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 Aug 23, 2022.

Fort Hays State University seeks an Assistant Director of Student Engagement to serve as a leader on the Student Engagement team. The Assistant Director will assist with all areas within the department and be a champion for the Fischli-Wills Center for Student Success. The Student Engagement department has designed a model centralized programming board to increase educational engagement opportunities. Most importantly, the team works to:
  • Be champions for student success.
  • Cultivate leadership, teamwork, and collaboration.
  • Coach and mentor students and colleagues.
  • Transform student engagement in higher education.
  • Foster student success initiatives.

Specific Responsibilities
Student Engagement is the central hub of student engagement, leadership, diversity, and advocacy. There are over 120 student organizations, including 8 fraternities and sororities, on campus. Our team provides resources, support, and information on how to become an engaged global citizen-leader on our campus. The team oversees student engagement experiences, fraternity and sorority life, student organizations, and family and friend programs.
  • Lead initiatives promoting conditions that positively impact student success through the learning environment. More specifically:
    • Co-lead the Hispanic College Institute.
    • Support and connect with Diverse Student Organizations.
    • Provide support to diverse student populations.
    • Provide Undocumented/DACA resources.
    • Provide resources for student diversity training and education.
  • Demonstrate caring communication, ability to interact comfortably with students, families, faculty, and staff.
  • Provide expertise and/or coordinate leading a centralized programming model to increase student belonging and engagement.
  • Assist with weekly events and programs through supervision of student engagement specialists.
  • Provide training opportunities to teach students how to accomplish departmental goals and objectives.
  • Learn university systems and processes related to departmental goals and objectives; Workday, TigerLink, social media, etc.
  • 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.

Bachelor’s degree completed, and working on Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education or in a related field plus two years of related professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in student affairs, leadership, higher education, or in a related field.
  • Two years of professional experience in student affairs.
  • Experience in inclusion and diversity programming and services.
  • Experience in new student orientation and transition programming and services.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective presentation, facilitation, and communication (oral presentation).
  • Experience in working with and leading undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Experience in using student development theory, multi-culturalism, and identity development theory to inform practice.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications/experience.

Benefits: Competitive

Deadline: review applications begins immediately until the position is filled.

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:

Shianne Cokely
Director of Student Engagement
Assistant Director of Student Engagement
Full Time
Human Resource Office
Aug 23, 2022
Sep 22, 2022
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