Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) is an independent, residential, Liberal Arts University with roughly 1,600 students. Nestled between three metropolitan areas (Chicago, St. Louis, MO, Indianapolis, IN), the Bloomington-Normal community is home to four institutions of higher education, numerous eateries, fun activities, and civic engagement opportunities. Through the promotion and affirmation of diversity in all its forms, IWU provides an exceptional educational experience while building a campus environment that prepares students for leadership in a global society after graduation.
The University’s Division of Student Affairs invites applications for the full-time, benefits eligible position of Director for the Office of Student Involvement. This position supports the academic success of students in the IWU community through providing leadership and vision for a broad range of co-curricular student engagement opportunities. IWU is seeking a student-centered educator who embraces student affairs work at a small liberal arts college, and is committed to promoting and enhancing diversity in every aspect of the student experience. In leading the Office of Student Involvement, the Director’s broad position responsibilities include:
Strategic vision and oversight to the following areas: Registered Student Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Campus Activities, and Leadership Development Programming. Provide daily oversight of and facility management of the Hansen Student Center including the Hansen Student Employment Team
Responsible for the overall recruitment, selection, training and supervision of three staff members within the Office of Student Involvement.
Supports Illinois Wesleyan University's mission of realizing individual potential and developing global citizens by providing oversight to a myriad of co-curricular engagement opportunities; co-advises the Campus Activities Board with Graduate Assistant and their 25+ annual programs; supports the six person paid executive team in their development as student leaders.
Provides oversight to the four Interfraternity Council, four College Panhellenic, and one national co-ed Latinx organization with Assistant Director of Student Involvement. Serves as primary advisor for the Interfraternity Council and utilizes counseling and reflective advising techniques to provide academic support and personalized guidance.
Supports the transition of first year students into the IWU community by coordinating the delivery of all education based and community building programming for first year orientation including alcohol education, sexual assault awareness, and contemporary issues that impact college campuses
Provides daily facility management and maintenance of Hansen Student Center and the four fraternity chapter homes; provides supervision to the student staff (Hansen Student Employees and Fraternity House Managers).
Master's Degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or related area is required
Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in student affairs
Demonstrated experience advising and counseling students
Participates in senior level on-call rotation
Please download the application atwww.iwu.edu/human-resources/Positions.html. Feel free to include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. IWU is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. In addition to the aforementioned materials, applicants should provide a one-page statement describing their understanding of inclusion and how their experiences have prepared them to contribute to the IWU commitment of building a diverse and inclusive environment.
Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by June 18, 2021.
Illinois Wesleyan University Human Resources, Holmes 209 1312 N. Park Street Bloomington, IL 61701 Email: [email protected] Fax: 309-556-3411
The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.
Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer. Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/SexualMisconductPolicy.html. Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.
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