Assistant Director, Student Involvement - Student Life
West Virginia University
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
Internal Number: 236488
Assistant Director, Student Involvement - Student Life 17593
The Division of Student Life at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Assistant Director, Student Involvement. Under the direction of the Director, Student Engagement and Leadership, the Assistant Director, Student Involvement, provides program development, support, and facilitation to the functional areas of, but not limited to; student involvement, student leadership development, service learning, and student programs. The assistant director will focus on the development, implementation, and assessment of student leadership development programs.
Student Engagement and Leadership works to create an inclusive and vibrant community that serves as an outlet for every student to get connected to all potential involvement and engagement opportunities at West Virginia University. This area provides holistic student learning and development through student-lead and initiated programs and events; support of student organizations through resources, education, and leadership training; and advising, empowering, and advocating for student needs.
Student Involvement, as a unit within Student Engagement and Leadership, serves as an outlet for every student to get connected to all potential meaningful campus involvement and engagement opportunities at West Virginia University. We are committed to providing student-centered activities, educational experiences, and leadership development programs and services. Our hope is to create a transformative co-curricular experience that enhance student life, celebrate diversity, promote self-exploration and better under social responsibility.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Create and support the strategic plan and vision for the Student Involvement unit, in conjunction with the director.
Assist the director with budgeting, long/short term planning and objectives for all student involvement initiatives.
Direct supervision of one (1) graduate assistant, AmeriCorps VISTA and student staff for Student Involvement and The Rack.
Serve as the point of contact and co-manage the WVU Engage system, student engagement platform.
Responsible for conceptualization, implementation, and execution of all student involvement unit programs and initiatives.
Provide oversight and facilitation of the student organization recognition process at West Virginia University for 500+ student organizations.
Provide support and continuous improvement efforts for all Student Involvement unit programs (Fall and Spring Student Organization Fair, Mini Student Organization Fairs, Student Organization Leadership Development Workshop Series, Homecoming, The Student Lot, Toy Mountain, and Student Organization Excellence Awards Banquet, etc.).
Responsible for day-to-day coordination and support of The Student Organization Resource Center.
Responsible for day-to-day coordination and support of The Rack--WVU's food bank for students--which involves food distribution, fundraising, grant writing and procurement, food drives, and other related efforts.
Provide administrative staffing support for Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Cabinet and Student Assembly, as assigned by the Director, Student Engagement and Leadership.
Manage all Student Engagement and Leadership social media accounts.
Responsible for creating communications and engagement opportunities for all student organization member, leaders, and advisor.
Create and provide student organization advisor resources.
Responsible for development and maintenance of the Student Involvement unit website.
Collaborate with numerous offices across campus to design and implement new, or enhance existing programs, events, and other activities to engage students.
Develop ideas for marketing and promotions for programs and services.
Develop assessment tools to evaluate student development within core competencies and learning outcomes.
Inform and educate students on University policies and procedures.
Serve on campus-wide committees on behalf of Student Engagement and Leadership.
Support and assist with all department initiatives such as Student Leadership Development events.
Support and develop programs for WVU's Project 168 and the out-of-classroom experience as it relates to Leadership Development and Student Engagement and Leadership.
Provides prudent budgeting and fund management; implements national best practices grounded in student development theory; advocates on behalf of student leaders and organizations; and through role modeling demonstrates successful strategies for leading a mission driven, collaborative unit.
First consideration will be given to applications received by September 17, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Master's degree required.
Progressive experience in higher education leadership, student affairs, or related field.
Documented student involvement and student organization resources experience, program development, project management, and superior relationship-building skills are required.
A track record of success working effectively with diverse populations and organizations; a student-centered philosophy and approach to work; evidence of strong budget planning and fiscal management; and the facility to collaborate broadly and innovate creative programs that address strategic priorities.
Minimum three (3) years' experience in the following areas:
Knowledge and experience with student involvement programs and initiatives.
Knowledge with working with Engage by Campus Labs.
Student leadership program development.
Learning outcomes driven and competency based student development experience.
Human and fiscal resource management experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively through multiple modes: e-mail, telephone, face-to-face, and online conferencing.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
Letter of Interest.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.