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Assistant Director Student Activities & Leadership

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Date: Aug 5, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Are you a collaborative professional who dedicated to helping students find their passion? Student Activities and Leadership Development is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated colleague who will engage student leaders at the University of Cincinnati through programming, training, and advising.


Essentiial Finction:  Reporting to the Director of Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD), the Assistant Director of Student Organizations and Advisor Development, under the supervision of the Director of Student Activities & Leadership Development, contributes to the overall goals of the student activities office by supporting students’ intellectual, social, and cultural activities. The Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Advisor Development cultivates relationships with individual students and student organizations, attends to student developmental issues through formal and informal means, and acts as a liaison between students and other campus departments. This position provides strategic and transformational oversight in empowering student leaders and creates a supportive environment for student organizations to reach new heights. The Assistant Director is a key leader in the department and acts as the Director’s proxy as needed.


Characteristic Duties

  • Serve on the SALD Leadership Team
  • Budget management and oversight



  • Advise the Student Activities Board
  • Advise Campus Involvement Ambassadors
  • Provide consultation to students seeking to get involved in student organizations


Student Organizations 

  • Coordinate the University recognition and reregistration  period for all student organizations
  • Assist in the development of 600+ Student Organizations at the University of Cincinnati
  • Conduct annual Student Organization Advisor Training and semester round tables
  • Serves as office liaison for all major student organization events
  • Supports the Annual Student Organization Celebration for Student Involvement
  • Work collaboratively with the University Funding Board Advisor on student organization eligibility
  • Design and supervise the creation of promotional materials, press releases, and other publications including a weekly newsletter
  • Maintain and updates Student Organization and Advisor Handbooks/Manuals to ensure all policies and procedures are relevant and compliant with Federal, State, and University regulations
  • Support semesterly involvement fairs
  • Support the Development and implementation of new student organization training workshops
  • Maintain organization directory
  • Manage Student Organization Resource Rental Program
  • Compose the Annual State of Student Organizations Report
  • Serve as staff lead for the Student Impact Symposium
  • Assist in the development tools for assessing student organization needs to (a) identify negative or restrictive environmental conditions, (b) measure achievement of student learning outcomes, and (c) ensure high-quality programming.


Student Activities & Leadership Development

  • Primary oversight for Campus Link—Online Engagement Portal for Students
  • Assist with departmental and programmatic assessment for student organizations
  • Manage operational expenses within an established budget
  • Assist in efforts to achieve annual SALD office-wide goals
  • Partner with faculty and staff to ensure SALD’s place as an integral part of the academic mission of the institution
  • Serve as a student organization support specialist; attending recruitment fairs, pipeline programming, and other marketing events to further SALD’s outreach efforts



  • Supervise 2-3 full-time professionals


Minimum Quallifications:   Bachelor's degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- Associate's degree with five (5) years; -OR- seven (7) years  related experience.  Degree must be in a related field.  Experience must include program management.  Experience may also require at least one (1) year supervision. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of student development and leadership theories
  • Knowledge of best practices related to student leadership programs
  • Experience in creating/leading collegiate student leadership programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively one-on-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts
  • Practice in assessing programs
  • Master’s degree in college student personnel, counseling, education or related field


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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