Associate Director of Student Engagement

Denver Seminary is committed to increasing underrepresented voices in our work community because we value the strength that comes from a variety of experiences. The hiring for this position will not be completed until the candidate pool reaches a threshold of 20% of the candidates representing diverse background or experience. You may self-identify your diverse background in the online application form.

General Statement of Job Function

Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Associate Director of Student Engagement serves as a senior member of the Student Life Department. In collaboration with the vision and strategy set by the Dean of Students, the Associate Director provides oversight to student programs and services intended to motivate students toward degree completion and promote student engagement and retention through intentional efforts to improve the student experience and create an inclusive, engaging campus culture.

Specifically, the Associate Director is responsible for developing and managing the student leadership teams and managing the implementation of signature programs such as New Student Orientation and all campus events. This position requires a high degree of independence and is expected to exercise objective discernment in resolving diverse situations. The Associate Director is responsible for supporting the vision of the Dean of Students regarding the development and implementation of student-focused policies and procedures that have institution-wide impact and must therefore function with a comprehensive view of the institution when addressing student needs.

Essential Functions

  • Design, implement, and manage programming and resources for Denver Seminary students and their families that promotes a student culture where vitality, equity, diversity, and engagement are encouraged and that ensures strong student involvement and sense of belonging within the student body and campus communities
  • Manage all student leadership teams by developing and implementing training and providing oversight for the work of the Student Leadership Board (SLB) and Community Advisors (CA) teams
  • Develop and implement New Student Orientation in line with Student Life priorities and oversee the incorporation of new students into the Seminary community
  • Provide direction and administrative oversight of Student Life programming including but not limited to coordinating worship services, scheduling and hosting speakers, and overseeing the development and publication of schedules
  • Supervise the Student Life Coordinator to provide strategic oversight for successful and strategic implementation of events and execution of Student Life communications efforts.
  • Collaborate with key campus partners (Global Enrollment Advisor, DC Campus Coordinator, Urban Initiatives) to effectively expand programming and Student Life priorities to these campuses and populations
  • Advise students on various issues including but not limited to life transitions and career development, helping to identify, plan for and overcome potential obstacles; build rapport and trust with students to support successful goal completion and provide continuous communication and follow up to maximize goal attainment
  • Serve as a DSO and implement programming for the holistic integration of new international students into the community
  • Serve as the point of contact for Admissions related questions and participate in Admissions Preview Days as the host for student panels
  • Oversee the management of all student groups
  • Participate in institutional committees as needed or as assigned by the Dean of Students (Reaccreditation, Podcast, Community Builders, etc.)
  • Supervise the Student Life work study position

Education/Training

  • Master’s Degree (or Bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience) from an accredited institution in field related to the functions of this position strongly preferred; minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education student development or related experience

Qualifications

  • Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a lifestyle consistent with the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments
  • Agreement with Denver Seminary’s statement of faith
  • Prior experience working successfully in a professional office context and on teams
  • Advanced problem-solving, administrative, and organizational competencies
  • Demonstrable experience speaking and presenting in group settings
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to discern and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to relate to students of different cultural and social backgrounds
  • Proven ability to lead a team, mentor student leaders, and develop volunteers
  • Organized, energetic, adaptable, and detail-oriented
  • Experience working within budgets and/or cost centers in an organizational structure

Outcomes

Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the Gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Through our educational programs and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professional in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The Associate Director of Student Engagement supports this mission by:

  • A highly refined and robust program structure that engages the co- and para-curricular needs of Denver Seminary students and that contributes to the institutional strategic initiatives associated with student success and retention.
  • Clear pathways that allow students to access services and resources associated with the above-mentioned areas of the student experience.
  • Attends and contributes to departmental and institution-wide staff meetings, culturally engaged in the life of Denver Seminary, and supports the Seminary’s overarching strategic framework.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions including computer usage may require occasional standing, walking, long periods of sitting, climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Denver Seminary is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence in all areas of ministry and operations.

Application Process

Willingness to support Denver Seminary’s vision, sign the National Association of Evangelicals Faith Statement, and abide by the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments is required.

Please complete our online application form.  

Please send your resume or CV to resume@denverseminary.edu.

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