Primary Role

Developing and implementing a comprehensive, student-centered program of campus activities and leadership development in Juniata College’s welcoming and engaged community.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Campus Activities

  • Advise and support student groups and organizations in their efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive schedule of campus activities programming.
  • Coordinate campus activities logistics in collaboration with other college offices, including facilities services, dining services, conferences and events, public safety, and performing arts.
  • Execute performance contracts.
  • Serve as a primary advisor to Student Government and a secondary advisor to Juniata Activities Board.
  • Supervise the student organization spaces in Ellis Hall and other buildings on campus.
  • Provide training and support for student organization advisors.
  • Work collaboratively with and serve as a resource for other departments within the Student Life division and across campus.

Leadership Development

  • Design and implement a comprehensive program of student leadership development, providing opportunities for students of varying abilities and experiences.
  • Cultivate and nurture emerging student leaders.
  • Provide necessary training and development opportunities for students to be successful club and organization leaders, in areas such as goal-setting, program planning, financial management, and marketing. 

Student Engagement

  • Effectively engage students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds to maximize the student co-curricular experience.
  • Be an approachable, responsive, and supportive resource for students, colleagues, and the local community.
  • Be creative and responsive to student interests with co-curricular initiatives.
  • Prepare students to successfully navigate institutional expectations and procedures.
  • Encourage students in communicating effectively with College administration, faculty, and staff.
  • Assist students with constructively resolving conflicts.
  • Regularly attend and actively participate in campus events. 

Staff Selection, Development, and Supervision

  • Recruit and retain a well-qualified diverse staff, which includes both full-time professionals and part-time student assistants.
  • Supervise, mentor, and develop professional and student staff.
  • Provide feedback to and conduct regular performance evaluations for staff. 

Administration and Management

  • Provide vision and leadership that advances the College’s mission and strategic plans.
  • Develop systematic assessment programs that seek to monitor trends and guide efforts to continually improve the co-curricular experience for Juniata students.
  • Build, manage, and maintain budgets. Provide oversight of student organization budgets.
  • Supervise the Ellis Hall Information Desk operation.
  • Cultivate an effective working relationship with all campus constituents, including students, faculty, and staff, alumni, Board of Trustees, and community/regional partners.
  • Have a working knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations. 
  • Serve on the Student Life management team.
  • Participate in the after-hours/emergency response rotation with other Student Life staff as needed.  

Supervision Required/Given

This position reports to the Associate Dean of Students.

Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years of progressive managerial experience in a higher education setting strongly desired, preferably in campus activities, leadership development, or related area.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule; regular evening and weekend work is required in this position.
  • Availability to respond to campus emergency/crisis situations in person in a timely manner as required by the on-call duty rotation.
  • Exceptional commitment to student development and engagement; student-centered.
  • Exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Innovative and visionary leadership in the face of change.
  • Strong mentoring, supervisory, and managerial skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Collaborative style.
  • Detail-oriented organizational skills.
  • Motivation and energy.
  • Creative problem-solving ability.