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Assistant Director, Student Activities & New Student Orientation

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Wednesday, December 13, 2017.Pending the review of internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applicants are encouraged to apply. Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Details

Position Information

Organizational Unit Student Activities
Posting Number 13310
Job Title Assistant Director, Student Activities & New Student Orientation
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Grade 10

Position Specifics

Classification Exempt (Paid monthly)
Status Full Time
If part time, hours to be worked weekly
Working Schedule 12 Months
Position Type Regular
If temporary please provide Start Date
And End Date
Position FTE 1.0

Position Summary Information

Purpose of this Position

Carleton College seeks an Assistant Director of Student Activities & New Student Orientation to contribute to the overall goals of the College and the Division of Student Life by supporting a vibrant, comprehensive, and co-curricular program for approximately 2,000 undergraduate students. Along with another Assistant Director, this position serves as the primary contact and advisor to over 240 student organizations.

In collaboration with The Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) and The Carleton Student Association (CSA), the Assistant Director is responsible for assessing social programming needs, providing leadership opportunities, and implementing a variety of social, recreational, and cultural programs. The position also assists with the implementation and assessment of Carleton’s new student orientation program, including New Student Week.

This is a 12-month, full-time position with frequent evening and weekend commitments.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities
  • Develop, implement, and assess a variety of student events, programs, and services throughout the academic year and during breaks, including New Student Week and Senior Week.
  • Co-advise the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) and The Carleton Student Association (CSA).
  • Assist with the development and management of multiple budgets totaling approximately $650,000.
  • Assist with the development and evaluation of policies relevant to student organizations and the Student Activities Office.
  • Assist with the daily management of the Student Activities Office.
  • Coordinate the selection, development, and supervision of student employees.
  • Address risk management issues related to advising student organizations, including student travel, event registration, and contracts.
  • Assist students in complying with College policies and procedures.
  • Hold students accountable for their actions and help them learn from mistakes.
  • Serve as the primary advisor to CANOE (student-run outdoor program) and the Carletonian (student-run newspaper).
  • Advise student staff in the creation of various publications, marketing materials, and social media promotions.
  • Design and maintain departmental websites and assist student organizations as needed.
  • Coordinate and lead regular staff meetings for the Student Activities Programming Board.
  • Assist the Director in the overall management of the Sayles-Hill Campus Center.
  • Occasional on-call responsibilities: Participate in divisional on-call duty rotation, may include weekends, holidays, and college breaks.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Higher Education Administration, or related field and a minimum of three years of relevant experience.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse group of students and colleagues and who have demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment.
  • Desire to support students at a small, private, residential, liberal arts college.
  • Experience advising campus programming boards and student organizations.
  • Experience with event planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Willingness and ability to occasionally utilize a flexible work schedule to participate in evening and weekend events.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, vibrant work environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to act with a high level of courtesy, tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift average weight objects and occasionally lift objects over 50 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, stoop repeatedly, and stand for long periods of time.
Preferred Qualifications
  • We are especially seeking candidates who have engaged in activities to enhance knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion and have worked collaboratively with others in fostering success of underrepresented groups and a supportive and inclusive environment for all.
Special Instructions to Applicants

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Wednesday, December 13, 2017.Pending the review of internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applicants are encouraged to apply.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quick Link http://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/3458

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you learn about this opportunity?
    • Carleton Employment Page
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
    • Minnesota Council of Non-Profits
    • JobsinMinneapolis.com
    • Minnesotaworks.net
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Local Newspapers
    • Professional Society or Organization
    • Other
  2. If you choose "Professional Society or Organization" or "Other" please let us know what the exact source is here.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents