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Assistant Director for Student Organizations 998035


Cincinnati, OH
ID: 3236-433

Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal art and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity.  These values are central to our mission.  We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives. 

Xavier University’s Division of Student Affairs seeks qualified applicants for the new position of Assistant Director for Student Organizations. This newly created position is a twelve-month, exempt role that is responsible for 160+ registered student organizations, including developing student organization trainings, managing and enforcing student organization-related policies, and developing and distributing resources for student organization support. The ideal candidate enjoys working directly with college students and student events. The ability to problem-solve, manage interruptions, and connect with students and their employee advisors is essential to the position. The role reports to the Senior Associate Director for Student Involvement.


  • Provide leadership and direction for registered student organizations with clear policies and procedures for event planning, budget management, travel, reporting and evaluation. 
  • Coordinate student organization leader and advisor trainings, including the annual Student Organization Academy, Student Organization Workshops and Student Organization Leader Training Series.
  • Facilitate and support student organization events such as the annual Club Day and Winter Club Day and provide direct support to student organizations seeking to host larger events, activities, and travel experiences.
  • Provide student supervision for student interns who assist with student organization related programming and support.

The Assistant Director is as a member of the Office of Student Involvement, Gallagher Student Center and Commuter Services team and engages in departmental programming and decision-making. In addition to student organizations, the department facilitates campus activities and leadership programs, oversees new student orientation and transition programs, advises the Student Government Association, manages the Gallagher Student Center, provides programming and support for commuter and off-campus students, and coordinates processes and policies for many available campus resources.


  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in college student affairs, student development, or related role. Graduate assistantship experience that is directly related to the role can be considered as eligible experience
  • Written and oral communication proficiency
  • Prior experience supervising college-age students
  • Experience with event planning and budget management and policy development
  • Valid driver’s license

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. 

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website.  Review of candidate materials will begin on April 24, 2024.  This position will remain open until filled. Candidates are asked to include with their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.