Wittenberg University — 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 1,800 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. To learn more about Wittenberg, please visit our website at www.wittenberg.edu.

Wittenberg is a residential campus with 100 student organizations. Approximately 30% of students participate in student organization leadership positions.

Job Description:

The Director of Student Involvement oversees the strategic direction, management, and support for sorority and fraternity life, student organizations, club sports, and student center, seeking to position Student Involvement as a hub for campus engagement. The Director supervises the Associate Director of Student Involvement and supports the integrated programming and promotion of campus events and leadership program.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage the Sorority & Fraternity community including: advising Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council; advising Chapters (including officers, members, and new members); coordinating meetings, communication, standards, education with Chapter advisors, national representatives, and fraternity and sorority life Honor Societies; coordinating fraternity and sorority recruitment efforts.
  • Provide leadership and management for the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Involvement to create a culture of service excellence, hub for student engagement, and support for student leaders and student organizations. Oversee the student coordinator program to meet office and student learning needs. Supervise the Associate Director of Student Involvement
  • Plan and implement educational programming, initiatives and University accreditation needs for the sorority & fraternity, student organization, and club sport communities.
  • Monitor student organization risk management process, including organization conduct and University group social event registration processes and education.
  • Provide guidance and support for student organizations including: member and group development; strategic growth and support; conflict and risk management. Lead the financial management of student organizations; review and monitor budget accounts; oversee financial transactions for student organizations; and develop systems, policies and procedures to monitor expenditures by student organizations.
  • Direct the management of Wittenberg’s Club Sports programs including: risk management education and policies; registration; volunteer coach management; and member development.
  • Provide leadership and management of the services and operations of the Student Center, including but not limited to: hiring, supervising and monitoring the work flow of student managers and staff to meet University goals; overseeing facility needs; managing building partner relationships; building a culture of service excellence and community for guests of the Student Center.
  • Supervise the Associate Director of Student Involvement.
  • Serve in the Student Development on-call rotation assisting with emergencies and critical incidents. (Requires that the director live within 30-40 minutes of campus).
  • Participate in appropriate staff development opportunities, serve on campus, community, and professional association committees, appropriately keep supervisors abreast of matters sensitive in nature, and other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Serve on campus committees.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.
  • Night and weekend hours are required.

Requirements:

A master’s degree in student personnel or related field is required. At least 3 to 5 years of experience advising and educating fraternity and sorority communities, union operations, student programming, and/or advising student groups is required.

Candidates should be committed to student success and have a commitment to and understanding of a liberal arts education and diversity at a church-related college.

Additional Information:

This is a 12-month, salaried position. Wittenberg offers a comprehensive benefit package, which includes, health and dental insurance, retirement, and professional development funded opportunities.

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please create an account and apply through our online system: https://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=5D73AE1434CB2909770534335659714F;jsessionid=3B1C89DC01532D22B2A68B02CA9FB138?JOBID=113135. Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:

  • A cover letter
  • Resume
  • Name, address and phone number for 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.

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