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Assistant Director, Student Activities

Apply now Posting Number: 493521
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Assistant Director, Student Activities


Student Activities

Salary/Pay Rate:

$58,458.40 - $58,458.40

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director of Student Activities is a full time, 12-month position responsible for managing the Murray Student Center operations and programs. These duties (i.e.) to include

  • Event management: supervision at student and College events
  • Administrative Work: assessment outcomes, submitting plan of action documentation for Strategic Planning efforts, inventory control, preparing reports, maintain an environment of safety and wellbeing at all times for students and to the Community members using the Student Center, supervision during evening and weekend hours in the Office of Student Activities
  • Student Support and Guidance: takes part in interviewing process for new student staff, helps with scheduling of student workers, attends student staff and student mangers meetings
  • Office Operations: technical support, ticket sales, equipment and room set up and break downs, room reservations

The Assistant Director provides support for programming activities and oversees administrative projects related to Murray Student Center activities and conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • 1 -3 years of related work experience 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the overall management of the Murray Student Center, including coordination and supervision of all evening and weekend events, ensuring proper staffing and policy adherence, maintain all office operations
  • Responsible to advise an assigned club, advisory council, student government and/or activities board as approved by the Director. Attend weekly meeting to the assigned area in order to help with guidance and to meet the Mission of the assigned group
  • Assist in hiring, supervising, training and performance evaluations of approximately 60 student employees
  • Provide support and advisement for event planning, setup/breakdown and technical assistance to student activities as well as internal/external conferences
  • Play a key role in campus wide programming such as, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Open House, Orientation, and major programs such as River Fest, Fox Fest, Concerts, Senior Week, Commencement, etc.
  • Collect, review and input priority points for student involvement into the Student Information Management System (SIMS) or Housing Residence Life STAR-RES program
  • Execute and support departmental goals, objectives and priorities in accordance with College’s Mission for each assigned service area
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a related field

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References 


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment.
  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

The Office of Student Activities is the dynamic center of co-curricular life on campus. We are a student-centered department and are committed to creating a seamless Marist experience - we believe that both in and outside the classroom, learning and personal growth should be continuous during your entire time here.

Through our programs and personal interactions, we collaborate with students, faculty and staff members to provide diverse and balanced intellectual, cultural, and social programs. We aim for these programs to encourage student learning and development, awareness and responsible living, and enhance the mission of the college.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit 

Type of Position:



Administrative (Exempt)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

The Office of Student Activities does not follow typical office hours. Student Activities hours of operation occurs, Monday-Sunday, 7 days a week. Staff flexibility is required

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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