Assistant Director, Leadership and Student Organization Development

Campus Services
21004865 Requisition #

The Assistant Director for Leadership and Student Organization Development provides leadership in the development, coordination, and execution of leadership development opportunities provided to the student organization community, leaders and advisors. This includes initiatives and projects associated with Hawkeye Engage, Mindful Engage Hawkeyes, and other initiatives supporting the development of student organization leaders.

For a detailed job description, please email Melanie Bell at


About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.  One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.




Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Student Development, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Working experience (typically 1-3 years) in a higher education setting with campus engagement and student life.
  • Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and experience working with students of color and other historically underrepresented students.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Working experience (typically 1-3 years) in utilizing student organization management software and social media.
  • Working experience (typically 1-3 years) in campus programming with emphasis in administration, marketing, and experiential education experiences.
  • Working experience (typically 1-3 years) in assessing and evaluating programs, and in conducting quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to University policies, procedures and regulations.


Application Details:

  • In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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