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Assistant Director, Student Life and Engagement
|Job Type:||First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Development/Programs Service Learning/Volunteerism Student Activities/Union Facilities|
|Location:||Rapid City, SD|
|Institution Type:||Public, 4-year|
|Institution Size:||< 2,000 Students|
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines) is seeking an Assistant Director, Student Life and Engagement in the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLICE) office. The Assistant Director will report directly to and assist the Director of Student Life and Engagement and is a member of the Student Development division. The mission of the SLICE office is to engage students in personal development on a professional level through the Mines Advantage initiatives. These characteristics include leadership and professional development, wellness, cultural and global inclusion, school spirit, and campus community. These initiatives are directly linked to retention efforts.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Fraternity and Sorority Life Advising
•Directly advise leadership of 7 fraternities and sororities, and serve as advisor to Greek Council;
•Compile and distribute academic reports for chapters recognized by FSL;
•Serve as a resource for campus and non-campus advisors to Greek Letter organizations;
•Attend and assist in planning of Greek Advisory Board meetings;
•Assist in planning the annual Greek Retreat;
•Assist in the development and facilitation of workshops and trainings including but not limited to: risk management, scholarship and support, social programming, group dynamics, conflict management, and Title-IX.
New Student Orientation
•Assist Director with planning of fall and spring orientations;
•Assist with hiring Orientation Leaders and Tri-Chairs;
•Assist with planning and implementation of Orientation Leader training.
•Coordinates community service efforts for student organizations and campus;
•Approves service hours for student organizations;
•Plans and coordinates annual Freshmen Day of Service and MLK Day of Service.
•Assist in planning department events and programs;
•Advise the HAP’N student programming board;
•Assist in the planning of Homecoming activities;
•Advise select student organizations to insure appropriate activities are taking place and fills in for Director when needed;
•Mentors students in their organizations and monitors compliance to university policy.
Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 97% placement rate. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.
South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,700 students from 45 states and 35 countries. Rapid City is the state's second, largest city (with an urban population of 74,421 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: www.sdsmt.edu and http://visitrapidcity.com/.
Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree; Master’s or near completion of Master’s degree in student personnel or related field is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with Fraternity and Sorority Life. Additional experience in student activities and student leadership development is required. Strong computer skills and demonstrated ability to be a team player with a sense of humor is required. Strong communication, organizational and managerial skills and the ability to work with students and their flexible schedules are also required.
South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin May 22, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation. South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.
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