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Assoc.Dir. for Student Centers, Events, & Conferences: Office of Student Life

Position Description:

Williams College, a coeducational liberal arts institution, is located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston and New York City. The College is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive population of approximately 2000 students. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.

The Office of Student Life: The Office of Student Life (OSL) is responsible for overseeing several facets of students’ out-of-classroom experience at Williams, as well as managing other programs/services: student leadership development programs; residential programs for sophomores, juniors, and seniors; student organization advisement; student centers operational & programmatic management; student event facilitation and management; student housing placements; campus-wide room bookings; and conferences and external events (becoming OSL programs as of fall 2012). OSL’s nine-person professional staff consists of the Director who has overall responsibility for the office’s entire portfolio; an Associate Director for Student Centers, Events, & Conferences; two Assistant Directors for Student Involvement (one focused on student organizations, one focused on residential programs); an Assistant Director for Conferences; three Coordinators who manage several OSL services & operations; and an Administrative Assistant. More information can be found on the OSL website, (

The Position: OSL seeks applications for the Associate Director for Student Centers, Events, and Conferences. Specifically, the Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership in the areas of student centers management, student events, external usage of campus facilities for events, and conferences. The Associate Director develops, plans, executes, monitors, and evaluates all aspects of these areas. This position directly supervises the Assistant Director for Conferences, the Operations Coordinator, and the Programming Coordinator, works closely with the Assistant Directors for Student Involvement, the Housing Coordinator for summer conference season support, and works closely with the Administrative Assistant for summer conference season support and regarding campus-wide room bookings.

Education and Experience: Required: Master’s in Higher Education Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience. Significant experience in student event facilitation and management. Experience supervising professional staff. Strong budgetary skills and attention to detail. High levels of initiative, creativity, organization, and judgment. Ability to blend student development and customer service in a multi-faceted role. Ability to work under tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively. Highly developed time management & multi-tasking skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office; understanding of internet for marketing and website updating (WordPress desirable); ability to quickly learn specialized software (PeopleSoft, EMS, Conference Programmer, etc.). Experience performing both independently and as part of a team.

Desirable: Experience in student center building operations and management. Experience in conference program management, and contract negotiation for conferences and/or events. Certified Meeting Planner, ACCED-I Collegiate Conference Certification Program (CCEP). Familiarity with the nature and aims of a selective liberal arts college. Evening & weekend hours will be required. Target start date is January 2, 2013. Review of resumes will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume include job number 300842-W. by e-mail to:

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