Director of Student Engagement

Status

Nebraska Wesleyan University seeks applications for an energetic professional to serve as Director for Student Engagement. The Director of Student Engagement works with the Vice President for Student Life to support the personal and intellectual growth of students through student involvement and student leadership activities.  The incumbent also manages the day to day operations for the Center for Student Involvement and its activities; assists with planning and delivering major campus events (e.g. Homecoming/Wesleyan Weekend) and coordinates new student programs, including summer communications. 

This position will serve as the primary University advisor to NWU Greek Life which includes six chapters, two councils and the Order of Omega honorary and mentor student leaders on recruitment, programming, and self-governance. The Director will ensure Greek Life compliance with University policies and procedures; serve as a liaison to house directors and chapter advisors as well as relevant national Greek chapter and council headquarters.

Additionally, the position supports student programming for traditional undergraduate students and non-Greek student involvement opportunities; coordinates logistics for use of campus by internal and external camps and conferences; and is expected to attend Student Affairs Senate meetings.

This is a full-time, exempt, year-long position which requires significant evening and weekend responsibilities flexed within a 40-50 hour work week. The successful candidate will be an advocate for diversity, highly organized, independent, and comfortable working with both on-campus and off-campus constituencies.

NWU offers  a comprehensive package including health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee’s dependents among other benefits.

Department
Student Affairs
Responsibilities
  • Manage the day to day operations for the Center for Student Involvement including the budget of the Center for Student Involvement;
  • Serve as the primary University advisor to Greek Life at NWU;
  • Advise the three inter/national fraternities, three sororities (two international and one local), two councils (IFC and Panhellenic) and Order of Omega honorary;
  • Mentor chapter leaders on recruitment, programming, self-governance, and policy development and implementation;
  • Serve as a liaison between the University and the Greek organizations locally and nationally;
  • Coordinate logistics for use of campus by external groups for camps and conferences;
  • Collaborate across Academic Affairs, Student Life, Admissions, and Marketing and Communications to coordinate summer communication with incoming students and their families;
  • Maintain family/parent communication channels (e.g. website, blogs, etc);
  • May serve as the advisor for various student organizations as interested; and
  • May additionally supervise credit bearing student leadership opportunities within Student Life as applicable.
Qualifications

Candidates with a completed Master’s degree in Higher Education or a related field will be given preference. Some post-baccalaureate professional or academic experience in higher education is required.

Candidates must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a related subject area preferred
  • 3+ years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, including supervisory experience, required.
  • Vision, creativity and leadership in Student Life with progressive administrative experience; employee development experience.
  • Understanding of student development theory.
  • Understanding of current issues in higher education, and relevant laws, regulations, and standards related to higher education.
  • Familiarity with assessment of student learning.
  • Strong record of collaboration and consensus building across constituencies.
  • Experience in establishing, directing and enforcing policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated skills in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication; strong organizational skills; experience with budgeting.
  • Experience working effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated experience with confidentiality, including but not limited to FERPA compliance.
  • Professional integrity and responsibility related to confidential information.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.
Salary
DOE/Q
Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.  

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, a diversity statement as a writing sample, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: https://nebrwesleyan.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.