Assistant Director for Union and Involvement Services, Union and Involvement Services

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Assistant Director for Union and Involvement Services - Involvement and Engagement

May 20, 2020

The Assistant Director for Union and Involvement (U&I) Services - Involvement and Engagement position is designed to create a sense of community and affinity to the University by coordinating/overseeing involvement and engagement initiatives for the department and assisting with critical aspects of facility needs. It is expected this role will have a shared responsibility with other Union and Involvement Services staff members for the efficient, safe, and effective functioning of all student events and Union needs. This position also has primary responsibility for mentoring and advising student leaders affiliated with the Student Activities Board and Homecoming Committee in addition to U&I staff. The individual in this role is considered exempt.

A full job description can be found here:



  • Assist with the recruitment, interview, hiring, training, and supervision of student employees. Direct oversight for select roles/positions:  Organizational Development Staff, Leadership Specialist, etc.;
  • Serve as a primary advisor of Student Activities Board (SAB) - assist with any relevant training, selection, programming and on-going initiatives; 
  • Provide direct oversight/advisement to the Homecoming Coordinator and Committee;
  • Support the Graduate Assistant for U&I Services in their advisement of the Funds Allotment Council. Serve as Advisor to FAC if position is unfilled. 


  • Serve as the Departmental contact for all involvement and engagement activities;
  • Build partnerships and collaborations across campus to provide campus-wide programs and events designed to build community, promote leadership, foster engagement and retention;
  • Provide oversight and ensure compliance and active development of approximately 240 student organizations;
  • Oversee the coordination of the new student organization recognition process;
  • Direct student coordinators in the planning, development and execution of relevant student organization programming, which includes but is not limited to Involvement Fairs, Leadership Recognition, etc. 

External Partnerships:

  • Conduct informational sessions to incoming students during New Student Orientation and Truman Week;
  • Represent the Department on the Truman Week and Family Day Committees, and any other appropriate committees; 
  • Assist with New Student Move-In;

Assistant to the Director:

  • In absence of Director, serve as a point person for the Department;
  • Assist with annual budget planning, development and priority setting;
  • Serve as primary backup for any issues related to Fraternity & Sorority Life;
  • Assist with facility issues/concerns;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree earned by June 30, 2020;
  • Involvement and/or leadership experience with a campus programming board or other student organization is required. 
  • Strong leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills, with a proven record of achieving results in supervision of and collaboration with others; building successful teams; and mentoring professionals and students;
  • Experience with all aspects of programming and event management such as developing outcomes, goal setting, project planning, implementation/logistics, evaluation and reporting;
  • Experience with risk mitigation;
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to represent and support departmental initiatives across campus and with community partners;
  • A demonstrated commitment to participating in building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community;
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks;

Preferred qualifications include:

  • One year of professional work experience;
  • A liberal arts background; 
  • Experience working with budgets and contracts;
  • Two or more years of experience with programming boards in either an advisory or leadership capacity.
  • Experience in NACA and/or ACUI or other relevant professional associations.

This position requires some evening and weekend work.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, and contact information for at least three references. Electronic applications can be submitted at or applications can be sent to:

Truman State University
Human Resources
McClain Hall 101
100 E. Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-7520 -- fax

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Review of applications will begin June 8, 2020, and continue until position is filled. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check and must have a satisfactory driving record. 

Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.

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