Associate Director for Programming and Events - #499291
Lamar University is seeking a full-time Associate Director for Programming and Events to join the dynamic team of professionals in the Setzer Student Center (SSC).
The SSC provides programs that enhance personal, social, and leadership development to complement the educational growth of Lamar University students. The SSC also serves as the center of campus life and provides a shared home for the University; welcoming students, faculty, alumni, staff, parents, and guests. The primary functions of the SSC include working with program board, student organizations, leadership programs, civic engagement, campus activities, and programming spaces.
Reporting to the Director of the Setzer Student Center, the Associate Director for Programming and Events leads the overall development and implementation of large-scale campus events and activities to enhance the growth and development of all students by providing social, cultural, and educational opportunities to engage all students with the campus and the community. Annual planning and implementation of campus-wide student programs include but not limited to Week of Welcome, Homecoming, and other special events.
The Associate Director for Programming and Major Events responsibilities include:
- Supervise the Coordinator for Student Engagement in providing advisement, support and guidance to over 200 student organizations and their faculty advisors.
- Supervise and provide leadership for student involvement and programming that includes Cardinals Activities Board (CAB), major events, student organizations, and commuter programs.
- Hire, train/develop and supervise 6 - 8 student directors, student assistant directors, and student coordinators of the CAB in the area of student activities and campus programming under the standards of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), and Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. Manage the preparation and execution of the programming budgets and maintenance of financial records for assigned accounts.
- Develop and coordinate all student-centered programs during Homecoming Week and represent the SSC at university-wide Homecoming meetings.
- Develop a co-curricular transcript in partnership with the Office of New Student and Leadership Programs and the Coordinator for Student Engagement.
- Represent the University and Division of Student Engagement on various committees, including but not limited to the following: Committee on Student Organizations, Homecoming, and other University special events.
- Facilitate annual assessment, compiling reports that reflect accomplishments of goals, and produces a contemporary reporting of data related to the Division and University's Strategic Plan.
- Must work collaboratively with other departments on-campus and offcampus agencies to achieve objectives.
- Act as the main contact with entertainers and agencies, in terms of negotiation and commitments working collaboratively with the University Contract Administrator and SSC Director, in the execution of the contractual agreements.
- Coordinate, prepare and disseminate publications and marketing materials related to student activities to students, staff, and faculty.
- Develop and coordinate programs that support senior week.
- Develop and coordinate programs that support the commuter student experience.
- Co-facilitate the Week of Welcome programs with the Office of New Student and Leadership Programs.
- Serve in place of the Director, when the Director is not available.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree in student personnel, student affairs, counseling or another related major from an accredited University is required. Two or more years of successful full time administrative experience, preferably managing student activities, large-scale programming, promotions or special events.
- Demonstrated understanding of the value of student activities and of the motivation of students who participate in the activities, and how their experiences affect their development. Must have an understanding of and the ability to apply student development theories.
- Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with faculty and staff to support student centered initiatives.
- Prior experience supervising full time staff or graduate assistants.
- Demonstrated experience in event and budget planning with the ability to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Knowledge and experience using integrated software systems including but not limited to OrgSync, Collegiate Link, Microsoft Office applications, Banner, and Adobe Suites/Photoshop/Publisher.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to understand and practice new social media trends to help and foster the development of marketing associated with office communication tools such as Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
- Commitment to diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations.