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Campus and Community Engagement provides a welcoming and inclusive community that respects the individual while promoting community values. We are dedicated to supporting students in all stages of their Cornell career through student organization involvement, learning opportunities, and a multitude of leadership and engagement experiences. Campus and Community Engagement (CCE) includes a broad range of departments dedicated to enriching the student experience outside of the classroom: Campus Activities, Sorority and Fraternity Life, the Public Service Center and New Student Programs. Together with colleagues from across campus, CCE builds a community and creates co-curricular opportunities where the intrinsic value and worth of the individual is affirmed and community standards and values are upheld. These are the foundational goals of all CCE programs.
Campus Activities, a transformational student activities office, promotes student development and leadership. It provides vibrant and supportive opportunities that nurture student leadership, learning, social responsibility, interpersonal skill-building and self-awareness through experiential learning. Campus Activities cultivates students' engagement within the Cornell University community through student organizations, volunteerism and employment opportunities, as well as participation in events, programs, workshops and training.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Cornell University invites applications for an Associate Director for Campus Activities within the department of Campus and Community Engagement. In collaboration with the Director of Campus Activities, the Associate Director will support departmental strategic planning efforts, track long-range goals, action plans, and evaluation strategies for supporting student organizations and activities at Cornell. This position provides high level advising and guidance to the primary student programming boards on campus, and is also responsible for developing programs that enhance the co-curricular experience for students on and off campus. This role serves as a critical member of the university events team (UET), providing insight to student event planners and useful resources for successful event planning. In collaboration with departments across campus, this position will coordinate risk and liability requirements with student organizations that require additional resources. As a senior member of the Campus Activities team, this position will provide day-to-day guidance, direction, and, supervision to other members (professional and/or students) of the office all in support of creating an excellent student engagement experience at the university.
Key success factors for this role are:
Strong supervision and leadership skills, including both creating strategic visions and the ability to lead others through program implementation, including student development initiatives.
The ability to build and foster strong relationships with multiple constituents, including students, advisors, external partners as well as staff across the university.
Impeccable organization and the ability to prioritize multiple competing priorities with sound judgement while working with internal and external constituencies to consistently meet deadlines
Strong data collection, analysis and reporting skills
Master's degree in Student Affairs or related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with implementing student affairs best practices including, event planning resources, collaborative and meaningful program creation, advising student organizations, and developing student leader trainings.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
The applicant must be willing to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends.
5 years of experience in student affairs or a related field.
Experience with program planning, leadership development and large scale programming.
Please note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
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