Assistant Director for Student Involvement, Leadership, and Inclusivity

Central College  |  PElla, IA

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director for Student Involvement, Leadership, and Inclusivity

Job Type: Administrative Student Activities/Union Facilities Student Affairs Administration
Location: PElla, IA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 20960


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
0-1 Year

Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
0-1 Year

Position Description

Under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Students (ADOS), the Assistant Director is responsible for developing and implementing intentionally inclusive, collaborative and comprehensive learning programs and campus activities/events designed to further Central's Integrated Learning model.  The Assistant Director oversees the development and administration of student leadership and campus co-curricular initiatives to increase student engagement in campus life which complements and enhances student learning.  This position requires energy and the ability to develop positive relationships with a broad range of students.

Essential Job Responsibilities


  • In collaboration with the ADOS manage the recruitment, selection, training, supervision and evaluation of Student Involvement student employees.
  • Manage Student Involvement and its resources and services to maximize their availability to all registered student organizations and leadership positions.
  • Promote and uphold campus advertising policy, promotions, and signage, including print and electronic advertising and notifications.
  • Guide and oversee equipment requirements, including sound and technical needs, for wide range of activities and venues along with equipment replacement and maintenance.
  • Assist with the development and management of budgets (campus events and student orgs).
  • Contribute to assessment and evaluation related to primary responsibility areas.


  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of a variety of social, educational, cultural and transitional programs for students that embodies the College's Welcome Statement.
  • Request and negotiate contracts with agents/students to plan events and services.  Manage process in line with institutional protocols.
  • Collaborate with Student Development and other campus departments in the development and implementation of late night programming and other initiatives.
  • Serve as a resource to faculty and staff colleagues in campus event planning and curricular/co-curricular partnerships.

Orientation & Transition

  • Assist with planning and implementing new student orientation and first-year and transfer initiatives, in consultation with the Assistant Dean of Students and First-Year Class Dean.
  • Assist with designing, implementing, and coordinating all aspects of new student orientation programs, including summer registration and orientation, Welcome Week programs, and additional programming for new students.


  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Students, oversee student leadership development ranging from the interpersonal to programmatic.
  • Develop, oversee, and implement student leader training programs, including leadership resources to benefit student organizations, student leaders, and organization advisors.
  • Plan and implement an annual student leadership awards and recognition event.

Campus Traditions and Spirit

  • Coordinate and collaborate with campus and community partners to implement campus-wide traditions events e.g., homecoming, final fling, Pella Tulip Time, Charity Ball, Hoorah Day.
  • Maintain student center atrium and fireplace seasonal décor.
  • Manage the Central College mascot program including recruiting, training and scheduling of appearance and events.

Student Organizations

  • Oversee the administration of existing student organizations and the process for creating new organizations in collaboration with Student Senate.
  • Work with student organizations in the areas of risk management, contracting, event approval, collaboration, accountability, leadership development, budgeting, student organization fundraising, etc.
  • Serve as a resource to student organizations and advisors and provide coaching, direction and guidance as student leaders plan projects and events.
  • Possess working knowledge of all aspects relating to student organizations including annual registration, benefits of recognition, and responsibilities such as campus posting policy, solicitation policy, and fundraising guidelines.
  • Advise a specific student organization as determined/needed.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree required; understanding and appreciation of liberal arts college setting, excellent problem solving skills, crisis management skills, strong interpersonal skills, energy, ability to develop positive relationships with a broad range of students, proficient in technology skills related to student affairs and advertising/promotion, proficient in use and selection of proper audio/visual equipment, and the ability to work nights and weekends. 

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

Master's degree in student development, counseling or a related field.

One to three years graduate or professional experience in a college or event management setting, previous experience advising students in their co-curricular activities, evidenced ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and promote the benefits of inclusivity.

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