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Director of Student Engagement & Development
Student Success & Enrollment Management

The Director of Student Engagement & Development is primarily responsible for developing and implementing extra- and co-curricular programming to complement a diverse student body’s academic experiences and promote lifelong learning. The director also mentors and supervises student volunteers, staff, and student organization leaders, and works extensively with faculty, staff, and community partners to engage students in campus life. This position requires creativity, excellent communication skills, and diplomacy. The director assists in an environment for collaboration and interaction among students, college employees, college administration, and the community. The director also serves as the college contact for state and local agencies on issues related to student development, such as drug and alcohol awareness, mental health resources, voter registration, and crime awareness/prevention.

  • Provide leadership in developing Student Engagement programming and events in Wye Mills, the Cambridge Center, online, and other locations as needed;
  • Actively partner with other campus departments and external partners to maintain a student-centered, collaborative environment and culture;
  • Development of New Student Orientation programming for incoming freshmen; Management of Corner of Care, the college’s food pantry including inventory, budgeting, and overall student need processes;
  • Supervise full-time, part-time, temporary, and student employees;
  • Serve as advisor for the Student Government Association;
  • Serve as administrative liaison to student organizations which includes providing organization orientations for student organization leaders and advisors; serving as cost-center budget manager for student clubs and organizations;
  • Oversee Campus-wide Student Engagement activities, including organizing and overseeing annual events, including, but not limited to, an annual campus-wide recognition ceremony, student participation for Advocacy Day;
  • Oversee the collection and review of data and other evaluative components used in program improvement;
  • Oversee office and student organization budgets and contract negotiations;
  • Participate in professional development, and develop professional development opportunities for students, student organization advisors, and other groups in support of the mission of Student Engagement;
  • Recommend, implement, and maintain technological innovations appropriate to department goals and student needs;
  • Provide leadership in developing, articulating, and reviewing written Student Engagement policies and procedures;
  • Serve on college standing and ad hoc committees;
  • Serve as a College contact for state and local government agencies on issues related to programs like alcohol, voter registration, drug, and safety awareness and prevention;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • A minimum of two years of experience with student activities or related events planning;
  • Two years of budget management experience;
  • Two years of experience supervising others;
  • Two  years of experience with compliance or other issues related to student health or safety;
  • Demonstrated experience with program development or student mentoring;
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to train and work with colleagues to implement new technologies, including social media;
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills;
  • Commitment to a collaborative, team-oriented work environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to advocate for student diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Most of the job is sedentary, however, occasional periods of light work may be required, lifting up to approximately 35 lbs. occasionally,
  • The worker will be exposed primarily to inside office conditions,
  • Other physical requirements will include, but may not be limited to, the following physical activities:
  • Oral and written communication,
  • The employee must be able to receive, understand, and communicate verbal and written instruction and communicate in the English language.
  • Visual acuity appropriate for a normal administrative-type position,
  • Hearing,
  • Fingering,
  • Grasping,
  • Pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching, - occasionally
  • Bending, stooping, kneeling, - occasionally
  • Climbing stairs – occasionally
  • Walking – frequently
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Occasional travel may be required (<25% of the time).



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