The Assistant Director for Student Activities and Leadership Development is responsible for Assisting the OSDA Director in providing experiential learning and leadership development opportunities for New School students. The Assistant Director (AD) is responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of a variety of programs and services designed to support the development and leadership abilities of students, and to bring together The New School community. This position requires flexible hours as well as evening and weekend hours.
Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Activities to build a comprehensive and progressive leadership development program that partners with Student Success departments campus-wide Coordinate large scale student leadership programs and initiatives including the annual leadership retreat, ongoing leadership training and development workshops (to include taking a student delegation to annual leadership conference), the emerging leaders program, and end of year leadership awards Co-chair a committee to create a peer mentorship program Implement programs and activities for new students during fall and spring orientation including planning the annual block party Oversee the data management system (Presence) to capture relevant program data Develop goals, learning outcomes, and assessment measures for intentional civic engagement and social justice programming for students campus-wide Advise one or more student organizations Supervise and train student assistants to support daily office function Collaborate with the Director of Communication to manage and update OSDA communication channels including the website, newsletters and social media portals Support the recruitment, selection, training and supervision of Orientation Activity Coordinators and Orientation Leaders Support student organization recruitment, development, and growth Manage OSDA budget expenditures through the MyDay online system Support and model collaboration between OSDA and the larger division of Student Success Implement comprehensive civic engagement education and activities around voter registration and education leading up to local and national elections Work with the OSDA team to develop a strategic direction for the department Provide direction for marketing and promotion of programs, services, and activities Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required; Minimum three years full-time professional work experience in student affairs Knowledge and practice of student development theory Shows initiative, demonstrates high productivity; sets limits for self and others; functions competently under pressure; assumes responsibility in situations requiring action, effectively directs actions of others. Experience working with student organizations and program planning Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment Willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to listen attentively, support ideas and actions of others, ability to give negative feedback constructively, encourages other to take part in problem solving, helps group(s) stay on target, and generates goals and action agendas. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills with the ability to work well with diverse populations (community members, faculty, staff, and students). Ability to make professional public presentations. Computer experience sufficient to utilize e-mail, electronic calendar, word-processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
Master's degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration or related area is preferred
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.