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Suffolk University Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Involvement in Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Involvement

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts



The Assistant Director helps create a vibrant community for student engagement by providing advising support, training, and resources for the campus programming board, media groups, student organizations, newly registered student groups, and faculty/ staff advisors. The Assistant Director serves as an integral member of the Student Leadership and Involvement staff and supports departmental initiatives. In addition, the Assistant Director serves as the liaison to the University Conference & Events Office regarding student activities space needs.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

25% Provide support for Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and Media Groups

Provide support for registered student organizations, splitting advisement duties with Associate Director. Attends events and programs regularly and advises night and weekend events as needed. Coordinates club registration process for continuing and new clubs and organizations by maintaining the current database and ensuring compliance with state and University guidelines for registered clubs and organizations. Develops, implements, and evaluates leadership development efforts needed by student organizations. Serves as a general resource person/consultant for individuals and organizations requiring information on program planning, organization recruitment and retention, conflict resolution, and other organizational issues.

25% Advise Campus Activities Programming Board (Program Council)

Serves as staff advisor and provides leadership training and team development for the Program Council (Campus Activities Program Board). Mentors and supports executive and general board members. Provide programming support, including attending and advising events during possible nights and weekends. Attend Executive Board and Committee Meetings. Chaperone select members to NACA Conferences as part of student development. Meet with student executive board members to provide support.

15% Programming

Assists with the coordination and development of themed programs such as involvement fairs (Fall and Winter), Summer Ticket Series, and Senior week. Assists with the development of weekend and passive programs.

10% Media Groups

Advises and coordinates with faculty members the various student media groups, including The Suffolk Journal, Suffolk Voice, Suffolk Free Radio, RamCam Productions (Film Club), and the Venture Literary Magazine. Coordinates media selection and serves as program advisor in areas of budget management, policy review, and operating procedures.

10% Social Media

Manage department social media presence and branding profile. Create content and provide regular updates as to office hours and offers. Promote campus, office, and student organization events. Support University marketing campaigns. Interact with and answer student questions and requests for more information.

5% Advisor Training

Serve as an office resource and point of contact for advisors and advisor's concerns. Provide training each semester to update and allow interaction between advisors and SLI staff. Create digital and print resources for advisors to update as needed.

5% Professional Development

Participates in professional development opportunities/programs and in professional organization programs.5% Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration, or related field is required.

  • 1-3 years of experience in a student activities or related student affairs setting is preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, management, and platform skills; an ability to oversee a wide variety of activities; attention to detail and ability to work independently.

  • Solid experience in program development, implementation, and assessment.

  • Commitment to a diverse and multicultural program in department programs.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong professional and ethical standards on which to serve as a role model to a diverse student constituency. Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a fast-paced environment, including working nights and weekends as necessary.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.