Reporting to the Director of the Center for Leadership and Engagement, the Associate Director is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of large-scale, campus-wide programs designed to further the center's missionof fostering student persistence, development, and degreeattainment. The Associate Director will oversee all aspects of the institutionâ™s flagship student transition, engagement and first-generation success experiences including large-scale orientation programs for new freshman, transfer students and parent/family members, Experience Montclair, Red Hawk Advantage, and a cohesive/integrative array of experiential high-impact leadership development initiatives. Responsibilities include: the hiring, evaluation and supervision of professional staff members, graduate and undergraduate student employees and volunteers; management of annual budget; and establishment and execution of policies, procedures and risk-mitigation/management protocols associated with the centerâ™s programs.
Oversees the design and delivery of a comprehensive and cohesive array of co-curricular student experience programs intended to build community, foster student learning and development, cultivate sense of belonging and school spirit, and facilitate retention and persistence. This includes planning, development and implementation of curriculum/learning program content, all aspects of event operations and logistics, integrated marketing/messaging campaigns and materials, ensuring participant safety, communicating and enforcing conduct expectations, and addressing incidents in partnership with University Police, Residence Life, Dean of Students Office and other campus stakeholders as appropriate.
Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates and makes recommendations for contract renewal for professional staff positions charged with planning and implementation of numerous large-scale, campus-wide programs and initiatives.
Oversees the design and implementation of the student development experience for large student leadership groups/volunteers, as well as undergraduate and graduate student employees aligned with the Center. This includes recruiting, interviewing, selection, training and ongoing development, supervision and evaluation. Oversees annual cross-departmental training for divisional student leaders (450+).
Manages $600,000 annual operating budget from multiple University and fee funded accounts/revenue centers. Recommends annual First Year Experience and Transfer Orientation fees, establishes operating budgets and approves and monitors expenditures in accordance with State of New Jersey and University procurement and finance policies.Â
Interprets and ensures compliance with federal, state and local law and University policies as appropriate, including but not limited to FERPA, Clery Act, Title IX, Title V - Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Universityâ™s Student Code of Conduct and Civility Code.
Represents the Center on committees, cross-divisional initiatives and functions. Serves as second in command and acts as department director in the directorâ™s absence.
Master's degree required from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of five years of professional experience in college student development and planning/implementation of co-curricular experiential programs and/or large-scale conferences and events.
Proven capacity to cultivate partnerships, collaborate and engage professional staff, faculty, students, parents/families, alumni, and other members of the campus community.
Ability to function independently and make program policy decisions with wide autonomy
Ability to foster student learning and campus community building within a diverse collegiate environment, and evidence of creativity and passion for the field.
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, written and oral communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work environment.
Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
Master's degree in Educational Leadership, College Student Development, Higher Education Administration or similarfield.
Previous experience supervising full time professional staff within a diverse collegiate environment.
Interested candidates will need to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
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With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affi...rmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/