Assistant Director, Marketing and New Student Orientation
Rochester Institute of Technology
July 26, 2018
Rochester, New York
Assistant Director, Marketing and New Student Orientation 3943BR Center for Campus Life Student Affairs
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 116A
Department/College Description The Center for Campus Life is one of the largest centers in the Division of Student Affairs. CCL leads RIT in driving student engagement. The Center supports and provides inclusive programs, services, and environments that foster engagement and connection to the RIT community. As a vital part of the Division of Student Affairs and the greater RIT community, members of Campus Life will value and espouse:
A student focused environment
Diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our operations
Collaboration and teamwork
An innovative culture
Continuous personal and professional development
In order to achieve these goals the Campus Life portfolio includes: Spirituality and Religious Life, The Q Center, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Off-Campus & Commuter Services, New Student Orientation, Student Government, College Activities Board, Clubs, Clubs Sports, Financial Services, Financial Services in support of Clubs & Organizations, Event Management Team, Tech Crew, and the Welcome Center.
Detailed Job Description Reporting to the Associate Director of Campus Life, New Student Orientation, the Assistant Director of Campus Life, Marketing is essential in creating a vibrant and engaging culture that enhances the student experience.
Major Responsibilities The Assistant Director is responsible for aspects of the Center for Campus Life's (CCL) marketing and communications initiatives. The Assistant Director provides leadership and strategic direction for para-professionals and undergraduate design staff including web developers, photographers, and digital content staff. In collaboration with the Associate Director, New Student Orientation and the Associate Director, Programs and Events, the Assistant Director contributes to the staffing, planning, design and execution of New Student Orientation and the approval and oversight of all sizes of student events.
New Student Orientation and Pre-Orientation: Actively supports the execution of a five-day fall New Student Orientation program including the recruitment, selection, and training of more than 200 student leaders. Additionally, the Assistant Director will take the lead in development and oversight of DiscoveRIT, which is a comprehensive pre-orientation program. Collaborate with campus partners from across the university to ensure the success of the programs offered. Conduct nation-wide research and benchmarking for similar pre-orientation programs.
Marketing and Communications: Manage the Center for Campus Life marketing and communications initiatives. Supervise and provide strategic direction for para-professionals and undergraduate student design staff, web developers, photographers, and digital content staff; work with divisional and university partners to promote and support engagement opportunities. Provide approval for all student event and club marketing items including posters, flyers, banners, clothing, and other marketing pieces as necessary.
Event Management and Registration Process: Provide support in the oversight of the event management and registration process including working closely with service providers in approving student events, managing communication, seeking approval from campus partners (i.e. Campus Safety, Catering, and Facilities Management Services) when appropriate, and in conjunction with other members of the CCL team, providing guidance for approving or denying all events.
This position requires a dynamic up and coming Student Affairs professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, an understanding of college student development, and strong administrative, organizational, and problem solving abilities.
A commitment to developing/supporting an inclusive/diverse community based upon the recognition of student rights and academic goals to foster learning and growth is essential. This position works closely with more than 200 student leaders, numerous campus partners, and a wide range of community members to advance the mission of the department, the Division of Student Affairs, and RIT.
Required Minimum Qualifications
2-3 years of professional experience (Graduate experience may be considered).
Supervision of undergraduate/graduate student staff members.
Significant work experience and demonstrated success working with college-age students.
Ideal candidate will have working knowledge and evidence of successful student development theory-based programming and first-year student needs/trends.
Sign language fluency or a commitment to learn
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to exercise judgment and independent initiative; handle time sensitive matters that require concise problem solving and confidentiality and/or sensitivity.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of constituencies within and outside of the university setting
Ability to understand, review, and interpret legal and risk management policies, compliance expectations, and university guidelines and procedures
Possess a deep understanding of a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-cultural issues.
Budget experience and acumen
Experience with staff development and supervision
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with student leaders
Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, and evaluating programming related to the student experience
Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in complex situations with competing priorities
Ability to maintain attention to detail and task completion in a fast-paced, student focused environment.
Proficiency or willingness to learn technology systems related to this role including Campus Groups, EMS, Canva, Social Media platforms, and others.
Masters degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Marketing, or related field strongly preferred.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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