Reporting to the Vice President of Student Life, serves as the administrative link between the administration and the Associated Students of Whitworth University (ASWU), providing advice, counsel, information, direction, and leadership as necessary.
Advise the student government including Executive Officers, ASWU assembly.
Supervise the planning of a multi-faceted student activities program by utilizing and supervising a student staff and workforce. Weekly and major events include, but are not limited to, Homecoming, Parents Weekend, movies, dances, concerts, and outdoor activities.
Provide formal and informal leadership training for various elected and hired staff associated with ASWU.
Supervise the student media program and personnel (ex. Yearbook, newspaper, radio station).
Direct the New Student Orientation program including hiring and training of student orientation leaders, coordination of a variety of special programs, and publication of related materials.
Administer the Whitworth University Master Calendar.
Direct the publication of the Student Handbook.
Lead the conduct review process.
Serve as an active member of the Student Life Leadership Team
Work as part of the team responsible for the teaching of GE330 integrated leadership class.
Serve on a number of college committees and councils.
Provide and coordinate activities and services for commuter students.
Teach other courses as an adjunct instructor, as appropriate.
Cooperate with various campus groups in seeking the thriving of students at Whitworth.
Other duties as assigned
Direct the day to day operation, maintenance and scheduling of the Hixson Union building.
Supervise a student staff of Hixson Union night managers.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling or related field.
Two years™ experience (3 preferred) in student activities, union management or related field.
Demonstrable administrative skills including planning, organization, implementation, budget management, and supervision.
Demonstrated successful experience working as a member of a high functioning team.
Ability to initiate action with limited supervision.
Demonstrable competency in the area of leadership development including an understanding of leadership development theory, and an ability to promote growth in others.
Practical understanding of the developmental needs of students.
Demonstrable written and oral communication skills.
Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with the other members of the Student Life staff, the faculty, and staff of the university.
A personal commitment to the Christian faith.
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
An active commitment to equal employment opportunity for all persons.
A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Background check required.
The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs:
A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position and includes a note confirming your interest in this position at our posted hiring range
The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three academic/professional references
A one-page document describing your personal commitment to the Christian faith
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
About Whitworth University
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.