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University of Rochester Assistant Director for Student Activities & Engagement - 237467 in Rochester, New York

Assistant Director for Student Activities & Engagement Job ID 237467

Location Eastman School Music Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 ESM Student Life Office


General Purpose:

The Assistant Director for Student Activities and Engagement works closely with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to assist, advise, and serve as a resource for students and recognized student organizations. This position creates, coordinates, and manages school-initiated on- and off-campus programs and activities for and with students.


Undergrad student organizations:

  • Advises recognized undergraduate student organizations to assist with their programming

  • Assists new student groups and organizations with navigating the process to become recognized

  • Co-advises (with the Asst. Dean of Student Affairs) the Eastman Students’ Association student leadership team to provide guidance and advice

  • Co-advises (with the Asst. Dean of Student Affairs) the Graduate Students’ Association to support their event planning and programming

  • Co-advises (with the Asst. Dean of Student Affairs) Eastman undergraduate and graduate students' associations and recognized student organizations

  • Assists and advises students in planning and managing larger monthly traditional, annual, community building events such as Welcome Weekend, Spooktacular, Winter Ball, Spring Fling, and Senior Week

Campus Event Planning

  • Develops and plans, with and for students, smaller regularly occurring on- and off-campus events throughout the academic year

  • Oversees and manages the annual Special Events, including but not limited to event development, planning, and management, online registration, communications, publicity, and promotions

  • Works with Asst. Dean of Student Affairs and Office for Residential Life to provide programming for Summer @ Eastman students

  • Provides on-site supervision of events and activities, occasionally during evenings and weekends

  • Serves as a resource for creative programming, promotion, and publicity ideas

Daily Student/Res Life Operations

  • Participates in the on-call rotation with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Director for Residential Life

  • Assists and supports the routine and daily operations of the Office for Student Activities and Engagement

  • Works with the Asst. Dean of Student Affairs in the management of student activity fee finances and the annual budgeting process

  • Works with the Asst. Dean of Student Affairs on program-related expenditures and revenue, and assists in overseeing departmental expenditures and revenues

  • Produces reports, conducts program evaluations, and analyzes data and trends within program areas


  • Conducts research and assessments on student activities and programs and is aware of program information and changing needs

  • Updates and maintains departmental online presence and print materials, including but not limited to website content, social media outlets, and newsletters

Leadership and Engagement

Assists in developing and presenting content for the annual student leadership training for student leaders

  • Facilitates the Undergraduate and Graduate Students' Association elections each spring

  • Engages students and student leaders in the creation, planning, execution, and promotion of school-initiated programs and activities that are social, educational, cultural, and recreational, with an emphasis on leadership development

  • Encourages community engagement, promotes collaboration and involvement, and builds community on campus

  • Serves as a resource to, and provides comprehensive direction, support, and guidance for, student leaders in planning co-curricular programs, projects, events, and initiatives such as social and recreational activities, diversity programs, and community and traditional celebrations

  • Develops relationships with, and serves as a liaison to, other University colleagues and departments

  • Coordinates with staff members in the implementation of The CARE Network at Eastman

  • Represents Eastman Student Activities in various meeting groups, including but not limited to:

  • Eastman Student Support Team (SST)

  • Eastman Dining Committee

  • Susan B. Anthony Women's Leadership Awards

  • Student Life Leadership Awards

  • Actively seeks out and participates in webinars, conferences, and other opportunities for professional development

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling or related field required

  • Master’s Degree preferred

  • Prior experience with event-planning, implementing and assessing student programs and two or more years professional work experience in student affairs or residence life required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication required

  • Intermediate level knowledge with Microsoft Excel, Outlook Word required

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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