Leads and manages student involvement opportunities, co-curricular group advisement, and student alumni programs.
Develops and implements strategic initiatives to achieve the co-curricular goals for student life.
Oversees event programming including the advising, management and training of almost 400 Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), CLI programs including quarterly events, and the summer event series; and various leadership development programming.
Manages the Campus Labs platform, Blueprint.
Represents and liaise with student life offices within Campus and Student Life and partners within the graduate schools and divisions.
Serves on ad hoc University committees to advance co-curricular goals and services of the activities area.
In conjunction with the Director, plans and implements strategic initiatives; develops policies, standards and practices for RSO administration.
Develops metrics to evaluate advising and programming, analyze and comprehensively report data.
Supervises the Student Advising professional staff.
Hires, trains, and supervises two (2) Assistant Directors.
Conducts ongoing evaluation and annual performance review for Assistant Director.
Facilitates regular check-ins with the student advising team, including other CSL staff members who share RSO advising responsibilities.
Advises and supports a portfolio of student organizations.
For the assigned organizations, this could include, but is not limited to, offering programming advice and assistance, mentoring organizational leadership, attending organizational meetings and events, assessing organizational risk and ensuring compliance with University policy, developing training opportunities and materials, promoting financial competency through fiscal management accountability and skills development, and providing connection to campus resources.
Provides advising support for the Undergraduate College Council and various Student Government committees, including the Committee on Recognized Student Organizations and the Elections and Rules Committee.
Advises and supports the work of the Chicago Maroon, the independent student newspaper.
Works with the Assistant Director of Business Operations to share supervisory responsibilities for one (1) Fiscal Coordinator for student programs.
Meets regularly with the Maroon executive leadership to provide advice and organizational support.
Supports student leaders in the coordination of the Maroon Advisory Board meetings.
Represents the University during Maroon Advisory Board meetings.
Guides students and staff to develop and implement activities, programs, and initiatives related to student life, and/or community involvement.
Communicates and discusses contract terms with outside vendors. Administers contracts. Maintains organizational records and archives relevant information and program materials. Receives a minimal level of guidance and direction.
Performs other related work as needed.
Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or student personnel.
At least five years of experience working in student activities or related field.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse and complex student organizations.
Facility or operation management.
Preparation and presentation of leadership workshops.
Bookkeeping or managing budgetary processes, analysis and reporting.
Strong supervisory skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and conflict resolution techniques.
Display emotional intelligence.
Celebrate diversity and inclusion.
Foster partnership and collaboration.
Communicate effectively and with influence.
Work independently and carry out assignments and projects without detailed instructions.
Flexibility to work hours and availability to attend to emergent situations on campus as needed.
Work some evenings and weekends.
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