Assistant Director of Student Involvement (Student Media)
College of the Holy Cross
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2799364
Assistant Director of Student Involvement (Student Media)
About College of the Holy Cross:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Associate Director (leadership), the Assistant Director of Student Involvement is responsible for providing support to student-supported media specifically; supports the office's leadership programming generally; and supports the major events and late-night programming.
The Office of Student Involvement (OSI), in collaboration with the Student Government Association, advises and supports a variety of social media outlets, including The Spire student newspaper, WCHC student radio station, and the Purple Patcher yearbook. Additionally, OSI offers a robust ecosystem of leadership opportunities and programming designed to promote and develop core leadership skills and abilities for the elected members of recognized student organizations, the Division's student leaders, and for students at the College generally. Finally, OSI, in collaboration with SGA and RSOs, offers many opportunities for students to socialize, gather, and make connections through major events and late-night programming.
The assistant director is responsible for liaising with campus partners and key stakeholders; student and club advising; event management; space management; budget management; risk management; marketing and communications; and assessment.
The assistant director must demonstrate an ability to deliver high quality work; work effectively as part of a team; maintain a commitment to holistic student development; have strong interpersonal and communication skills; and be able to foster strong relationships with campus partners. The assistant director must also demonstrate an ability to approach their work in a manner consistent with the College's identity as a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts college in a residential setting.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
Subject Matter Expertise
Serves as the office's expert in the areas of student-supported media. Additionally, works to support the office's leadership programming, major events, and late-night programming.
Serves as the business contact for student-supported media, including the student newspaper, yearbook, and radio station
Liaises with their faculty advisors to ensure compliance with college expectations and federal regulations
With the faculty advisors, provides appropriate training and maintains relevant documentation
Works with the Associate Director for Leadership on projects and initiatives related to the office's leadership programming and the RSO program.
Advises RSOs on training matters, and provides assistance with RSO training and documentation
Major events and late-night programming
Works with student organizations and club advisors to plan and implement significant events
Works with the Assistant Dean/Director and other staff in OSI to plan and implement major events and late-night programming
Shares supervision and support of student workers, graduate assistants, and interns as relevant and appropriate.
Collaborate with key campus stakeholders, including but not limited to staff in Student Affairs, the Career Development Center, the J.D. Power Center, Athletics, the Chaplains Office, etc.
Strategic Planning / Assessment
Utilize data and feedback to drive change and sustain standard practices
Develop and execute annual goals and annual assessment plans
Recommends and implements changes based on best practices and benchmarking
Collaborates with the appropriate campus partners to plan and implement both small- and large-scale, and virtual and in-person, events, including Conference Services, Facilities, ITS, etc.
Utilizes EMS and CampusGroups to manage and promote events.
Ensures that student club-sponsored events adhere to the College's policies and procedures.
Develops marketing guidelines and trainings for RSOs, including on-campus outreach, community communications, and social media usage
Works with others in OSI to market relevant materials, including social media usage
Coordinate overall risk management activities and prevention for the RSO Program, including identifying and liaising with individuals designated as campus subject matter experts in specific areas of risk.
Monitors RSO budget status and ensures business processes are established, followed, and maintained
Works with others in OSI to ensure adherence to good budgeting practices
Student Advising and Mentorship
Advise and mentor student leaders, providing appropriate feedback and maintaining group morale
Work with others in OSI to contribute to a culture of teamwork and collaboration
Support OSI efforts and priorities
Other duties as assigned
Masters degree is strongly preferred but not required. 1-2 years of progressive experience in student activities, student leadership, student development, or a closely related field.
A desire to work in a fast-paced; diverse and vibrant global institution is essential.
An understanding of and appreciation for student development in a Jesuit Catholic context and a passion for working with students.
Must be able to work collaboratively, independently and be able to make sound decisions independently.
Must be self-motivated, able to operate independently and reach effective decisions.
Demonstrate intercultural, diversity and inclusion competencies and a commitment to working with diverse populations.
Must be available for some night and weekend work.
Proficient in all Microsoft suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
Dependability & Flexibility
Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
Proficient Problem Solving
Understands Risk Management
Strong Teamwork & Team Facilitation
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. Applicants believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.
This is a full-time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities which you can read more about here.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.