Lafayette College is excited to identify our next Director of Student Involvement. The Director is a central part of a team of dynamic and dedicated members of the Division of Campus Life. The Director of Student Involvement establishes a vision for the office and curates a wide variety of opportunities for students to be involved, engaged and ultimately grow.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Students & Director of Recreation Services, the Director of Student Involvement is a 12-month position that oversees the Office of Student Involvement in advising the student programming board, Student Government, Fraternities and Sororities, and student organizations more broadly. The Director is the primary building administrator for the College’s student center, is responsible for facilitating several major campus events, serves as a primary coordinator for New Student Orientation, and advisor to Student Government. The Director will supervise the Associate Director of Student Involvement/Advisor to Fraternities & Sororities, the Assistant Director of Student Involvement, and the Office Coordinator for Student Involvement.
The ideal candidate will process a working knowledge of student development, relevant legal issues, student affairs best practices, learning outcomes and program assessment, challenges, and opportunities associated with Greek life, student leadership theory, organizational advising, campus programming, equity, inclusion, and student retention. The successful applicant will be able to apply strong interpersonal and administrative skills to creating collaborative partnerships with colleagues, show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as being dedicated to meeting students where they are on the learning continuum. The candidate should be committed to the type of success described in the Division of Campus Life mission and goals for student learning (https://campuslife.lafayette.edu/division-of-campus-life/)
Personnel and Budget Management:
Facility and Event Management:
Programmatic and Advising Efforts:
Professional Qualities and Reach:
Qualifications & Experience: Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, or a related field combined with at least 5 years of experience in student organization advising, programming, and successful management of people and department budgets. Experience with event and performer contract negotiations and with software systems for facilitating student engagement is strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Compensation & Hours: This position is paid an annual salary and includes medical insurance, retirement benefits, and 22 vacation days in addition to College recognized holidays (13 plus two floating days). Weekend and evening work is often necessary to accomplish expected outcomes.
A cover letter indicating position, a resume and telephone references should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/68450. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.