Director of Student Involvement

Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, South Carolina

Job Description Summary:

The Director of Student Involvement, a vital position within the Division of Student Affairs, is a leader and community builder. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership, direction, and vision while overseeing the daily operations of the Student Involvement Office. They will report to the Dean of Students and lead a staff team that will continue to enhance the out-of-class experience for our residential undergraduate community.

Primary Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the Department of Student Involvement
  • Oversee the budget area for Student Involvement and advise Student Government Association on the proper use of funding and business office protocols
  • Develop a strategic plan for Student Involvement
  • Supervise and mentor professional staff to establish sustainable Campus Recreation, Greek Life, Orientation Programs, Student Activities, Student Government Association, and other student involvement programs
  • Administer assessment and coordinate implementation for all program areas of Student Involvement
  • Develop a strategic plan for managing Springs Student Center and the fitness center, including capital projects and development of the relevant Campus Master plan components
  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Fraternity/Sorority Life
    • Oversee Fraternity/Sorority Life (five national fraternities and three national sororities) to promote college and national standards for leadership development, philanthropy and service initiatives
    • Oversee the Student Affairs calendar
    • Manage Fraternity/Sorority event registration process; cover event registration process for AD of Student Involvement Orientation and Events as needed
  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Student Involvement Orientation and Events
    • Develop, implement, and assess orientation programming for summer and spring
    • Develop weekend programming and activate student organizations to develop weekend and evening programming
    • Oversee Student Activities Board to develop consistent programming that appeals to a wide range of student groups and interests
    • Manage event registration process for all other student events; cover event registration process for AD of Student Involvement and Fraternity/Sorority Life as needed
    • Manage Campus Groups software, developing it for use throughout the year
  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Student Involvement Recreation
    • Develop, implement, and assess intramural sports programming
    • Oversee Springs Student Center and Fitness Center operations and student staff
    • Recruit, select, assess, train, and retain student recreation staff
    • Promote wellness initiatives for the campus
    • Manage club sports program
  • Departmental responsibilities include
    • Participate in Student Affairs team initiatives, staff meetings and committees as assigned
    • Participate in institutional effectiveness measures including annual goals, objectives, planning and assessment of learning outcomes
    • Participate in appropriate state, regional or national professional organizations
    • Perform on-call rotation duties for scheduled evenings and weekends and other duties as assigned by senior staff

Qualifications and Expectations

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in higher education or similar program and at least five to seven years of professional and success in areas involving Campus Recreation, Fraternity/Sorority Life, Orientation, Student Activities, and Student Government.
  • The ability to make independent judgments, work autonomously, manage large projects, and demonstrate initiative.
  • The understanding of the need to work evening and weekend hours and desire to be present for campus events.
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion, think critically, make good decisions, and defend decision making in a reasonable and effective manner.
  • The ability to build strong campus relationships and partnerships within a community
  • The ability to receive and provide constructive feedback and make improvements to work practices and programs based on that feedback.
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative, financial, and interpersonal skills, and a sincere commitment to working for and with students.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to hr@presby.edu.

Presbyterian College is an EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. PC is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.