Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Apply for the position, Assistant Director of Student Engagement, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Mar 13, 2024.

Fort Hays State University seeks an Assistant Director of Student Engagement to serve as a member of the Student Engagement team. As a member of the Student Engagement team, the Assistant Director will assist with all areas within the department. The Student Engagement staff oversees engagement, student diversity, leadership development, fraternity and sorority life, and student organizations. Student Engagement is the central-hub of student organizations and activities. Our centralized programming board works collaboratively to provide social and educational experiences for students. There are over 120 student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, on campus. Our team provides resources, support, and information on how to become and engaged leader on our campus.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of full-time experience specifically working in the following student engagement areas: student activities, leadership, diversity, fraternity & sorority life, student organizations, and family programs.
  • Experience developing a centralized programming model to cultivate student belonging and engagement.
  • Evidence of implementing unique and innovative initiatives contributing to student success.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across campus, as well as in the community.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Two years of experience working in the following student engagement areas: student activities, leadership, diversity, fraternity & sorority life, student organizations, and family programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience with developing a centralized programming board.
  • Budget planning and management.
  • Demonstrated experience with student fees and reporting/requesting funding from Student Government Association.

Appointment Date: May 2024

Application Deadline: April 9, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately following the priority deadline and continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications/experience. Competitive benefits.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package,

Responsibilities: The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing student organizations and other student engagement initiatives. Support student organizations and leaders, assist with developing service projects, leadership development programs, and establish distinctive co-curricular experiences. The Assistant Director coordinates TigerLink, a Campus Labs student engagement platform. 

Support the Student Engagement team by providing expertise on student belonging, engagement, and success through research, assessment, and action plans to advance Student Engagement for all students at Fort Hays State University.  
  • Provide expertise and/or coordinate leading student organization management and training opportunities to increase student belonging and engagement.
  • Coordinate TigerLink and provide data management/reports to various university departments.
  • Coordinate the Back-to-School Picnic and Forty Days at the Fort.
  • Coordinate service projects and leadership development programs.
  • Assist with student conference experiences; Black & Gold Leadership Academy, Ad Astra First Generation Conference, Mountain Movers Social Justice Summit, and Kansas Leadership Center experiences.
  • Assist with development of co-curricular programming.
  • Assist in data collection and assessment of co-curricular learning.
  • Assist with programming efforts and campus/community collaborations. 
  • Assist in building a comprehensive programming unit for the Center for Student Success.
  • Assist with annual event registrations and reservations with the Memorial Union.
  • Assist with the coordination and delivery of Tiger Team; student volunteers for departmental programs, initiatives, and events.
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate student and staff participation in regional and national conferences.
  • Assist with website changes and updates.
  • Assist with training workshops, outreach, and support programs.
  • Serve on committees within and externally to the division.

This description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Jaden Rahe, Director of Student Engagement
Email: [email protected]

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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