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Director of Student Activities

Responsibilities: Coordination of the complete campus activities program, including scheduling events and facilities, supervising student organizations, and possibly monitoring the system of accounting for organizations. Usually reports to the chief student affairs officer on the campus. Responsibilities may include advising student government, publications, physical recreation and club sports, and occasionally intramural sports. Job responsibilities may be combined with those of union director or with assistant director for programs.

Special qualifications: Many of the same qualifications as for union director. An understanding of the value of student activities and of the motivations of students who participate in them. An understanding of and the ability to apply student development and learning outcomes theories. The ability to sustain communication with diverse groups, anticipate problems, reconcile conflicts, and maintain a strong philosophical base for student activities.

Experience: Experience in student programming and in advising student groups. Successful leadership experience in student organizations as an undergraduate. Expertise in training and leadership development is desirable.

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees usually are required in such areas as education, the behavioral or social sciences, counseling, or student development. Some institutions will recognize several years’ experience in lieu of a master’s degree.

Core competencies: Communication, Fiscal Management, Leadership, Management, Student Learning

Updated Jan. 20, 2013