Assistant Director of Student Activities

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

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Pay Classification: Exempt (Salaried)
Position FTE: 1.0
Pay Grade: Exempt - Grade 10

Position Overview:

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.

In collaboration with The Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) and The Carleton Student Association (CSA), the Assistant Director is responsible for assessing social programming needs, providing leadership opportunities, and implementing a variety of social, recreational, and cultural programs. This is a 12-month, full-time position with occasional evening and weekend commitments.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and assess a variety of student events, programs, and services throughout the academic year and during breaks.
  • Serve as a resource and primary advisor for multiple student organizations.
  • Address risk management issues related to advising student organizations, including student travel, event registration, contract negotiation, and programming were alcohol is present.
  • Co-advise the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) and The Carleton Student Association (CSA).
  • Co-coordinate and lead regular staff meetings for the Student Activities Programming Board.
  • Assist with the development and management of multiple annual budgets totaling approximately $1M.
  • Assist with the implementation of New Student Week (first-year orientation program) and Senior Week (post academic classes/pre-commencement).
  • Assist with the development and evaluation of policies relevant to student organizations and the Student Activities Office.
  • Manage a variety of facilities for students including KRLX (campus radio station), The Carletonian (student newspaper), The Cave (student-run entertainment venue), The Carleton Cupboard (food pantry), Nourse Little Theater, and a band rehearsal room.
  • Coordinate the daily management of the Student Activities Office.
  • Hire, train, and supervise student employees.
  • Assist students in complying with College policies and procedures.
  • Advise student staff in the creation of various publications, marketing materials, and social media promotions.
  • Design and maintain departmental websites and assist student organizations with website design as needed.
  • Assist the Director in the overall management of the Sayles-Hill Campus Center and various other facilities.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Higher.
    Education Administration, or related field.
  • 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.
  • Experience with event planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • 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 and willingness to obtain a Minnesota Driver’s License within 1 month 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 advising campus programming boards and student organizations.
  • 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 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the end of day Wednesday, January 12, 2022. 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 a 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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