Director of Student Leadership & Involvement
Seton Hill University is seeking a dynamic, strategic, and results-oriented leader to serve as the Director of Student Leadership & Involvement. This position is designed to provide visionary and student-centered leadership that advances student development and success, as well as the University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Director of Student Leadership & Involvement reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and is responsible for coordinating tangible efforts that support our Catholic mission, co-curricular learning and the University’s four pillars of welcoming, learning, celebrating and serving. In this role, the Director will create and implement leadership and student development programs designed to advance student learning and to transform students leaders into civically engaged citizens.
This position has direct supervisory responsibilities for a Graduate Assistant.
- Provide strategic vision and direction for a comprehensive and progressive, credit-bearing leadership program rooted in Social Change Theory, known as SHU20, for students and student organizations.
- Supervise the Graduate Assistant for Student Leadership & Involvement who will assist with the development and implementation of leadership and other involvement programming initiatives.
- Oversee, in conjunction with staff, the utilization and maximization of the SHINE/Engage platform.
- Serve as the primary advisor of the Seton Hill Government Association (SHGA).
- Serve as the liaison and resource to all Student Organizations by providing information and materials on program policies, procedures, leadership opportunities and new innovative ideas.
- Provide support including the Organization & Involvement Fair, Club Funding, Recognition Process, Advisor Training, and development of the Student Organization handbook.
- Coordinate campus-wide recognition efforts monthly and annually at the Spotlight Awards.Serve as a representative on the campus-wide Homecoming Committee.
- Serve as a representative on the Co-Curricular Learning Workgroup with faculty and staff.
- Plan, implement and assess co-curricular activities, which provide a welcoming, engaging campus environment and which support student recruitment, retention and the successful achievement of academic and career goals.
- Build partnership and collaborations across departments to provide campus wide leadership development and training programs, and events and programs designed for the social, cultural and educational development of students.
- Responsible for keeping social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) updated.
- Responsible for fiscal responsibility, budget oversight, and budget allocation in line with strategic priorities.
- Assist the Vice President for Student Affairs with progress toward initiatives within the University Strategic Plan.
- Promote good public relations for the University, both within and outside the University community.
- Serve on University committees.
- Represent Student Affairs and the University in a professional manner.
- Perform all other duties as required.
BACKGROUND/SKILLS NECESSARY FOR POSITION
A master's degree in student affairs, student personnel, counseling, organizational development or an education or business-related area is required. Best suited for a professional with 3-5 years of full-time previous, progressive experience in higher education. Additional required skills include organizational, public relations, social media, and financial management skills. Ability to easily grasp changing technological skills and platforms.
Other relevant background/skills include:
- Ability to support and strengthen the Catholic mission of the Sisters of Charity and Seton Hill University.
- Knowledge of student affairs organization, principles of student learning, and student development theories.
- Demonstrated experience with researching, identifying and implementing best practices.
- The ability to work effectively and collegially within a University community.
- Demonstrated experience with and sensitivity to individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Knowledge of and expertise in advising and motivating students and student organizations.
- Ability to facilitate leadership and motivational training.
- Ability to establish trust and rapport with students.
- Good organizational and public speaking skills.
- Effective oral and/or written communications skills.
- Ability to work varied hours, including nights and weekends.
Interested and qualified applicants should email cover letter, resume, and three references. Resume review will begin immediately until the position is filled. Position begins immediately.