Director, Assistant, Student Life

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 2, 2021
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The Assistant Director performs tasks related to planning, organizing and supervising the delivery of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs for students.  The Assistant Director works in conjunction with the Director of Student Life coaching/mentoring and developing campus student leaders from the Student Government Association and various clubs. Provides consultation to clubs regarding their activities and community service initiatives.  Develops, plans, and implements a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular programming activities designed to provide adult students with opportunities for personal growth and leadership development. The Assistant Director is responsible for developing programming that meets the needs of our diverse student body through engagement in Student Life, leadership, and campus activities.  S/he supervises eight student leaders in the Student Government Association overseeing/contributing to the planning, organization, promotion, and evaluation of events on all GTCC campuses: Jamestown, High Point, Cameron Campus, Greensboro and three Aviation campuses as well as work with the online student community for student engagement.  The Assistant Director will work with the Director to expand student activities throughout the summer.  S/he will plan, coordinate, execute, and assess educational, leadership, and social development opportunities for students throughout the entire calendar year in support of college-wide retention initiatives.  Works closely with the Director to establish departmental goals and objectives and works to support those objectives through programming and developing assessment tools for programs presented throughout the academic year. Work with the Director to compile and analyze data related to student participation and program evaluation, working with our online community for student engagement.  
  • Establish diverse co-curricular activities that will expand the social, cultural, leadership and student development needs of students on all campus locations of GTCC: Aviation (3 locations) Cameron, High Point, Greensboro and Jamestown. Plan, implement and direct – in counsel with student leaders – social, multi-cultural and educational programs, such as Fun Friday at the Fountain, Welcome Week, Pink Party, and end of semester activities. Work with student leaders to plan, organize, promote, supervise and evaluate Student Life programs, events and activities to meet the needs of the students.  Coordinate, communicate and implement along with the Campus Dean a variety of student life activities that engage the communities on these campuses outside the classroom. In conjunction with the Director of Student Life, advise the Student Government Association (4 SGA Senators, 4 SGA Officers, and volunteer SGA Representatives) through meetings, events, organizational communication, one-on-one conferences, teambuilding sessions, and leadership retreats; coordinate leadership topic to be discussed at SGA meetings in conjunction with the SGA President.  Explore non-traditional programming options that will connect students to the college experience.  Maintain social media updates related to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the Student Government Association. 

  • The Assistant Director of Student Life develops and implements programs and activities that enhance the student experience as well as educates the campus community on issues of diversity and inclusion. The assistant director is an advocate for traditionally underrepresented students and serves as a liaison to the campus community for student needs.

  • Design and implement various workshops and seminars on leadership development, diversity and team building for campus student leaders with potential expansion to the body as a whole.

  • Participate in regional and national organizations pertaining to student development

  • Actively serve on college committees as appointed.  

  • Participate in relevant college, state, national, professional workshops/conferences, meetings, etc.  

  • Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. 
  • Perform all other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.  
Difficult Challenges
  • Commuter student population enhances challenges for student involvement 
  • Campus locations of Aviation, Cameron, High Point, and Greensboro pose challenges in staffing
  • Programming for specific campus locations can prove difficult due to the technical programs’ class schedule 
  •  Online programming environment can also present challenges
  • Daily: supervisor re: planning, updates and reports. 
  • Daily: SGA students re: planning
  • Weekly: Events Scheduler re: planning, reservation updates 
  • Weekly: Communications Specialist re: emails/texts to be sent to students about upcoming events
  • Monthly:  Department Chairs/Directors/Dean re: Upcoming events, partnerships and programs
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or closely related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution 
Education Preferred
Master’s Degree in Counseling, Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or closely related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution 
Experience Required
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience with student activities in higher education, student services, or related professional work at the post-secondary level is required 
  • Experience in program development, workshop planning, and excellent presentation skills.
  • Experience/knowledge of social/cultural barriers impacting student involvement in Student Life.
Experience Preferred
  •  2-4 years of higher education experience, student services or related professional work at the post secondary level
  • Significant experience working with students of color at the post-secondary level
KSA Required
  • Exhibited skills in interpersonal relations, verbal and written communication, administration and supervision.
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member as well as the ability to work independently using good judgment and analytical skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, and the general public.
  • A thorough understanding of Student Development theory.
KSA Preferred
  • Knowledge of community college practices and philosophy
  • Strong understanding of the mission of the community college and a focus on student success
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Working knowledge of computer and various computer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Datatel (database) software
  • Working knowledge of social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for communication with students
Department/Job Specific Requirements
  • Must have and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as determined by the supervisor to cover the necessary hours.  Registration, orientation, graduation, and other heavy work periods will require additional hours.  Evening and weekend hours are required to meet the needs of programs, events, and retreats.  Day and overnight travel is required for programming. 
  • Must be able to maneuver independently among offices, buildings, campus locations, and off-site locations as necessary to complete job requirements.
  •  Physical requirements include those for general office employment, such as: sitting, standing, keyboarding, and light lifting (of up to approximately 25 pounds).  Must be able to move tables and chairs as needed for activities

The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: 
  • Ethics
  •  Safety/Shooter on Campus
  •  Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
  •  Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  •  Other training may be required as determined applicable. 
Physical Demands
Physical Activity: Long periods of standing and or walking
Environmental Hazard(s): <15%
Lifting: <=20lbs.
Posting Type Staff