The objective of this position is to advise students in the planning and execution of programs and events that stimulate the cultural, intellectual, and social life of the University. This position will collaborate with campus partners, provide leadership of the departmental budget, and enhance student learning and development through advising and supervision.
Advise students in the process of marketing, administration, and logistics for programs and events including but not limited to contracting outside vendors, facilities and food service management, distribution of publications, and collaboration with facilities staff on departmental room holds.
Hire, train, and supervise a graduate assistant and 5-7 student employees in the Student Programs office; assist with recruitment and retention of approximately 200 student volunteers, and develop training and assessment for student leadership (15 students).
Oversee/advise at least 3 student committees within the University Unions programming board (Campus Events + Entertainment) and two endowed lectureships; meet weekly with student leaders to advise and monitor event progress.
Maintain budgets for the Campus Events + Entertainment student committees; provide fiscal advisement to students; monitor expenditures and commit university funds on behalf of department and student groups.
Actively participate as a member of the Campus Events + Entertainment advising team; collaborate on developing new strategic initiatives for the department.
Participate in Student Affairs and University workgroups as needed, provide back-up for the director in their absence.
Evaluate and assess appropriate risk management policies and issues of campus safety for programs and events.
Oversee departmental web content.
Other related functions as assigned.
Required Qualifications Masters degree. Minimum five years of experiences in advising and administering student programming in a higher education setting. Demonstrated expertise working with diverse student populations and fostering inclusive environments within an educational setting. Knowledge and skills relating to professionally and effectively advising and mentoring students. Ability to handle multiple tasks with similar deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy office. Experience with contracting outside vendors and large-scale event management. Excellent leadership, organization, interpersonal, and oral/written/presentation skills. Ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as needed. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred Qualifications Masters degree in higher education, college student personnel, or related field. Experience working with and creating both departmental and student organization budgets. Experience with risk management policies, procedures, and strategies and exercising good judgment based on the understanding of those policies and procedures. Strong problem-solving and prioritization skills. Ability to communicate effectively across levels of an organization using effective interpersonal skills. Experience in assessment of educational outcomes in student activities. Ability to identify problems, use sound judgment and reasoning to make crucial decisions autonomously. Ability to take initiative and make decisions supporting the University Unions mission and goals. A positive outlook towards high energy, innovation, and creativity.