Assistant Director for Campus Engagement & Wellness

Doane University  |  Crete, NE

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Job Overview

Posted February 07, 2019 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director for Campus Engagement & Wellness

Onsite Event Position ID: 2019
Job Type: Health/Wellness/Drug and Alcohol Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Crete, NE
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 30117


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other

Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other

Position Description

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director for Campus Engagement & Wellness implements and oversees a vibrant, comprehensive student engagement program, including: designing, implementing, and assessing programs and events related to student engagement and student wellness; creatively promoting such events to internal and external audiences; collaboratively establishing goals; evaluating policy; advising, coaching, and mentoring student organization leaders and student volunteers.

The Assistant Director is responsible for the direct advisement of the Student Programming Board (SPB), co-advising the Multicultural programs committee and supporting all student organizations and their respective their faculty and staff advisors. The Assistant Director will coordinate the Recreation and Wellness committee which includes the oversight and management of the intramural sports program as well as the on-campus Challenge Course and supports the Student Wellness Action Team (SWAT) that coordinates programs focused on overall healthy behaviors. Additionally, the Assistant Director works collaboratively with Student Congress providing student organization support. The Assistant Director collaboratively leads in the development and implementation of programming that addresses leadership, student health/safety, risk management, and community recognition for the student engagement and organization system.

Campus Engagement strives to provide a robust, inclusive, positive programming experience that compliments the students curricular experience and promotes student growth and development . The department serves as an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs and the student experience at Doane University.

Essential Responsibilities:

Advising and Organizational Support:

Establish strong rapport with students

Advise and meet regularly with Student Programming Board (SPB), Multicultural programs committee and affiliated volunteer advisors

Provide learning and development opportunities through board retreats, organizational strategic planning and other educational programs.  

Coordinate and oversee the recruitment and selection process for SPB each spring.

Serve as the primary contact for all external acts and vendors and the on-campus contact for all agencies; coordinate hand-off of acts/vendors to student point person.

Attend NACA (regional or national) with a delegation of SPB members to identify and pre-contract events for upcoming programming year.

Support the Student Wellness Action Team in development of programming and interventions addressing overall health and wellness behaviors

Education, Training and Resource Development:

Collaboratively with student leaders and Campus Engagement Specialist, design, develop, and execute essential programs that include: organizational/leadership transitions, community recognition, new member development, and risk management programs.

Collaboratively with student leaders and Campus Engagement Specialist,design, develop and implement programs and resources that promote leadership, scholarship, service and organizational development.

Implement best-practice campus alcohol reduction strategies focused on reducing misperceptions of campus alcohol use norms.

Regularly update and distribute the Student Leader Handbook and Student Organization Advisor Handbook.

Update, manage, and distribute the #TigerLifeWeekly newsletter.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Identify, support and appropriately refer individuals who exhibit academic, social and personal needs. Maintain confidentiality of all student issues and matters in compliance with FERPA.

Make internal and external reservations for all events (facilities, hotel, AV) and coordinate all contracts and check disbursement for all acts/vendors.

Manage campus engagement budget in collaboration with Director of Campus Life and division-wide student programming team.  Approve all SPB purchases.

Maintain and monitor Student Engagement web presence, email account, social media and print promotion activities

Maintain essential Student Engagement records including event attendance, event assessment, and rosters.

Assist with campus-wide events efforts such as New Student Orientation, Homecoming and Family Weekend and Commencement as needed, as well as major departmental and divisional initiatives.

Represent the department and division on University committees as assigned

Attend and actively participate in departmental and divisional staff meetings, trainings and retreats.

Work with campus systems, including Colleague and WebAbvisor, as it pertains to event tracking, roster management, budgets, etc.

Job Requirements

Education/ Qualifications/Skills/Abilities:

Bachelors degree required, Masters degree in higher education, health education or related field strongly preferred

Preference given to candidates who can demonstrate knowledge of and experience with best practices in substance abuse and high-risk behavior prevention and intervention or who are a Certified Health Education Specialist

Knowledge of student organization development and risk management essential

Strong interpersonal communication,collaboration and conflict resolution skills with the ability to work with a diverse population of constituents, including but not limited to, students, faculty, and staff.

Demonstrated ability of external communication skills-speaking and written

Strong project management skills with the ability to work on multiple objectives simultaneously

Demonstrated event planning and promotion skills

Licenses and Certifications:  ·         

Valid driver’s license

Successful completion of the university defensive driving course to utilize University van and cars for on/off-campus events

Application Information

Thank you very much for your interest in Doane University and the Campus Life position! All interested applicants should apply via our website Doane's mission is to provide an exceptional liberal arts education in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative community where faculty and staff work closely with undergraduate and graduate students preparing them for lives rooted in intellectual inquiry, ethical values, and a commitment to engage as leaders and responsible citizens of the world. Central to our mission, Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.

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