Director of Student Leadership and Involvement

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Director of Student Leadership and Involvement.  The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Associate Dean of Students for Student Life.  The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement supports the holistic development of students by providing meaningful opportunities for leadership development, social interaction, community building, and educational growth.

The Director of Student Leadership and Involvement will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive plan to incorporate meaningful campus connection and engagement through leadership opportunities, programming, and providing training for students and student organizations. This position will supervise two Student Life Coordinators, Advise Allegheny Student Government, and work closely with the Director of Student Life Operations and the Director of Residential Education to provide students with a robust college experience in collaboration with the Class Deans. This position will also be a member of the on-call team.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Educational Leadership or other related field; previous experience with Student Involvement and Fraternity and Sorority Life preferred.

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 11/22/21