Assistant Director of Campus Activities

Campus Activities

Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.


To support the mission of the Campus Activities Office, demonstrating a commitment to:

  • Promoting student learning, development, and exploration through experiential education.
  • Providing opportunities for students to learn and utilize leadership skills.
  • Fostering an environment that connects students and builds community.
  • Facilitating a comprehensive series of intellectual, multicultural, recreational, social, and campus governance programs.
  • Helping students realize their individual and collective potential.


  • Advise the Campus Activities Board and provide direction, leadership, oversight, and program development.
  • Develop and coordinate Homecoming with the Campus Activities Board and other agents of the College. 
  • Design, develop and coordinate Family Weekend.
  • Oversee all recognized student organizations including budget management, organizational training/development, and program planning.
  • Oversee and implement the student organization recognition process. 
  • Manage club and organization office space and “Gustie Den” resource room, and create and maintain applicable leadership and programming resources.
  • Supervise and oversee the Gus the Mascot program.
  • Prepare and monitor budgets for Family Weekend, Leadership, and the Campus Activities Board
  • Share responsibilities for weekend/evening programming support and committee involvement with the Director of Campus Activities.
  • Assess existing campus activities and identify new campus activities programming needs
  • Perform other professional, executive, and administrative duties as necessary and as assigned.
  • All other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or relevant field
  • Strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Possess self-initiative and the ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and others
  • Willingness to work evenings/weekends as required by the job


  • Master’s degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education or relevant field
  • Experience advising Programming Boards
  • A mature understanding of issues and trends in higher education
  • An understanding of identity development theory
  • Demonstrated familiarity with liberal arts education within a residential setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. 

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three (3) references 

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salary is based on 11 months


Andrea Junso | | 507-933-6282

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2023

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