Assistant Director of Campus Life for Student Organizations and Leadership
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Internal Number: AU2023-19
Position Purpose: Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Campus Life, the Assistant Director of Campus Life for Leadership will provide overall leadership and collaboration for registered student organizations, campus intramurals, and leadership programming. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the student organization process, fostering an environment that supports campus engagement, leading intramurals, and collaborating with campus colleagues to develop and maintain a leadership training process. Additional responsibilities include supervision of student worker staff who will assist with programmatic events and marketing efforts. This position is a live-on position and will be part of an on-campus duty rotation.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Assist the Director and Assistant Director of Campus Life with Student Organization Management.
Review all student organization events and meetings.
Request space for all student organization events and meetings and constantly communicate with student leaders and Community Relations Office.
Conduct face-to-face training for advisors.
Provide event management support.
Serve as the liaison between Aurora University risk management and student organizations to ensure all risk has been assessed and necessary steps taken.
Communicate with Chartwells to ensure all student organization events requesting food are organized.
Oversee fund transfers for student organizations.
Create new organization accounts as needed.
Help with check requests or budget transfers for all student organization accounts.
Supervise the Aurora University Orgs Council by attending all related meetings, assisting with agenda and guest speakers, and serve as the point person for all Council members.
Advise Greek Council and coordinate with home Greek Life organizations.
Assist with staffing evening and weekend events organized by the Office of Campus Life and Student Organizations as necessary.
Provide support for SpartanNet operations in the Office of Campus Life.
Develop, plan, and market a robust intramural experience.
Assessment - Perform regular assessment and data analysis of executed campus events, establishing attendance records and opportunities for student feedback to enhance the student experience, and ensure student and institutional needs are met.
Financial Management - Maintain appropriate financial records in relation to programming expenditures in coordination with the established budget.
Collaboration with On-Campus Colleagues – Facilitate relationship building with other departments to coordinate campus-wide events that will complement existing campus events and traditions.
Staff Supervision - Oversee the student worker staff within the Office of Campus Life, trained to help facilitate campus engagement programming events and marketing efforts.
Crisis Management Response - Must be able to perform leadership responsibilities during times of on and off-campus crisis situations and provide sound, critical decisions. Strong knowledge of Title IX policies and procedures, as well as being a first respondent in crisis situations. Participates in rotating 24-hour on-campus duty responsibilities in supervising the campus.
Other duties as assigned by members of the Campus Life Leadership Team.
Analytical, critical, and strategic thinking skills. The ability to interact with students, parents, faculty, and staff is a must.
24-hour rotation of on-campus duty responsibilities in supervising the campus.
Active engagement throughout campus with the ability to move around campus to assess facilities. Must be part of the campus duty rotation with alternating weekdays and weekends.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.