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Asst Dir of Wilks Programs

Apply now Job no: 501080
Department: VP of Student Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Student Services, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Asst Dir of Wilks Programs

 $46,000 - $49,000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Assistant Director is a member of the Center for Student Engagement, Activities, and Leadership team. The Center is a part of the Division of Student life and includes the Office of Student Activities; The Wilks Institute for Leadership and Service; and the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Assistant Director reports to an Associate Director of the Center and works with colleagues and stakeholders in the enhancement of leadership development and service engagement at Miami University. The Assistant Director is responsible for supervising at least one Graduate Assistant and provides supplementary support to additional Graduate Student staff and Practicum students. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with students, campus partners, community leaders, and departments to provide students with the opportunity to engage with communities of interest and develop a sense of belonging. The Assistant Director works with the entire Center and other colleagues to develop and implement opportunities for students to understand their leadership skills and how they can use them to positively impact the community.
The Assistant Director represents the Center through multiple campus committees that support the leadership, service, and civic engagement mission of the Institute. The Assistant Director also fosters close working relationships with campus partners, community partners, and community-based organizations.


Duties/Physical Demands:

● Exercise collaborative leadership within the Center to facilitate the coordination of the Wilks Fellows program (peer leaders/facilitators) and other traditional leadership, service, and community engagement programs.
● Work collaboratively with other areas of the Center to develop and implement leadership workshops and retreats designed to increase the leadership capacity of students, student organization leaders, and student organization advisors.
● Deliver workshops and programs designed to increase participation in Miami’s Gallup CliftonStrengths efforts.
● Serve as the Stakeholder representative for the Scholar Leader Living Learning Community. Work collaboratively with the Office of Residence Life designee to facilitate community programming and retreat opportunities for students selected to participate in the community. Teach one section of EDL 290, Nature of Group Leadership or similar course on a rotating basis.
● Assist the Associate Director with the creation of a student organization designed to expose students to leadership development and education. Members of the organization will serve as ambassadors for Gallup CliftonStrengths and other signature leadership programs.
● Facilitate the Leadership and Service Certificate Program.
● Execute U-Lead pre-semester leadership development program for first year students.
● Potentially supervise 1 Graduate Assistant, a Graduate Practicum student and up to 10 undergraduate student employees (Fellows).
● Assist the Associate Director and other Center team members with the implementation of large-scale service initiatives/days of service and community engagement activities designed to facilitate positive relationships between the City of Oxford residents, Butler County community members and Miami University students.
● Deliver workshops and programs designed to increase student awareness of and participation in community service and volunteerism.
● Assist with Center wide and Institute Social Media and website initiatives and updates.
● Actively participate in Student Life and University Committees. Represent the Center on several campus committees that are aligned with the service and community engagement missions of the Institute.
● Manage event/program processes for large scale events and work collaboratively with campus partners and off-campus partners and vendors to ensure the success of events.
● Willingness to work some nights and weekends to facilitate programs and activities designed to engage and serve students.


Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree
● One year of experience in higher education, student affairs, or a related field


Desired Qualifications:

● Master’s Degree in Leadership/Management, College Student Personnel, Social Work, Education or related field
● One or more years of professional experience in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related fields.
● Knowledge of or certifications in personal assessment instruments (Clifton Strengths, MBTI, Emotional Intelligence, International Coaching Federation, etc.).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

● Knowledge and effective application of service and community engagement theories.
● Proven ability to work with diverse populations.
● Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
● Demonstrated experience in supervision of student staff members.
● Familiarity with assessment practices.
● Familiarity with social media accounts and website management.


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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