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Assistant Director for Student Activities and Leadership Development

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Position Title: Assistant Director for Student Activities and Leadership Development
Requisition Number: 0206072388
Location New York City
Position Type: Administrative
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: CA/Housing

The Assistant Director for Student Activities and Leadership Development is responsible for Assisting the OSDA Director in providing experiential learning and leadership development opportunities for New School students. The Assistant Director (AD) is responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of a variety of programs and services designed to support the development and leadership abilities of students, and to bring together The New School community. This position requires flexible hours as well as evening and weekend hours.

Work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Activities to build a comprehensive and progressive leadership development program that partners with Student Success departments campus-wide
Coordinate large scale student leadership programs and initiatives including the annual leadership retreat, ongoing leadership training and development workshops (to include taking a student delegation to annual leadership conference), the emerging leaders program, and end of year leadership awards
Co-chair a committee to create a peer mentorship program
Implement programs and activities for new students during fall and spring orientation including planning the annual block party
Oversee the data management system (Presence) to capture relevant program data
Develop goals, learning outcomes, and assessment measures for intentional civic engagement and social justice programming for students campus-wide
Advise one or more student organizations
Supervise and train student assistants to support daily office function
Collaborate with the Director of Communication to manage and update OSDA communication channels including the website, newsletters and social media portals
Support the recruitment, selection, training and supervision of Orientation Activity Coordinators and Orientation Leaders
Support student organization recruitment, development, and growth
Manage OSDA budget expenditures through the MyDay online system
Support and model collaboration between OSDA and the larger division of Student Success
Implement comprehensive civic engagement education and activities around voter registration and education leading up to local and national elections
Work with the OSDA team to develop a strategic direction for the department
Provide direction for marketing and promotion of programs, services, and activities
Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required;
Minimum three years full-time professional work experience in student affairs
Knowledge and practice of student development theory
Shows initiative, demonstrates high productivity; sets limits for self and others; functions competently
under pressure; assumes responsibility in situations requiring action, effectively directs actions of others.
Experience working with student organizations and program planning
Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment
Willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to listen attentively, support ideas and actions of others, ability to give negative feedback
constructively, encourages other to take part in problem solving, helps group(s) stay on target, and generates goals and action agendas.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills with the ability to work well with diverse
populations (community members, faculty, staff, and students).
Ability to make professional public presentations.
Computer experience sufficient to utilize e-mail, electronic calendar, word-processing, spreadsheet and
database programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related area is preferred

Job Family: Student Development
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Posting Date: 08/25/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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