Director of Student Engagement, Leadership, and Activities



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Director of Student Engagement, Leadership, and Activities

  • 492456
  • Lexington
  • Staff
  • Full-time
  • Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Title: Director of Student Engagement, Leadership, and Activities

Salary Range: $3,557 - $4,950 per month

Contract Term Length: 12 Months

Standard Hours: 37.5

Work Location: On-Site

FLSA Status: Exempt

College: Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Campus Location: Bluegrass C&TC - Newtown Pike

Department: Student Success


Bluegrass Community & Technical College offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity including:

  • Exceptional health care, vision, dental coverage for you and your family
  • Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • 403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match
  • Vacation/Sick Time
  • Work-Life Balance
  • 9.5 Paid Holidays
  • 2 Weeks Institutional Closing Pay (Last 2 weeks of December) for qualifying positions
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary

Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students the Director for Student Engagement, Leadership, and Activities is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive student engagement programming throughout the student lifecycle and across all campus sites. The area of Student Engagement, Leadership, and Activities in the Student Success Hub includes but is not limited to student clubs and organizations, civic learning and democratic engagement, student leadership development, social consciousness, academic and wellness integration, and service learning. The director will develop and implement assessable programs and services, aligned with the mission of the College that are designed to complement and enhance the academic experience.

The Director will take a holistic approach to student engagement and development to provide an equitable education experience for an inclusive learning environment. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Student Success Services (Student Success Hub).

Job Duties:

  • Develop and implement the College’s Student Engagement, Leadership, and Activities plan, which will ensure there is a diverse range of activities that enrich the student experience at all campuses.
  • Supervise Student Engagement Coordinator.
  • Coordinate promotion of student activities and engagement opportunities to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Develop and maintain the student engagement portal/website to promote student activities and events to the student body.
  • Oversee and direct the Student Leadership Ambassador program at all campuses.
  • Coordinate with the Student Leadership Ambassador site supervisors to hire and train ambassadors and staff them where needed.
  • Serve as the Co-advisor to the Student Government organizations and ensure certain publications (e.g., club and organization bylaws and calendar of events) are up to date via all medium.
  • Assist with budget planning for the Heart pantry and Heart Express food stations at all campuses.
  • Coordinate and supervise the Heart of BCTC food pantry including tracking input and output of stock, building community partnerships, promotion, donation drives, and assisting students.
  • Ensure the stocking of the Heart and Heart Express food stations at all campuses and coordinate delivery of online orders.
  • Assist with the coordination of Student Success Hub activities.
  • Coordinate and direct the Student Success Hub Outreach Campaigns.
  • Provide oversight and training to Hub staff (professional and student) answering student issues and questions on the KCTCS app to ensure student needs are being met and important issues are being reviewed as needed.
  • Collect and analyze data in developing progress reports and evaluations for making data-guided decisions that support college operations and foster student success.
  • Ensure a student learning approach to civic and service programming that effectively meets the social, cultural, recreational, spiritual, and educational needs of the campus community.
  • Provide fiscal oversight and management of several budgets, including clubs and organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree (related field) and four years related experience, or equivalent. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree (related field)
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community and technical college
    • Demonstrates competence in leadership training, group dynamics, and team building is strongly preferred
    • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations


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