Assistant Director for Training and Development

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) strives to transform student to transform the world.

The office mission is to maximize student potential through high quality, innovative programs and services.

The SLiCE office offers a broad range of programs and services for Colorado State University students, faculty, staff and the community in the areas of leadership development, student involvement, and service and volunteer programs. Through the programs at SLiCE, students find both support and resources to graduate as engaged, active participants and leaders in their local, national and global communities.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Training & Development is a critical supervisory position, which provides leadership, vision, and supervision of comprehensive co-curricular leadership programs. The Assistant Director will have an abiding concern for, and commitment to, serving the diverse needs of the university community, active promotion of an inclusive environment, and supporting the Lory Student Center as the focal point of campus life.

The Assistant Director is responsible for leading, designing, and implementing campus-wide co-curricular leadership programs and services, along with leading SHAPE, which is the Lory Student Center (LSC) student employee training and development program. The LSC employs 650 students annually. The SHAPE program encompasses new student employee orientations, developmental workshops and trainings designed to meet the designated learning outcomes, and recognition programs. The Assistant Director guides student employee supervisors to foster employee participation in SHAPE and coordinate assessment of learning outcomes.

The Assistant Director is responsible for recruitment, selection, and direct supervision of a full-time professional Program Coordinator for Co-Curricular Leadership and an average of 5 student hourly employees.

Required Job Qualifications

Earned Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, Student Affairs in Higher Education or a related field.

A minimum of 3 years full-time, professional experience in student affairs position in higher education.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Experience coordinating and/or facilitating leadership classes, workshops, or trainings.

Demonstrated experience directly supervising staff.

Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the value of leadership education as holistic student development and the ability to articulate such to a varied public.

Demonstrated commitment to leadership, social justice, and diversity with an understanding of and appreciation for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships.

Demonstrated experience with program planning, administration, and implementation of both small and large-scale programs.

Demonstrated experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, and group dynamics.

Strong interpersonal skills, including one-on-one support, working on a team, and interacting with a wide range of constituents.

Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills such as reports, proposals, professional correspondence, presentation content materials, etc.

Demonstrated experience with fiscal and risk management.

This position required organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure with multiple and consistently changing deadlines.

The successful Assistant Director must possess excellent interpersonal communication, organization and administrative skills, and demonstrated experience taking initiative in accomplishing goals.

This position requires a strong ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with multiple constituents including students, staff, faculty across campus offices/departments, and various community groups.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Leadership for general student body Duty/Responsibility

Provide leadership and oversight of leadership development retreats and conference, including program content, facilitation, logistical coordination, facilitator selection and training, contract management, student participant recruitment and selection, and assessment.

Oversee the implementation of the REAL Experience: Training and Readiness program, collaboratively coordinating the Leadership Preparation Certification process.

Foster collaborative, inclusive partnerships with university and community offices and departments to provide top quality co-curricular leadership training, education, and community involvement opportunities for students.

Interact with students participating in leadership programs to assist in organizational management challenges such as general problem-solving, mediation/conflict resolution, recruitment and retention of members, on-boarding, leadership transitions, risk management, etc.

Oversee the department level budget proposals from supervisees. Manage area over-all budget totaling approximately $250K for individual events as well as general programming efforts. Track all expenses. Collaborate with SLiCE Accountant and Director to create budget annually

Interpret and administer University policies and procedures relevant with leadership programs. Serve as an on-call contact during programs and staff retreats to problem solve situations and determine most appropriate course of action for student participants.

Percentage Of Time 28 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Leadership for LSC SHAPE program Duty/Responsibility

Provide leadership and oversight of SHAPE, the LSC student employee training
and development program for 650 students, including program content,
facilitation, logistical coordination, facilitator selection and training, student
employee recruitment, and assessment.

Lead multiple LSC new employee orientations monthly. Determine most
critical information to share and coordinate messaging with LSC Directors
and other essential organizational leaders.

Lead and coordinate all developmental activities and trainings aligned with
LSC student employee learning outcomes ensuring all LSC student employees
progress through the multi-semester program.

Determine and facilitate the tracking system for LSC student employees
participating in the SHAPE program.

Determine incentives for completion
of each stage of the program.

Coordinate all student employee recognition programs. Serve as the event-
planning coordinator for the annual graduation event organizing invitations,
program content, speakers, entertainment, recognition gifts, catering, etc.

Coordinate the LSC training and development committee comprised of student employee professional supervisors, in the on-going improvement and
assessment of learning outcomes and associated trainings.

Facilitate orientation and on-going training and development programs and
processes focused on LSC learning outcomes for student employment that
incorporates tenants of CSU’s Principles of Community.

Develop and manage SHAPE budget.

Percentage Of Time 28 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administrative Leadership Duty/Responsibility

Demonstrate active engagement with and support of the department Mission, Vision, and Values.

Serve in a leadership role on the SLiCE leadership team, contributing to
departmental initiatives, identifying and resolving department-wide issues, and communicating outcomes to direct report.

Contribute to SLiCE’s strategic planning, program design and implementation,
budget development and administration.
Develop, collect, analyze, maintain, and disseminate appropriate assessment data to determine growth and development opportunities for programs and services and to determine if student-learning outcomes are met.

Coordinate and complete semi-annual and annual program reports.

Attend and contribute to the success of all department, management team,
and full staff meetings along with all office retreats and trainings.

Meet regularly with supervisor to provide updates, monitor performance, seek
guidance, and provide feedback.

Complete progress, fiscal and year-end program reports.

Develop and maintain collaborative, supportive, and professional relationships
within the Department, Division, and University. Foster collaborative,
inclusive partnerships with university and community offices and departments
to provide top quality co-curricular service experiences for students.

Support colleagues and actively contribute to a collegial work environment by
demonstrating diplomacy and tact.

Demonstrate active engagement with and support of diversity of individuals,
opinions and perspectives.

Embrace and apply the tenants of a team model with student and career staff
to sustain an inclusive and trusting working environment.

Serve as a contributing member of SLiCE and the Lory Student Center staffs.
This could include but is not limited to retreat and workshop facilitation, staff
training planning and execution, program attendance, travel with Alternative
Breaks, ASCSU advising, and serving on committees to further support the
mission and purpose of SLiCE, the Lory Student Center, and the Division of
Student Affairs.

Percentage Of Time 24 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Personnel Management Duty/Responsibility

Supervision of 1 full-time Administrative Professional
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, mentor, and evaluate 1 FTE Administrative Professional Program Coordinator of Co-Curricular Leadership.

Serve as a mentor and role model to direct reports in relation to performance expectations, professional development, and student staff development/leadership.

Schedule and conduct individual weekly meetings with direct reports.

Conduct mid-year review and annual performance evaluation for direct reports and make salary decisions (negotiates hiring salary and determines annual merit increases).

Provide guidance to direct reports regarding professional development needs, career development, and career decisions.

Supervise Student Employees
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, mentor, and evaluate up to 5 student staff members who work independently and have delegated authority in the absence of professional staff to manage and make decisions for program delivery, conflict resolution, and customer service during 40-50 hours, weekly, in the SLiCE office.

Serve as a mentor and role model to student staff in relation to performance expectations, professional development, and student staff development/leadership.

Analyze staffing needs while considering budget, best practices, and any scheduled special events; decide on staffing adjustments and analyze the outcome.

Implement annual employee evaluations: conduct and review evaluations, identify patterns and recommend changes to improve employment process and/or work productivity.

Percentage Of Time 20

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 5/21 with a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, current resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Search Contact Kathy Krell 970-491-2027;

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.