Assistant Director - Anderson Student Center

2 weeks ago(1/9/2018 1:01 AM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
St. Paul
Anderson Student Center - Student Affairs
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions
Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Assistant Director position within the Anderson Student Center.



The Assistant Director of Anderson Student Center oversees a variety of services offered within the Anderson Student Center centered around Tommie Central, the main information desk for the building. This oversight would include management of the retail offerings, supervision of the student employment program, and partnership with the Director to support the overall management of the facility. In addition, the Assistant Director oversees the University’s club sports program. In this capacity the program manager hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates all club sport coaches and spirit coaches; provides staff advisor support to the student led undergraduate club sports student organizations; responds to emergency situations; and manages program budgets.


The Assistant Director will staff the Anderson Student Center Monday- Friday from 11:00am – 7:00pm. These hours will have some flexibility depending on the needs of the building. This position will have additional occasional night and weekend programming and event responsibilities outside of this defined period.




1.  Direct and administer the University Club Sports Program

  • Hire, train and supervise club sport coaches for approximately 14 coaches working with students in the club sports program
  • Hire and supervise the coaching staff and provide management and coordination of the cheerleading team and dance team.
  • Directs the Club Sports Advisory Board, and the activities of all club sports
  • Manages coaching contracts, oversee budgets, travel and activities
  • Create a budgeting process for each team and assist with fundraising initiatives
  • Set expectations and guidelines concerning recruitment and training of club sport members
  • Insure adherence of players and teams to university rules, policies and procedures
  • Successfully run club sports program with responsible coaches and advisors, appropriate      expenditure of funds, and increased student participation.

 2.  Manage Anderson Student Center Building Services

  • Hire, train, and supervise a graduate student employee and over 60 undergraduate student employees, including desk attendants and building managers.
  • Oversee recreation spaces in the ASC including Gaming, Bowling, and Scooter’s.
  • Provide on-site support for internal event planners utilizing Anderson Student Center locations.
  • Manage expectations and understanding of St. Thomas policies as related to events.
  • Manage X2O (digital signage), departmental website, and social media.

3.  Contribute to the overall goals and success of the Anderson Student Center and Division of Student Affairs.

  • Provide program support for Division wide leadership initiatives.
  • Represent the Anderson Student Center/Division of Student Affairs at admissions events, new student orientation, move-in weekend and commencement events.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.



Equivalent to a Bachelors degree and four (4) years of professional experience in a higher education environment in athletics, recreational sports, sports/events promotion, campus activities, facilities management, program management and/or student affairs.

Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of supervision, including selection, work planning, organization, performance review and evaluation, and employee training and discipline; principles, practices and techniques practices of residence management; rules, regulations and procedures related to the residence program; computer applications related to the work; standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; record keeping principles and practices; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone; principles and techniques of preparing effective written materials; basic budgetary practices and terminology.


Skill in:  Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of others; training others in policies and procedures related to the work; utilizing social media outlets for effectively marketing programs; assisting in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards; developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner; interpreting, applying and explaining  regulations and procedures; using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone; speaking English effectively to communicate in person or over the telephone.


Successful candidate must pass a background check.


Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

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