Human Resources

Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Commuter Central


Student Affairs


The Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Commuter Central is a full time 12-month live-in position in Student Engagement. The Assistant Director (AD) reports to the Director of Student Engagement. The AD offers a range of services, programs, and support for members of the commuter, transfer, adult learner, and Veteran communities. The AD aims to help these populations thrive, helping them feel a sense of belonging and preparedness for success at Ursinus. Serves on the crisis response team in an on-call rotation.


  • Provides leadership for services, programs and policies that support commuter students, transfer students, Veteran students, adult learners, and other student populations.
  • Builds collaborative partnerships with faculty, departments and local community constituencies and foster student engagement and success.
  • Responsible for the daily coordination.
  • Initiate, plan and facilitate events and/or activities to enhance the quality of student life and the campus experience for commuter, nontraditional, and other students.
  • Assists with managing the Organization Accreditation Process (OAP) and Student Club and Organization Training (SCOT) sessions for AFAC-funded student organizations.
  • Coordinate assessment of the curricular approach for commuter students, transfers, adult learners, and Veterans.
  • Assist in planning, facilitating, and evaluating student-initiated campus programs
  • Serve as a resource for students concerning information about campus programming and organizations.
  • Assist in recruiting and selecting students for the U-LEAD Scholarship program.
  • Assist with creating all resource materials for campus organizations, off-campus activities, advisors’ manual, and the student organization manual.
  • Assist in maintaining the Student Engagement website, orientation website, and utilize social media to market programming and orientation.
  • Work collaboratively with campus partners in planning, implementing, and evaluating Orientation, Family Weekend, Homecoming.
  • Promote an environment that affirms diversity, intercultural interaction, and community building activities.
  • Serves on the crisis response team in an on-call rotation.
  • Serve on campus wide committees as needed.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Higher Ed. Counseling, Student Personnel, or closely related field preferred.
  • Two to three years’ experience in student affairs, which may include work experience during graduate school.
  • Experience or working knowledge of the following areas: leadership training, Greek life, student programming, new student orientation, office administration, advising and supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point, publisher, etc.) data base management, and web page software.
  • Familiarity with the small residential liberal arts college setting.
  • The expectation of high campus visibility and relationship building among all members of the Ursinus community including, but not limited to faculty, staff, and students is greatly desired.


Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.