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Associate Director

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Sales & Business Development
Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Associate Director


Campus: Tempe

Assoc Director

Job Description

Under the administrative direction of the Director of Student Connection and Community (SCC) on the Tempe Campus, the Associate Director of Student Connection and Community provides input and local oversight for the design, administration, delivery, supervision and fiscal management of Student Connection and Community as it relates to the Programming and Activities Board (PAB) and Student Organization Leadership Programs. This includes efforts related to leadership programs, student events, the Leadership Reimagined program and University wide events such as Fall Welcome, Family Weekend, Homecoming, etc. In addition, the Associate Director will work to embed leadership development programs deeply into all areas of Changemaker Central at ASU in collaboration with the Associate Director for Changemaker.

What’s in it for you:
Arizona State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes valuable employee benefits to enhance the total compensation of its staff. This package includes: (Click here to explore options)

  • Tuition Reduction Program for staff members, their spouses, and dependents, available on day one.
  • Low-cost health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits.
  • Retirement program designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement.
  • Paid time for volunteer and professional development.
  • 10 Paid Holidays and competitive Vacation and Sick accruals each Pay Period.
  • Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings.
  • Disability and leave program for income protection.
  • Employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services.
  • ASU Discounts to sports/events along with discounts with ASU partnerships.
  • Flexible work arrangements are available in an alternative or hybrid schedule but will be based on the work and the needs of the university and department operations and pending leadership approval.

Currently hiring for the following shift: Monday – Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Job Family


Department Name

Student Connection & Comm



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$65,000 - $68,000 per year; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Participates in SCC strategic planning and provides local leadership for the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of programs and services, and reporting that are consistent with university and Educational Outreach and Student Service’s mission and goals.
  • Supports Student Connection and Community at the Tempe Campus in creating a unique student experience on that campus. This includes participating in local meetings, supporting local initiatives and overall enhancement of the student experience for Tempe students.
  • Support the advancement of social change through forming a deeply embedded partnership with Changemaker Central in helping to cultivate a strong and prepared student staff through leadership development programs
  • Assist with student organizational support through offering leadership development programs and training resources to organizations and officers.
  • Contribute to the student organization team through direct involvement in re-registration efforts, navigating student leader challenges and responding to barriers.
  • Enhance the student experience at Tempe and University wide through supervising and supporting staff who advise the Programming and Activities board.
  • Administer hands-on involvement in the day-to-day operations of the Programming and Activities board, the student team and the programs being planned.
  • Support University wide events, such as Move-in and Welcome Week, Homecoming and Family Weekend.
  • Collaborate with the other groups on campus, such as the Cultural Connections team, in supporting a diverse offering of programs and events that enhance the student experience and fosters feelings of inclusion at ASU.
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with members of the community and the community at large from diverse backgrounds.
  • Advance student experiences to cultivate community, healthfulness, and skill building
  • Develops, maintains, and implements department policies and procedures.
  • Participates in assessment efforts within the department, including basic tracking of activities, program evaluation, and measurement of learning outcomes.
  • Makes suggestions to resolve problems and issues affecting the department and directs measures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.
  • Accountable for fiscal issues related to Tempe PAB and Student Organizations and Leadership, including budgeting, budget tracking, year-end forecasting, and development of new revenue streams.
  • Develops and maintains strong, professional, interpersonal relationships with student leaders.
  • Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, development, supervision, evaluation of professional staff in the assigned areas, as appropriate, to ensure effective staff performance.
  • Ensure the responsible planning and expenditure of fiscal resources in a manner consistent with all university policies and procedures and applicable local, state, and federal laws.
  • Demonstrate role modeling, ethical decision-making, cultural competency, responsible management, and leadership for students through all actions and communications.
  • Represent Educational Outreach and Student Services (EOSS) through attendance and active participation at campus, university and off-campus committees, events and programs.
  • Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM; This position is salaried and will minimally work a 40-hour work week and requires availability on nights and weekends, as needed, for ASU programs and events. Work location is primarily at the Tempe Campus; however, incumbent will be required to travel to other ASU campuses periodically and occasionally to off-campus events.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND seven (7) years of related administrative experience, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Eleven (11) years of related administrative experience, which includes four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in a university setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in advising student organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management and supervisory practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget management.
  • Skill in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating staff.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results oriented environment.

Working Environment

  • Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Work collaboratively across various departments within the University as well as with diverse populations and groups
  • Use computers effectively – including inputting, reviewing and retrieving information, extended periods of viewing screen and using mouse and keyboard
  • Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze data
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Walk throughout campus for meetings or events, regardless of the weather
  • Work collaboratively to achieve objectives
  • Climb stairs in locations with no elevator, such as with the mezzanine level of the MU, or Irish Hall
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs.

Department Statement

Educational Outreach and Student Services (EOSS) is committed to enrolling all qualified students at Arizona State University and assisting them in their academic success. EOSS provides a broad range of services and support to students and prospective students ranging from outreach efforts with K-12 schools, orientation programs for new freshman, bridge programs to assist the transition to a university environment, and a wide variety of services, programs and activities for enrolled students. EOSS has direct responsibility for multiple departments across four campuses, some of which include the Dean of Students, University Housing, Health Services, Counseling Services, Disability Resources, the Memorial Union, TRIO programs, Sun Devil Fitness, Student Government, Student Media, Career Services, Access ASU and others.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.