Associate Director of the Student Union for Campus Life

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is searching for an Associate Director of the Student Union for Campus Life (including Greek Life). The Associate Director of the Student Union for Campus Life is responsible for providing leadership and vision for several university programs that directly impact campus life and the student experience, including Greek Affairs, Student Activities, and other programming initiatives and Student Union functions.

A strategic thinker, the Associate Director’s role is critical to assuring that the Bloomsburg University student experience meets the university’s overall vision and educational objectives. While the position has several areas of responsibility, immediate priorities of the position will be to provide leadership for the implementation of the recommendations in Bloomsburg University’s recently completed Review of Greek Life.

Responsibilities include:

  • The Associate Director is responsible for various aspects of student life programs and must make decisions that support the growth and development of those programs, understanding that because of the nature of those programs, their leadership has a significant impact on the Bloomsburg University student experience.

  • The Associate Director is responsible for completing strategic planning, utilizing an extensive base of experience, researching national and regional best practices, and gathering appropriate data to influence decision-making.

  • Because of the nature of the scope of responsibility, the Associate Director should be adept in multiple areas, including risk management, student leadership development, and most importantly, student development theory.

  • The Associate Director is responsible for working with staff to achieve critical outcomes, thus must exercise superior human relations skills.

  • The Associate Director will be representing the university to internal and external constituents regularly and must carry out those duties appropriately.

  • The scope of the Associate Director’s position requires adept leadership for strategic financial management of budgets from multiple sources, most notably E&G, Community Government Association, and auxiliary.

  • Supervises Assistant Director of Student Union for Greek Affairs and Director of Student Activities

  • Provides leadership for programming initiatives.

  • Provides leadership for selected building operations as directed or in the absence of the Director, inclusive of managing building staffing.

  • Ability to communicate, build relationships and work effectively with students, staff, faculty, alumni, national and international organizations, parents and members of the community.

  • Develop and implement student learning outcome driven assessment.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with diverse populations.

Qualifying Experience/Education:

Requirements include:

  • Master’s Degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, or related field.

  • Minimum 4 years of progressive responsibility in higher education.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Greek Life.

  • Minimum 3 years experience supervising professionals.

  • Experience in program development and strategic planning.

  • Knowledge of and experience in implementing best practices in risk management.

  • Demonstrated ability to advise students and student groups and facilitate training for students, advisers and volunteers.

Preferences include:

  • Experience in student union building operations.

Supplemental Information:

Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process.

Successful applicants will have addressed all required and preferred criteria as well as all of the responsibilities listed in this advertisement.

A complete application includes a cover letter addressing requirements and preferences for the position, resume, and contact information for three references. Submit application materials online at Questions may be directed to Search and Screen Committee Chair, Michael Botts,

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background check.

For full consideration, applications must be received by Sunday, July 29, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.

Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Phone: (570) 389-4529; Email: Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Masters
Organization : Bloomsburg University
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