University of Texas-Arlington - Assistant Director

Monday, November 27, 2017 2:40 PM | TACUSPA (Administrator)

Posting Number


Position Title

Assistant Director (S00448P)


Leadership Center



Job Family

Student Services

Position Status


Work Hours


Work Schedule

In addition to the typical 8-5 pm workday, this position requires evening and weekend hours at Follett Student Leadership Center sponsored programs; attendance at regional and national professional development seminars and conferences, may be required to drive a 15-passenger van in order to transport students to meetings and conference.

Open to

External and Internal



Open (negotiable depending on qualifications)


Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis


Benefits Eligible


Job Summary

The Assistant Director for The Follett Student Leadership Center will assist the management, supervision, and day-to-day operation of student leadership programs within the department. The Follett Student Leadership Center provides various leadership education and development programs to a diverse campus community. Responsible for UTA Volunteers and Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC). The Assistant Director will also supervise the SDS III.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assist the Director and Associate Director in the day-to day operations of the The Follett Student Leadership Center.
2. Represent the Follett Student Leadership Center on campus and community projects and committees.
3. Assist the Director and Associate Director in the implementation of current and new, innovative leadership development programs. 
4. Must be able to develop and manage relationships with campus stakeholders to successfully administer leadership development programming.
5. Assist the Associate Director in the coordination and implementation of the following: Fall Leadership Retreat, Leaders Institute Leadership Recognition Ceremony and other leadership related programming. 
6. Oversee and manage the Campus Food Pantry partnership.
7. Continually refine vision, mission, goals and objectives for the UTA Volunteers and FLOC programs.
8. Responsible for the selection, training, development, advising and supervision of paid and unpaid student leaders. 
9. Work directly with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies to academically advise students enrolled in the Leadership Studies Minor program.
10. Manage program budgets.
11. Performs other duties assigned.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel or related field. Experience planning, implementing and evaluating student programs. Ability to utilize independent thinking, judgment, and decision-making skills. Experience working with a diverse population; excellent writing and public speaking skills. Computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Creative Suite, and desktop publishing. Licenses: Class “C” Operator’s Driver’s License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver’s License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree required and three to five years of full time experience working in Leadership Development, Student Affairs, or a related field. Provide a high performing record of successful leadership program development. Successful track record of managing and supervising professional staff. Strong experience advising student organizations, sound knowledge of leadership theory/practice, student counseling, budget planning and program management. Knowledge about event management, contract negotiations and event production. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong assessment experience. Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Effective organizational skills, including ability to plan for future events and to execute in a timely manner. Must be able to work independently. Budget and fundraising experience. Must be able to manage multiple projects at one time.

Working Conditions

Special Conditions for Eligibility

EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

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