The Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University is a professional school with 140 full-time faculty serving more than 4,000 students on two campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Founded in 1972, the school was the first in the nation to combine public policy, management, and administration with environmental science. The O’Neill School provides international scope, influential research and focused opportunities for students to pair a comprehensive foundation of knowledge with hands-on experience in the field. Its more than 34,000 alumni work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors around the world.
The O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs seeks an Assistant Director of Graduate Student Engagement to develop and implement student programming initiatives that align with the School's academic offerings and strategic priorities. Reporting to the Associate Director of Graduate Student Services, the Assistant Director is responsible for establishing and executing co-curricular enrichment initiatives that support the academic success and professional development of O'Neill master's students studying public affairs, environmental science, environmental sustainability, arts administration, and healthcare management. The Assistant Director is responsible for implementing initiatives including but not limited to orientation for both residential and online students; the Graduate Teaching/Research/Administrative Assistantship assignment program; the Master of Arts in Arts Administration (MAAA) Symposium; the Student Life Activities Council (SLAC), which provides oversight of O'Neill's professional student organizations; the O'Neill Wider World annual student conference; student veteran engagement; and other student life/organizational programming. This position must be proactive in creating innovative and new engagement opportunities that meet the academic and professional needs of O'Neill master's students that complement what students are learning in the classroom, both residentially and virtually. Additionally, the Assistant Director is responsible for evaluating and measuring the success of all student engagement initiatives to influence future programming. In collaboration with the Associate Director of Graduate Student Services, the Assistant Director maintains a strategic communications plan for current master's degree students and will support academic advising initiatives across degree programs during peak times. In addition, this position works collaboratively with colleagues in O'Neill and on the IU campus to ensure excellence in providing student support services and resources. The Assistant Director also collaborates with the Master's Programs Office enrollment management team to communicate the School's engagement and programming opportunities to prospective students and applicants. This position is expected to maintain and develop relationships as well as work collaboratively with faculty and administrators on the IU campus, and in the School to enhance the graduate student experience.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in higher education administration.
Exceptional administrative skill set including the ability to balance multiple projects/programs concurrently and adapt to shifting priorities and deadlines. Demonstrate capacity to work independently and within a team setting. Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to establish and maintain strong, positive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff. Requires flexible work schedule. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint).
Master’s Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, or other relevant area. Experience in an area related to student life or engagement such as residential life, recruitment, student services, marketing, program development and/or enrollment management. Formal training and experience with best practices in student engagement.
Consideration will be given for graduate assistantships.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3SA
Department: THE O'NEILL SCHOOL - BL SPEA (BL-SPEA-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 75386
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.