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Director, Student Engagement

Anne Arundel Community College, Student Engagement

Job Title: Director, Student Engagement
Job Location: Arnold , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Student affairs, residential life
Application Closing Date: 5/11/2018
Date Posted: 2018-04-23
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director, Student Engagement
Anne Arundel Community College

Position Summary:

The Director of Student Engagement provides leadership and supervision for comprehensive, student-centered programs and services which facilitate the social, recreational, personal and intellectual development of students. The Director is responsible for the design and implementation of programming and services that engage students inside and outside of the classroom. Such programs should promote student growth and development by providing opportunities for student organization and leadership development, and participation in campus governance, social and cultural development, and advocacy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop, implement and assess a strategic student engagement plan, that includes facilitating effective and innovative engagement program delivery and design. Develop engagement and learning opportunities that connect students to the college community and address designated student development and learning outcomes.

Selects, hires, supervises, and manages the performance of assigned staff. Provide direct administrative oversight and daily supervision to the Office of Student Engagement staff including Program Coordinator, Student Organizations, Program Coordinator for Events, and the Office Manager. Provides general supervision and guidance to student government association, campus activities board, and other student clubs and organizations.

Creates and evaluates learning outcomes for co-curricular events and/or activities and provides semester-to-semester and year-to-year outcomes data (retention, GPA, time to completion, etc.,) on student participation in student engagement events and activities.

Partners with faculty and staff across the campus and College to support educational activities outside of the classroom that enhance the classroom experience and promote engagement; promote community and global development through delivering service opportunities to students, in conjunction with the Sarbanes Center. Conducts presentations on behalf of the department, in the classroom, as part of orientation, or at other venues when appropriate.

Oversees the implementation and management of the emergency support services to include the Helplink program, Food Pantry, and related programming and services. Serve as department representative and AACC liaison for internal and external committees, task forces, boards, etc. for emergency support related programming and services.

Serve as chair of committee to select the Student Member on the Board of Trustees. Promote position, recruit applicants, and chair selection process. Recommend and/or nominate student representation to participate on college and external committees, boards, task forces, etc. Serve on college wide committees, including the Diversity Committee (Cultural and Student Affairs committee co-chair) and assist the college in planning and executing a cultural events program that both educates and celebrates the community's diversity.

Develop, in conjunction with coordinators, the annual budgets for the Student Government Association, the Helplink program, and the Office of Student Engagement; maintains and monitors expenditures; provides guidance in the distribution of allotted budget funds.

Serve as contact for AACC posting policy, solicitation policy, free speech and peaceable assembly policy, and oversee maintenance of bulletin boards, showcases, and print and electronic media displays. Coordinate the calendar for the Pascal Art Gallery. Recruit and schedule exhibits, and prepare gallery for displays.

Develop, schedule, coordinate, supervise and assist with various educational, recreational, social and cultural student engagement events both on and off campus, i.e., Welcome Week, SGA Honors Banquet, alternative spring break, etc.). Assists in the planning, coordination, and implementation of campus events that support retention and completion including but not limited to New Student Orientation, Operation Boomerang, etc. Coordinate participation in Student Advocacy Day, which includes recruiting and preparing students to attend.

Work with Public Relations and Marketing to provide guidance and oversight on the creation and publication of the campus calendar of student engagement events as well as the design and dissemination of promotional materials, advertising, and communication of campus events. Develop and revise the annual Student Handbook and planner. Develop an ongoing communication/marketing plan for students that involves appropriate social media.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of two to five years of relevant experience.

Masterís degree in Student Affairs/Student Services, Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Counseling or related discipline.

Working experience in one or more areas including but not limited to: student life, counseling, student government, student services, civic engagement.

Considerable knowledge of student affairs administration, and student development theory.

Demonstrated ability to critically assess student needs, departmental resources and staff capabilities in developing coherent and effective programs.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.

Demonstrated ability to perform administrative functions including project management, strategic planning and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Considerable knowledge of community college administration practices and principles.

Familiarity with social media and its application to promote student programming and engagement.

Hours Per Week: 40

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Information and Application Process Instructions

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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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