Assistant Director for Student Government Leadership


The Assistant Director for Student Government Leadership strategically plans and develops programming and events that foster the development of student leaders in all branches of Associated Student Government (Executive; Senate; Cabinet; Judiciary; University Committees; Freshman Leadership Forum, Associate Member Program), serves as advisor Graduate Professional Student Congress in collaboration with the Graduate School. Responsibilities for this position include: manage comprehensive co-curricular programs for student government, including developing, implementing, and assessing leadership programs that contribute to student learning; stewardship and oversight for student organization and departmental budgets; effective advising of student government leaders and programs; effective management of student government elections including Homecoming Election; budget management of the Safe Ride Fee in conjunction with Safe Ride Committee and student government leaders; budget management of the Readership Program fee in conjunction with student government leaders; proficient annual revision of student handbook policies relating to areas of responsibility; serves as a resource to organizational officers, advisors, and members.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education administration, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education

  • Progressively responsible administrative experience in student activities or related field

  • Experience in facilitating and developing leadership programs for students and student groups that provided cultural, educational, and social activities

  • Experience in major event coordination, goal setting/strategic planning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Student government advising and assessment experience


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Student Development Theory

  • Knowledge of Event Planning

  • Time management and organizational skills

Recruitment Contact Information:

Mary Skinner, Director Student Activities,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Inclusion and Diversity

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. 

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.