Student Affairs

Assistant Director for Student Leadership

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN United States

Assistant Director for Student Leadership


University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Assistant Director for Student Leadership.


Applications will be accepted until 1/30/2022.


This position reports to the director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) and helps fulfill the mission and strategic plan of the office, with a particular focus on programming in the area of student leadership development. The assistant director must bring specialized knowledge in the field of multicultural student development through discernment via one-on-one and group advising; the creation of strong working relationships with campus partners; and student leadership development as related to traditionally underrepresented student populations. The assistant director will be responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of various campus-wide programs, including the MSPS Lecture Series, as well as working closely with student clubs and their leaders. The assistant director must have substantial experience working in this area and be a credible advisor and advocate for underrepresented students. As a member of the MSPS team, the assistant director will support office initiatives coordinated by other team members for the holistic development of our constituents.


Student Development Initiatives: Advise student leaders and clubs with their programming and signature events; Counsel students leaders as they navigate their way through University processes and procedures.


Coordinate Campus-Wide Signature Events: Plan and coordinate with campus partners the MSPS Lecture Series which invites nationally-recognized speakers to lead conversations around race; Organize the Cultural Showcases hosted during the fall and spring semesters; Coordinate with the President's Office to plan events during the annual “Walk the Walk Week” celebration.


Liaison to University Programming Partners: Serve as the primary MSPS liaison to campus partners (Liu Institute, Institute for Latino Studies, etc) involved in student programming; Plan and coordinate departmental commencement activities.


Student Affairs Collaboration: Participate as integral member of a large, multifaceted Student Development team interacting daily with colleagues in the Student Activities Office, Gender Relations Center, Office of Student Enrichment, Office of Community Standards, RecSports, University Bands, Family Resource Center and student media groups; Regularly collaborate with other departments within the Division of Student Affairs (Campus Ministry, Residential Life, etc.), student organizations & clubs, and other units to enhance the mission of the University.


Minimum Qualifications:


The Assistant Director is a full time 12 month position with various evening and weekend responsibilities throughout the academic year, as well as some limited evening and weekend responsibilities throughout the summer.


Candidates must possess a Master’s degree, preferably in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling, or a related field.


Qualifications include 3+ years working with university students from culturally diverse backgrounds; experience with large-scale programming around the area of diversity; ability to work collaboratively in higher education with faculty, staff, and students at all levels; strong organizational skills with attention to detail; effective interpersonal skills including a willingness to create a challenging but welcoming environment for all people; intermediate knowledge of current trends in the Asian, African American, Latino and Native American communities, and current events and issues impacting these populations is helpful; and strong background in race and ethnic issues with anti-racism training.


The successful candidate will also possess a commitment to formulating formational opportunities, consistent with the mission of a Catholic University founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.


Preferred Qualifications:



The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!


This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at


Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).



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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 3 - 5 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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