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Director of Student Activities

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Director of Student Activities

  • 499152
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Nov 7 2023 at 15:00 CST
  • Student Affairs

Job Summary:

The Director Student Activities is responsible for advising student activities functions, creating a sense of belonging, encouraging student engagement, promoting a vibrant campus life, supporting a co-curricular program and providing administrative oversight to activities planned from the Brown Lupton University Union. The Director provides leadership and supervision to staff, oversees the day-to-day operations, and sets the vision for the programming board and student organizations.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Manages the day-to-day operations of the student activities department, including the programming board, weekend and late-night programming, and student organizations.
2. Oversees the leadership development of students by meeting with advisees, creating and implementing training opportunities, teaching programming skills, supervising activities planned, and developing and implementing assessment risk management protocols.
3. Leads the student activities team in the development and execution of large-scale live performances and traditional events such as Family Weekend, Homecoming, and Tree Lighting.
4. Provides financial and risk management oversight of programs by working with on-and-off campus partners on contracts, insurance, and safety plans.
5. Provides budgetary oversight and decision-making for multiple departmental budgets.
6. Oversees collaborative programming efforts between departments and student organizations.
7. Develops divisional partnerships and manages collaborative divisional funding.
8. Supervises professional and graduate student staff by coaching, teaching advising skills, overseeing work product, and evaluating overall performance.
9. Oversees marketing efforts for campus programs, including but not limited to: websites, social media, and customized technology.
10. Serves on divisional and University committees and lead special projects related to on-campus traditions and events.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Master degree in higher education or related field required.
• 5 years of progressive responsible professional experience in higher education or related field or a combination of professional experience.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• None

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Access)
• Knowledge of counseling and crisis intervention techniques.
• Knowledge of budget development and monitoring techniques.
• Knowledge of risk management techniques.
• Knowledge of interpersonal communication, mediation and interpersonal skills to support a wide variety of interactions with students, parents, university community members, and vendors.
• Skill in leadership techniques, program planning and assessment skills.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Ability to develop and maintain productive collaborative relations.
• Ability to develop and implement training programs.
• Ability to manage multiple administrative tasks simultaneously.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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