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Director of Student Activities

Location: Mare Island, CA
Company: Touro College
Hours: Full time
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Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Student Activities is a twelve month, full-time position that is responsible for the planning and execution of Touro University California (TUC) co-curricular programming and activities, oversight of student leadership training and development, advisement and assistance to the Student Government Association, management of the campus master calendar, and the assistance to students in locating off-campus housing.

  • Responsible for building a professional, positive, and vibrant student culture and community through the vision, oversight, and management of co-curricular programming and activities at TUC. Works to bring students from different academic programs together and engage outside traditional professional disciplines.
  • Creates and implements internal and external opportunities for students to develop and utilize leadership and professionalism skills to enhance their involvement as citizens of both the campus and the wider community.
  • Works toward creating and communicating a welcoming environment that celebrates differences, promotes acceptance, and creates opportunities for students to learn from each other.
  • Actively participates in the planning and implementation of new student orientation program(s) to improve student readiness and success.
  • Conducts and shares ongoing assessment of existing student-facing efforts and strategies for improvement.
  • Chairs the Master Calendar Committee. Maintains the Master Calendar on the university web site and update the calendar as needed
  • Advises the Student Government Association (SGA), attends their meetings and develops/implements training as needed. Supervises SGA adherence/updates to their constitution and bylaws. Serves as a resource on parliamentary procedures.
  • Acts as a Campus Security Authority under the Clery Act and as a Title IX Responsible Employee.
  • Reviews SGA new student club applications for approval, make recommendations for corrections and changes and present to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for approval.
  • Guides students, SGA approved student groups, and the SGA through the event approval process including the alcohol and food service policies/procedures as well as working in collaboration with the Campus Rabbi to assure compliance with Jewish holiday, Shabbat traditions, and kashrut standards.
  • In conjunction with the offices of University Advancement and Communication, assists students in the use of the University brand.
  • Supports student recruitment, retention and the successful achievement of their academic and career goals.
  • Works with local landlords to gather student housing information and compiles other helpful resources for students and staff looking for housing near campus.
  • Leadership in all University sponsored events with student participation such as the annual Club Day and Barbeque, Touro Idol, Talent Show, Big Game (Basketball) Golden Spike (Volleyball), , Orientation, Commencement, Teen Life Conference, and other events.
  • Implements procedures to protect University property and to help ensure the health, safety and well-being of students, staff, and visitors at university activities.
  • Perform all administrative duties including typing, filing, copying, handling, correspondence, taking phone messages, shopping and inventorying supplies, and other clerical tasks associated with student activities
  • And other duties that may be assigned from time to time, either orally or in written form, with or without prior notice.
  • Supervises Student Government Officers and advises them on university policies and procedures.
  • Trains and supervises work-study students who serve as Study Break Stewards and the Student Affairs Special Projects Consultant.
  • Trains and supervise one work study student position that acts as clerical support to the Director of Student Activities

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution (required)
  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, or a related area (preferred)
  • Two years’ experience in student leadership training and development (preferred)
  • Respects personal privacy and maintains the confidentiality of privileged information
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Work independently with little supervisionAt least two years full-time equivalent experience in higher education student services; Student life or student activities experience (preferred
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists, ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Must have solid skills in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and MS Outlook
  • Preference given to those with experience in app based student organization software such as CampusGroups®
  • Experience in running meetings, taking notes, preparing and analyzing surveys, and excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor and to honor and protect confidentiality policies and procedure
  • Must have strong organizational, customer service, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-starting, and have the ability to handle multiple tasks and personal interactions in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse array of people, including senior level management within the organization and with units and departments throughout the organization.
  • Respects personal privacy and maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Ability to work nights and weekendsWork independently with little supervision
  • California State Driver’s License
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