Reporting to the Dean of Student Life, the Director of Student Activities serves as a key member of the Division of Student Affairs. The Director will assist in planning, promoting, and managing a broad spectrum of campus activities and programs which will cultivate a vibrant/active social life and help to nurture student leadership development, socialization, emotional growth and wellness.
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.
Plans and coordinates multiple and complex campus programs and events, including the campus activities fair during orientation week.
Actively engages in planning and coordinating evening and weekend programming activities on campus as well as day and break trips throughout the academic year.
Fosters relationships with entertainment agencies and vendors through the negotiation of contracts and booking of local, regional and national entertainment acts.
Creates effective marketing strategies for programs and events sponsored by Student Activities.
Provides functional event support and management for Student Activities and various clubs, organizations and groups.
Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of campus life programming, including various first-year orientation activities, campus activities, club and organization special events.
Manages Student Activities budget and capital requests for the department.
Serves as the primary advisor for student clubs and organizations to strengthen participation, support leaders and coordinate program endeavors.
Works closely with student leaders to facilitate excellent event management and provide on-site support for events held on campus. Provides one-on-one advice to students in regard to student activities issues and needs.
Assists with planning and facilitation of campus traditions, events and other programs.
Manages the registration process for new student organizations and maintains student organization records.
Schedules daily and weekly meetings with clubs and organizations.
Works with the Executive Committee (EC) to communicate policies and procedures related to budget allocation and other EC procedures to student organizations in a timely manner.
Advises recognized student organizations responsible for large-scale University events, such as Fancy Dress, and those facilitated by the Generals Activities Board. Assists with the execution of contracts and event planning logistics.
Conducts training sessions and provides documents to educate new and returning student leaders about University policy. Works closely with Resident Advisers to promote campus-based programs, day trips, and hall programming initiatives.
Markets events to the student body on behalf of clubs and organizations through social media, campus newsletters, and other communication channels.
Maintains Student Activities website and provides updated content to Student Dashboard on University’s main landing page.
Supervises and manages student employees and major program projects.
Advises organizations hosting large-scale events on campus.
Works with Facilities Management, Dining Services, Public Safety and Student Affairs staff on various needs for event planning.
Approves fliers and banners for student organization events in Elrod Commons.
Participates in professional development activities. Serves on division or campus committees. Participates in trainings and conferences.
Assists deans in the construction of annual reports and other required documents.
Other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm with occasional evening and weekend hours required.
Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree is required in counseling, higher education, student personnel or a related discipline. Must have experience in student programming and in advising student groups. Expertise in training and leadership development is desirable. Significant and progressive experience as well as proven leadership in campus-based programming is desired. Must have an understanding of the value of student activities and the reasons students participate in such endeavors. Application of student development and learning outcomes theories, along with the ability to communicate with diverse groups, anticipate problems, reconcile conflicts, and maintain a strong philosophical base for student activities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required. Upload both required documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.
External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Working Conditions: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Types of Work: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Position Type: Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible
Minimum Pay: $71,479.00 - Pay Commensurate with Experience
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a ...campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.