Position Overview & Responsibilities

The Director of the Office of Student Involvement is responsible for the oversight of this department that provides a variety of programming, leadership development, and support of over 60+ student organizations and fraternity and sorority life. With this individual’s leadership and strategic planning, this department will provide meaningful co-curricular opportunities for students to engage in activities that cultivate involvement, leadership development, and self-exploration. These involvement opportunities will build community and connection, assist students in transition and belonging, and promote learning. The leader for this office will work to connect department goals and objectives to the Merrimack Colleges agenda for the future that plans to make strides in the following areas: mission, impact, and growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, ensure that students are afforded opportunities to develop personal responsibility for their safety and wellbeing and the wellbeing of the entire community.

  • Provide leadership, oversight, strategic planning, and management for the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Involvement while providing excellent service, engagement, and support for student leaders, student organizations, fraternity and sorority life and their role within the campus community.

  • Provide leadership in the financial management of the department and our student organizations; review and monitor budget accounts; oversee financial transactions for student organizations; and develop systems, policies and procedures to monitor expenditures by student organizations.

  • Supervise directly and indirectly both Coordinators and Graduate Fellows.

  • Oversee the creation, promotion, and execution of large-scale programming initiatives that spur student connection and engagement.

  • Collaborate with other key stakeholders in providing engagement opportunities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Execute contracts and required paperwork for events involving outside vendors.

  • Lead and execute the division wide LEAD and Senior Awards ceremony.

  • Oversight of all leadership development programs that can be utilized to train student employees, student leaders, and all members of the campus community.

  • In conjunction with a graduate fellow, advise our nationally recognized leadership organizations.

  • Directly support large, active student organizations through advising them in all aspects of event planning and management, leadership development, and daily operations.

  • Serve as department liaison for space booking software, EMS.

  • Lead and support our campus partners that serve on the programming committee in coordinating all programmatic concepts to guarantee a full and robust programming calendar for our students. This includes the management of the Warrior Network (student engagement platform).

  • Serve on campus committees and work as a liaison with Student Affairs offices to help coordinate programming efforts.

  • Participate as a member of the Student Affairs division in campus wide events such as commencement, orientation, move-in, and other campus-wide events throughout the year.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, Counseling, or a related field required. Minimum of 5 years of full-time experience in Student Involvement, Greek Life, or Multicultural Affairs preferred.

Experience:

  • Understanding of working in a college environment.

  • Supervision experience required.

  • Budget oversight required.

  • 5-7 years’ experience within a Student Affairs staff.

  • Prior work experience with Student Involvement preferred.

Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more inclusive institution of higher learning.

  • Resume

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations & Remote Work:

Unless otherwise stated above, this is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260- acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: 8/26/22

Position Code: 1005