Dillard University, classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a balanced arts and sciences/professions institution, located in the culturally rich and diverse city of New Orleans, Louisiana, invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Program Specialist - Student Development.
The Program Specialist - Student Development will promote and engage students in a lively, active, and supportive campus community environment which is conducive to academic achievement and student growth. Ensure that all students enjoy a living environment that is physically and emotionally safe, secure, and supportive of the educational process, and is designed to hold individuals and groups responsible for their behavior.
The Program Specialist will support an environment that is committed to enhancing the university experience by providing, academic, educational, cultural, recreational, and interpersonal programs within the campus community. The Program Specialist will represent student issues and concerns to the campus at large with the intention of enhancing student support and the quality of campus life at the university. The position requires sound judgment to coordinate training for organization leaders, program development for students, and various activities and events for the calendar year, and to establish priorities and guidelines for program development
The Program Specialist- Student Development directs programs and participates in the development of policies and procedures governing student activities and organizations. The Program Specialist provides leadership, programming and support for off-campus and adult student learners. Responsible for the daily coordination and administration of commuter and nontraditional student services office and developing programs designed to meet the needs of commuter and nontraditional students.
It is expected that he/she be a strong partner with various campus stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, and parents and collaborator with colleagues within the Division of Student Success, the Office of Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs.
The Program Specialist- Student Development will provide a structured and engaged environment that enhances student learning and development through quality programming, policy enforcement, and high community standards. Additionally, he/she will assist with recreation, community service, and campus wide events.
The Program Specialist- Student Development is a full-time, 12-month professional position. The incumbent will work from 1:00pm-9:00pm. Significant evening and weekend work are expected.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Provide overall direction to campus programming efforts through assessment and program design. Working closely with student leaders within all campus organizations; advice on programming, new member recruitment procedures and ongoing membership education programs to promote responsible membership, citizenship, and chapter management. Formulate and recommend policies governing student activities, organizations, and Greek life.
Collaboratively work within student life and across divisions in coordinating university-wide major events such as summer orientation and registration (SOAR) programs, and other special events. Similarly the Program Specialist will work to coordinate student involvement in co-curricular activities, leadership education, and service learning and/or community service activities.
Ensure proper security of facilities and efficient running of scheduled events.
Supervises and/or completes set-ups and re-sets for events including, which includes furniture, audiovisual equipment and general appearance of the Student Union. Use independent judgment in meeting departmental standards for setup and overall appearance and operation. Complete set-up and breakdown of event audio-visual needs.
In collaboration with other Dean of Students office staff, develop and implement leadership development training, risk management programs, and other programming for all organization leadership and members.
Develop, coordinate and implement student development programming through student activities and events.
An appreciation of the natural environment and an eagerness to share this with others. A strong sense of responsibility that recognizes the challenges and dangers of many of the programs. Expertise in programming outdoor recreation. Experience in training paraprofessionals to support programs and trips is essential.
Maintenance appropriate office records and files.
Assist with the planning and development of an annual calendar that cites all management and programming responsibilities, events, and deadlines that must be met by campus organizations.
Adheres to annual goals as identified and discussed with the Dean of Students.