• Full Time
  • Denver, CO
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Director, Student Engagement & Leadership
Regis University

Northwest Denver Campus

Position Type:

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Requested Start Date for this Position:
11/27/2023 – 1 month to go

Campus Location:
Northwest Denver Campus

Full-time or Part-time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, the Director of Student Engagement & Leadership is responsible for developing a strong, student-focused co-curricular and extra-curricular office of Student Engagement. The Director will collaboratively develop vision, provide leadership, and supervise the programmatic, personnel, and operational components of the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership, while providing advising, mentoring and support for a broad range of organizations, activities, and events.

Major program areas within the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership include; New Student Orientation, Programming Board, University Recognized Clubs and Organizations, Service Trip Student Governance, and Commuter Student Engagement. The Director will collaborate with professional staff and student leaders to set goals, assess student engagement efforts, develop innovative engagement activities and programs, evaluate organizational needs, problem-solve and serve as a liaison with other university departments essential to program implementation and success.

In addition, the Director will serve as the facilitator of the Office of Student Engagement leadership team; fully participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of the office mission to mentor student leaders, develop programs that enhance the student experience at Regis University, and encourage a sense of campus community that reflects our Jesuit identity.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a tenacious focus on student success, a commitment to flawless execution of services, and a commitment to providing the best possible experience for Regis students in each and every interaction. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability to center students, embrace innovation and change, and adapt to the dynamic landscape of higher education and the evolving needs of the Regis community.

Working at Regis University
As Regis employees, we embrace our Jesuit Catholic values of respect, inclusion and equity, and welcome employees, faculty and students from all faiths and cultures. Together, we perform our duties in alignment with the mission of the University and seek dedicated individuals to contribute to and strengthen that mission and our service to students.

Take a moment to consider our Total Rewards package:
– A generous tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependents
– Paid Mission leave to give employees time to volunteer in the community
– Options for flexible work
– Additional time off each year when the University closes for Winter Break
– Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and list of references with your application. Current employees, please submit an application by logging into Workday. Click on the Career Worklet and access the internal site.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning & Direction
Provides strategic leadership through the planning, development and management of established and innovative student engagement practices.

Develops responsive programming that offer equitable access to all students that are grounded in best practices and trends in student engagement, student success and meet the unique needs of students.

Engages in ongoing assessment and evaluation of policies & procedures through an equity lens and make appropriate adjustments to remove barriers and enhance the student experience.

Designs, implements, and assesses student engagement processes, policies and programming that impact our most marginalized student’s ability to thrive including providing a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities that support the classroom experience.


Leadership & Supervision
Develop strong office vision, cultivate an organizational culture that supports broad-based, inclusive, and mission-informed programming, activities and events for Regis University.

Evaluate office resources, align resources with strategic office plan and learning outcomes, and develop internal feedback loops.

Develop and implement mission-based structure to hire, train, supervise and evaluate professional and student staff.

Recruit, train, evaluate and supervise staff direct reports and departmental student staff regarding Student Engagement & Leadership processes, procedures, expectations and their roles within. Hold regular meetings and provide appropriate on-boarding and professional development opportunities for staff as needed.

Ensure the professional development training, and supervision of staff.

Work collaboratively with VPSA, AVP/Dean of Students, AVP Auxiliary Services, Housing & Residential Engagement, Student Disability Services, Academic Dean’s, Campus Safety, Health Services, Counseling Services and off-campus agencies (local authorities, medical facilities/personnel) as needed.


Event Planning & Management:
Identify, develop, implement, and maintain programmatic tools that support increased student engagement, annual assessment plans, and co-curricular programming.

Co-develop and lead campus-wide events such as New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, Blue & Gold Weekend, and Ranger Week.

Monitor budgets, sign off on expenditures, set and implement programming goals, and ensure that programs are consistent with the mission of the University and Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.

Develop budget that support organizational goals and activities, process accounts payable items, and track expenditures.


Student Leadership:
Assist AVP/Dean of Students with advising Regis University Student Government Assembly.

Develop organizational leadership, monitor budgets, approve expenditures, set and implement programming goals and organizational mission, and ensure that programs are consistent with the mission of the University and Division of Student Affairs.

Serve as liaison between organizations and university departments essential in supporting student program initiatives.


Divisional/University Leadership:
Attend all divisional meetings, trainings and developments as appropriate.

Exercise leadership in the management, development, and long-term planning of college-wide activities and programs.

Serve in the Administrator On-Call rotation providing support, crisis, and emergency response as back-up to the Residence Life On-Call protocol system.

Be accessible, visible, and present for relevant and occasional campus events (i.e. athletics events, programs, traditions, etc.), attend staff/student-planned community development activities and educational events as appropriate.

Assist in organization of large, annual, campus-wide programs as needed such as spring weekend, class events, and orientation.

Assist in leading task forces, presenting training topics, and executing divisional and University projects as needed.

Work collaboratively with fellow Directors to carry out the mission and vision of the university, student affairs, and our collective commitment to co-curricular learning.


Additional Functions:
Establish and maintain strong partnerships with colleagues within the division as well as other campus stakeholders including but not limited to Academic Affairs, Admissions, Physical Plant, Campus Safety, Financial Aid, Bursar’s, Registrar’s, Information Technology, and Human Resources.

Represent the department on relevant University committees (examples include SOAR and CARE committees.

Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy.

May teach leadership courses within the RegisCorps leadership certificate program.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor or supervisor’s designee.



Master’s Degree in higher education, counseling, student personnel services, student affairs administration or a related field with minimum 3 years of experience managing student affairs programs in a higher education institution with increasing levels of responsibility that include crisis management, budget management, student advising, program planning, and supervision of staff. A Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years of similar experience will also be considered.


Supervisory skills which inspire, motivate, and foster a culture in which all staff members are treated with respect, fairness, and professionalism and promotes professional development among the team.

Experience with Student Engagement Software (CampusGroups, Presence, etc)

A demonstrated commitment and passion for professional growth in the areas of student learning and development, community development, supporting students’ well-being, and best practices in student learning, conduct, and care.

Knowledge of equity and inclusion issues and laws that impact higher education (FERPA, Title IX, ADA compliance, Jeanne Clery Act, Etc.).

Demonstrated commitment to expand knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding cultural differences, social identities, and historical inequalities, and strategies for interacting effectively with people different from oneself.

Demonstrated experience using diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in delivering programs and services practice (i.e., staffing practices, supervision, training, policies, programs).

Involvement in local, regional, and national organizations supporting the mission of Student Affairs (such as ASCA, ATIXA, NABITA, ACPA, and NASPA).


Why work at Regis?

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Pay Rate:
$67,000 / annually

To apply, visit https://regis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/RegisUniversity/job/Northwest-Denver-Campus/Director–Student-Engagement—Leadership_R003769.

Since 1877, Regis University has been using our Jesuit background to provide an education for men and women of all ages and faiths and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Inspired by St. Ignatius Loyola, the mission of Regis University is to educate men and women of all ages to make a positive impact in a rapidly-changing global society. We encourage our students to seek truth, live purposeful lives, and continually examine and attempt to answer the question: “How ought we to live?” Regis University’s Northwest Campus is the main campus and administrative hub, located in Denver, Colorado. Regis University has three additional campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thornton, Colorado and the Denver Tech Center, as well as distance learning initiatives.



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