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Director of Student Engagement and Leadership

Franklin & Marshall College
Job Location:
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Student Affairs and Services

Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting a full-time Director of Student Engagement and Leadership for its Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. The Office of Student Engagement & Leadership (OSEL) strives to cultivate leaders and empowers all students to actively participate in campus activities. OSEL provides programs and services which help to foster social, intellectual, and leadership opportunities that enrich students' lives. This is done through collaboration and participation with students, student groups and campus leaders.

Job Description:

The Director provides strategic and programmatic oversight of all aspects of the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (OSEL) engaging students in co-curricular involvement. The director creates meaningful co-curricular experience that invites all students to exercise their capacity for leadership, and empowering students to build networks of engagement.

Essential functions:

  • Provide strategic and operational oversight of all aspects of the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership while providing direct supervision of staff and responsible for the development/implementation of a portion of the department's programming portfolio. 
  • Ensure that all direct and indirect programmatic efforts align with the mission and goals of the College, the Division of Student Affairs and the department itself, directing and executing major, large-scale programs and campus wide events as needed.
  • Supervise professional staff (Assistant Director and Office Manager) and student staff including performance reviews and professional development.
  • Regularly assess the impact of the department's efforts on student engagement and involvement.
  • Serve as a responsible fiscal agent of the College while managing department and student groups/organizations budgets, allocating resources appropriately, and spending donor designated funding in accordance with the donors' intentions.
  • Advise a class executive board in planning and executing class year events and programs.
  • Cultivate opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with College Houses, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Athletics, the Ware Institute and other departments across campus so as to create mutually beneficial collaborations with the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership-specific programs, and student groups/organizations.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive student leadership development model in line with the College's mission, department direction, best practice.
  • Provide programming advising for undergraduate student organizations.
  • Responsible for overall support, supervision, preparation, for leaders of organizations as needed.
  • Participate in campus initiatives and represent the department on committees related to student engagement and success.
  • Serve in the On Call Staff rotation and assist with crisis intervention and support for students as a part of our Divisional On Call Team. 

Learn more about the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership.


  • Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or related field required.
  • Four to seven years experience in Student Activities, Leadership Development, Event Planning, Curriculum Development. 
  • Proficiency in Google Suite required. Basic skills in databases and web development preferred.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.
  • Evidence of commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Successful interview.

Because this position requires occasional driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver's license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.

Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.

Application Instructions:

All resumes and cover letters must be submitted via the college's online process. Application review begins immediately. We regret we are unable to accept applications or resumes submitted via mail, email, or fax.

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