Assistant Director of Campus Activities Campus Activities
Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation's leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
To support the mission of the Campus Activities Office, demonstrating a commitment to:
Promoting student learning, development, and exploration through experiential education.
Providing opportunities for students to learn and utilize leadership skills.
Fostering an environment that connects students and builds community.
Facilitating a comprehensive series of intellectual, multicultural, recreational, social, and campus governance programs.
Helping students realize their individual and collective potential.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Advise the Campus Activities Board and provide direction, leadership, oversight, and program development.
Develop and coordinate Homecoming with the Campus Activities Board and other agents of the College.
Design, develop and coordinate Family Weekend.
Oversee all recognized student organizations including budget management, organizational training/development, and program planning.
Oversee and implement the student organization recognition process.
Manage club and organization office space and 'Gustie Den' resource room, and create and maintain applicable leadership and programming resources.
Supervise and oversee the Gus the Mascot program.
Prepare and monitor budgets for Family Weekend, Leadership, and the Campus Activities Board
Share responsibilities for weekend/evening programming support and committee involvement with the Director of Campus Activities.
Assess existing campus activities and identify new campus activities programming needs
Perform other professional, executive, and administrative duties as necessary and as assigned.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or relevant field
Strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Possess self-initiative and the ability to work independently and with a team
Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and others
Willingness to work evenings/weekends as required by the job
Masters degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or relevant field
Experience advising Programming Boards
A mature understanding of issues and trends in higher education
An understanding of identity development theory
Demonstrated familiarity with liberal arts education within a residential setting
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations
Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Contact information for three (3) references
Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.