The Division of Student Affairs at St. John Fisher College invites applications for the position of Director for the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion, formerly the Office of Campus Life. This is an exciting time in the division and at the College with a new residence hall opening in fall '19, ongoing renovations in the Campus Center, and a student-centered Campus Master Planning process underway. The Director will join us at a pivotal time as we focus our efforts on coordination within the division to meet our college-wide learning goals.
The Director of Student Engagement and Inclusion will provide visionary leadership for the department which is responsible for the development and implementation of student-focused programs and services that promote involvement, co-curricular learning, and a sense of belonging at the College. The Director will work in close collaboration with the directors of Residential Life, Multicultural Affairs, Health & Wellness, Campus Ministry and Career & Academic Planning (CCAP). The Director's responsibilities will also include developing and implementing a comprehensive student leadership development program, coordinating and managing major events from Orientation to Commencement, and advising the Student Government Association. The successful candidate will be a caring and innovative professional who will contribute to our institutional commitment of fostering an inclusive and equitable community of learning.
Additional job responsibilities include:
Providing leadership and direction for departmental initiatives that support the college's mission and Fisher Creed fostering a welcoming environment for all students.
Supervising the Assistant Director and the Health Education & Prevention Specialist
Collaborating with the Director of Academic Student Support on first-year programming
Coordinating major events such as Family Weekend and Senior Week
Managing budgets for the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion, New Student Orientation, Commencement, and the Student Government Association
Participating in supervisor on-call rotation and responding as needed
Education / Experience:
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or a related discipline
Minimum of five years of relevant experience and demonstrated leadership in Student Affairs Preferred:
Experience with leadership development, new student orientation, and student activities
Competencies / Skills:
Genuine passion for working with and supporting students in their academic, professional, and personal development
Knowledge and understanding of student development and leadership development
Ability to serve as a collaborative team member who has the ability to build relationships across the institution and with external constituents
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives independently
Experience with supervision, advising, budget management, event planning, risk management, and contract negotiation
Trustworthy and approachable with a demonstrated history of working with integrity, sound judgement and problem-solving skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and administrative abilities
Supervision of Employees:
Assistant Director and the Health Education & Prevention Specialist
Shared supervision of Administrative Assistant.
Paraprofessional staff including Graduate Student Interns and work-study students
Physical and Mental Demands:
Physical and Mental Criteria: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Periods of extended computer usage.
Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds – incoming shipments, event set-ups, etc. from time to time.
Requires dexterity and data entry skills.
Noise level – normal noise in busy office work environment.
Ability to think through clearly amid changing priorities and circumstances.
Maintain professional attitude and demeanor in difficult situations.
Ability to multitask in a very busy work environment.
Exercise sound judgment.
Maintain high level of confidentiality.
35 hrs/wk for 12 months
It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.
The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 1609
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.