SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: With the Director of Campus Life, manage, assist, and advise all student organizations in leadership and membership development, program planning, policies and procedures, event promotion, conflict management, travel, budgeting, conference attendance, etc. Design and implement student organization events (ex: orientations, leadership recognitions, workshops, institutes, etc.) and manage and maintain student organization database; participate in staff trainings and meetings; and participating on committees and other programs promoting student activities on campus. Enhance the incoming first-year and transfer Day Program student experience outside of the classroom through quality transitional programs as well as through leadership education.
Assist with the development and implementation of social, educational, cultural, and developmental programs and activities for students.
Assess the interests and needs of the student body to create and implement comprehensive and developmental student programming that encourages involvement and participation.
Assist the Director of Campus Life with the implementation of day new student orientation programs, including SOAR, Auggie Days, Spring SOAR, and Transfer SOAR, and others as developed.
Coordinate the Act Six Scholars Program, including advising all Act Six Scholars, advising the ASIX org, lead campus programming, manage communications, run the steering committee, and help manage the selection of scholars.
Advise the Augsburg Student Activities Council and Augsburg Day Student Government, as well as work with both student organizations to ensure programming is implemented, including but not limited to Homecoming, Town Halls, etc.
Directly supervise the Student Administrative Assistants.
Ensure that student leaders and advisors understand institutional policies and procedures and how these relate to their organization's programming, events, and activities.
Explore self-directed activities that provide opportunities for self-realization and personal growth for themselves and their peers.
Assist director with the supervision of Campus Life student workers, including student paraprofessionals, student workers, and graduate interns.
Organize the annual Student Leadership Institute.
Organize annual Augsburg Student Leadership Awards.
Co-manage the Student Activity Fee and Green Fee.
Co-lead the Emerging Leaders Program.
Co-lead student worker training for Orientation Leaders, AugSem Leaders, and other student leaders.
Serve as a campus liaison and resource for day program commuter students.
Other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Facilitate workshops for student organization leaders.
Participate in college initiatives and committees.
Lead efforts around student programming for Homecoming.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor.
BA/BS or equivalent; advanced education equivalent to master's degree or specialist certification preferred.
Three years' experience in Student/Campus Activities or similar position.
Student supervision experience preferred.
Demonstrated cultural competency.
Knowledge and experience in program planning and event management.
Ability to facilitate meetings.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to prioritize and organize workflow.
Understanding and knowledge of student/human development.
Skill and ability not only to plan programs but also to teach students about programming in an advisor/mentor role. (Role should be focused as teaching rather than as event coordinating.)
Ability to set and meet deadlines and be attentive to details.
Ability to lead/teach; work in a team environment; and work independently with little or no supervision.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate patience and understanding.
Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.
As part of Augsburg University's commitment to intentional diversity, 50% of our current student body identifies as Black, Indigenous and persons of color. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world. Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
Professional references will be requested at a later date.
Augsburg University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. Augsburg University is requiring all students, staff, seasonal staff, volunteer staff, and faculty (including adjuncts contracted), to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption before beginning work.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.