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Director of Lowman Student Center at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/19/23

Job Description

Requisition 202300006ES

Position Title Director of Lowman Student Center

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

Department LSC

Division of Student Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. Master’s degree in facilities management, student affairs, or higher education leadership strongly preferred. Eight years of progressive professional experience and responsibility in student center management or facilities management required.

Demonstrated supervisory experience in a student center, a similar work environment, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in managing budgets and strategically planning fiscal matters is required. Extensive experience in recruiting, hiring, training, and managing professional employees.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Directs, develops, administers, and supervises all aspects of the Lowman Student Center (LSC) and satellite facilities associated with the goals and operational responsibilities of the facility staff.

Primary Responsibilities

Oversees Lowman Student Center (LSC) facility operations, strategic marketing, programming efforts, and services offered to students, staff, faculty, and off-campus constituents. Directs staffing and employment issues, all fiscal matters related to the facility, student development, risk management compliance, facilities management liaison, and emergency response. Leads protocols of all infrastructure components of the facility. Oversight of all fiscal, personnel, and facility matters of the department. Prepares budget, supervises personnel selection and evaluation, and oversees facility improvement and ongoing maintenance. Works with staff to develop and expand community engagement and increase revenue generating opportunities. Serves as an advocate and develops relationship with key stakeholders to develop partnership on campus and expand the student center’s influence. Provides the vision for the facility and oversees strategic planning and assessment efforts. Serves on various University and Division of Student Affairs committees. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Knowledge of and ability to comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Title IX, institutional and system rules and policies, and State of Texas rules and regulations. Understanding of student development and the role of student affairs in the educational process. Ability to build relationships across campus with students, administrators and other campus community members. Proven ability to gather and utilize assessment data. Demonstrated oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Provides daily contact with other campus departments, faculty, administrative staff, parents, students, alumni, and the general public.

This position may be designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...