Director of Student Involvement and Leadership

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Position Information

Posting Number A438
Job Title Director of Student Involvement and Leadership
Employee Group Administrative
Job Type Full Time
FLSA Exempt
Salary Range From
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Department Dean of Students (Office of)

The Director of Student Involvement and Leadership provides vision and leadership for the Office of Student Involvement. The Director oversees a comprehensive co-curricular program providing advising, training, leadership development and support for student government, clubs, organizations, societies, and cooperatives; an engaging and robust program of campus events that encourage the development of community and promote student wellness; and a leadership development program consistent with Wellesley’s model for leadership development.

Primary Position Responsibilities
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• Provide strategic direction for the Office of Student Involvement including assessment of current practices and department effectiveness, knowledge of current trends and best practices, development of an innovative vision and successful leadership of staff
• Lead staff of Assistant Director of Student Involvement, Scheduling Coordinator, and several student assistants to provide a student involvement program that encourages student engagement and promotes holistic student development and which responds to student interests and needs
• Advise a breadth of student clubs, organizations, and societies on leadership development, group dynamics, and event management while facilitating campus partnerships
• Serve as primary advisor for campus programming board
• Oversee the development of a comprehensive program of social and cultural events sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement
• Plan and coordinate key campus leadership events and serve as an active partner in the expansion of the college’s student leadership development program
• Develop and implement training and leadership development opportunities for student leaders of clubs, organizations, societies, and cooperatives
• Oversee the development and implementation of procedures, policies and protocols that minimize risk and give students clear guidance
• Chair the student leader training committee
• Engage in responsible and strategic budget management
• Collaborate with key campus partners including facilities, campus events, athletics, and student life colleagues
• Participate in key campus committees including the Leadership Working Group, Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, Orientation Planning Committee, and Drug and Alcohol Incident Reduction Team.
• Serve as the campus liaison to the Babson-Olin-Wellesley (BOW) Three College Collaboration


Experience Required
• Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field
Seven years of progressive experience
• Experience in student involvement, student activities, or similar content area
• Administrative knowledge in event planning and budget management
• Experience with collaboration with individuals within and outside of a student life division.

Skills and Abilities Required
• Shown ability to successfully supervise and lead staff
• Process-sensitive person with excellent problem solving skills, well organized and strong written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to mentor and advise student groups and student leaders
• Experience with collaboration with individuals within and outside of a student life division

Posting Date 08/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO/Affirmative Action Statement

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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