Manages and oversees outreach, programs and activities to maximize students' engagement in co-curricular life/student life on campus. Directs and oversees staff in delivering all student activities, including activities programming, supervision, and related advertising. Oversees all University Commons operations and services. Coordinates the new student orientation program. Implements the strategic plan of Student Engagement in support of the University Adaptive Strategy. Supports all student development functions as directed by the Vice President, Campus Life and Dean of Students (VPCL).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Demonstrates Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus
Live and espouse the lived values of Arcadia University
Ensure inclusive practices when leading and executing all assigned units, programs, initiatives, and responsibilities
Embrace opportunities for continued growth and cultural competence
Plans and carries out a comprehensive array of student engagement programs and activities
Leads staff in planning, executing, and evaluating major campus programs and events
Coordinates New Student Orientation, assesses its effectiveness, and makes adjustments as needed; works collaboratively with Enrollment Management, Student Success, Residence Life, and other campus colleagues to plan and carry out all student onboarding initiatives
Coordinates regular, ongoing communication with students in order toevaluate existing and create new student activities to optimally address the needs of the current student body.
Meets annually and maintains ongoing communication with key program coordinators, especially in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Academic/curricular interest areas; and Athletics to nurture the development of student organizations and to connect students from these areas to co-curricular life on campus.
Provides leadership in expanding the use of technology in student activities programs and services.
Ensures strong personal presence and active engagement in activities
Personally participates in major student/university events outside of Campus Life. Interacts with students at events, develops relationships and makes connections to broaden these students' engagement on campus.
Participates in selecting appropriate technological tools related to student engagement, using these systems to target non-engaged students and reaching out to them to promote engagement in co-curricular life..
Spearheads the development of new student "communities".
Coordinates all student activities including supervision of student clubs and organizations.
Recruits, trains and supervises all student activity, club and organization advisors.
Acts as a primary Student Government Organization advisor, including the appropriate university administrative role in coordination of all Student Government elections
Works with the Student Government Organization to examine and revise its structure and in developing/managing its budget.
Assists the Student Government Organization in maximizing SGO's vibrant connection to constituent students, for example via "Listening Sessions".
Recruits, trains and supervises student programming assistants (SPA's).
Advertises and promotes all student activities via traditional means and social media.
Plans and carries out the student leadership series.
Prepares and administers budget for all student activities.
Oversees all University Commons and activities operations.
Plans and directs the management and programs of the University Commons to ensure its efficient and proper use as an important educational resource of the university.
Supervises professional staff, supports development and evaluation of performance goals
Manages departmental budget, determining the effective allocation and use of fiscal resources
Serves on Student Affairs Leadership Team
Facilitates contracted relationships, in collaboration with the Office of General Counsel
Cultivates relationships with, including, but not limited to Office of Institutional Diversity, Alumni Relations, Athletics, Career Education, Learning Resource Network and Disability Support Services, Facilities, Public Safety, Office of International Affairs, Enrollment Management
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Campus Life & Dean of Students.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Master's degree required; preferred in Education or a related field.
A minimum of three years' Student Engagement/Student Activities experience is required; five or more years' experience is preferred.
Experience in a large, complex, diverse higher education environment is required
Demonstration of achievement in key elements of the duties and responsibilities listed above is required.
Experience in marketing and communications is helpful.
Ability to effectively support, manage, and supervise professional staff direct reports in a productive work atmosphere on campus and when conducting University business off campus.
Contribute to positive work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.
Ability to work independently and manage project timelines.
Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
Ability and willingness to actively engage with students on a regular basis via conversation and face-to-face interaction.
Knowledge of interests/characteristics of today's college students, and best practices to engage them in student life.
Knowledge of current issues in higher education and ability to address them as related to functions in Student Engagement.
Strong management and organization skills.
Ability to be creative and take initiative.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with various college constituencies.
High level of energy.
Strong technology skills.
Understanding of student development principles and theory is preferred.
Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.
The Arcadia Promise
A distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares you to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world.
What are the core values that make Arcadia University distinctive—the values that persuade students to choose Arcadia over its competitors and to remain at the University through graduation?
Arcadia's commitment to students includes opportunities to explore global perspectives, integrate theory with real world experiences, and benefit from the personal attention that is the hallmark of Arcadia's learning community.
Through impressive collaboration, the Arcadia campus community has distilled the University's traditional strengths and values into a document called The Arcadia University Promise.
The Arcadia Promise affirms that students will have a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares them to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. The Arcadia Promise sums up the collective experiences of generations of alumni and the collective efforts of the faculty and staff who create Arcadia's distinguished learning environment. Arcadia students are chall...enged to achieve their full potential and recognize their ability and responsibility to make choices that affect the future of their world. Whether they pursue an undergraduate, graduate or continuing education path, they are part of a mutually supportive community. Through interactions with faculty, staff and peers representing a diversity of cultural backgrounds, they gain self-confidence and respect for others, learn by using the latest technologies, and acquire essential skills and knowledge that prepare them for a rich and meaningful life.