Associate Director of Student Leadership/Engagement Job Opening

Associate Director of Student Leadership/Engagement

The University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
Category: Financial Advisor

Definition of Class

The University of Mississippi is seeking a dynamic and talented Associate Director of Student Leadership and Engagement to join our team at the Ole Miss Student Union.

Ole Miss is one of the fastest growing universities in the country. Oxford is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best college towns, and our campus was voted Most Beautiful College Campus by USA TODAY in 2016. The university has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, while the Grove is consistently recognized as one of college football’s premier tailgating locations.

Working in a newly expanded and renovated Student Union, this position will provide vision and strategic guidance for the department, manage the development of student leadership curriculum and programming, develop and manage departmental budget, and direct departmental assessment initiatives. Additional responsibilities include the following: navigating, interpreting, and proposing changes to student programming and Registered Student Organization (RSO)-related policies, procedures, and operations; managing the development of student leadership curriculum and programming for students; overseeing the management of the RSO event registration process and related RSO trainings; developing, managing, and serving as the primary administrator for the budget within each assigned program area; preparing budget proposals, annual reports, and revenue generation initiatives for assigned areas; and developing and implementing programs to foster revenue generation for program specific areas. The incumbent also directs daily operations of assigned areas in the department and makes necessary decisions in the absence of the Director

The incumbent will also serve as co-advisor to the Associated Student Body and offer primary guidance including, but not limited to, event planning, leadership development, financial accountability, student activity fee allocation process, and risk management.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Directs daily operations of assigned areas in the department and makes necessary decisions in the absence of the Director.
  • Supervises and monitors assigned program areas including, but not limited to, leadership programming, student activities, and student organization management.
  • Provides vision, strategic planning, and guidance for the department.
  • Navigates, interprets, and proposes changes to student programming and Registered Student Organization (RSO)-related policies, procedures, and operations.
  • Manages the development of student leadership curriculum and programming for students.
  • Serves as co-advisor to the Associated Student Body and offers primary guidance including, but not limited to, event planning, leadership development, financial accountability, student activity fee allocation process, and risk management.
  • Develops and interprets university policies for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
  • Oversees the management of the RSO event registration process and related RSO trainings.
  • Develops, manages, and serves as the primary administrator for the budget within each assigned program area.
  • Prepares budget proposals, annual reports, and revenue generation initiatives for assigned areas.
  • Develops and implements programs to foster revenue generation.
  • Represents the Ole Miss Student Union department and the University of Mississippi on various committees, boards, and associations.
  • Serves on the Student Organizational Conduct Intervention Team.
  • Engages in local, state, and/or national workshops and conferences.
  • Establishes, implements, and monitors short and long-range goals for assigned areas.
  • Develops student learning outcomes and assessments.
  • Assists with departmental staffing plans, development, hiring, evaluations, and departmental hiring policies.
  • Creates professional development plans for staff reports.
  • Completes projects assigned by the Director of the Ole Miss Student Union.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and supervision for support staff.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and
included by the hiring department.
  • Directs daily operations of assigned departmental areas.
  • Manages the development of student leadership curriculum and programming.
  • Develops and manages departmental budget.
  • Directs departmental assessment initiatives

Minimum Education/Experience

Education:
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
AND
Experience:
Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.
Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.
Interview Requirements
Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.