The Director of Student Engagement serves as an active member of the Division of Student Life team by promoting community development and programming through the Office of Student Engagement. The mission of the Office of Student Engagement is to build a campus community in which all students and student organizations are encouraged and supported in the cultivation of our Student Development Model encompassing Creativity, Intellect, Leadership, Citizenship, and Identity. Within the Office of Student Engagement, all students will find a place where their voices are heard and they are empowered to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical members of the Siena Heights community.
Overall Office Management
Supervise a staff of work study students.
Deliver an effective on campus marketing mix (e.g. fliers, bulletin boards, word of mouth, emails) and social media engagement strategy.
Approve and distribute campus advertisements.
Cultivate and maintain a welcoming atmosphere conducive to building professional relationships between students, faculty, and staff.
Develop co-curricular assessment of the core areas in the University’s Student Development Model.
Student Organizations and Clubs
Organize student organization registration and maintain the SHU Student Organization Handbook.
Train executive board officers of student organizations on policies and procedures of the Office of Student Engagement; other training topics may include: budget management, recruitment, fundraising, program development.
Organize Student Leadership Summit each year to bring together representatives from each student organization and club for training and leadership development.
Coordinate Student Involvement Fairs each semester.
Recruit, train, and support faculty and staff advisors for student organizations and clubs.
Encourage student organizations to provide programming around cultural, educational, recreational, spiritual, service, or social value.
Ensure that student organizations are in compliance with University policies, including the Anti-Hazing Agreement and Tailgating policy.
Student Programming and Recreation Committee (SPARC)
Serve as the primary advisor of SPARC, which is a student organization charged with nearly half of the student activity fee to plan and implement campus-wide and late night programs, leadership and service initiatives.
Provide supervision in areas of student organization registration, recruitment, event planning and execution, budget management, and officer training.
Attend general assembly meetings, executive board meetings, and programs as appropriate.
Select and travel with a student delegation to the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) national and/or regional conferences.
Coordinate an annual retreat with executive board members.
Major Campus Events
Plan and implement an annual programming calendar, which includes Homecoming Week typically in October with initiatives geared towards our current student population, voter engagement in Novembers, and Halo Fest Week in April with campus spirit events and the student leadership awards for student organizations and student leaders.
Plan and implement an annual Sibs and Kids Weekend with support from the Office of Residence Life and a planning committee.
Design an Intramurals program that coordinates with Athletics to provide recreational sporting opportunities for all interested students.
Serve on the “Siena Serves” committee, an umbrella term used for local, regional, and national service opportunities with the Siena Heights community.
Orientation and Welcome Week
Serve as the lead organizer to engage first-year students through academic and social programming during Welcome Week, which is typically the week before fall semester classes.
Responsible for selecting, training, and supporting the Orientation Team Leaders. Also works closely with the Academic Advisor for First Year Experience (FYE) to support the (FYE) Peer Mentors.
Facilitate monthly trainings during winter semesters.
Coordinate O-Team volunteers during summer Siena Heights Orientation (SHO) days.
Develop and co-facilitate a multiday O-Team and Peer Mentor training prior to Welcome Week.
University Center Management
Oversee day to day operations of the University Center to ensure the highest quality experience for our students and guests.
Collaborate with facilities to ensure clean and safe environment.
Maintain paper supply and toner for public printing in the University Center Living Room.
Assist with group needs in University Center conference rooms.
Coordinate the maintenance of cardio equipment and exercise classes for students.
Assist Campus Event Management with booking events within building.
Ensure work order requests are submitted promptly and resolved in a timely manner.
Masters Degree in College Student Personnel, Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration or related field required. Strong management skills including record keeping, budget analysis, scheduling, changing priorities and supervision of student staff. Understand and implement Student Development Theory and Multicultural Competence into day-to-day activities with targeted, assessed learning outcomes.Have experience in student orientation, event management, and leadership development in an educational setting is preferred. Ability to accomplish tasks and goals by multitasking and balancing skills in teaching, learning, programming planning, and event management.Ability to work efficiently in a diverse and team oriented work environment.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of professional references to email@example.com. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as benefit eligible, non-exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance