Assistant Director for Student Leadership Development

Bryant University  |  Smithfield, RI

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director for Student Leadership Development

Job Type: Development Leadership Development/Programs Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Smithfield, RI
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 28077

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

The Assistant Director for Student Leadership Development helps to cultivate a culture of leadership amongst the student community at Bryant through the support and development of a diverse portfolio of leadership opportunities that serve the needs and goals of Bryant students. This position will foster student development opportunities that provide exposure to leadership skill-sets, ideas and examples. The Assistant Director for Student Leadership works to support immersive experiences that give students the chance to apply their skills, network with diverse audiences, and experience real-world leadership challenges.

This position involves some night and weekend work throughout each semester.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Plan a comprehensive annual schedule of student leadership workshops, trainings and lectures that meet the needs of Bryant students and connect into other offerings and programmatic needs of the department.

2. Create and manage a set of revenue generating student leadership development offerings on campus. 
3. Support/create large-scale student leadership events, including a cross-campus student conference.
4. Develop a set of outdoor leadership and team development opportunities that serve students, such as a low-ropes course.
5. Develop and oversee a student team of peer leadership advocates that will support the outward extension of student leadership opportunities on campus by facilitating core training, advising teams or individuals on a project, and working with the administration to identify core student needs.
6. Assist in the implementation of a multi-day early-arrival program for incoming first-year students that focuses on leadership development and community engagement. 
7. Assist in the identification of core student leadership competencies, theories and their implementation at the department and programmatic levels. Support assessment, tracking and monitoring of these programs to ensure that a connection is maintained. Conduct general on-going research to ensure the continued relevance of these items.
8. Utilize established competencies, theories, and programs to develop targeted student leadership development offerings that meet the unique needs of different student types and subsets within the Bryant community.
9. Collaborate with other areas (such as community engagement, student organizations, Greek life, academic affairs, etc.) to implement an integrated view of student leadership development that ensures connected strategies and programming that serves students on campus. 
10. Serve on the staff advisement team for Student Government with a focus on supporting the Senate Member at Large and the Vice President with their goals of improving internal member development and external student body outreach/engagement.
11. Advise Greek honors societies and Greek-wide leadership and philanthropic endeavors to support their goals and development. Leverage this connection in order to more deeply engage the overall Greek community in leadership development opportunities.
12. Support the connection between student leadership and community engagement by populating the volunteer clearinghouse with long-term community leadership positions, running special training sessions for student community leaders, and helping manage certain community leadership teams. 
13. Support recognition efforts such as involvement on committees for award selection and banquet planning.
14. Serve on the Festival of Lights committee on behalf of the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (CSLI).
15. Support the oversight of CSLI policies, staff general CSLI events as needed and execute other departmental duties as needed. 
16. Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

This position is best served by a person with:

• Master’s degree in student personnel or related field.
• 3-5 years of professional, post-graduate experience in student personnel or related field. 
• Strong knowledge of student leadership development theories, practices, program design, and student advisement.
• Ability to design and facilitate successful educational programs and to hire presenters when needed.

Qualities and Characteristics:

• Creative and innovative thinking around student leadership development practices. 
• Demonstrated passion for working with students.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural competence with the ability to positively work with diverse groups of students.
• Expertise in marketing and communication strategies to promote educational offerings. 
• Ability to work as part of a collaborative team.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of constituent groups.
• Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to handle multiple priorities.
• Open and responsive to direction and feedback.

Application Information

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