Director of Student Leadership and Runyan Center
July 09, 2013
Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Director of Student Leadership and Runyan Center in the Office of Student Development. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full-benefit package.
The Director of Student Leadership and the Runyan Center is primarily responsible for the development and oversight of a robust student leadership program, the student activities board and coordination of organizational advising. The Director plays an active role in the general administration of the department. This position reports to the Vice President and Dean of Student Development and is an active member of the Division of Student Development.
At all times, the Director models respect for student concerns, respectful engagement with College constituencies, and supports the College mission. Utilizing exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the Director establishes collaborative relationships with Residence Life as well as a variety of campus resources beyond the Division of Student Development.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Within the Division of Student Development, this position will create, develop and provide oversight of student leadership initiatives. Specifically:
- Develop and implement benchmark student leadership curriculum, programs and concepts for the campus community in a manner that supports the academic mission and goals.
- Provide values-based, dedicated leadership for a comprehensive student leadership program.
- Develop and coordinate annual training for student leaders.
- Develop and coordinate faculty adviser roundtables.
- Co-advise student government.
- Audit, review and recreate risk management policies and training for student government and organizations; advise Student Development colleagues as appropriate.
- In collaboration with the Vice President and Dean of Student Development, create and develop a leadership award/achievement program.
- Work collaboratively with the Center for Integrated Learning to expand civic and community service locally and through national opportunities, i.e., alternative service breaks.
- Provide oversight and guidance to New Student Orientation, supervising a student intern and committee structure.
- Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate employees and student staff members in Runyan Center.
- Coordinate on-site support and supervision of events and assist with marketing and web-based materials.
- Provide training and oversight for the Student Organizations Council.
- Divisional and campus committee work, support for assessment and participation in Administrator-On-Call rotation.
Experience & Qualifications
- A bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of relevant experience in college student personnel administration, higher education or a related field of study is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
- Knowledge and commitment to student development theory and the changing needs of college students is essential.
- Ability to design, implement and assess training and programming curricula.
- Understanding of the liberal arts mission and/or commitment to learning and supporting an educational model focused on the whole person and critical thinking.
- Successful experience at the collegiate level in the area of program coordination and student organization advising.
- The successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in an organized manner.
- Previous experience related to diversity education and training; willingness to partner with campus colleagues in the co-curricular development of leadership and diversity competencies for students.
- Basic proficiency with technology and social media; previous budgetary management.
- Direct experience advising student government; management of student leadership/organizations within a college or university environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience utilizing a theoretical foundation related to the principles and practices of leadership development and application; experience with Social Change model or similar is helpful.
- Previous experience with a values-centered advising model and engagement with teaching faculty on a highly diverse campus; international experience is a plus.
- Previous experience and/or training with critical student concerns, i.e. crisis, behavior, sexual harassment, bystander, Stop the Hate, etc.
- Commitment to ongoing professional development and/or experience contributing to broader campus service and professional organizations within student affairs and higher education.
- Familiarity with the principles of consensus, sustainability and a culture of global concern.
Please send a letter of application that addresses the various responsibilities of the position; resume; and the name, position title, e-mail address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:
Human Resources Office
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095
This search has been postponed until September 2013. Review of applications will resume at that time and continue until the position is filled.
Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).