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Director of Student Center Facilities and Student Development

Company:
Curry College
Job Location:
Milton, Massachusetts
Category:
Student Affairs and Services

About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. They are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing their legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. They mentor and empower their students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and their rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that they do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

Job Description:

The Director of Student Center Facilities and Student Development assumes responsibility for directing and maintaining the Student Centers facilities. Provides an effective interpretation of the goals and mission of Student Engagement and Division of Student Affairs mission and vision to all of the college community acknowledging the important priorities of, student success, service excellence and the building of responsible communities. Establishes goals, initiatives, priorities, and policies for these areas to support the departmental and divisional priorities.

Establishes and aligns short-and long-range strategic goals with the vision of the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion in an effort to ensure the success of the department. Designs and implements new service models to effectively assist students as necessary and appropriate. Oversees the coordination of Student Center facility space and event production needs for all programs held in inside and outside the Student Centers. Continually evaluates Student Centers' services utilizing CAS Standards and Learning Outcomes for annual evaluation. Designs, recommends, and implements continuous business improvement solutions. 

Effectively collaborates with internal constituents in planning, developing, and managing Student Center facilities. Actively participates with the Capital Projects Manager, in short- and long-range planning for capital repairs and renovations within Student Center facilities that will be submitted to the Vice President of Student Affairs. Regularly inspects facilities and collaborates with Buildings and Grounds for custodial and maintenance services.

Identifies scheduling solutions for accommodating changing priorities. Interfaces with Course Dog, Sodexo catering, Media Technology Services, and the Conference and Events in an effort to provide client focused costumer service.

Oversees web pages, social media platforms and monitors content to ensure accuracy of information. Assesses the effectiveness, measures the progress, and establishes priorities for departmental programs. Assists in the development of short and long-range departmental goals and initiatives to support programs for students. Implements improvements to programs to ensure delivery of consistent learning objectives and supporting student engagement.

Serves on internal and external committees as necessary and/or appropriate. Attends professional and regional conferences as appropriate in an effort to remain current with trends and industry best practices.

Essential Functions:

1. Management:

  • Oversight of the day to day operations of the Student Center as the front-line person including maintenance issues, work orders, game room, furniture, and fixtures, audio/visual, signage and wall décor;
  • Oversight of the Fitness Center and Recreational programs including intramurals and club sports;
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Diversity on the creation, implementation and management of policies and procedures for the Student Center and Facilities;
  • Develop and maintain a robust assessment and evaluation system for the department;
  • Develop and manage departments budgets;
  • Work with Athletics to keep laundry room clean and organized;
  • Report and resolve problems with Buildings and Grounds within the facility including but not limited to emergencies, incidents, and customer needs while following proper action and/or reporting protocols;
  • Assist, train and develop professional staff in individual duties and their work with students;
  • Coordinate and maintain the room reservations, technical needs and set ups for the Student Center and its facilities;
  • Support Student Center operations by providing support in supervising student employees on duty during shifts, ensuring safety, security, and customer service standards are met and serving as Manager On Duty as needed;
  • Reports all building and cleaning issues through Schooldude;
  • Attend bi-weekly Reslife, Public Safety, Student Center and B&G meeting.

2. Maintenance:

  • Manage and track equipment maintenance including preventative maintenance and overall equipment usage;
  • Risk management for all aspects of the Fitness and Recreation Department;
  • Liaison with Building and Grounds for facility management and maintenance;
  • Abide by fire code regulations keeping hallways, stairwells clear & keep storage areas clean & organized;
  • Manage safe and proper storage of outside equipment including lawn chairs, fire pits, umbrellas, etc..

3. Community Service Programs:

  • Oversee the development and evaluation of the community service program and event guidelines, and in disseminating that information to student and campus populations;
  • Coordinate all aspects of the Alternative Spring Break Program;
  • Coordinate campus wide activities, events, and programs focused on community service, including but not limited to, Alternative Spring Break, Bridge to Success, and Mildred Ave Community Center Halloween Party.

3. Collaboration & Assessment:

  • Collaborate with the Athletic Department to schedule recreational facilities, and with other departments on campus for wellness and recreational programming;
  • Continued assessment of memberships, fitness and recreation participation and facility usage;
  • Serves as a member of the departmental leadership team contributing to long-range strategic planning, facility planning, budget development, equipment purchases, risk management, preparedness and response, implementation of the departmental Business Continuity Plan, and maintenance of accurate records. Creates various reports, strategic planning document s, and partnership agreements. Resolves problems, as required;
  • Directs departmental assessment efforts to include teaming outcomes, the evaluation and assessment of comprehensive fitness programs, services, and facilities, and benchmark studies. Provides training, provide guidance and support to departmental staff related to research, assessment, data analysis, and planning;
  • Collaborates with campus partners and academic units to develop and implement programs and events that contribute to student success. Serves as the departmental liaison with key internal and external partners and academic units, as well as serves on various external committees within the institution and professional organizations.

4. Student Development

  • Coordination of the Division of Student Affairs Student Leadership Selection Process;
  • Assist with the Annual Student Affairs Division Student Staff Leadership Day

5. Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Hire and train student staff including but not limited to sport specific officiating and emergency response protocols;
  • Supervise student staff on duty during their shifts; (student building managers, information desk attendants, reservations & set-up crews);
  • Provide training and support to summer conference staff;
  • Coordinate set-up crews for all interior and exterior set-ups during the academic year with the exception of "all campus events" i.e.: ASD, Open House, Career Fairs, Commencement (programs associated with), Homecoming/Family Weekend, etc.

7. Budget Management:

  • Manage the operational budget for Student Center, Fitness and Recreation, Commuter and Community Service Programs;
  • Responsible for oversight and approval of student employee payroll;
  • Capital budget requests including replacement furniture & equipment.

Additional Functions:

  • Participate in an on-call rotation throughout the academic year to respond to incidents and emergencies, as they occur, for a residential population of undergraduate students;
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Student Affairs, Student Center, Recreation, Facilities or Sports Management, or related field.
  • At least five to seven years of experience managing, developing and implementing fitness, wellness, and recreational programs.
  • Certification in CPR/AED.
  • Proficient skills in technology programs such as Microsoft office.
  • Experience working with budget management tools.
  • Available to work nights and weekends as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience on a college campus.
  • NIRSA RCRSP credentials preferred.

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.king@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.
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