Director of Student Leadership

Oberlin College  |  Oberlin, OH

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Job Overview

Posted May 19, 2022 Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Student Leadership

Job Type: Leadership Development/Programs Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Oberlin, OH
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 36936

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:
2-4 Years

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

Position Description

The Director of Student Leadership is a professional charged with leading a campus-wide program focused on student leadership development. A successful person in this role will develop a robust event schedule while creating passive opportunities for student leadership development.

This Director of Student Leadership teaches a for-credit course on leadership. In addition, a successful professional will offer student employees in Student Affairs targeted leadership development opportunities. This position operates as part of a cohesive team within the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement.

  • Student Leadership Development
    • Liaise with national honor societies and manage campus programming in relation to those societies.
    • Coordinate leadership programming for the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, including the leadership guest speaker series and passive campus education.
    • Plan and implement leadership development initiatives for all Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and Division of Student Affairs student employees.
    • Assist the Student Senate and Director of Student Involvement in coordinating an annual Student Organization and Leadership Recognition and Awards event.
    • Teach LEAD 220: Introduction to Leadership Development as a for-credit leadership development class on a semesterly basis.
    • Collaborate with colleagues in the Division of Student Affairs, in particular, the Career Development Center and Entrepreneurship, in regard to professional leadership training.
  • Administrative
    • As needed, supervise student staff who assist with leadership development programming.
    • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Student Involvement, develop a student leadership and development framework for Presence.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Coordinate a summer leadership book reading for staff in the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement.
    • Attend programs, including night-time and weekend programming, as an agent of the institution.
    • Participate in professional development organizations including, but not limited to, ACPA, NASPA, ACUI, NACA, GLCA, and COFHE.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Required Qualifications
    • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs Administration, Organizational Leadership, Business, or other related fields.
    • Three (3+) or more years of progressive experience working in Student Affairs and, in particular, with campus programming and student organizations.
    • Prior experience working with external honor societies or non-profit organizations.
    • Prior experience supervising student staff.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to multi-task and work on several large projects simultaneously.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and the Google Suite.
    • Significant experience in training, team building/facilitation, co-curricular event planning, assessment, and mentoring/coaching with diverse constituencies.
    • Experience with budget management and financial systems, including problem-solving, collaboration, partnership development, and counseling/human relationships within a supervisory role.
    • Experience with large-scale event planning.
    • Ability to work as part of a team within an office and collaborate with campus partners.
  • Desired Qualifications
    • Experience working with “Presence” Student Engagement Software.
    • Previous experience teaching an academic course.
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