Assistant Director of Student Activities

Bowdoin College  |  Brunswick, ME

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Job Overview

Posted 4 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Student Activities

Job Type: Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Brunswick, ME
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 2,000 Students
Employer ID: 24434

Benefits

Salary Range:
$18 - $20
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$18 - $20
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
Experience:

Position Description

This position spends a substantial amount of time working directly with students and must be excited about helping students think creatively about and implement a wide range of programming initiatives.  The person in this job will advise a range of student groups including club sports, multicultural groups, the first year class council and many more. This position is also responsible for event planning and oversees both the first year/sophomore ball and the end of semester acapella shows.  They will manage logistics for campus wide concerts and be point person day-of-show. 

The person in this position should be excited about thinking strategically about meeting student needs through day and night programming. 

The person in this job is closely involved with both student music and art productions. They will oversee the band practice rooms and the recording studio and will supervise student curators responsible for coordinating student, alumni and community member art shows in the Smith Union Galleries and a team of student graphic designers. This person is the main point person for all offerings in Jack Magee’s Pub, including trivia nights, student EDM concerts and more.  

An important aspect of this position is oversight of the on-campus craft center.  Specific responsibilities include working with student managers and instructors to coordinate events, classes, and programs including weekly pottery studio open hours; recruiting craft center members and managing the membership list and ensuring the center is in compliance with safety requirements.

This position has the opportunity for budget management and will oversee the $11,000 allocated to the Craft Center and the $4,000 Pub programming budget.  

This position will work collaboratively with a variety of different departments across campus including, but not limited to, Athletics, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Student Center for Multicultural Life, the Center for Sexuality, Women, and Gender and the Office of Residential Life.  They will work with staff within the office, and across campus, on developing and implementing student leadership training.

Additional duties and events will vary based on student interest.

The anticipated start date of this position is August 2018.  This is a 2 year fixed length appointment. This position is a year-round position (.83 FTE) working ten months each year, which offers employees greater flexibility in time away from the office when the College is not in session, including summer, winter, and spring breaks. This person will have the summers off (June and July) to pursue other activities.

When students are in session hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m, Friday, 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.; Weekend and evening hours are frequently required. 

Start date August 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020.


Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree is required.  Ability to exercise sound judgment, set priorities and solve problems independently.  Demonstrated ability to motivate and collaborate with a wide range student led groups including affinity groups, dance groups, and any new groups that may be formed during the year.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Desire to work in a fast-paced, student-centered and collaborative office.  Creativity in solving problems and designing new initiatives to enhance student life.  Comfortable in high stress situations.  Willingness to stand in front of a crowd and give direction.  Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse student body in culturally competent ways combined with a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Experience in student activities or a similar collegiate setting, planning small and large scale campus events, is preferred.

Application Information

Please apply online through the Bowdoin College career page: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4701

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