Warren Wilson College is seeking an individual with the right aptitude, education and experience to serve as the Assistant Director of Student Activities. Reporting to the Director of Student Activities, this is a highly assistive position that focuses on enhancing the student experience on campus through programmatic educational support. This is accomplished in part through campus clubs, organizations and events that support the success of Warren Wilson students. This position will work closely with students to plan, develop and implement relevant programs and events under the direct supervision of the Director of the Student Activities. This position will also work with the Director supervising student work crews; guiding them through learning and performance goals in addition to other initiatives as defined by the Director.
Ideal candidates will possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Training or related field and possess two years of professional work experience working with college aged populations and diverse groups of people, ideally the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC populations on a college campus. The ideal candidate must have one year experience with program development and event planning as well as evidence of strong advocacy skills for underrepresented populations. Please be advised this position does require the ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed for program requirements.
Interested individuals should read further to learn more about the qualifications and job responsibilities for this full-time, exempt position. First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by 5pm EST on Thursday, July 22th. Please be aware no relocation assistance is available for this position. All applications must be received electronically.
Warren Wilson College is committed to a culture of educational access and ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. Warren Wilson College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Under the leadership of the Director of Student Activities, the Assistant Director of Student Activities will work to assist in the programmatic educational support of the student’s co-curricular life on campus. This includes responsibility for the campus clubs and organization process.
Programming and Event Planning
Under the direction of the Director of Student Activities solicit student and staff input to plan, develop, and implement relevant programs and events.
Support student crew members to plan and prepare for events in advance such as reserving space and set up, transportation, catering, signage, audio/visual equipment or other needs.
Collaborate with Director of Student Activities on relevant programming, as well as be a support for other programming crews in the areas of Spiritual Life, WIDE (Wilson, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) and the Center for Student Well-Being.
Monitor and supervise events and seek resolution toward any problems that arise.
Assist with trainings/workshops for Residence Life, Faculty/Staff, Crews, student leaders, and new students on programming efforts.
Provide content for the Student Activities website and other social media accounts.
With the Director and crew members, facilitate large campus programming including Orientation, Commencement, Family Weekend, Circus, Drag Show, Winter Formal, etc.
Facilitate and/or advise, clubs and organizations with the Director of Student Activities.
Monitor program budget, calculate costs of events by collecting estimates and price lists and seek Director’s approval for all program expenses in advance.
Monitor and approve student work hours to ensure students are complying with WPO standards.
Confer with other departments that offer student programming to coordinate and co-sponsor events when possible.
Crew Co-Supervision with Director
Co-supervise in all manners (selection, training, supervising, mentoring, etc) with the Director, the following student crews - student activities, queer resource center crew, transportation crew, orientation (OWLs) crew, and commencement crew.
Assist the WPO with selection and recruitment of student crew members, and provide orientation and training for all student workers to support their professional and educational development.
Coordinate, communicate and monitor student work schedules.
Guide students through the learning and performance goals and evaluation process in a timely manner.
Attend WPO supervisor orientations and retreats, and collaborate with the staff of the WPO to problem solve any student crew issues that may arise.
Oversee campus transportation crew to manage shuttles to local stores and off campus appointments, especially in the evenings and on weekends.
Student Clubs and Organization Management
Develops, implements, and maintains all aspects of campus clubs and organization systems that encourages their formation, opportunities for student learning and involvement, adherence to campus guidelines, and growth. This includes but is not limited to maintaining contact information, budget allocations as well as guidelines and training resources for employee advisors.
Facilitate connections between the Warren Wilson College community and other organizations and groups within the greater community.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Training or related field.
Two years of experience working with college aged populations and diverse groups of people, ideally the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC populations, on a college campus.
Demonstrated ability to plan successful events.
Evidence of strong advocacy skills for underrepresented populations.
One year experience with program development and event planning.
Evidence of experience with and knowledge of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion
Possess a valid driver's license with no restrictions.
Master’s degree in Higher Education, Psychology, Training or related field
About Warren Wilson College
Welcome and thank you for your interest in a career at Warren Wilson College. Warren Wilson College is committed to ensuring that students from a diverse range of identities are able to access education. We recognize that to do so we need to ensure that our staff and faculty reflect a diverse range of identities, worldviews and backgrounds. As a college we particularly seek and welcome candidates from racial and ethnic minorities, women, and members of underrepresented groups. Warren Wilson College is the only national liberal arts college that fully integrates on-campus work and off-campus community engagement into its curriculum. In addition to its innovative experiential program, the College and its 750 students are known for their strong commitment to environmental sustainability, diversity and social justice. The college also features a top-ranked low-residency MFA Program for Writers and a summer-long Swannanoa Gathering of music and folk arts workshops. Recognized for dedication to inclusivity by the Princeton Review—No. 2 “most LGBTQ-friendly” in the nation—Warren Wilson College is a Fiske Guide “best buy” and among College Magazine’s “top 10 greenest campuses.” Undergradua...tes represent 46 states and 16 countries, and the College contributes more than 58,000 hours to the community through collaborations with 257 service partners. With sought-after majors in environmental studies, creative writing, global studies and outdoor leadership, Warren Wilson College is a community of scholars producing graduates ready to change the world.