Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Location: St. Joseph
Internal Number: 3680321
Prepare goals, objectives, and timetables related to all department led campus wide programming, department programming, orientation, and leadership development.
Promote and facilitate collaborations between campus partners to enhance student engagement.
Select, hire and train the orientation coordinator and orientation leader student staff.
Plan and implement on-going training and leadership development for individual students, club leaders and advisors.
Coordinate, implement and assess institutional programs including but not limited to Family Weekend and Senior Events.
Supervise and coordinate the work of the Council for Campus Activities.
Support and assist with the FYX program with specific responsibility for coordinating and assessing the annual new student and transfer orientation programs in conjunction with a variety of campus partners.
Work collaboratively with the associate director of operations in preparing and managing departmental budgets.
Promote and facilitate programming to enhance student learning with a keen awareness and attention to gender and gender identity.
Ensure department programming addresses a range of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
Participate in on-going professional development opportunities, actively engage in appropriate professional organizations, and coordinate student participation in campus programming conferences and professional development.
In conjunction with the assistant director for finances and operations, advise and train departmental student employees to support campus and institutional programming
Review and prepare all performance contracts for Student Development.
Approve alcohol permits for events where students are present.
Develop and oversee effective campus policies for student programming to reflect institutional policies and practices.
Attend student development leadership team meetings and retreats.
Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years post-Bachelor's experience in programming, event planning, and working with others to implement programming.
Demonstrated experience with orientation and transition programming for new and transfer students.
Demonstrated experience in the planning and implementation of leadership development programs.
Ability to clearly articulate how student activities and engagement contributions to student learning.
Experience utilizing social media platforms and promoting and marketing department programs and initiatives and ability to learn and utilize technology in daily work.
Ability to develop and implement programs that bring about desired outcomes.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to motivate students, share ideas with small and large groups, and address the needs of students on both campuses.
Ability to maintain a high level of competence with an expectation of discreet judgment and confidentiality at this level of responsibility.
Ability to balance time and presence with the constituencies of both campuses.
Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
Experience working in student activities, campus activities programming and student organization advising in a higher education setting.
Master's Degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, or a related field strongly preferred.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative educat...ion of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.