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Associate Director for Leadership Civic and Community Engagement

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SUNY Budget Title: Staff Associate
Salary Level/Grade: SL4
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport, NY
Department: Student Union, Leadership & Acti


Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.   

Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint “Village on the Erie Canal,” SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo — the fourth and second largest cities in New York State. Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport!  

SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.   

Job Summary: SUNY Brockport is currently accepting applications for an Associate Director for Leadership Civic and Community Engagement. The person in this role contributes in a significant manner to the creation and cultivates affinity with the institution and work within, and when applicable, challenges and preserves institutional culture, expectations, and traditions. The Associate Director will engage deeply in supporting and advising a wide range of students, ensuring that they learn and implement strategies for effective personal and community leadership. They will assume responsibility for numerous human resource functions, including identifying and hiring student and professional staff, as well as the recruitment and retention of volunteers. The Associate Director oversees a vast array of ongoing programs and initiatives utilizing a variety of skills to effectively manage, improve and develop relevant programs.

The Associate supervises the functions within the office including 1) oversight of the daily operations of the department related to student leadership development, civic engagement, community service and strategic assessment (2) build collaborative relationships with the department, across DOSA (Division of Student Affairs), College Campus, and among off-campus partners with a focus on student engagement, retention, and learning. 3) development and oversight of student payroll and office budget. 4) provides appropriate supervision to office support professionals, professional staff, graduate students, interns, and student employees.

A strong emphasis is placed on programming efforts related to Annual Leadership Conference, Civic Engagement Programming, Naturalization Ceremony, Leadership Award Ceremony, and Constitution Day, , serving as a Polling Site and rebuilding community service initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Administration or related field.
• Professional experience working with student leadership and civic engagement or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience in design and implementation of interculturally competent programs, assessments and program evaluation, team leadership, and project management.
• Ability to simultaneously show initiative in day-to-day functions and work independently and function as part of a team.
• Experience working with students and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds and experiences including BIPOC students, LGBTQ students, first-generation students, students with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams), web management, Zoom, as well as digital publication applications.
• Knowledge of the fundamental principles of student development, as is an understanding of the principles of higher education within the context of a vibrant public comprehensive college.
• Knowledgeable of popular social media applications.
• Experience with supervising student leaders.
• Adobe Creative Suite familiarity.

Work Schedule: M-F, nights and weekends
Salary and Benefits: The Minimum Salary for this position is $72,517.
This position is benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport!  This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Application Instructions: Visit jobs.hr.brockport.edu to complete an application including your cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. 

Background Investigation Statement:
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.

New York State Executive Order:
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Non-Discrimination Statement/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.


Diversity Statement:
SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Reasonable Accommodations:
SUNY Brockport provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans, or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources or email your request to Tamara Gouger, AVP for Human Resources and ADA Coordinator, at tgouger@brockport.edu. Determinations or requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.


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