Wittenberg University — Associate Director of Student Involvement

About Wittenberg University:
Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 2,000 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Job Description:
The Associate Director of Student Involvement is primarily responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of co-curricular campus and student programs including cultural, intellectual, social, and recreational events that contribute to the success and development of students.  This includes advising the campus programming board, Union Board, the execution of large-scale University events and series, Witt Wednesdays, WittFest and Sibs Weekend, and providing programming support for student organizations and groups.  This position reports to the Director of Student Involvement and the Student Center.

The Student Development staff is dedicated to student growth and development outside of the classroom and considers Student Involvement as an integral part of this learning experience.  In supporting the learning environment, the Associate Director of Student Involvement should have an understanding of the value of co-curricular engagement and the motivations of students who participate in programs and organizations. The Associate Director will serve as a role model, a facilitator, a leader, and an essential person in the effective operation of the student development program including collaboration across the curriculum.  Strategic decision making, ability to multi-task, and experience with administrative processes are essential to the success of the position.

Essential Job Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead, develop, promote, and assess a vibrant student engagement experience through the strategic coordination and planning of campus programs. Coordinate alcohol-free alternative programming including but not limited to the Witt Wednesday program and a weekend series. Collaborate and coordinate programs with student organizations and other campus partners.
  • Serve as primary adviser to Union Board, the campus programming board and WUSO, the campus radio station. Advise, train and support their student leaders and oversee the programs and activities of the groups.
  • Develop, guide, and plan large-scale campus events including Sibs Weekend and WittFest (springfest) with Union Board and other campus departments and organizations.
  • Assist with the programming, management, and execution of New Student Days orientation program in coordination with the Director of Student Involvement & the Benham-Pence Student Center.
  • Lead and execute the Emerging Leaders Program, Annual Leadership Awards, and summer leadership academy (for high school students).
  • Provide leadership and management of the programming and marketing of Founders Pub, a campus programming venue.
  • Coordinate the planning and scheduling of intentional student organization programs that contribute to the success and development of students, including but not limited to publicity, risk management, operations and communication.
  • Negotiate, execute and interpret contracts of performers to ensure that contract terms are met and are in accordance with university policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the liaison to external organizations and service agencies as needed.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to program and execute Family Weekend and Homecoming.
  • Serve on campus committees.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

A master’s degree in student personnel or related field is required.  At least one to three years experience in campus programming, and/or advising student groups is also required.  Candidates must have the ability to work nights and weekends. Candidates should be committed to student success and have a commitment to and an understanding of a liberal arts education and inclusion at a church-related college.

Additional Information:
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please view our Notice of Nondiscrimination housed on our website.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system via this link:

As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg’s Human Resources Department at 937.327.7517.