Job ID: 2019-10346 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Student Affairs and Services
Reporting to the Vice President for Campus Life, the inaugural Director of Wintersession and Campus Engagement will play a leading role in the creation, implementation, and management of a new two-week activity period in Princeton's academic calendar to begin in January 2021. The responsibilities include program design, logistics, staffing, communications, and University-wide coordination. The director will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students (undergraduate and graduate) across campus to develop Wintersession and other special programming throughout the year as needed.
- Provide leadership and vision to translate the mission and goals developed by the Wintersession Working Group into a functioning program that will launch in January 2021. Programmatic focus areas are: practicing and enjoying the arts; professional development and careers; public service; and wellness and community.
- Develop and guide programmatic objectives and direction for all aspects of Wintersession, in consultation with the Wintersession Steering Committee (to be formed).
Program Planning and Implementation
- Coordinate and conduct meetings of the Wintersession administrative team, connecting all areas of the University to plan, define, and execute programming and associated logistical requirements
- Develop robust call-for-proposals process and lead outreach activities. Recruit faculty, staff, and students to conduct programming during Wintersession that steps away from their normal University duties
- Lead efforts to develop full calendar of activities
- Develop and manage sign-up system technology that allows activity clusters and groups to be created by users
- Event planning and management; oversee all logistics and operations of the program
Campus Engagement and Cross-Functional Teaming
- Maintain relationships with administration and faculty of the University, key campus partners for programmatic goals, and other community partners in the region as appropriate and necessary
- Represent Wintersession within the University and in the larger education community locally and nationally
- Build and maintain relationships with staff at highly selective colleges and universities that have similar programming
-Identify and support other programmatic opportunities (existing or new) that engage the campus community broadly and would benefit from central administrative support
- Oversee ongoing formal and informal evaluation processes for Wintersession and other programs
- Prepare evaluation reports for dissemination to University officials, donors, and other interested parties as requested
- Supervise and prepare performance appraisals for any assigned staff
Financial Management and Stewardship
- Responsible for preparing and monitoring the operating budget for Wintersession in conjunction with the Vice President for Campus Life and the Provost
- Additional responsibilities as assigned
- MS Degree and 4+ years of relevant work experience
- Familiarity with a University setting and student programming
- Experience leading complex initiatives with a variety of constituents and stakeholders, especially collaborations between and across multiple organizations and at all levels
- Experience developing community-building programming in an educational environment
- Excellent written and verbal skills; must be able to accurately communicate process and policy information
- Demonstrated ability with budget planning, tracking and analysis
- Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to think creatively and take initiative in a dynamic environment.
- Ability to take direction, and to give and receive constructive feedback; to hire and lead a team and to be an effective member of a broader office; to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment; and to tolerate ambiguity in a fluid working process.
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, web-browsers, email and Outlook; willingness and ability to learn new software applications for website content management and university financial and database systems
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 111879055
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