Associate Director, Student Engagement & Leadership
University Honors is the largest living-learning program in the University of Maryland Honors College. University Honors is a two-year living-learning program that serves up to 1,000 active first-and-second year students. University Honors is seeking an Associate Director for Student Engagement and Leadership to provide oversight of Student Affairs functions within the program.
The Associate Director for Student Engagement and Leadership develops, coordinates, and promotes an innovative set of co-curricular and extracurricular programming that aims to foster student leadership, facilitate professional development, support student health and wellbeing, engage program alumni, and cultivate an inclusive and vibrant community in University Honors. The position provides oversight for: two UH student organizations, co-curricular and faculty-led programming, student orientation and onboarding, student leadership development programs, alumni community engagement, social programming, and student support.
The Associate Director for Student Engagement and Leadership reports to the Director of University Honors. The position directly supervises the Assistant Director for Student Life and indirectly oversees several student employees.
- Masters degree from an accredited academic institution.
- At least 7 years of related experience, preferably in a university setting. Relevant experience includes working in student affairs, resident life, program development and/or administration, event planning, etc.
- Understanding of undergraduate students’ needs and aspirations and commitment to the professional and personal development of students.
- Comfort in and enthusiasm for working closely with undergraduate honors students.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to integrating these principles into one’s work.
- Experience recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting staff.
- Excellent communication, presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing obligations.
- Ability to work effectively with different university constituencies, including not only students and alumni, but also faculty and staff.
- Command of Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google (e.g., Gmail, Google Calendar) software.
- Ability and willingness to engage in occasional evening and weekend work, and to participate in occasional off-campus activities.
- Experience and/or familiarity with honors students and/or living-learning communities.
- Background in student affairs, student life, wellness, career counseling, experiential education, and/or resident life on a large university campus.
- Familiarity with best practices and innovative initiatives in student affairs, career readiness, resident life, and alumni development in higher education.
- Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative techniques related to evaluation and assessment.
- Good understanding of the values, complexity, and diversity of a public higher education institution.