Director of Student Engagement & Leadership Development

Student Affairs

To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
phone 859-344-3314
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017



This position is responsible for engaging students in programs and organizations that increase campus
vibrancy and enhance community at Thomas More University. Essential skills include attention to detail, high
energy and willingness to accept responsibility over a wide range of programs.

• Develop, direct, and evaluate innovative co-curricular student programs and services which
enhance student involvement, support student learning, and facilitate personal and professional
• Supervise the Coordinator of Orientation and Student Engagement.
• Co-Advise the Student Activities Board, along with the Coordinator of Student Engagement.
• Develop and implement a comprehensive assessment strategy for all student programs and services
• Supervise, train and coordinate schedules of the student employees.
• Oversee Orientation and the overnight including promotional pieces for the department.
• Plan and manage the Welcome Week programs for the fall, incoming first-year student class
• Develop leadership programs to advance skill development in the areas of citizenship,
communication skills, personal motivation, college transition, leadership, cultural competence &
• Assist in the coordination, development, and implementation of various departmental and college
wide events including but not limited to Graduates Banquet, Graduation, Leadership Awards
Banquet, Orientation, Move-in Day, Welcome Weekend, and Homecoming.
• Manage content for Student Affairs website, social media, and various marketing initiatives
including the weekly Saints letter, Stall Wall calendars, and MyTMU calendar.
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• Oversee the Thomas More College posting policy, reviewing, and approving requests for flyers
& posters.
• Serving as budget manager for the cost-centers related to Student Activities as well as Clubs &
• Train and advise Student Government Association
• Perform other related duties that assist in advancing the mission, vision, values, and goals of the
office and the Department of Student Affairs.

Education, Specialized and/or Technical Knowledge Requirements
• Master’s Degree required in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or a related
• 1-2 Experience in Student Affairs or higher education preferred.
Excellent oral and written communications skills. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build
partnerships across divisional lines; ability to work effectively and ethically across cultural
differences. Experience in program planning and development. Understanding of College policies and
procedures, manage multiple tasks and problem solver. Motivate and support students, members and
leaders of student organizations, and staff in the development of programs and activities.
Employ evidence-based best practices to implement and evaluate programs and services, maintain
effectiveness, including cultural, intellectual, social, judicial, residential and recreational events that
contribute to the learning and development of students.

Core Competencies
Minimum Education: Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or related field preferred
Minimum Experience: 1-2 years’ experience in higher education required preferably in the areas of residence life,
conduct, or student life programming
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent written, oral, and listening skills
• Commitment to the department and institution
• Project management
• Problem solving skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and gain cooperation of others
• Ability to manage multiple schedules
• Ability to pay high attention to detail
• Must have a flow-to-the-work mentality
• Student-Centered attitude

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