Director of Student Activities-Housing Coordinator
University of Mount Olive
Location: Mount Olive, North Carolina
Residence Life and Housing
Student Activities and Student Union
Salary is competitive, full university benefits, semi-furnished apartment, meal plan and annual funding for professional development are provided.
The University of Mount Olive is searching for a motivated professional to lead our student activities program for the campus. The University has grown the student population over the last seven years and plans to continue this growth plan. We continue to search for additional opportunities to promote campus engagement, invigorate the campus experience, and introduce our students to co-curricular learning opportunities. The person in this position will need a passion for student activities and the planning of events on campus. This hybrid position will offer a new professional the opportunity to get extensive experience in campus programming, residence life, and many other areas at a growing private university.
The Director of Student Activities is a full time, twelve month live-in position that will serve as the director for campus programming. The director will be responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for campus life programming integrating academic, athletic and the other co-curricular areas. The professional in this position will continue a tradition of planning a robust student activity schedule, manage the student activity fund and supervise the campus activity board (CAB) that has more than 20 student members. The university has worked hard to invest resources in this area on campus and we have experienced great program planning initiatives with high levels of student participation. University of Mount Olive is committed to continuing this high level of commitment to student activity programming on campus. This position will also manage and participate in the student activities travel program that coordinates an annual domestic/international trip for our students.
In addition to the student activities director responsibilities, this professional will oversee a residential area of 3 residence halls (approximately 200 students) and supervise 5 to 8 resident assistants. Responsibilities will include staff training, conflict mediation, crisis intervention, and the implementation of residence hall programming designed to complement the goals of the residence life program and mission of the University. This live in position will require flexible hours, a team building attitude and a sincere desire to work with students in a private liberal arts college environment.
Master’s degree in a related field preferred. Supervisory experience and extensive experience in student activity programming, residential living, either as a graduate student or full time employee are required. Experience with student activity planning, club and organization advising, residence life management, RA selection, and supervision of students is preferred.
The University of Mount Olive is a small, private four-year institution located in eastern North Carolina, just one hour from state capitol Raleigh and the coastal city of Wilmington. With a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,070, the University is in a rural setting with a 110 acre main campus. The University owns a number of off campus properties that support our academic operations including two working farms. The University is a member of NCAA Division II and the Conference Carolinas, sponsoring 23 teams. There are 13 residential facilities on the campus with almost 700 bed capacity. The campus offers traditional style residence hall buildings for our first year students and apartment style facilities for upperclassmen. The traditional students are highly engaged in a number of campus activities and we see strong rates of participation at our events. The University represents a diverse student population that includes more than 80 international students from more than 30 countries.