GOGEBIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE • E 4946 Jackson Road Ironwood MI 49938 • P: 800.682.5910   

Staff Employment

DIRECTOR OF LINDQUIST STUDENT AND CONFERENCE CENTER

DEPARTMENT: Dean of Business Services

DATE TO START: ASAP

STARTING SALARY: Grade 5.

GOGEBIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE is a fully accredited, full-service community college with a head count of 1,500. The Ironwood area offers a high quality of life in a rural setting. Located two hours from Duluth (MN), four hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and four hours from Green Bay (WI), the college is in close proximity to Lake Superior, the Ottawa National Forest, and numerous other state parks and recreational areas.

DESCRIPTION: A successful candidate will possess management, vision, entrepreneurship, mediation, and organizational skills. The goal at Gogebic Community College is to support the development of students' whole selves and challenge them to assume both personal and social responsibility and integrate community awareness, involvement, and activities. Gogebic Community College strives to create an environment wherein students possess the skills to make ethical decisions, appreciate difference, and live creative, rewarding, and purposeful lives, while balancing the needs of the community and a growing college atmosphere. The Director of Lindquist Student and Conference Center serves as a resource for student life outside of the classroom, promoting and encouraging a healthy balance between curricular and co-curricular experiences and opportunities, and as a community liaison.

Lindquist Student and Conference Center

  • Responsible for the total operation of the Lindquist Student and Conference Center, including the overall building management, facilities management, college event coordination, student life activities and programs, and community event coordination.
  • Promotion and marketing of the Lindquist Student and Conference Center to the local community, state, and region with room for revenue growth.
  • Develops, monitors, and oversees the Lindquist Student and Conference Center budget.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises all Lindquist Student and Conference Center staff.
  • Develops policies and procedures related to the operations of the Lindquist Student and Conference Center.
  • Responsible for the development and execution of all campus intramural programs.
  • Recommends and implements programs, building modifications, and activities designed to make the Lindquist Student and Conference Center a center of campus service and activity.
  • Assists in the production of special campus events.
  • Oversees summer conference operations to include the coordination of housing, dining services, and other facility or equipment requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining a comprehensive master calendar of activities and events scheduled in the Lindquist Student and Conference Center and campus grounds.

Student Life/Student Affairs

  • Responsible for supervising all student life personnel related to the Lindquist Center and limited oversight of the student life components including student leadership development, campus programming, and promoting and supervising student organizations.
  • Serves on college committees as assigned.
  • Oversees limited initiatives related to Student Life.

The hiring department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their work/life experiences, to the diversity of our academic community, our engagement with the student body, and the community at large. Fluency in working with students, faculty, and staff with diverse backgrounds, cultures and ambitions will be an essential asset. Ambitious and energetic candidates who are interested and amicable to growing and evolving this position are highly encouraged to apply.

The Director of Lindquist Student and Conference Center reports directly to the Dean of Business. The position requires a willingness to work a variable schedule as potential assignments may include daytime, evenings, and limited weekends along with other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, management, hotel and/or restaurant management, student development, student affairs, higher education administration, or other related field.
  • Supervisory experience, including hiring and training practices, and employee evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and implementation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral/interpersonal communication skills, documentation, record keeping, and reporting.
  • Maintain a congenial, supportive and accepting approach when working with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Must have good customer relation skills and a team player.
  • Ability to manage a rigorous administrative workload; strong project management skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Vista, Windows and Outlook.
  • Experience in exercising initiative, good judgment, and independent decision making.
  • Flexible with hours, as some weekend/evening hours are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in business, marketing, management, hotel and/or restaurant management, student development, student affairs, higher education administration, or other related field.
  • Background in student affairs in a higher educational setting.
  • Previous experience directing a student life program on a college or university campus.
  • Marketing of events and services.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a portfolio containing a letter of interest, a detailed resume, a Gogebic Community College application, two letters of recommendation, three references (please include accurate contact information including phone number) and transcripts (unofficial will suffice for now), and other relevant material to:

Director of Human Resources, Ashley Paquette
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
ashleyp@gogebic.edu

TRANSFER COORDINATOR

Reports to: Dean of Students
Group: Non-Affiliated

Summary: The transfer coordinator is responsible for coordinating the transfer process for students transferring into and out of Gogebic Community College. Also, this position performs course equivalencies, reviews program guides, and is the college’s key contact for Transfer and Articulation Agreements. This position acts as an academic advisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Review program guides for colleges and universities that have transfer agreements with Gogebic Community College.
  2. Coordinates and implements formal articulation agreements with intermediate school districts, colleges, and universities.
  3. Work with transfer offices at colleges and universities on course equivalencies.
  4. Advise students who are transferring to colleges and universities.
  5. Serve on the Curriculum Committee.
  6. Act at the contact person at Gogebic for students who have transferred and are encountering difficulties with transfer.
  7. Collect and disseminate transfer information to academic advisors.
  8. Evaluate incoming transcripts, as well as requests for prior work experience learning.
  9. Manage the Michigan Transfer Agreement process.
  10. Collaborate with Gogebic faculty members who are developing new courses to ensure transferability to colleges and universities.
  11. Performs public presentations at high schools and various recruiting events such as college and career fairs.
  12. Maintain transfer information on the college website.

Other:

  1. Participate in campus activities related to student success and retention.
  2. Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Skills

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • demonstrated excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, experience with presentations.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with various constituencies.
  • Excellent computer skills; proficiency with Jenzabar preferred
  • Ability to do detail work independently with an excellent level of accuracy.
  • Ability to multi-task simultaneously.
  • Ability to use good, independent judgment in handling sensitive and difficulty situations.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred. A minimum of two years’ experience in college student services, performing related tasks in a college setting.

Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

This position involves day travel and occasional overnight travel.

Please submit a cover letter outlining your experience and purpose for applying, resume, GCC application for employment, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and three references (please include accurate contact information including phone number). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your completed application to the office of Human Resources.

Director of Human Resources, Ashley Paquette
Gogebic Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
ashleyp@gogebic.edu

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