Center for Student Involvement Director

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Center for Student Involvement Director  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

62 - Student Services

Advertised Salary: $60,000-70,000 Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: The Unit of Student Life is seeking applicants for the Center for Student Involvement Director in the Division of Student Affairs. The Center for Student Involvement Director provides vision, leadership and direction for the Center for Student Involvement that oversees campus programing, traditional events and registered student organizations and fraternity/sorority life in a way that supports intellectual, personal, and social development for all students focused on fostering student involvement, creating a vibrant campus experience, and supporting student persistence and retention. The Director will work with the staff to ensure that there is a comprehensive calendar of events that provide intense community building and student development.

The Director will also play a pivotal role in supporting the development and success of student organizations and advocating on behalf of student leaders and organizations including Greek lettered organizations and their governing councils. This position will help advise, support and direct the assigned governing councils and fraternity/sorority chapters, overseeing their general activities and assisting with event development and management, leadership, accountability, and budget oversight.

This position will report to the Associate Dean of Student Life. The Director maintains a visible presence on campus, must be available to work hours outside the traditional work week (evenings and weekends) and is actively engaged in the creation, implementation, and support of many large scale campus events and traditions.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.  
Required Work Experience: Minimum of three years of student development/affairs experience working in a college or university setting.

At least two full-time years of experience working in student activities or closely related field.

Experience advising a fraternity/sorority chapter/governing council or working in fraternity/sorority life.

Demonstrated experience in collaborating effectively and facilitating positive working relationships with students, parents, administrators, faculty, and staff, in a university setting.

Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity within a diverse organization, team, or campus community.

Effective communication skills.

The ability to manage and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Required Licenses and Certifications: n/a  
Physical Demands:    
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Previous supervisory experience.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Direct, oversee, and coordinate programs and services of the Center for Student Involvement. Focusing on student engagement in co-curricular activities and a thriving fraternity/sorority life

Lead and supervise the Center for Student Involvement including the Coordinator of Student Activities and Student Activities Specialist/ Finance Division Fund Administrator

Create and implement innovative programming and community engagement opportunities that influence student engagement and retention

Develop and maintain a robust student programming calendar keeping in mind collaborative opportunities with campus and Student Life partners

Oversee the RSO management software Bulldog Connect powered by Presence

Maintain, develop and implement departmental policies including; RSO handbook, Use of Grounds, and Posting Policy

Work collaboratively with Administration and Finance/General Council/Risk Management to ensure spending and vendor contracts adhere to University policy

Prepares, administers and manages the various departmental budgets and student activity fees (approximately $600,000 annually) and expenditures related to the department, including co-advising the Finance Division of Student Government (allocator of student activity fees).

Provide support and direction for student clubs and organizations, including program planning and promotional support, supervision, advising, training, and evaluation.

Serve as a risk manager for student and campus activities and student organization.

Oversee traditional programs including; Bulldog Beginnings, Student Homecoming Committee, Family & Friends Weekend, January/Spring Welcome, Torchbearer Award Ceremony.

Develop and incorporate assessment into programmatic efforts to evaluate the achievement of goals related to student learning and engagement.

Serve as an instrumental liaison between campus and external partners, students, alumni, National Offices, and other stakeholders on behalf of these priorities.

Collaborate with fraternity and sorority chapter advisors to provide guidance, expectations, and support to chapter presidents, officers, alumni, and advisors through regular meetings.

Provide program oversight for formal and informal fraternity/sorority recruitment periods, including marketing and programming efforts to increase awareness of Greek Life amongst the student body and University community.

Develop and maintain quality educational programs for fraternity and sorority members focusing on leadership, risk management, social responsibility, financial responsibility, community service initiatives, and membership recruitment.

Complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Serve as a Campus Security Authority and as a Responsible Employee as defined by Clery, Title IX, and Campus Policy.

Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of designated information and for performing all duties in compliance with University, federal and state regulations.

Perform additional related duties as required.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial transcript 1 


Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Individuals will be required to submit an official transcript prior to hiring.
Initial Application Review Date:
December 3, 2021  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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