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Associate Director of Student Activities

Job Summary:
The Associate Director of Student Activities, reporting to the Associate Dean of Students & Director of Student Activities, is an integral part of the department of Student Activities. The Associate Director works on a team of dedicated, and dynamic professionals charged with developing programs and services designed to facilitate student involvement and enhance the overall student experience through campus programs and activities. The Associate Director is responsible for large and small scale campus programming efforts, leadership development of student leaders, oversight of Registered Student Organizations, hiring and training of New Student Orientation student staff and working with commuter leaders to promote the commuter experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate the Ignite Student Leadership Development Program, a comprehensive four-year leadership program, and manage the schedules, workshops, and partnerships of the program
  • Co-advise Student Government Association with Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities by overseeing Council of Presidents and working with Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
  • Aid Registered Student Organizations in their annual re-registration, event planning, sales & solicitation, and contractual needs
  • Assist potential organizations in startup process including reviewing constitutions and paperwork
  • Recruit, select, hire, train, and supervise Head Orientation Weekend Leaders, Orientation Weekend Leaders, and Orientation Assistants
  • Aid in planning and implementation of Summer Connection Days
  • Supervise Commuter Assistants charged with developing and implementing programs for commuter students
  • Collaborate with Graduate Assistant in the planning and execution of commuter- specific programming initiatives and advising Commuter Council
  • Co-coordinate, publicize, and execute over 150 events and programs on campus each year, including New Student Orientation, Week of Welcome, Homecoming & Family Weekend, Winter Formal, Spring Fling, and Senior Week with other professional staff members
  • Serve as an administrator for Alvernia’s Engage site, PAX (Promoting Alvernia experiences)
  • Assist in managing the Office of Student Activities budget
  • Serve on Mega-Selection Committee charged with recruiting and selecting of student leaders for all University Life student leadership positions
  • Collaborate with other campus departments to develop and implement a comprehensive student leadership training for all students selected through the Mega-Selection process to serve in a University Life leadership position
  • Serve as a Community Standards Conference Officer on an as needed basis
  • Contribute to all major Office of Student Activities and University Life programming efforts
  • Serve on departmental and university-wide committees as deemed necessary
  • Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University


  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) with some experience with student activities or events at an institution of higher education
  • Strategic thinker with excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Must be innovative, self-motivated, creative, flexible, dedicated and able to work both independently and as an active member of a team
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and web/social media platforms
  • Availability to work nights and weekends regularly in order to attend events and meet with students, including travel that may require overnight stays

Contact:           Human Resources

Posting Date:  November 14, 2017

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