The Associate Director of Student Involvement is a member of the Student Life Division and the Office of Student Involvement. The Associate Director is the primary advisor to Lafayette’s Student Government, supports Lafayette’s 130+ recognized student organizations, and is responsible for implementing, promoting, and assessing leadership development programs tailored to students’ diverse needs and interests.

Student Government
● Advise the Lafayette College Student Government, assisting them in effectively navigating the complexities of governance, advocating for student needs, and executing their responsibilities
● Provide leadership development and parliamentary procedures training to Student Government, including leading an annual retreat, training on Robert’s Rules of Order, etc.
● Advise the Student Government Budget Committee and ensure the responsible oversight of the Student Activity Fee allocation
● Advise and assist the Student Government Student Organizations Committee on the new student organization application and review process

Leadership Education & Development
● Organize and oversee the Pamela E. Brewer Leadership Institute and facilitate leadership development opportunities for student organizations and student leaders on key topics such as leadership styles, conflict resolution, member retention and recruitment, transition planning, etc.
● Collaborate with the Division of Inclusion to provide training and development opportunities focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging
● Develop and execute the annual Student Organization Leader training focused on event planning, risk management, financial resources and use, campus policies and procedures, etc.
● Organize the annual Aaron O. Hoff Leadership Awards process including soliciting nominations, forming a review committee, and ceremony planning and management

Student Organizations
● Coordinate the annual registration process for student organizations and ensure student organizations are maintaining active status
● Serve as a resource to student organizations by meeting with students throughout their event planning process, assisting with budgeting, advertising, set-up requests, etc.
● Organize and promote the semesterly Student Involvement Fairs
● Update and maintain the Student Organization Handbook
● Provide training and support to student organization advisors
● Partner with the Division of Inclusion to support and empower multicultural student organizations
● Assist and collaborate with the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council

Online Student Engagement Platform Management & Office Operations
● Manage the budget request and purchase request processes and assist the Office Coordinator with student organization purchases
● Review and approve student organization events submitted through OurCampus, including fraternity and sorority events
● Review the Events with Alcohol Notification Forms and reach out regarding concerns

● Oversee the office’s equipment rental, promotion, tabling, and other processes

Additional Responsibilities
● Assist with New Student Orientation
● Incorporate assessment into programmatic efforts to evaluate the achievement of goals related to student learning
● Remain current on best practices in student involvement and theories of student development via national organizations such as NASPA, ACPA, ASGA, and NACA
● Represent the Student Life Division or Office of Student Involvement on committees and special projects as needed
● Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Involvement, Dean of Students, and/or Vice President for Student Life

Required:  A Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field. 3-5 years of student supervising, advising experience, leadership development, and event planning. Ability to work evening and/or weekend events. Experience working with diverse student populations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work autonomously, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Ability to make decisions on behalf of the office with a significant level of trust and diplomacy. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must utilize a high level of creativity, innovation, and project management skills.

Preferred Experience working at a private, selective, residential, liberal arts college. Experience advising student government or related groups. Experience with fraternity and sorority life. Trained leadership facilitator (Strengths, Crucial Conversations, DiSC, MBTI, etc.). Experience with ReadyEducation/CampusGroups or student engagement management software.

Twelve-month appointment; Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, retirement benefits, and 22 vacation days in addition to College recognized holidays. Weekend and evening work are often necessary to accomplish expected outcomes. Anticipated Salary: $60,000

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Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.