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Director of Student Activities

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Open until filled. Review of qualified applications will begin on September 21, 2017. The following documents are required: Cover letter addressing qualifications for this position, resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College–Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment. Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer. EEO/AA If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.

Posting Details

Position Information

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Posting Information

Position Title Director of Student Activities
Position Number 800318
Posting Number 201500032P
Start Date 08/22/2017
Close Date 09/21/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions To Applicants

Open until filled. Review of qualified applications will begin on September 21, 2017.
The following documents are required: Cover letter addressing qualifications for this position, resume, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3) references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College–Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer.
EEO/AA

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.

Job Summary

The Director of Student Activities reports to the Dean of Student Services. The Director is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all Student Activities at Lamar State College Port Arthur. The Director also handles student discipline and assists with Title IX investigations. This job requires flexibility in schedule, often requires weekend and evening hours. Develops comprehensive student activities and educational programming for students including, but not limited to, social programming, movies, mental health, sexual assault and violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, diversity/cultural awareness celebrations.
Serve as member and/or chair of campus committees such as Student Service Fee Advisory, Fourth of July, Mardi Gras, Community Service, Homecoming, New Student Orientation, Campus Safety Committee, and other appointments.
Oversee preparation and distribution of student Parking hangtags, ID Services, and Student Handbook.
Advise Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors.
Coordinate the Emerging Leaders Program and Student Organization Advising and Registration.
Initiate review and adjudicate campus discipline and investigate Title IX cases as assigned.
Prepares, inputs, and distributes Student Survey Information and Entertainment evaluations. Prepares and monitors budgets and Institutional Effectiveness Unit plans.
Participate in professional organizations and associations.
Assist Student Services division with special events.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in a related field. Requires three to five years experience on jobs leading to this position, or similar jobs. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Texas driver’s license. Experience may be substituted for the education requirement.
Understanding of relevant higher education legal issues, risk management, student development, leadership, and organizational change. Ability to handle multiple tasks that quickly change from day to day, and counsel, advise, supervise, and lead groups and individuals.
Work collaboratively, trustworthy, and maintains confidentiality.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Ability to work weekend and evening hours.
Ability to supervise employees and students.
Working knowledge of personal computer and various software, including Excel, Word, and Outlook, as well as Social Media.
Ability to multi-task and solve problems.
Ability to evaluate programs and procedures.
Ability to deal with students, faculty, staff and general public in professional manner.
Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments.
Ability to promote the campus image.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with others.
Ability to follow established college policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in Student Development or related field preferred. Experience with student activities, leadership, Title IX, and student conduct in a higher education setting desirable.

SALARY Commensurate with experience.
Work Hours Full-time 40 hours a week. Some weekends and evenings required.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions

1.Coordinate, plan and support campus programming and activities for students.

Essential Job Functions

2. Designs, reproduces, and distributes monthly student activities calendar and publicizes events using social media.

Essential Job Functions

3. Advise the Student Government Association.

Essential Job Functions

4. Coordinate and execute parade participation and receptions.

Essential Job Functions

5. Supervise gaming area, student ID’s, and student parking. Inputs and updates student parking decal information.

Essential Job Functions

6. Advise and register student organization officers and faculty sponsors.

Essential Job Functions

7. Conduct and participate in leadership training activities, including the Emerging Leaders Program.

Essential Job Functions

8. Coordinate student involvement in community service projects.

Essential Job Functions

9. Coordinates special events and assist the Dean of Student Services as needed.

Essential Job Functions

10. Prepares and inputs, and distributes Student Survey Information and Entertainment evaluations. Prepares and monitors budgets and Institutional Effectiveness Unit plans.

Essential Job Functions

11. Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises student assistant assistants, including paperwork and payroll.

Essential Job Functions

12. Address student discipline and assist with Title IX investigations.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your computer skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience with Student Activities in a higher education setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you willing and available to work some evening and weekend hours?
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 2
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. Selective Service
  4. Transcripts 2
  5. Transcripts 3