1863 Assistant Director, Student Employment


TITLE Assistant Director, Student Employment




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Community Engagement and Operations


The Assistant Director, Student Employment provides leadership and direction for Student Employment Services. The Assistant Director, Student Employment monitors all aspects of the daily operations, assesses the effectiveness and development of programs, policies, and procedures, supervises staff and student personnel, monitors the student employment budget, works in partnership with other campus departments and offices and manages federal work study campus-based aid as well as affiliated work study programs.


Education: A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree is preferred.

Experience: At least three years of professional experience in higher education or a related field is required. Supervisory experience or experience coordinating the work of employees is required. Aptitude for balancing multiple projects with strong organization, time management, and prioritization skills are required. Must be a self-starter, comfortable working in a busy and deadline-oriented office. Computer literacy and technical aptitude are required. Experience in human resources, economic development or employer relations is preferred. Knowledge of Banner management system is preferred.

Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Leadership, interpersonal, human resource management, problem solving, and public speaking skills are required. Organizational, management, and fiscal management skills required. The ability to clearly communicate ideas, facts, and abstract concepts to people who represent all constituencies of the University is required. The ability to research and remain current on issues, trends and regulations in student employment is required. The ability to organize, plan, coordinate, and direct activities designed to promote the employment success of students is required. The ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Occasionally required to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.

Other: Scope of the job requires evening and occasional weekend work. Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel is required.


1. Ensures the success of Student Employment by coordinating the development of goals and objectives and monitoring progress toward achieving those goals and objectives.

2. Facilitates effective and efficient operation by developing appropriate policies and procedures, while promoting a strong service-oriented image to students, employers, administration, faculty, and staff.

3. Assists students in their personal employment development by providing job information and job search strategies that meets their goals and opportunities for experiential learning.

4. Administers the federal Job Location and Development (JLD) funding program and the Leaders in Community Service Program while satisfying the community service requirement of the federal work study program. Ensures optimal use of federal work study funds in accordance with established federal, state, and University guidelines Identifies and maintains partnerships with local non-profit agencies to participate in the federal programs.

5. Works with community stakeholders and community partnerships on behalf of Student Employment Services, the efactory and Missouri State University to stimulate economic development in the region while providing off-campus job opportunities for MSU students.

6. Manages funds by planning and developing program budget(s), exercising authority regarding expenditure of fund(s), and providing reports of activities which justify expenditures.

7. Promotes the programs and services provided by Student Employment by making presentations to new and incoming students, family members, and on campus and community employer stakeholders. Evaluates and administers appropriate recruiting methods and assessments.

8. Facilitates successful outcomes for students by developing and coordinating effective employer relationships, planning, and administering programs such as supervisory, professional development, job fairs, student employment week recognition, and similar events.

9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, utilizing technology resources and attending training and/or courses as directed.

11. Contributes to the overall success of the Division of Community and Global Partnerships by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Assistant Director, Student Employment receives supervision from the Director, Community Engagement and Operations. This position supervises full-time and part-time staff, graduate assistants, and student employees.