Student Development Director

Missouri Western State University  |  St Joseph, MO

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Job Overview

Posted June 11, 2021 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Student Development Director

Job Type: Development Student Affairs Administration
Location: St Joseph, MO
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 35144
Application Deadline: 08/17/2021

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$52,000
Additional Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience and education. Excellent Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$52,000
Additional Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience and education. Excellent Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

Missouri Western State University invites candidates to apply for our Student Development Director position within our Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Division.  Missouri Western State University is located in St. Joseph, Missouri, just 45 minutes north of Kansas City.

Missouri Western is a comprehensive, four-year, state-supported institution providing a variety of degree programs and offering professional master's degrees, four-year baccalaureate degrees, two-year associate degrees, pre-professional transfer programs and one-year certificates. In addition, the University offers seminars, conferences and workshops suited to the needs of the community. Located on a beautiful 744-acre campus about 45 minutes north of Kansas City, Missouri Western is an active partner in the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the people and the region it serves. Designated as the State of Missouri's institution of higher education with a focus on applied learning, enrolling nearly 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students (FTE) in Fall 2020, Missouri Western draws students from throughout the United States and more than 30 countries.

The Student Development Director is responsible for planning, implementing and assessing services and activities designed to enhance the social, cultural and intellectual vitality of campus life; stimulating school spirit; developing an appreciation of diversity; and strengthening the overall quality of campus life and the sense of community both on and off campus. This position works alongside the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, oversees the Center for Student Involvement, and supervises the Non-Traditional/Commuter Student Center and an Administrative Coordinator.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Directs Student Life and Leadership programs, services, activities, and budgets including, but not limited to, Registered Student Organizations, Special Events (such as Family Day/Weekend and Homecoming), and Greek Life. Advise the Western Activities Council, Interfraternity Council, and Panhellenic Council.
  • Manage and supervise the Center for Student Involvement and Non-Traditional/Commuter Student Center units and staff, including hiring, evaluating, training, etc.
  • Provides supervision and advising for program development and leadership for campus clubs and organizations.
  • Supports first-time students through activities such as non-academic advising, attendance and presentations at Griffon Edge (freshmen orientation), conducting leadership workshops, student organization advising, and University 101 presentations.
  • Develops and oversees assessment, using Student Affairs learning outcomes. Collaborates with the Division on University retention and persistence efforts.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Job Requirements

Required:
Bachelor’s degree; and Minimum of 3 years related higher education administration experience
Preferred:
  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Knowledge of higher education administration, diversity, and student development theory
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Student development theory and best practices
  • Higher education administration
  • Multicultural, diversity, and inclusion practices
  • Greek Life
  • Budgeting
  • Crisis management
  • Mediation
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Ability to interact positively
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, students, administration and the general public.

Application Information

Applications must be completed on Missouri Western State University career portal to be reviewed. https://mwsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/778

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