Associate Director of Student Leadership and Involvement

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Student Leadership and Involvement.  The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean of Students.  Student Leadership and Involvement is responsible for creating and supporting co-curricular programs/initiatives that support community engagement, student leadership development and engagement in the campus community and beyond.

The Associate Director’s duties include but are not limited to advising and supporting the Allegheny Student Government; advise and support the Gator Activities Programming Board; support student organizations while promoting student social activities; coordinating and evaluating student social life with an emphasis on late night, advising the Kaldron yearbook, co-coordinating major events including Homecoming, Springfest, major concerts/events; and serving as a member of the on-call staff.

The successful candidate for the Associate Director of Student Leadership and Involvement position will preferably have a master’s degree in a related field with 5+ 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.  In addition, prior experience responding to and managing on call situations is preferable.

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 also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

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 approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 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 01/29/2020