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Associate Director of the College Union

Responsibilities: The associate director is largely responsible for day-to-day management of union facilities, events, and activities, including but not limited to building operations, student employee and support staff supervision, program board and student organization advising, overseeing marketing activities, and assisting with conferences and special events. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates full-time activities and operations staff as well as the graduate assistants, interns, practicum students, student managers, and student staff necessary to carry out operations and programs. Assists with the development and administration of the annual budget. Assists in policy development and implementation for the union. Conducts research and prepares reports to assess the needs of the campus community in regard to the union's programs and services and evaluates the effectiveness of offerings provided. The associate director is responsive to student development and educational needs, and participates in the establishment and implementation of the union’s goals and objectives.

Special qualifications: Skill in communication including public presentations; ability to meet assigned objectives and goals within specified time periods. The associate director must be able to function independently and professionally in the assigned program areas of the union. The associate director will advise, coordinate, train, and supervise employees. Knowledge of fiscal accounting and personnel management. Must have a thorough understanding of the complex operations and structure of a university. 

Experience: A minimum of five years of full-time experience in programming or operations is required. Demonstrated expertise in the areas of programming, advising, facilities management, staff supervision, budget management, and training programs is necessary. Demonstrated supervisory experience and fiscal management is a requirement. Experience managing a resource center dedicated to supporting student organization activities is preferred. Experience coordinating comprehensive major events, preferably in a higher education setting, is necessary.

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred in college student personnel or related field.

Core competencies: Communication, Fiscal Management, Leadership, Management, Planning

Updated Jan. 20, 2013