Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Involvement

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Involvement.  This is a full-time exempt administrative position reporting to the Associate Dean & Director of Student Leadership & Involvement. Approximately 1850 students live in eleven residence halls, three apartment complexes and 34 houses that surround the campus.  The position is designed to engage over 130 student organizations in the development of co-curricular programs and services that support student leadership, involvement, persistence and retention.

As a member of the Division of Student Life, the Assistant Director supports the vision for systematic co-curricular programs, leadership development and risk management in alignment with the academic mission of the College.  The primary responsibility is to advise Sororities and Fraternities, the Gator Activities Programming Board, in addition to providing general support for student organizations.  The Assistant Director uses a holistic approach to creating co-curricular opportunities that supplement the unique needs of an increasingly diverse student body.  The Assistant Director will encourage students to participate in intellectual, artistic, social, recreational and multicultural activities; to assume campus leadership and governance responsibilities; to develop positive interpersonal relationships and skills within groups; and is responsible for establishing and measuring student learning outcomes achieved through participation in these activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master’s Degree in higher education administration, student personnel, counseling, or related field is preferred. At least 1-3 years of professional responsibility and demonstrated ability to blend curricular and co-curricular components of student life is required.   The preferred candidate will have experience advising fraternity and sorority life, NPC, NPHC, and NIC, program boards, and student organization and student leadership curriculum that highlights diversity, leadership development, and student innovation.  Event planning experience is required, with a minimum of one year of experience managing projects or programs.  The candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to creating and supporting an inclusive and respectful residential learning community, in addition to demonstrating strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.  This position also serves in the on-call rotation as part of the Dean of Students on-call staff.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to hr@allegheny.eduApplication deadline for priority consideration is May 21, 2017.  An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 4/20/17