Provide leadership and administrative direction to the operation and utilization of the Kent Student Center and Center for Student Involvement. Direct a comprehensive and vibrant student involvement program that compliments the mission of the university and enriches the quality of student life. Position is responsible for Kent Student Center facility operations, University Events and Conference Services and Center for Student Involvement. Reports to designated supervisor.
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Direct the process creating, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures that follow university, local, state and federal policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations.
Direct department administrative office functions including strategic planning, budgeting, workflows, professional development and capital improvement planning.
Direct the maintenance of facilities and equipment. Evaluate and make preventive maintenance recommendations for operations, maintenance and housekeeping departments.
Establish, communicate, and maintain the unit’s vision through assessment, goal setting, annual and long- term strategic planning.
Establish relevant and desirable student learning outcomes that align with the divisional learning domains as well as Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) learning and development domains and dimensions.
Develop strategies for enhancing services and increasing student involvement, leadership and learning.
Promote a culture of assessment and direct the assessment efforts of the department, providing evidence of data informed decision-making processes.
Direct a student involvement and engagement practice that honors diversity and inclusion and celebrates the involvement of all Kent State students.
Fulfill responsibilities of human resource management include equal opportunity, affirmative action and employee development.
Balance analysis, knowledge, and experience in decision making to identify and solve challenging problems; apply informed and strategic decision-making tactics to support the department/unit as well as the division's priorities.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in education, business management or related field. Six years of progressively responsible experience in higher education management or relevant field.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters Degree in Higher Education, Business Management or relevant field. Knowledge of EMS Enterprise Software or comparable event management software.
Consistently among Ohio’s top three largest public universities in terms of enrollment, Kent
State University is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
among the nation’s 91 public higher-research universities. Kent State is the highest-ranking
public university in Northern Ohio on the Top Public Schools and Best National Universities lists
by U.S. News & World Report. For the second year in a row, Kent State University has the
distinction of ranking among the top 20 companies nationwide in Forbes’ list of America’s Best
Employers for Diversity and ranks No. 1 among Northern Ohio and No. 4 in the state of Ohio on
the Forbes 2020 Best-In-State Employers. With eight campuses across Northeast
Ohio, the College of Podiatric Medicine,
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative,
Twinsburg Academic Center and
academic sites in major world cities
including New York City and Florence,
Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public
universities and a major educational,
economic and cultural resource far
beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has
served since 1910.
Kent State University boasts a population of more than 37,000 students, 5,700 full-and part-tim...e
faculty and staff members and 257,000 alumni worldwide. The university comprises eight
• Kent Campus
• Kent State University at Ashtabula
• Kent State University at East Liverpool
• Kent State University at Geauga (in Burton) and the Twinsburg Academic Center
• Kent State University at Salem
• Kent State University at Stark (in Canton)
Kent State University at Trumbull (in Warren)
• Kent State University at Tuscarawas (in New Philadelphia)
Kent State is a powerful economic engine, directly contributing more than $1 billion annually to
the Northeast Ohio region’s prosperity. When coupled with the earnings of the Kent State alumni,
the university’s annual economic impact on the region soars to nearly $3.4 billion and more than
$3.8 billion statewide, according to a 2018 external study.
The university’s Kent Campus, which has a student body of nearly 27,000 and a thriving
residential population, is located on a beautiful 950-acre campus in Kent, Ohio, a city of 30,000
within the greater Cleveland-Akron metropolitan area. The campus provides the intellectual,
scientific, social, economic, and artistic resources of a major research university in a safe and
serene campus setting. In 2018 Kent State was ranked the safest big college campus in Ohio and
25th safest in the country, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. In 2018
the Kent Campus launched a 10-year, $1-billion facilities master plan to better serve the needs
of students and the entire Kent State community. The plan enhances the welcoming feeling of
the university’s iconic Front Campus and genuine sense of place, elevates inclusive healthy living learning
environments, links a campus-wide series of spaces focused on innovation, and expands
the dynamic synergy with the city of Kent.
Kent State University’s seven regional campuses draw full- and part-time students, now totaling
more than 10,000, primarily from their local communities across Northeast Ohio. Like the Kent
Campus, each regional campus is thoroughly engaged in its surrounding community, making
available the rich resources of a comprehensive and diverse university, significantly impacting
that area’s economic well-being and quality of life. Each campus has the flexibility to meet wideranging
local needs through associate and selected baccalaureate programs; continuing
education and training; research/technology parks; and facilities for advanced technology,
manufacturing, and the performing arts.