Assistant Director of Student Life for Clubs and Organization Development. As an intentionally diverse and student-centered university, Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good. Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive university offering 114 graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Reporting to the Director of Student Life, the Assistant Director of Student Life for Clubs and Organization Development works closely with more than 100 recognized student clubs and organizations and their advisors, providing support and oversight as well as leadership development and assessment of risk and liability. The Assistant Director of Student Life is responsible for the overall management of the club and organization program, the club and organization resource room, creating and implementing on-going leadership training experiences for student leaders and for the recommendation of policies and procedures for clubs and organizations.

The ideal candidate will be able to inspire and support students, student leaders and student organizations to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance student success and development. The position requires work in a fast-paced environment and the ideal candidate will exhibit the ability to coordinate multiple projects, activities, student committees and concerns. Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity addressing issues of concern facing students from diverse backgrounds is critical.

The ideal candidate will be able to articulate a vision for clubs and organizations in a thriving university culture; demonstrate successful collaborations with campus partners to include, but not limited to, Dean of Students, Residence Life, Multicultural Center, faculty, and student governance groups; communicate a strong passion for making a difference in the lives of students; identify creative approaches for their work with students; use student development theory to inform practice; have demonstrated experience in social media, and be resourceful, maximizing human and fiscal resources. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of student development theory, leadership development, assessment and evaluation methods and applications, program development and implementation and higher education practices and principles.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A master's degree in student development, higher education, or other related discipline is required. Experience in a higher education environment with special experience in student organization advising, leadership development, program planning, event coordination is preferred.

APPLICATION:

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Charlene Cammarasana at cammarasanc1@southernct.edu. Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled.