University of Rochester Assistant Director for Student Activities & Engagement in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 ESM Student Life Office

Responsibilities

General Purpose:

The Assistant Director for Student Activities and Engagement works closely with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to assist, advise, and serve as a resource for students and recognized student organizations. This position creates, coordinates, and manages school-initiated on- and off-campus programs and activities for and with students.

Program and Event Responsibilities

  • Advises recognized undergraduate student organizations to assist with their programming
  • Co-advises the Eastman Students’ Association student leadership team to provide guidance and advice
  • Co-advises the Graduate Students’ Association to support their event planning and programming
  • Co-advises Eastman undergraduate and graduate students' associations and recognized student organizations
  • Develops and plans, with and for students, smaller regularly occurring on- and off-campus events throughout the academic year
  • Assists and advises students in planning and managing larger monthly traditional, annual, community building events such as Welcome Weekend, Boo Blast, Spooktacular, Winter Ball, Spring Fling, and Senior Week
  • Oversees and manages the annual Eastman Family Weekend, including but not limited to event development, planning, and management, online registration, communications, publicity, and promotions
  • Works with the Residential Life office to provide programming for Summer @ Eastman students
  • Provides on-site supervision of events and activities, occasionally during evenings and weekends
  • Serves as a resource for creative programming, promotion, and publicity ideas

Orientation

  • Creates the Orientation schedule and collaborates with the Concert Office and the Registrar to confirm meeting spaces for all Orientation events
  • Develops and organizes the social and student engagement events and works with Academic Affairs for International Student Pre-Orientation, Graduate Student Orientation, and New Student Orientation
  • Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Eastman Orientation Committee members
  • Organizes Eastman Orientation Committee members’ participation during freshmen move-in day and audition days

Student Engagement, Involvement, and Leadership Responsibilities

  • Assists in developing and presenting content for the annual student leadership training for student leaders
  • Facilitates the Undergraduate and Graduate Students' Association elections each spring
  • Engages students and student leaders in the creation, planning, execution, and promotion of school-initiated programs and activities that are social, educational, cultural, and recreational, with an emphasis on leadership development
  • Encourages community engagement, promotes collaboration and involvement, and builds community on campus
  • Serves as a resource to, and provides comprehensive direction, support, and guidance for, student leaders in planning co-curricular programs, projects, events, and initiatives such as social and recreational activities, diversity programs, and community and traditional celebrations

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Participates in the on-call rotation with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Director for Residential Life
  • Assists and supports the routine and daily operations of the Student Activities office
  • Participates in the management of student activity fee finances and the annual budgeting process
  • Oversees program-related expenditures and revenue, and assists in overseeing departmental expenditures and revenues
  • Produces reports, conducts program evaluations, and analyzes data and trends within program areas
  • Conducts research and assessments on student activities and programs and is aware of program information and changing needs
  • Updates and maintains departmental online presence and print materials, including but not limited to website content, social media outlets, and newsletters

Other Responsibilities

  • Develops relationships with, and serves as a liaison to, other University colleagues and departments
  • Coordinates with staff members in the implementation of The CARE Network at Eastman
  • Represents Eastman Student Activities in various meeting groups, including but not limited to:
  • Eastman Student Support Team (SST)
  • Eastman Dining Committee
  • Susan B. Anthony Women's Leadership Awards
  • Student Life Leadership Awards
  • Actively seeks out and participates in webinars, conferences, and other opportunities for professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling or related field with two or more years professional work experience in student affairs or residence life; Prior experience with planning, implementing and assessing student programs

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Assistant Director for Student Activities & Engagement

Location: Eastman School Music

Job ID: 201844

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time