Assistant Director of Student Activities


: $110,790.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

HoursStandard University business hours8:30am 5:00pm (academic year)8:00am 4:30pm (summer)Hours may vary based on operational needs.Job DescriptionThe Assistant Director Student activities serves an integral role in the Office of Student Activities. They provide advising and consultation to a diverse portfolio of Recognized Student Organizations, including University Union, the official student-run programming board of Syracuse University. This role works closely with the leadership of these student organizations, to assist them with their day-to-day operation, as well as with the planning and implementation of their events and programs. The Assistant Director will also work with student leaders on educational training programs that focuses on self-governance, effective fiscal management, collaborative learning, ethical leadership, exploration of diversity, and service to the university, Syracuse, and global communities.QualificationsRequires the ability to read, edit and negotiate artist, agency, and vendor contracts and house riders.A current and advanced knowledge of the music and entertainment industry. Securing at least one musical or comedy act from the annual campus survey results per event.Fiscal responsibility and oversight with funding that is allocated to the University Union Programming Board, and Recognized Student Organizations that this position consults with.Attendance at the University-wide large-scale programming is consistent with expectations that are set in advance.Job Specific QualificationsAdvanced degree in Higher Education, student administration, counseling, or related field preferred.Four year degree required or equivalent work experience in a university setting.Minimum of 3 years of experience with large-scale campus programming and contract negotiations.Experience working with a programming board in planning and implementing successful campus concerts a plus.ResponsibilitiesAdvise University Union, the official student-run programming board of Syracuse University, executive boards for Concerts, Performing Arts, and Cinemas. Assist with implementation and assessment of large-scale campus programming such as the annual Juice Jam music festival (9,000 students), Block Party Concert (13,000 students), Mayfest concert (10,000 students), Performing Arts programming (1,500 students), and weekly Cinemas screenings (400 students).Consult and advise annual $1.8 million dollar budget for large-scale university programming and event-generated revenue. Handle profit/loss statements, forecasting, income statements, and balance sheets. Empower and provide developmental opportunities for students to practice responsible fiscal management.Create, negotiate, and execute artist and vendor contracts. Assist students in generating offers, booking artists, negotiating contracts and technical and hospitality riders.Assist in assessing the campus community and student organizations in choosing and determining events, activities, and programs for the large-scale campus events.Advise/consult a diverse group of Recognized Student Organizations (RSO). Work with student leaders in enhancing their co-curricular experience and reinforcing the mission of their organization.Consult student media operational groups. Including purchasing of operational audio visual equipment, coordination of audio visual services, and fiscal management of combined $250,000 budget.Keep yearly up-to-date submissions and payments for the music royalties and licensing for student media operational groups and Syracuse University.Provide advising and training in the functional areas in the Office of Student Activities, including but not limited to self-governance, reinforcing the mission of their organization, effective fiscal management, collaborative learning, ethical leadership, exploration of diversity contract negotiation, and event planning.Assist with the implementation of various department-wide leadership and traditional programming that include, but not limited to, the Student Involvement Fair, Orange Central Homecoming, Student Leadership Institute, Recognized Student Organization Officer Training, Recognized Student Organization re-registration, Winter Carnival, Senior Celebration, Womens Leadership Initiative, and the 44 Stars of Excellence Awards Program.Represents the Office of Student Activities on various division and university-wide committees. Collaborates frequently with campus partners including but not limited to: Risk Management, University Counsel, Fire and Life Safety Services, Carrier Dome staff, and Student Centers and Programming Services.Application InstructionsIn addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.EEOCSyracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.Commitment to Supporting and Hiring VeteransSyracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The Universitys contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus CommunitySyracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Associated topics: chief, chief academic officer, dean, direct, director, elementary school principal, executive manager, officer, principal, supervise * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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