Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.
Position Description The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is a student-centered, student driven department dedicated to empowering Seattle University students to explore leadership, engage in their campus community, and prepare students to be leaders for a changing world. CSI serves as a home for Student Government of Seattle University, Graduate Student Council, Student Events and Activities Council, RedhawkTHON, Redzone, student clubs and organizations.
The Assistant Director for Involvement works to provide support for over 100 student clubs and organizations by providing advising, supervision, direction, connection with other on and off campus partners, contract negotiation, risk reduction, project management, campus process knowledge and education, and the general operation of a dynamic office environment. This position is also responsible for the administration of club-wide leadership program for all club leadership & membership, the CSI front desk operation, and reports to the Director, Center for Student Involvement.
Essential Job Functions:
• Advise, supervise, and oversee the registration and success of all student clubs on campus (with the exception of sports clubs) • Administer and provide vision for a campus-wide leadership program and • Collaborate with campus partners including (not limited to) the Controller's Office, Alumni Relations, Club Advisors, Athletics, University Events, Public Safety, Legal Counsel, University Advancement, Administrative Leadership, to provide safe and effective programs with and for students • Ability to understand, navigate, revise, and create University policies pertinent to student clubs and organizations • Coordinate and administer a comprehensive risk-averse environment for student clubs, club leaders, and faculty/staff advisors • Administer and oversee budgets on behalf of student organizations and clubs including reduction of deficits, overspending, and other budgetary concerns • Select, train, supervise and evaluate CSI student front desk staff • Assist in the development of paraprofessional staff (Graduate Coordinators) who oversee major functions on behalf of CSI • Assist in a campus effort to increase Seattle University pride, effectiveness of traditions, athletic support, and other retention-based and mission-critical activities • Participate in and lead evening and weekend meetings, retreats, and events (required)
Marginal Job Functions:
• Participate and lead Student & Campus Life priorities • Represent CSI on divisional and on/off campus committees, working groups • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree in education or related field • A minimum of 2 years of experience in student affairs or education • Prior experience working with, supervising, and advising student workers and student leaders in a campus environment • Possess an understanding of student development theory as it relates to student leadership on a comprehensive university campus and knowledge of current trends • Demonstrates commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice and a connection to an institution's mission, vision, goals, and culture • Team oriented individual with outstanding communication and collaboration skills • Experience working through complex processes including (not limited to) contract negotiation, risk reduction, risk management, event planning, budget processes, and working with high-profile people/groups • Detail oriented, highly organized individual who has the ability to multitask and the ability to deal with a variety of situations appropriately • Strong computer skills including the ability to quickly learn software • This position requires a criminal background check
Preferred Qualifications: • Master's Degree in Student Development/Personnel or related field • 3-5 years of experience in student activities, leadership development, advising • Strong background in risk management, policy oversight/development, identifying liability, and contract negotiation • Prior experience supervising paraprofessional and student staff • Familiarity with Jesuit higher education and philosophy • Budget management, oversight
Application Instructions Please attach a cover letter with your resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.
Compensation at a Glance: Salary Range: $52,000 - $55,000
Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate's gender or any other protected status.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package. Benefits at a Glance: Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/