Assistant Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement II

DESCRIPTION OF JOB:   

The primary purpose of this position is to work in partnership with the other Assistant Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement, in coordinating and promoting a diverse variety of campus events and student leadership opportunities to promote student learning outside of the classroom. This position will assist with the advising of night and weekend student event planning, orientation planning, supervision of student staff members, and leadership development.
Work with all members of the college community to create a learning environment that utilizes the Student Development learning outcomes to promote student growth.  Among these outcomes are helping students to establish healthy relationships, understanding and respecting difference, engaging students to promote social change, taking responsibility for self, and determining and clarifying personal values, among others.
This is a full-time 12-month position.  Some evening and weekend hours are required, depending on programs and events.

Responsibilities:

  • Programming and Leadership Development
    • In conjunction with the Student Inclusion and Involvement team, set yearly programming goals for social, educational, multicultural and recreational programs
    • Based on programming goals create year-long programming plan to be executed by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and the Student Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors
    • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Campus Activities Board student staff, which consists of 10 paid student staff members
    • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the five Student Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors
    • Create an in-depth training for CAB students and Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors around program planning basics, inclusive practices, and program assessment
    • Develop and advise weekend and evening programming that promotes student growth, involvement in learning, engagement and inclusion in campus life
    • Develop and advise signature events, with special focus on Fall Fest/Family Weekend, Winter Frost, Spring Fest, Annual Drag Show, MLK Jr. Dream Week, Multicultural Step Show, as well as Sour Patch Series events, and monthly heritage celebration events (i.e., February Black History Month, etc.). Work in partnership with the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement, the Office of Student Residence and Life, and Dominican Life to form student committees for signature events
    • Actively build relationships/mentorships with students, including spending time in the office, in the Student Organizations Room, and attending student events
    • Assist in the development and planning of the Multicultural Student Organization Retreat and provide support to the Multicultural Student Organizations on campus
  • Student Organizations and Multicultural Student Organizations
    • Develop student organization training and for student leaders and advisors
    • Create and revise manuals for student organizations
    • Act as consultant for student organization leaders and advisors
    • Oversees on-going leadership development program for student organizations
    • Serves as a consultant and participates in the development and execution of student staff selection
    • Oversees the recognition and registration process for new student organizations and maintains all paperwork and institutional records with regard to membership and participation
    • Develops policies and procedures related to student organization operations and programs
    • Develop and plan the Multicultural Student Organization Retreat (Fall/Spring) and provide support to the Multicultural Student Organizations on campus
  • Student Support Services
    • Provide frontline individual and group advocacy and mentoring services for all traditionally underrepresented students through identifying and developing appropriate intervention strategies utilizing campus and community partners as resources through advocacy, referrals, follow-ups, and other forms of service to ensure student wellness and success
    • Work in partnership with Student Development staff, Academic Affairs and other campus departments and divisions to develop culturally responsive services and programming that meets the need of a diverse student population
  • Commuter Student Services
    • Create and promote opportunities for commuter students to engage in campus life at Edgewood College, with emphasis on freshmen and sophomores as well as upper-class students
    • Provide leadership and advocacy in campus efforts to identify commuter needs, increase services and foster opportunities for commuter engagement on campus
    • Advise the Commuter Student Association which assists with needs assessment and awareness of commuter issues and collaborative efforts to address those needs
    • Hire, train, and supervise the Commuter Assistant Staff and oversee the Commuter Assistant program
  • Administrative Functions
    • Work with the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Inclusion and Involvement to formulate and administrate the Student Inclusion and Involvement Budget
    • Provide direction to the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement desk staff and Commuter Assistants as needed
    • Collaborate with Reservations, Facilities, Dining Services, and Technology for programming space needs
    • Oversee the Student Organization Room, including policy creation and enforcement, inventory and purchasing, cubby space requests and use by student organizations, computer usage, Wingra Closet storage, and mailbox assignments
    • Oversee the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement Space, including policy creation and enforcement, inventory and purchasing, space requests and use by student organizations, computer usage, and storage.
    • Evaluate and assess programs and services on an ongoing basis. Create and share reports
    • Submits Weekly Reviews of campus events to the Student Life team, including event type, attendance, summary, and lessons learned
    • Assist in the creation of the End of Year Report with the Assistant Dean of Student Involvement and Inclusion, focusing on campus events
  •   College Services
    •  Serve as member College committees as needed
    • Serve as the Program Coordinator for the Summer Pre-College Math Program in partnership with Admissions and the Math Department
    • Participate in Commencement, College Assemblies, Admissions functions and other College activities as needed
    • Actively support Mission of Edgewood College and Student Development Staff

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Master’s degree (preferred) or bachelor’s degree and related combination of experience in counseling, student affairs or other related fields focused on college student development (required).
  • Two-year professional experience in college student affairs or related field (preferred).
  • Experience working in the areas of orientation, student involvement, diversity and inclusion, residence life, etc. 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed (required)

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Competency skills in the areas of Student Involvement including event planning, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, orientation, and student affairs
  • Supervision of student staff and/or advising of student leaders
  • Event planning and implementation
  • Student organization advising and development
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Training skills
  • Problem solving/conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities
  • Organization Skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Assessment and evaluation

Specialized Technology Skills:

  • Experience and familiarity with multiple software programs including spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software. As well as working knowledge and interest in social media set up and management.

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – SIAA
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer