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Assistant Director, Student Development and Orientation
Responsible to the Director of Student Development and Orientation. Coordinates and directs student activities on campus including the planning and implementation of annual Welcome Week, Spring Fling, and Finals Frenzy programs. Assists the Director with the planning and implementation of annual Family Day and Homecoming events. Serves as advisor to the University Programming Board (UPB) on campus. Primarily responsible for night and weekend programming, including but not limited to low / no budget programming. Manages and performs a range of services to promote social, educational, cultural, service, and physical needs of students. Services include co-curricular activities which enhance students' practical learning experience. Create and distribute monthly student activities calendar. Manage the departmental website for the Office of Student Development and Orientation, and University Programming Board. Coordinate all Spirit Days summer orientation programs for entering students and parents/guests during the summer. Coordinate Transfer Day and transfer student programs and New Student Orientation for the fall, spring and summer semesters including the selection and training of Peer Counselors as orientation leaders. Establish and oversee Freshman Mentoring Program, participate in the National Orientation Director’s Association (NODA), and advise the Midwestern State University Wai-kun yearbook. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Development and Orientation.
Assist and advise students with all aspects of successful program planning, advertising, budgeting, contract negotiation, use of facilities/equipment, and program arrangements. Assess and record student program attendance and satisfaction with activities and services provided through the Office of Student Activities and Orientation.
Prior experience in the area of student affairs, student activities, new student programs and orientation is required.
Knowledge of student development theory. Knowledge of budgeting and contract negotiation. Requires knowledge of computer skills and programs; ability to manage a website; knowledge and skill in organizing events and programming.
Master’s degree preferred.
Must be able and willing to work flexible and extended hours including nights and weekends, with little supervision. Leadership and enthusiasm a must. Must be creative, dependable. Ability to work in a team environment and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty and staff. Ability to work with diverse student groups. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.