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The Ohio State University and the Office of Student Life create extraordinary student experiences. Student Activities strives to foster meaningful involvement, community engagement, and leadership development which enables all students to contribute to a global society. The Assistant Director for Leadership and Community Engagement provides leadership in the research, development, management and implementation of a comprehensive student leadership development program focused on leadership for social change and engaged citizenship. This includes providing strategic and programmatic leadership for the Student Life Leadership Project, promoting leadership education and community engaged learning within Student Life and across campus. The Assistant Director builds and maintains purposeful relationships with university departments across campus and supports the integration of leadership into programs and resources provided by Student Activities.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Student Activities is housed organizationally within the Office of Student Life and physically within the Ohio Union. The Student Activities team is led by the Director of Student Activities and Orientation, and includes functional areas of leadership programs, community engagement, student organizations, student governments, campus programming board, major campus programming, and discount ticket program. The Student Activities team consists of 21 full-time and graduate student staff members, as well as 50 student employees. The staff culture is characterized by creativity, inclusiveness and mutual respect, high energy and expectations, evidence-based practice, and commitment to healthy work-life balance.
Specifically, this position will be responsible for the following objectives.
Providing leadership in the research, development, management and implementation of a comprehensive student leadership development program focused on leadership for social change and engaged citizenship.
Supervise Coordinator for Service and Outreach to deliver community engaged learning experiences for campus community.
Advises and trains Student Leadership Advocates cohort of peer leadership educators who design and deliver leadership workshops and retreats for student groups.
Within 30 days, the Assistant Director will have established effective working relationships with Student Activities staff members, campus partners, and direct supervisees and supervisor.
At 90 days, the Assistant Director will have built a foundation of knowledge around specific leadership programs and campus resources, demonstrated budgetary accountability, established an effective advising relationship with Student Leadership Advocates cohort, and demonstrated leadership with Student Life Leadership Project team through the facilitation of meetings and programs.
The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity, and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law.
Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.
The successful candidate will possess:
Master's Degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel or similar; considerable administrative experience (at least 5 years) in student programming and advising at the college level.
Knowledge of student development theory; knowledge of leadership development theory and models; knowledge of and experience in working with students, staff, and alumni; demonstrated skill in working with diverse communities and cultural groups.
Target Salary: $47,500.00 - $55,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.