The Director of Student Activities provides vision, leadership and direction for a dynamic campus life program that supports intellectual, personal, and social development for all students. This position is responsible for initiating, coordinating, executing and evaluating a full array of programs, services and activities that engage the student body. The Director will work with the staff to ensure that a there is a comprehensive calendar of events that provide intense community building and student development. The Director will also will also play a pivotal role in New Student Orientation program including but not limited to coordinating the recruitment, training and supervision of the Orientation Leaders. This role is a full-time, 12 month, live-on position-optional, but will have on-call responsibilities regardless of living situation.
Supervise Program Coordinator;
Assist, train and develop professional staff in individual duties and their work with students;
Coordinate the Student Employee Program for the department including hiring, training and supervision;
Hire and train Orientation Staff to support Summer Orientation Programs, August Orientation Programs and Welcome Weekend Programs.
In coordination with the Assistant Vice President of Engagement and Diversity, provide guidance and direction for the development and assessment of a comprehensive campus activities calendar of educational, social, community service and cultural programs, including an event evaluation process;
Develop and maintain a robust assessment and evaluation system for the department;
Develop and manage departments budgets;
Coordinate all aspects of Orientation Leader recruitment, training and supervision for 22 students;
Evaluate the campus climate to determine areas of focus for the office;
Coordinate the development of the department’s websites and web portal pages;
Manage and Support Curry College Student Life Social Media Outlets.
Advisor & Advocate:
Serve as a resource to club and organization student leaders and advisors to assist with program planning, club management, etc.;
Serve as the advisor to the campus Programming Board, Student Entertainment & Events (S.E.E.);
Serve as a resource person familiar with campus activities policies and procedures pertaining to calendar clearance, contracts, agents, budgets, and facilities;
Collaborate with faculty on educational programming and initiatives;
Develop and evaluate program and event guidelines, and disseminate that information to student and campus populations.
Oversee the coordination of Transfer Student Orientation and August (Late) Orientation;
Oversee the development and implementation of programs geared to support Commuter Students;
Oversee the coordination of campus-wide programs, such as Welcome Week, Family Weekend and Homecoming, Winter Week, & Spring Weekend;
Keep students and staff informed about all programs and activities through campus-wide promotion and publication.
Maintain and develop the web interface systems for clubs and organizations;
Communicate in the role of an advisor, appropriate college policies, procedures, and philosophies to student organizations and assist groups in developing goals and objectives for each semester;
Responsible for organizing and managing publicity for activities and events;
Developing a Summer Orientation Communication Plan to assist in welcoming New Students to the college;
Responsible for organizing and communicating programs and events to engage the Commuter Student population.
Participate in an on-call rotation throughout the academic year to respond to incidents and emergencies, as they occur, for a residential population of undergraduate students;
Report and resolve problems on campus including but not limited to emergencies, incidents, and customer needs while following proper action and/or reporting protocols;
Serve on campus committees as liaison by request or assignment;
Supervise evening and weekend programs and activities as required or assigned;
Provide office representation at college-wide special events;
Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor of his/her designee.
Master’s Degree in Higher Education or Student Personnel required;
5-7 years of experience in student affairs, with focus dedicated to student activities;
3-5 years of supervisory experience;
Ability to work nights and weekends to support activities as required/assigned;
Valid Driver’s License required (some use of golf cart and 15 passenger van may be necessary);
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Intermediate skill level utilizing Microsoft Office Products;
3 to 5 years of experience in Student Affairs or Orientation preferred;
Emergency management training and experience preferred;
Experience supervising student employees is a helpful;
Sense of humor is a plus.
At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the college, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.