Date:  May 20, 2022

Position Available:  Director of Student Engagement & Assessment

Position Reports to:  Assistant Vice President for Student Life Services & Events

Department:  Student Life

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., some evenings and weekends


Please apply online: https://franciscan.edu/director-of-student-engagement-and-assessment/



The Director of Student Engagement and Assessment will be responsible for cultivating a dynamic, experiential, and student-centered environment rooted in the Mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville, that provides a model of excellence for student engagement and community building at the University.  The Center for Student Engagement strives to create welcoming and innovative opportunities for students to build connections and create community through meaningful involvement, personal development, and co-curricular learning within the broader Catholic and Franciscan University mission.



·         Work with Student organizations to plan, organize and supervise Educational, Recreational, Athletic, Spiritual, Social and Cultural programs by convening and supervising a student engagement team with appropriate staff and student stakeholders, i.e., Student Government, Baron Brigade, Household life.

·         Direct, plan, and manage student events & activities.

·         Establish, lead and manage new and existing programs and services targeting student engagement, including, but not limited to, New Student Orientation, Homecoming, senior week activities, and Baron Days along with a comprehensive Leadership Development Program for student clubs and organizations.

·         Direct the student engagement committee.

·         Ensure the Center executes programming, support, and outreach to residential, commuter, international, transfer and graduate/nontraditional students.

·         Oversee, organize, manage and direct a comprehensive student assessment plan regarding student engagement and satisfaction.

·         Work closely with the Coordinator of Events and student engagement workers to plan and execute events that engage the student body; Chair the Events Vending Committee; prepare and oversee the annual budget.

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support, and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience

·         Minimum of 2 years experience with on campus Student Life, Student Activities and/or leadership development in a University environment.

·         Demonstrated interest, skill and competence in planning, organizing, and programming student activities, with ability to handle multiple projects and activities.

·         Ability to communicate to a variety of audience, including students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration.


·         Mission Leadership: Must understand, embrace, and live out the University’s mission and possess the ability and willingness to articulate these principles and translate them into programs, policies, and decisions. Must take specific steps to visibly witness and champion the University’s values and inspire the expression of these values.

·         Motivating and Developing Others: Identify individual motivational drivers and leverage them to optimize performance and results. Is effective at soliciting and using input from others to create buy-in. Help others continually reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and development opportunities. Is effective at using delegation, coaching and performance management to help others grow.

·         Written and Verbal Communication: Clearly and comfortably express one’s views and thoughts to different listeners/audiences. Know how to get and keep audience attention; and effectively handle questions and side bars. Present effectively in multiple settings: one-on-one, small/large groups, peers, staff, and leaders. Know when to use written communications instead of verbal communications.

·         Teamwork: Appreciate and leverage individual differences in perspective, style, and skills. Share information openly to ensure everyone has what they need to perform effectively. Is effective at gaining cooperation both within and outside of one’s own department or area.

·         Action Oriented: Display initiative; doesn’t wait to be told or asked to do something. Comfortable acting in the absence of clear guidance or instructions.

·         Leading Self and Others: Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing conversion and growth. Use feedback and self-awareness to continually grow and sharpen one’s own leadership skills. Create and seize opportunities to motivate and support the performance and growth of others including training, teaching, and mentoring them, delegating and empowering others to act, and providing on-going coaching. Appropriately recognize progress and achievement, provide effective feedback, and deal forthrightly with performance issues.


Technical Skills

·         Proficiency or experience in web-based career services applications including AdAstra & REACH.

·         Proficiency in standard desktop software applications (e-mail, MS Word, and MS Excel, etc.)

·         Proficiency in creating and implementing print and electronic advertising materials

·         Understand and enforce University policies.

·         Direct, plan and manage student engagement initiatives.



·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Supervisory, training and customer service experience highly desired.

Workplace Factors:

·         Some evenings and weekends required.

Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments, and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/director-of-student-engagement-and-assessment/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.