Lamar University - Associate Director for Programming and Events

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The Associate Director for Programming and Events, supervised by the Director of the Setzer Student Center, leads the overall development and implementation of largescale 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.


 Master’s Degree in student personnel, student affairs, counseling, or related field from an accredited university

 Two years of successful full-time administrative experience, preferably managing student activities, large-scale programming, promotions, or special events


 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

 Understanding of and the ability to apply student development theories

 Experience in working collaboratively with faculty and staff to support studentcentered initiatives

 Experience supervising full-time staff or graduate assistants  Experience in event and budget planning

 Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed

 Experience with software like OrgSync, Collegiate Link, Microsoft Office, Banner, and Adobe Creative Suite

 Social media and marketing skills

 Commitment to diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations


 Annual planning and implementation of campus-wide student programs including Week of Welcome, Homecoming, and other special events

 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, and supervise 6 to 8 student workers in campus programming using standards of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), and Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

 Develop a co-curricular transcript in partnership with New Student and Leadership Programs and the Coordinator for Student Engagement.  Represent the Division on committees for student organizations, Homecoming, and other special events

 Conduct annual assessment and reporting of data related to the University’s Strategic Plan

 Serve as the main contact with entertainers, agencies, LU Contract Administrator, and SSC Director

Other duties as assigned.

SALARY: Commensurate


FOR INFORMATION: Todd Shaver Director, Setzer Student Center, 409-880-7240

POSTING #: 499291

Initial review of applications begins March 14, 2019

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Associate Director for Programming and Events

About Lamar University:

Home to over 15,000 students, Lamar University, located near Houston in Beaumont, TX, is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 292-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana.


The university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body compared to other universities near Houston. Lamar's small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio allow students to build meaningful relationships with expert faculty who truly care about their success.

LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research and supporting an excellent Honors Program. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Several LU colleges and programs hold additional specialized certifications recognizing their quality and expertise.


LU’s campus provides student life amenities for schooling and for leisure. More than 2,500 students live on campus, just an hour and a half from Houston, in modern, apartment-style residence halls known as Cardinal Village, which feature private bedrooms and nicely furnished living areas. All Lamar University students have access to the Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall, the Setzer Student Center, and the spacious Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center, a showpiece facility with a 43- foot climbing wall, all the latest workout equipment, and a range of intramural sports.


Beyond the classroom, Lamar University students develop leadership skills and lifelong friendships in more than 200 campus clubs and organizations. Students make an impact through nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities, professional associations, cultural groups, religious clubs and service organizations. Lamar University's proximity to Houston also offers the unique opportunity to be close to the city, but is far enough to get away.


Lamar University students enjoy cheering on the Cardinals in more than a dozen NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports. Competing in the Southland Conference, Cardinals teams have a history of winning championships in sports including men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, golf and cross country. LU’s new football program has heightened excitement on campus with sell-out crowds and students involved in marching band, cheerleading, the dance team, and all the fun of game-day tailgating. About Lamar University

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