Director of Student Involvement
Under the general direction of the Director of Residential Life and Dean of Student Life, the Director will advise and coordinate leadership and campus activities, including clubs and organizations for Westminster’s nearly 800 students, serve as advisor for the Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, and provide advising for various student organizations. In addition to student involvement responsibilities, the Director will work with the Director of Residential Life & Director of Greek Life to create an efficient, safe, comfortable, and developmental living experience for Westminster’s nearly 750 students in campus housing (600 in college-owned halls/houses/apartments and 150 in fraternities). The Director will also coordinate New Student Week and Move-In in collaboration with the Coordinator of Campus Life and various other campus departments. Collaboration with faculty, other departments, and outside groups (alumni, national fraternities, etc.) will be critical to the success of this position. This position comes with on-campus housing provided by the College.
- Coordinate student programs to maintain comprehensive social and educational programming on campus that directly impact retention.
- Potential to advise Student Government Association (SGA) and Westminster’s Campus Activities Board (CAB); attendance to meetings and ensuring constitution/policies and procedures are followed accordingly; responsible for student activity fee spending/budget in collaboration with the Student Government Association finance committee and business office representative.
- Work closely with Plant Operations to ensure that residential facilities are in proper working order at all times.
- Work with Campus Security to implement emergency preparedness drills in residential facilities in order to ensure that all residents know how to respond in emergencies.
- Assist with administrative processes such as move-in/out, housing assignments, meal plan entry, damage billing, etc. as designated by the Director of Residential Life.
- In collaboration with the Dean of Student Life, Director of Residential Life, Director of Greek Life, and Director of Security handle disciplinary matters involving individual students and student organizations, including investigation, hearing and outcome meetings/communication of conduct related issues.
- Serve in on-call staff rotation for emergency response/crisis management for on-campus issues after hours and on weekends.
- Annually assess and evaluate attendance and effectiveness at campus activities and student organization performance.
- Maintain communication and administrative documents for registered student organizations; provide relevant leadership training for campus club leaders.
- Coordinate scheduling, marketing and implementation plans for New Student Week, Move-In and transfer student orientation.
- Direct implementation of marketing efforts to provide up-to-date information promoting student activities on the college website and in print materials.
- Collaborate with Director of Residential Life and Dean of Student Life to manage departmental supplies and budget.
- Participate in broad college planning and committees as needed.
- Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Student Life or Director of Residential Life.
- Education: Bachelors’ degree required, Master’s degree in student personnel or related field preferred.
- Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities outlined above.
- Skills: Supervisory skills, organizational skills, leadership development skills, public relations skills. Ability to self-motivate and work in a self-directed manner. Ability to establish and maintain productive rapport in working with college students essential.
Supervise student employees who provide administrative support in the Residential, Greek, and Student Life Office.
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED:
Must be able to use the computer network system, which includes Microsoft Office and other software packages. Must be able to operate typical office equipment such as copy machine, telephone, and fax machine.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machine, calculators, the telephone, and office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. Requires ability to be mobile throughout the residence halls, houses, and apartments.
Climate controlled building with private office at most times. This person will also be outside, in other buildings, and a variety of work situations.
Upload your resume/CV and contact information for three professional references as one document under the 'resume/qualifications' option to the right. Select the 'add a cover letter' option to upload your cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
Westminster College is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Westminster College actively pursues the goal of inclusive excellence.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Founded in 1851, Westminster College believes that every student has come into this world with a purpose. To not simply be — but to become the embodiment of everything extraordinary that lives inside of us. At Westminster College, we educate and inspire students to find the intensive focus and clarity to unleash the power in their purpose. Westminster is a private, selective, coeducational, residential undergraduate college located in Fulton, Missouri, a community of 13,000 residents (approximately 25 miles from both Columbia and Jefferson City, 100 miles from St. Louis and 150 miles from Kansas City). Inclusive and welcoming, Westminster has a vibrant student life, with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students. Faculty and staff work together to help students succeed in their education and ultimately within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in.
Honoring Sir Winston Churchill and the famous "Iron Curtain" speech which he delivered on campus in 1946, Westminster is home to the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury and the National Churchill Museum. In recent years, U.S. Senator and 2016 candidate for U.S. President Bernie Sanders, former Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan, and world leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and Lech Walesa have participated in the College's international lecture series. The monumental sculpture "Breakthrough," created from sections of the Berlin Wall, is also prominent on campus.
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