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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Student Affairs/Student services
Under the supervision of the Dean for Student Engagement, the Director provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for all functions of the Student Activities Office (SAO) and assumes the overall responsibility of the students participating in the various student organizations and special interest clubs involved in the SAO. Specifically, this position oversees guidance and supervision for professional staff members, a comprehensive educationally purposeful curriculum that contributes to holistic student leadership development, student programming policy development, and budget management as well as advances a vibrant campus social life. Finally, the Director serves as a member of both the Student Development Deans and Directors team and the Student Engagement Directors team.
Provide vision and leadership for campus programming and student leadership development in the Student Activities Office (SAO) that incorporates best practices in student activities in keeping with Student Development’s purpose and goals, and the mission of Wheaton College.
Responsible for hiring, training, evaluating, professional development and direct supervision of the Associate Director of Student Activities, the Office Coordinator, and a Graduate Assistant.
Serve as a member of the Student Engagement Directors leadership group and work in coordination with departmental colleagues in the coordination and administration of the department of Student Developments policies, procedures, and programs.
Promote a high-quality learner-centered office environment and in collaboration with the SAO staff a comprehensive relational and educationally purposeful leadership development program for SAO student organizations that will include the August Student Leadership Retreat, mid-year student organization retreats, monthly SAO chair’s meetings, and SAO leadership education workshops. Additionally, develop a community amongst the student leadership teams for the following student organizations’ presidents/chairs in the SAO: College Union, Solidarity Cabinet, and Student Government.
Provide strong, effective leadership, training and general advising for the president and committee members of the College Union Board (campus activities council). Facilitate selection, placement, and training by working with the outgoing president. To partner with these students in their growth by leading, mentoring, and inspiring them for effective learning and service.
Support the Graduate Assistant in advancing a vision for co-curricular learning, engagement, and programming through the breadth of registered special interest clubs.
Oversee the coordination of campus-wide student event scheduling procedures and policies in conjunction with the Director of Campus Scheduling and staff who are responsible for providing scheduling and event planning services and support for 25Live (the primary event management and space scheduling software program for Wheaton College).
Work collaboratively with the Dean for Student Engagement and the Student Activities Office professional staff and student groups to support institutional objectives and planning of new student orientation and first-year programs.
Collaborate with the Dean for Student Engagement to respond to critical conversations in the student culture.
Mentor, advise, and counsel students upon request or referral, to facilitate personal development and spiritual growth.
Supervise the administration of the Student Activities Office budget.
Coordinate the assessment plan and institutional reporting for the Student Activities Office.
Serve on faculty and departmental committees and task forces as assigned.
Accept additional responsibilities as requested by the Dean for Student Engagement.
Master’s degree required.
A minimum of five years of experience in Christian higher education and college student development.
A clear Christian commitment to biblical justice, evangelism, compassion, racial reconciliation, unity and diversity, gender and sexual ethics.
Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal expertise as well as knowledge of college student leadership, identity, interpersonal and relationship development theory, and practice.
A commitment to the goals and purposes of Christian higher education.
A clear understanding of the context of student programming in promoting student’s development.
Proven ability to lead and mentor college students in leadership, spiritual development, and ethnic identity development.
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and group communication skills.
A life that honors the Lord Jesus Christ and is consonant with the Statement of Faith and Community Covenant of Wheaton College.
Ability to meet regular deadlines and handle stressful situations with flexibility.
An enthusiasm for student work that requires evening and weekend commitments.
Ability to use a variety of computer applications. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, content management, spreadsheets, databases, reporting software, graphics editing software, storyboarding, multimedia, and other appropriate technologies.
About Wheaton College
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit www.wheaton.edu.
Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.