Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Involvement

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Student Leadership & Involvement.  The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Wellness.

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 the Allegheny Student Government, the Gator Activities Programming Board, Late Night Programs and the Kaldron yearbook, in addition to providing general direction and support for the college leadership programs.  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: The successful candidate for the Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Involvement position will preferably have a master’s degree in a related field with 3+ years’ experience.  Experience in higher education/student affairs, and demonstrated ability to blend the academic and co-curricular components of student life in a residential liberal arts college setting is necessary.    The preferred candidate will have experience advising, mentoring and supporting  student government; advising and supporting student programming boards; developing and managing student leadership programs; coordinating and evaluating student social life with an emphasis on late night, and co-coordinating major events including Homecoming, Springfest,and major concerts/events. 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.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.  In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country. 

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.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries.  The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.  

Please submit a cover letter, 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 Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 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 6/13/2019