The Assistant Director of Campus Programs and Traditions must have a passion for working with creative students, and excitement towards contributing to a positive, entrepreneurial, and vibrant campus experience. Reporting to the Associate Director of Student Involvement, the Assistant Director will work directly with students in developing and implementing programs, presentations, and events that positively contribute to student engagement and campus pride. The Assistant Director, in partnership with the broader Campus and Residential Life team, will support and harness student advocacy, energy, and enthusiasm towards the development of an engaging and fun campus experience.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop an overall strategy and vision to increase Berklee spirit and pride, reviewing and fully leveraging the histories of the Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Develop, coordinate, and implement a campus student programming board that organizes fun and engaging programs and events throughout the academic year.
Manage the institution's mascot program at campus functions, programs, and pop-up events.
Develop a process for defining, implementing, and assessing campus-wide traditions.
Implement existing campus-wide traditions, including Cornucopia, Midnight Madness, and Best of Berklee.
Implement recognition opportunities for the student community in order to positively contribute to campus spirit and student community.
Provide leadership and advisement to the Caf Show Organization, and determine appropriate integration and partnership across the other departments with Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion.
Develop new traditions aimed at building community and shared experiences for students, faculty, and staff.
Implement campus voter registration efforts, programs, and events that encourage civic engagement and participation.
Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate a complex operation, using staff, time, funds, and other resources for the accomplishment of long-term and short-term goals of the institution.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility, providing direct training and supervision as needed.
Ability to apply budgetary and fiscal planning techniques within financial constraints.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.
Ability to communicate effectively -orally, by phone, in person, and in writing.
Ability to respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Director does not supervise any professional staff members, but oversees student employees.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Supervisors are responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed indoors and primarily in an office setting. The noise level is usually low to moderate. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Masters degree in Higher Education Administration, Education or related field. 2-3 years of experience in Higher Education or related field. Extensive experience in a college or university setting is preferred. Supervisory, project management, budget management, assessment experience preferred.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Internal Number: R0000954
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.