Director, Center for Student Engagement

Loyola University-Chicago
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$1.8
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Details


Position Number 8100116 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Department Name STUDENT ACTIVITIES Location Code STUDENT ACTIVITIES (03826A) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead and oversee the operations and management of eight (8) professional staff members, eight (8) graduate interns, 64 student workers. Directly supervise five (5) of the full-time staff members.

2. Provide leadership for the following areas within the Center of Student Engagement

Department of Programming,

Student Special Events,

Sorority & Fraternity Life,

Student Organizations and Budgets,

Commuter Student Life,

Graduate, Professional & Adult Student Life,

Leadership Programs;

2. Develop and lead strategic and assessment plan to determine Center's success within metrics and LUC's strategic plan;

3. Identify and create intentional spaces within signature programs, organizations, and leadership opportunities for students to benefit from engagement with community partners, businesses, alumni and campus partners such as Athletics, Residence Life, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Center for Black Student Excellence, Rambler Brotherhood Project, Wellness Center, Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Government Affairs, and Student Success;

4. Lead the Center as it infuses community engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion into foundational programs, trainings, and engagement;

5. Develop, oversee, and monitors Center's budgets totaling over $1.8 million (non-salary and student wages);

6. Establish and monitor business processes and procedures that provide efficient operation for the Center;

7. Develop, implement, and monitor policies for student organizations and special events which support student organization involvement and provide learning experience and that university resources are appropriately utilized and consistent with proper risk management procedures and center priorities;

8. Ensure compliance with university financial policies and regulations for staff directed programs and all student organizations;

9. Assures that staff in the center is trained on completion of financial transactions and budget allocation;

10. Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships and working partnerships with National Sorority and Fraternity Headquarters;

11. Oversee, in collaboration with Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, the student organization accountability system;

12. Co-advise Student Government Loyola Chicago (SGLC) with AVP for Diversity and Engagement and create intentional opportunities for the group to lobby and advocate for LUC's student body;

13. Collaborate with the Allocations Advisor and AVP for Diversity and Engagement to oversee the Student Government Loyola Chicago (SGLC) Allocation financial process;

14. Will serve as a partner and thought leader by facilitating outreach to community partners, national, regional, and local organizations, businesses and alumni with the purpose of increasing retention, students' sense of belonging, and revenue for students on and off campus;

15. Provide consultations, trainings and development to faculty/staff, organizations, businesses, alumni and campus partners who want to work with students, organizations, and campus-based programs, with the intention of promoting engagement and capacity building outside the classroom;

16. Ensure student engagement partnership strategies and best practices are well-communicated and widely adopted across the University by participating in key meetings and presentation opportunities;

17. Maintain database that manages engagement opportunities, student organizations, and leadership opportunities for students and strategic partners;

18. Serve as a representative of the Division for Student Development on select Divisional and Institutional Committees, including, but not limited to: Loyola University Public Engagement Committee and DSD Strategic Planning Committee;

19. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master's degree and 10-12 years of professional experience in student development, community leadership and engagement


  • Master's degree and 10-12 years of professional experience in student development, community leadership and engagement
  • 5-7 years of direct supervision experience; demonstrated ability to establish sustainable partnerships, create strategy and lead team to execute short and long-term goals.
  • Managerial experience strongly preferred.
  • Budget management experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships, outstanding communication and attention to detail.
  • Advising experience strongly preferred.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in program and event management preferred.
  • Experience working with student organizations/groups and knowledge of characteristics and co-curricular interests of students.
  • Experience supervising professional and student staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and social justice.
  • Certificates/Credentials/Licenses


    Computer Skills

    Proficient computer skills and ability to use MS Office Suite.

    Supervisory Responsibilities Yes Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No Physical Demands None Working Conditions Irregular Hours Open Date 07/28/2023 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    As one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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