Associate Director of Women's Leadership, Civic Engagement and Assessment
About Mount Saint Mary's University:
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.
To prepare students for active participation and leadership in society by providing programs and resources in the area of leadership development in the co-curricular area, with special focus on leadership and civic engagement opportunities for traditional undergraduate students including those provided by Mount Leads, MSMU Votes, and the Student Government Association (SGA). Coordinate assessment efforts across the Division of Student Affairs including planning, training, and reports.
Duties and responsibilities:
Provide departmental leadership on women's leadership programs, student government, and civic engagement opportunities. In consultation with the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Women's Leadership develop, plan, and implement strategies and programs that promote leadership development at the Chalon campus through a comprehensive program that includes Mount Leads programming, leadership conferences, workshops, retreats, training, and the student involvement online platform (Engage MSMU).
Advise the Student Government Association (SGA) which involves but is not limited to attending training sessions and weekly meetings, coordinating retreats, budget administration, programming and event oversight, liability and risk management and publicity approval. Support the planning and execution of SGA events (weekend and/or evening participation expected, as needed).
Plan, implement and manage a division-wide assessment plan. Coordinate assessment efforts across the Division of Student Affairs including planning, the development of learning outcomes, implementation of assessment strategies, and reporting of data. Regularly schedule and chair Student Affairs Assessment Team meetings. Provide training and coordinate professional development opportunities and resources for staff on best practices in assessment. Mentor student affairs staff as they develop their assessment and evaluation skills, with a particular focus on identifying the appropriate assessment strategies. Represent the Division of Student Affairs with University assessment initiatives and committees, including the Assessment Task Force. Work closely with the VP and AVP to coordinate annual division-wide assessment reports and periodic comprehensive review program. Consult with OIT as needed on assessment work and strategies.
Coordinate the design and analysis of overall departmental and program-specific assessment including the reporting of outcomes and results. Use data to make recommendations for future programs and provide information regarding student learning.
Work closely with the AVP to develop and coordinate strategic initiatives related to leadership and civic engagement for the entire university including Mount Leads and MSMU Votes. Assist in the planning and implementation of a comprehensive civic and democratic engagement plan including university involvement with national programs and voter registration and education efforts. Plan and facilitate voter registration and education outreach and programs on the Chalon campus including Constitution Day and National Voter Registration Day. Coordinate with Associate Director at Doheny on joint programming across both campuses. Coordinate election-day transportation and publicity.
Design, coordinate, recruit and execute Alternative Spring Break with special focus on providing opportunities for students to explore local issues and learn strategies for social action and tools for civic engagement. Work closely with Assistant Director for Women's Leadership and Community Engagement to identify relevant community partners and opportunities for immersion experiences in the local area.
Coordinate the student application process for the Public Leadership Education Network including, recruitment, interviews, and pre-/post- trip meetings and assessment. Make recommendations to AVP on scholarship awards.
Provide Greek Life support and guidance to the sororities on campus by advising the chapter presidents through regular meetings to encourage collaboration and problem solving; coordinate monthly president's meetings; coordinate fall and spring recruitment; provide leadership development and planning the Anti-hazing workshop; and publishing a Greek Life brochure and monthly newsletter.
Coordinate the branding and design of major departmental programs, events and initiatives for publicity and publication on the MSMU website, MyMSMU and other platforms.
Support the AVP with management of departmental budgets which involve compiling, recording transactions daily and accounting, processing financial forms for payments and reimbursements with approval from AVP and processing departmental charges for services.
Recruit, supervise and evaluate a graduate intern.
Serve as co-advisor for MSMU chapter of NSLS (National Society of Leadership and Success) including communication with national officials, recruitment of new members, orientation, leadership training and overall event communication and coordination.
Make recommendations in developing, implementing and evaluating policies and procedures for student leaders and organizations.
Act on behalf of the Director when requested.
General knowledge of higher education administration and student development theory.
Knowledge and understanding of contemporary leadership models and theories, particularly those applicable to college student leadership.
Knowledge of programs aimed at first-year students.
Knowledge of best practices for student affairs assessment.
Familiarity with college student government and student clubs.
Working knowledge of basic supervision, training and development principles, especially as they relate to student employees and volunteer workers.
Sufficient working knowledge of computers and word-processing, spreadsheet, database, web development and/or other software applications necessary to perform this job.
Abilities and Skills:
Effectively organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established goals and deadlines.
Build rapport and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals, especially students and faculty.
Ability to network and create campus/community partnerships.
Understanding of, and sensitivity to, an ethnically diverse educational environment. Student-oriented, flexible team player who can work in a busy office.
Strong organization, oral/written communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills.
Master's degree required, preferably in Student Affairs or Higher Education.
Three or more years experience in advising, mentoring, and/or supervising college students in the student affairs field and/or experience in program administration and event planning for collegiate programs.
Work Location: Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.