Bentley University Assistant Director, Student Programs and Engagement in Waltham, Massachusetts

Department: Student Program & Engage

Summary of Position:

The Assistant Director of Student Programs and Engagement is responsible for the management of Bentley’s community of 100+ student organizations including programs, policies, and functions that support student organization success and student leader development. The Assistant Director utilizes student development theory in the advisement of the Allocation and Internal Audit Committee (AIA), the student governance organization responsible for the management and allocation of the $1.3 million student activity fee. The Assistant Director supervises one full-time Program Coordinator.

Essential Functions:

The Assistant Director is responsible for executing a number of programs that support student organization success: bi-annual Activities Fairs, student leader workshops and trainings each semester, annual student leader awards and recognition programs, and student leader elections.

The Assistant Director manages the department’s connections to student organization faculty/staff advisors, providing regular communication, trainings, and resources.

The Assistant Director develops and implements student organization policies contained in the Student Organization Guidebook, serves as the advisor for the new student organization recognition and approval process, conducts regular assessment initiatives for student organization members and leaders, and manages other functions that support the student organization community.

The Assistant Director has fiscal responsibility for the Student Activity Fee, which totals $1.3 million. Responsibility includes attendance at weekly AIA board meetings and one on one meetings with AIA leaders, intentional advisement of AIA during the allocation process and in day-to-day decision-making, strong connections to University Financial Operations staff, adherence to departmental and University policies related to student organizations and funding, and an awareness of and ability to report on the State of the Fee, both on an annual basis and regularly throughout the year.

The Assistant Director supervises the Program Coordinator in their advisement of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and supervision and management of HYPE, the department’s marketing team (student employees).

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field required with 2-4 years experience. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in multi-cultural settings, diversity training programs, second language fluency, or coursework in multicultural perspectives is desirable.

Posting #: FY181P2806

Special Instructions:

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Open Until Filled: No