Associate Director, Student Experience and Engagement
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Associate Director, Student Experience and Engagement Barnard Staff Full time Staff Job: Associate Director, Student Experience and Engagement
The Associate Director supports the overarching mission of the Department by fulfilling the following duties and responsibilities.
Duties & Responsibilities: General
In collaboration with the Director and campus partners, plan, implement, and assess large-scale leadership,events, workshops, retreats that currently exist at Barnard or develop new initiatives to address emerging issues, needs, or student concerns.
Advise the Governing Board of Barnard (GBB), a student organization designed to support GBB recognized clubs and organizations, including but not limited to supporting groups financially, developmentally and GBB serves as an advocacy group for recognized student groups
In collaboration with the Director, advise two of the four SGA Class Councils, Sophomore and Junior Class Councils.
In collaboration with the Director, assist in the development of policies, procedures, protocols, and learning outcomes tied to all aspects of the Department.
Advise clubs, organizations, and student groups recognized by the Department labeled classified as academic or pre-professional groups or with a mission that aligns with the scope and purpose of the role.
Supervise four professional staff members, all of whom play a significant role in advising student clubs and organizations supported by the Department.
Develop, plan, implement, and assess Barnard Leadership Training, a robust student leadership training for positional leaders in student groups recognized by the Department and/or college.
Oversee and assist in the development of all student leader training programs coordinated by the Department including training for NSOP student staff, office assistants, peer educators, etc.
In collaboration with campus partners both at Barnard and Columbia, manage all aspects of an Alternative Spring Break program exclusively for Barnard students.
Coordinate leadership and community engagement initiatives with Program Coordinators focusing on social justice education, service learning, volunteering, arts education, and identity and inclusion.
In collaboration with the Director, coordinate all aspects of the SGA Leadership Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
Serve as the primary point of contact for the Department on all aspects of a robust Gallup Strengths program, serving as a Strengths Coach, and assist the Department and Barnard College with facilitating coaching sessions for student leaders, students, and other members of the Barnard community.
In collaboration with the Director, oversee budgeting and financial responsibilities for areas supervised by the Associate Director.
Contribute to the Department's marketing and communication efforts via content management platforms and other means to ensure the campus community is informed and aware of Experiential Learning Experiences initiatives.
Contribute to or in some cases chair Department committees in the context of identity and Leadership and Community Engagement as needed including but not limited to NSOP, Student Recognition, Commencement, etc.
Assist in staffing campus-wide programs and initiatives both via the Department and the College; may include some evening and weekend responsibilities.
Serve on campus-wide committees representing the Department, specifically if there is a need or request for representation of Leadership and Engagement initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills, Qualifications & Requirements:
Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Development or a related field
6-8 years of experience working in an higher education setting, ideally working with leadership development, civic engagement, social justice, service-learning or volunteering
Experience supervising professional staff in a higher education setting
Experience both advising and supervising undergraduate & graduate students
Experience facilitating large group discussions, training sessions, retreats, etc.
Experience with traditional Alternative Spring Break initiatives, specifically working abroad
Strong communication, time management, and organizational skills.
Familiarity with Clifton Strengths Finder and Strengths coaching
Experience working with the following software programs; Engage or other Anthology programs for organization management, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe platforms,
Positive approach to professionalism
Ability to work in a high volume, high traffic, and high energy environment
Comfortability working as a member of a team and willingness to be a member of the Barnard Community.
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter in addition to a resume