Job Description Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence (CLIE) is the student affairs division of the University of Denver. CLIE includes Housing and Residential Education, Academic Resources, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Health and Counseling, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence. We are committed to providing students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens that positively impact the communities they are a part of, now, and in the future. We do so by challenging student to: Reflect on their values and identities; Recognize their strengths and acknowledge areas for further growth; Understand the importance of needing support and seeking it; Cultivate their passions; and Foster the public good. Student Engagement is responsible for the support of a variety of student focused co-curricular activities for both undergraduate and graduate students on the University of Denver campus. The goal of the department is to assist students to engage in activities that will help them exercise and develop their skills associated with their passions outside the classroom.
The Director is responsible for implementing the vision of an inclusive and engaging student community through programming and innovative student leadership development. The Director manages professional staff serving the Student Center, student organizations, student government, and programming and activities for both graduate and undergraduate students. The Director is responsible for oversight of the Student Center as a programming tool within the division and its overall management. All programs and initiatives led by the Director must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to cross departmental and divisional collaboration. The Director reports directly to an Executive Director in the division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence. This position will require some evenings, weekends and holidays. The anticipated start date for this role is July 1, 2018.
Leadership, Vision, and Strategic Directions
Provides leadership to ensure efficiency and programmatic excellence within the Student Center and coordination with other University facilities as needed. Engages in establishing a strategic vision and annual implementation plan for this department. Hires, trains and supervises professional staff and ensures ongoing professional development of staff members to support and continue to grow their abilities as high performers. Manages the office budget, including tracking expenditures, monthly reconciliation, and future planning. Demonstrates a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion through practical application within departmental practices and policies. Represents the department at divisional and University meetings with a commitment to maintaining the student voice and focus on student well-being in decisions impacting students. Student Leadership Development
Leads skill development for both undergraduate and graduate student organizations and student government to ensure students gain the necessary leadership skills to effectively impact students and expand their skillset for after they graduate from DU. Provides oversight for the development and implementation of common training principles, in partnership with the Executive Director for Transitions and Leadership Development and the Executive Director for Housing and Residential Education, for student leaders across the Division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence (e.g., DU Programming Board, RAs, Front Desk Staff, Orientation Leaders, Undergraduate and Graduate Student Governments, Joint Council, Fraternity and Sorority Life, etc.). This includes developing strategies to improve the programming support across the division, through innovative policies, practices, and meaningful roles for the numerous student employees in the Student Center. Oversees student organization rights and responsibilities. Inclusive Community Wide Programming
Leads the division-wide programming board (CLIE Programming Council) to ensure collaboration and unified structure for all student activities and programs. Leads staff in developing and implementing events and community building and engaging programming for all different types of students including commuter students and graduate students. Leads staff in developing and implementing innovative, engaging late night and weekend programming to encourage the development of a vibrant student community on campus. Leads the development and implementation of meaningful and inspiring student traditions and rituals which includes annual signature programs that anchor student engagement on campus. Such traditions must include undergraduate and graduate students and reflect the diverse identities of our entire community. It is an exciting time for this position as the University embarks on the building of a new Student Center to serve as the central place on campus to connect the DU community. This position will play a critical in providing oversight of this area. Programming Operations Management
Supervises the day-to-day functions of the Student Center including, event management, student personnel administration, and fiscal operations including the USG Student Comptroller. Leads the management of the Campus Labs Engage software platform for all student organization and event related processes. Supervisory Duties
Students and appointed staff members.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to design programming that will cultivate a strong sense of community for a diverse student body. Has a strong understanding of student development theories, specifically the relationship between student’s social identities as they relate to programming goals and learning outcomes. Has a strong understanding of the relationship between the built-environment and student experience. Familiar with utilizing emerging technologies, software, and applications to promote and enrich student activities, organizations and clubs, and student engagement overall. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Master’s Degree in Higher Education or related field. 3+ years of experience supervising full-time graduate/professional staff while in a full-time professional role. 3+ years full-time professional experience within student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a post-secondary institution. Demonstrated experience in planning and/or programming. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity efforts embedded into the foundation of all programming and initiatives. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed to support student/departmental events. Experience managing budgets.
Master’s Degree in Higher Education 5+ years of experience supervising full-time graduate/professional staff while in a full-time professional role. 5+ years full-time professional experience within student affairs/multicultural student affairs in a post-secondary institution. Experience designing innovative assessment tools to evaluate the impact of student engagement initiatives. Experience with streamlining complex processes, collaborative approaches to creating buy-in, and lean organizational designs.
University is open M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm with some weekends, evenings and holidays.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) on March 16, 2018. An ongoing review of submitted applications will begin on February 15, 2018.
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The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Denver
The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 32 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 17 Division I teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.