Reporting to the Director, the Associate Director serves as a full-time, 12 month administrative professional in the Student Engagement Center. The Student Engagement Center promotes the importance of being a member of a diverse residential community and supports student clubs, provides comprehensive programs and activities, and develops student leaders to create a vibrant campus experience.
The Associate Director works collaboratively with campus colleagues to plan, promote and deliver a robust calendar of social and educational programming to cultivate an active social life and nurture student leadership development on-campus, including the residential community. The Associate Director will have responsibilities to support a comprehensive residential program with direct supervision for professional staff members.
Develop and coordinate comprehensive department co-sponsored events and activities
HWS Engage: oversee and develop this management system for all clubs and organizations related to club registration, rosters, finances, event planning, and event attendance.
Orientation: help to develop and coordinate our new student and transfer student orientation programs. Collaborate to coordinate the online orientation program and in-person experience.
Retention Efforts: access first year and transfer programs in order to innovate beyond best practices and ensure programmatic offerings assist in student transition to academic and co-curricular life at HWS. Collaborate with staff on our extended orientation program called Kaleidoscope.
Student Leadership Summit and on-going leadership training: leadership development and student organizational development.
Homecoming/Family Weekend: collaborate with campus constituents to coordinate student events during the weekend.
Winter Wonderland: coordinate campus wide welcome for spring semester.
Social Event Management: coordinate TIPS training for students. Review social event requests.
Campus Collaborations: to support overall campus programming and act as a representative of the office on campus committees.
Senior Week Planning Committee
Concert Advisory Board
Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel, Counseling or a related field plus 3 to 5 years of related experience. Should be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint and should be knowledgeable of popular social media applications such as Facebook and Instagram. Energy and enthusiasm for working in a collaborative, vibrant, and creative environment is a must. Sense of humor and flexibility with the day-to-day activities and demands of a residential campus will be beneficial.
OTHER INFORMATION: This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative-salaried, benefits-eligible position. Normal campus office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours are required. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Located on 195 acres in the heart of New York States Finger Lakes Region, Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges distinctive for providing highly individualized educations. Guided by an interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in exploration and rigor, the Colleges prepare students to think critically. In partnership with the Geneva and global communities and through robust programs in career development, study-abroad, service, leadership and athletics, the Colleges foster an environment that values global citizenship, teamwork, ethics, inclusive excellence, and cultural competence.Under the mentorship of faculty, Hobart and William Smith students gain the necessary clarity to be competitive when seeking employment. They win prestigious fellowships like the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, Udall, Fulbright and Goldwater. They gain admittance to the best graduate programs in the country. They go on to lead lives of consequence.