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Assistant Director Student Activities

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Faculty Rank or Job Title Assistant Director Student Activities
Job Category: Administrative (exempt/non-exempt)
Department Student Activities
Equity & Inclusion No.: 17P115
Position FTE


Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate $37,000
Salary Band: UC S03
Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Assistant Director is a part of the Office of Student Activities team that is charged with developing programs and services designed to facilitate student involvement, enhance the overall student experience through campus programs and activities and positively impact student retention/satisfaction. The Assistant Director is responsible for development and implementation of campus wide and leadership development programming; assisting student organizations with registration and planning of large and small scale programs; and oversight of the University’s signature dance marathon event. This position may also supervise graduate and undergraduate students while managing a programing budget(s) as well.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Student Affairs Higher Education or related area; minimum one year full time experience or two years graduate assistant experience working at an institution of higher education; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of leadership development concepts; ability to work independently in setting priorities to ensure that responsibilities are carried out in an accurate and timely fashion; ability to counsel undergraduate and graduate students on a one-on-one and group basis to resolve university related problems; ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and community members of diverse backgrounds. Evening and weekend work is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous professional work experience with student organizations and event coordination; student development theory; presentation skills; database management, web page design and MS Excel and Word. Social media knowledge and experience with OrgSync or CollegiateLink.

Essential Functions and percent of time:

Leadership Development and Campus Wide Programing: 40%
•Create leadership workshops that promote and develop leadership skills
•Coordinate and provide the framework for Annual Take Flight Leadership Conference as well as assist with campus wide programs and initiatives.
•Assess participant and facilitator needs; site and travel logistics; develop and facilitate content in alignment with the Office of Student Activities learning outcomes; create and maintain budget for the leadership area.
•Seek additional funding via grant writing and other potential donors

Student Organization Administration: 45%
•Advise student organization leaders in the planning of student sponsored programs and activities.
•Directly advise a student organization(s) and their leaders in the planning and implementation of educational and social programs.
•Meet with student organization leaders for problem solving, organizational development strategies and budget planning.
•Conduct student organizations event risk management evaluation.
•Utilize University communication outlets to promote events.
•Maintain insurance program for student events by working with the University provider and submitting monthly reports for their review.
•Provide oversight to the Raiderthon budget and departmental funds.
•Provide training about OrgSync to student organizations (the online student organization management system for the University).

Supervision: 10%
•Supervise student leaders. Responsible for overseeing their work and time card reporting.
•Supervise graduate and undergraduate interns as requested.
•Supervise, train and mentor the Graduate Assistant in the Student Affairs and Higher Education program as available.

Other duties as Assigned: 5%

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):
Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:
Working Conditions

Primarily office environment, some outdoor work for events. Evening and weekend work is required.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at

Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 07/12/2017
First Consideration Date: 07/31/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in Student Affairs?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Master's degree in a closely related field? Please list Master's degree.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you hear about this position at Wright State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Job/Career Fair
    • Wright State University Careers website
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Dayton Daily News
    • Dayton Weekly
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local Newspapers
    • Other

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. References
Optional Documents