Director of Student Involvement & Service

Posted in , on 05/03/2013

LaGrange College

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LaGrange, GA


LaGrange, GA

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Reporting to the Associate Provost and Dean of Student Engagement, the Director of Student Involvement & Service position is a key member of the senior leadership team for the Division of Student Engagement.  A new addition to Student Engagement, this position works with the Dean to provide primary leadership for the College’s co-curricular learning program.  Specifically, this position will partner with the Dean to create a comprehensive plan that provides targeted opportunities for student involvement in extracurricular activities which complement in-class learning, foster interpersonal development, and encourage greater commitment to the College.  This position will supervise two professional housing staff members with collateral assignments in the student involvement area (to be determined based on the strengths of the successful candidate), the unit’s student employee program, as well as graduate assistant support.  Overall, the Director of Student Involvement & Service position maintains primary leadership or supervisory responsibility for the following areas of the co-curricular learning program: (a) Greek life, (b) Orientation, (c) student organizations, (d) community service, (e) leadership development, and (f) SGA programming.

This is an ideal position for seasoned or relatively new professionals seeking to expand and diversify their skills; energetic and motivated candidates are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity.  The Director of Student Involvement & Service role is a 12-month position that includes a competitive salary and excellent benefit package.  LaGrange College, the oldest private institution in Georgia founded in 1831, is a vibrant, student-centered liberal arts institution located in beautiful LaGrange, Georgia (45 minutes South of the Atlanta International Airport and within an hour of Auburn, Alabama).

Additional Job Duties:

  • Arrange and manage the annual student involvement fair.
  • Supervise student volunteer and paid student staff, when available; manage the selection as well as training for these student volunteers and employees.
  • Serve as a College conduct officer investigating and adjudicating allegations of student and organizational misconduct in an educational manner that encourages the personal development of the student.
  • Provide leadership and direction for all assessment functions within the Office including periodic assessments to measure how the Office is meeting the needs of students and achieving its educational mission.
  • Assist the Dean in providing Office budgetary oversight and forecasting.
  • Assist the Dean in revising existing policies and developing new policies pertaining to the Office as needed.
  • Participate in the Division’s emergency on-call duty rotation as needed.
  • Serve on various College committees and/or task forces as requested.
  • As with all Division of Student Engagement employees, the Director of Student Involvement & Service is expected to engage in continual professional development by maintaining a knowledge of current literature, trends, and best practices in student affairs/higher education administration as well as conducting themselves in a professional manner that promotes the mission of the Division of Student Engagement and the College.

Minimum Qualifications
Either a Bachelor’s degree and three years of direct professional student activities experience – or – Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, public administration, counseling, law, or related field from an accredited institution and zero years of professional experience.  Previous advising and/or significant leadership roles in collegiate student organizations, leadership development organizations, community service initiatives, and/or Greek-letter organizations required.  Previous experience organizing large-scale public events and previous experience w ith orientation programs preferred.   Membership as well as prior leadership positions in an IFC, NPC, or NPHC organization is also preferred.  This position requires significant evening and weekend work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to the mission of church affiliated liberal arts institutions like LaGrange College.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice in the collegiate setting.
  • Proven record of being able to utilize effective time management, organization, prioritization, and attention to detail while performing multiple duties, often under stress.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, written, as well as oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute complex events.
  • Experience advising or prior significant leadership roles in student organizations, student leadership development programs, community service initiatives, SGA, or Greek-letter organizations.
  • Ability to foster relationships across campus and build collaborative programs with faculty.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with current technology and social networking platforms to advertise programs that reach the student body.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the connection between student affairs and the educational mission of the College.
  • Proven record of innovative and strategic thinking as well as a passion for building and adapting programs to meet the changing needs of today’s students.

The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature.  It is not intended to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Additional job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific requirements of the department and the College

How to apply :

To apply electronically, please submit a resume to or you may apply by mail: Dawn Coker Human Resources LaGrange College 601 Broad Street LaGrange, GA 30240 LaGrange College is an equal opportunity employer. Persons applying to LaGrange College for employment will be required to satisfactorily complete a background screening process.

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