Director Student Activity & Leadership Development
Date: May 13, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, US
University of Cincinnati
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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century - building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what's Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America's top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as "the most ambitious campus design program in the country.
In collaboration with students and stakeholders, the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Cincinnati (UC) strives to cultivate an inclusive campus experience. The Division of Student Affairs values an accessible culture of academic success, engaging relationships and experiences, holistic development, and intentional student advocacy. UC is seeking an experienced student affairs leader to serve as the Director for Student Activities and leadership Development. The Director will report to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and is a divisional leadership and engagement team member.
This role is responsible for providing strategic leadership in advancing the University's priorities to support an inclusive, vibrant campus experience for all UC students. We seek an energetic, visible, student-centered leader with a strong commitment to supporting our highly motivated, diverse student body. This individual will model an atmosphere of strong campus collaboration, collective engagement, inclusive excellence, accountability, and personal growth on a rigorous and lively urban campus community.
The Director of SALD leads a team responsible for designing, implementing, and assessing large campus programs, club sports, and co-curricular and leadership development opportunities for more than 500+ student organizations. The Director is the primary advisor for the university undergraduate student government and supports their tribunals, boards, and cabinets. The Director also leads/co-leads committees related to student leadership development and risk/harm reduction.
Manage and supervise the operations of the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development. Establish and assess measurable student learning outcomes, program goals, and objectives.
Facilitate and enhance the ongoing leadership of education and/or organizational development programs for students, student governance leaders and registered organizations (i.e., teaching co-curricular course, direct leadership conferences, workshops seminars).
Design, implement and execute an on-going assessment program for the department.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director to provide support, and direction to student organizations and advisors through leadership, organizational and resource development.
Assist with budget planning and management associated with programmatic initiatives.
Develop and emphasize partnerships through interdepartmental activities and events; co-sponsor or assist appropriate events and activities sponsored by University offices and departments. Represent the department and division on designated University committees.
Enforce rules and regulations in accordance with appropriate university policies, which include the Student Rights and Responsibilities and the Student Code of Conduct. Adhere to and guide students to adhere to applicable University policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws related to registration, campus events, and student activities and programs.
May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description must be changed at any time.
Bachelor's Degree must be in College Student Personnel, Higher Education or a related field.
Nine (9) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Five (5) years of experience in collegiate-level student activities.
Three (3) years supervision required.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Master's degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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