Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Leadership
Assumption University is a comprehensive, private Catholic liberal arts institution with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students.
An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages people of color and others from underrepresented groups to apply.
The University is in Worcester, Massachusetts, New England's second largest city that "combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city."
BASIC PURPOSE: Assists with the overall supervision and operation of the Campus Lounge/Pub as well as serve as the Late-night Programming Staff member on campus. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement seeks to foster a campus community that is conducive to all aspects of student development including academic, social, spiritual, cultural, and physical experiences. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement assists in developing a Student Engagement and Leadership Office's operation which is reflective of the University Mission as a Catholic, Liberal Arts institution.
The work of all staff within the division of student affairs is committed to the education of the whole person. We work with students to awaken their sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose. As our mission states. "Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students."
This live-in position responds to incidents and concerns after hours; the scope of response is primarily for Student Engagement and Leadership needs, but also is available for greater Student Life concerns as well.
Campus Pub and Lounge
- Responsible for oversight of facility, including rentals.
- Develops a comprehensive calendar of events to be programmed in the pub including Thursday night trivia, 21+ events and weekday and weekend programming.
- Has direct oversight of the calendar in the pub and serves as the on-campus staff person to respond to any issues or concerns.
Publications- Yearbook and Newspaper
- Advisor of the annual university yearbook, including selection of editorial boards, and working with faculty advisors.
- Working closely with vendors on advertising Senior Portraits and Yearbook purchases.
- Serves as the co- advisor to the student newspaper, including the selection and training of editorial staff, writing staff, and oversight of the budget.
Office of Student Engagement
- Recruit, Hire and Train OSA Student Sound Techs to assist with weekend programming and Audio/Visual needs.
- Supervise OSA student workers and event staff including their payroll, scheduling.
- Serve as the on-call staff for event management from Office of Student Engagement
- Assist with staffing the major events including Family Weekend, Winter Fest, Spring Weekend, Spring Concert, Duck Day, Midnight breakfast, and the Tree Lighting.
Sophomore and Junior Class Advisor
- Supervise the Class officers for the Sophomore and Junior Classes
- Weekly meetings with class officers.
- Support and coordinate fundraisers for the classes, especially the Holiday Bazaar and St. Patrick's Day sales.
Last Night and Weekend Programming
- Recruit, advise and support student groups to host campus events, including late night events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
- Coordinate with clubs and organizations to select appropriate dates for programs.
- Create schedule of events for all late night and weekend programming
- Review event requests; provide funding advisement, room reservations, advertising support etc.
- Manage the Late-Night Programming Budget.
- Distribute a calendar each semester to advisors or other members of the community.
- Attend late night events with student groups.
Orientation and Summer Programming
- Serve as on campus administration for June's overnight program.
- Assist the Dean of Student Engagement with Orientation schedules and training.
- Oversee any summer programs, virtually or in-person, that occur for both incoming students as well as upperclassmen.
- Supports and assists the programming efforts of other offices including Residential Life, Campus Ministry, Wellness Center, the Athletic Department, and the Cross-Cultural Center.
- Participates in weekly staff meetings and monthly Advisor meetings.
- Attends professional staff training retreats and in-service training session to enhance professional skills.
- The Assistant Director pursues professional development activities to stay abreast of developments and innovations in the field of Student Activities and maintains membership in any of the following: NACA, NASPA, ACPA.
- Serve as a member of the student affairs administrative team during major weekends and campus events.
- Assists with University special events such as, but not limited to, the Matriculation ceremony, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Senior Week, Commencement, and the Crown and Shield Award Dinner.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College;
- Bachelor's Degree required and a minimum of two years of student activities experience;
- Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
- Ability to work evenings/late nights and weekends;
- Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, and word processing software.
- Regularly serves on a variety of campus committees, and other ad-hoc committees as assigned. Maintains active membership in a variety of professional organizations to stay abreast developments and innovations in the field of Student Activities.
- Interacts regularly with a variety of student committees and groups, students, staff, administrators, parents, agents, vendors, and performers.
- Work includes evening/late nights and weekends.
- Compensation: In addition to annual salary, an on campus furnished apartment is provided.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sitting, standing, walking, and bending are required of this position. Use of a computer keyboard and computer screen for periods of time with close vision and the ability to adjust visual focus plus manual dexterity are required. Moderate physical activity.May require physical effort including lifting to 50 pounds and some extended periods of standing or walking.
MENTAL DEMANDS: The mental demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Examples of mental demands include reading (documents), detailed work, confidentiality, language, math, reasoning, oral communications, written communications, customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, constant interruptions, and performing calculations when necessary.
Assumption University offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
A choice of 5 different pre-taxed, health insurance plan options
- A 403(b), with up to a 9% employer match
- Life insurance up to 2x the annual salary
- Long-term disability coverage
- Short-term disability coverage
- Parental Leave coverage
- Bereavement leave
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Vacation days accrued per year
- Sick days accrued per year
- Paid holidays
- Remote Work Policy for those positions that support it
- Christmas Break week in between Christmas and New Years off with pay
- Easter Break off with pay
- "Thank you - Fridays" off with pay in June and July
- Tuition remission for self, spouse, and dependent children
- and more...