Associate Director of Student Leadership & Involvement

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts


Summary of Position

The Associate Director helps create a vibrant community for student engagement by providing advising support, training, and resources for student organizations, commuter student programming and resources, Fraternity and Sorority Life, newly registered student groups, and faculty/ staff advisors. The Associate Director serves as an integral member of the Student Leadership and Involvement staff and supports departmental initiatives.  

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

35% of Time    Provide support for Registered Student Organizations (RSO)

Provide support for registered student organizations, splitting advisement duties with Assistant Director. Attends events and programs regularly and chaperones night and weekend events as needed. Coordinates club registration process for continuing and new clubs and organizations by maintaining current database and ensuring compliance with state and University guidelines for registered clubs and organizations. Develops, implements, and evaluates leadership development efforts needed by student organizations. Serves as a general resource person/consultant for individuals and organizations requiring information on program planning, organization recruitment and retention, conflict resolution, and other organizational issues. Lead new club registration and formation process in compliance with SGA guidelines. Oversee the Bi-weekly Event email distribution. Point person for SUConnect.

25% of Time    Serve as staff advisor for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Serves as staff advisor and provides leadership training and development for Suffolk’s Fraternity and Sorority Life, including Greek Council and Panhellenic. Mentors and supports executive board and general members. Provide programming support, including attending and chaperoning events during possible nights and weekends. Chaperone select members to NGLA Conference as part of student development. Meet with student executive board members to provide support.

25% of Time    Develop Commuter Student Programs and Resources

Develops a cohesive and comprehensive Commuter Student program, including events (Commuter Appreciation Weeks) and support services throughout the year. Supervise 6 Commuter Ambassador student leaders, and 1 Graduate Fellow to support this program. Oversee the Commuter Student Lounge in 73 Tremont. Work in tandem with Residence Life and Housing Services to provide off-campus housing information. Oversee the MBTA Discount Pass Program for undergraduate and graduate students.

5% of Time      Assessment

Participates with assessing the effectiveness of co-curricular and department goals and objectives.

5% of Time      Professional Development

Participates in professional development opportunities/programs and in professional organization programs.

5% of Time      Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related field is required.
  • 4-6 years of progressive experience in student activities or related student affairs setting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, management, and platform skills; an ability to oversee a wide variety of activities; attention to detail and ability to work independently. Solid experience in program development, implementation, and assessment.
  • Commitment to a diverse and multicultural program in department programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong professional and ethical standards on which to serve as a role model to a diverse student constituency. Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a fast-paced environment, including working nights and weekends as necessary.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.