Assistant Director of Student Activities

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Department: Student Activities
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Student Activities

Carleton College seeks an Assistant Director of Student Activities to contribute to the overall goals of the College and the Division of Student life by supporting a vibrant, comprehensive, and co-curricular program for approximately 2,000 undergraduate students. This position supports over 225 student organizations and assists with a variety of programs and services designed to provide engagement and learning opportunities for students outside the classroom.

The Student Activities Office develops and coordinates a variety of social, recreational, cultural, and developmental programs and services. In conjunction with The Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) and The Carleton Student Association (CSA), we offer and support programs and services designed to challenge beliefs, educate others, inspire the individual, entertain the soul, and create a sense of campus community and pride.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Higher Education Administration, or related field and a minimum of three years of relevant experience.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse group of students and colleagues and who have demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment.
  • Desire to support students at a small, private, residential, liberal arts college.
  • Experience advising campus programming boards and student organizations.
  • Experience with event planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Willingness and ability to occasionally utilize a flexible work schedule to participate in evening and weekend events.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, vibrant work environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to act with a high level of courtesy, tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift average weight objects and occasionally lift objects over 50 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, stoop repeatedly, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Minnesota Driver's License within 2 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We are especially seeking candidates who have engaged in activities to enhance knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion and have worked collaboratively with others in fostering success of underrepresented groups and a supportive and inclusive environment for all.
  • Experience working at a private, highly selective, residential, liberal arts college.
  • Experience working with talent agencies and contract negotiation.
  • Experience with campus radio station management and related FCC regulations.

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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