Director of Student Union Craft Center 43 week

  • Amherst, MA


: $74,620.00 - $122,960.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

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Category: : Exempt Department: : Student Engagement and Leadership Locations: : Amherst, MA Posted: : Mar 29, '18 Type: : Exempt Ref. No.: : R148623 About University of Massachusetts Amherst: UMASS Amherst - Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) - Student Activities and Involvement (SAI) - Job Description: A. GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Executive Director Student Engagement and Leadership (SEL) or designee, direct the fiscal, administrative, and programmatic operations of the Student Union (SU) Craft Center and indirectly oversee the SU Art Gallery, serving undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff of the Five Colleges (UMass, Hampshire, Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke). Responsibilities include oversight of sixteen craft area coordinators and 2 graduate assistants in all aspects of daily operations, business management, craft instruction, health and safety, and programming as well as budget training, fundraising, and short and long-term planning. Duties require a Students First and customer focused approach to quality services within a student and organizational development model in a diverse and multicultural college community. B. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Identify those duties that demand the greatest amount of time, attention, and are of key priority to the department. Include any duties which present unusual physical requirements such as standing, walking, exposure to chemicals, etc.) Direct the SU Craft Center programs and supply store, overseeing graduate student assistant director and 16 student staff members. Develop and implement necessary and appropriate policy and procedure such as for membership and safety; set center operating hours and workshop schedule; manage membership using UCard system via computer. Establish short and long-term plans to develop business and craft programs; use a variety of means including Internet to conduct research on craft materials, equipment and techniques; conduct marketing activities including website development; formulate the teaching philosophy and practices. Prepare and submit an annual report for the SEL department head. Apply student development theory to educate, advise and counsel student staff on acquiring technical skills, developing individual life skills and cultivating interrelationships through experiential learning in a co-curricular environment; provide for multicultural and diversity education for student staff. Develop and present budget and grant funding proposals to Graduate Student Senate and undergraduate Student Government Association (SGA), UMass Arts Council, cultural enrichment funds, & Alumni Association; identify other funding sources; conduct annual fundraising events. Establish and update budgeting and financial management systems. Develop and implement policy and procedures to maintain security precautions for members and staff in use of materials, hazardous chemicals, tools, equipment, and machinery with potential health and safety risks; train staff in first aid measures and safety procedures. Maintain knowledge of and ensure adherence to applicable safety rules and regulations and state and federal laws; comply with periodic federal and/or state audits of hazardous waste and chemical management. Work with Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) office to train student staff and ensure compliance with standards on: maintenance of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on all substances used, proper hazardous waste collection and documentation, fire safety, and annual renewal of \"Hot Works\" permit. Hire, train and supervise student staff; utilize assistant director position in a manner appropriate to graduate intern's degree program. Set goals, objectives and priorities; assign work; provide university policy information, conduct performance evaluation, take disciplinary action and address grievances. Ensure high quality business management decisions: educate and train staff on teamwork principles and daily operations, including budget development for each craft area, account management, purchasing, security and inventory control of equipment and supplies, customer service, public relations, and other administrative duties. Oversee and manage daily operations and inventory of the supply store using UCard system and implementing University and department cash handling procedures and records requirements; calculate and report on quarterly earnings and sales tax. Oversee, educate, guide and assist the craft area coordinators in developing and implementing instructional craft workshops: assist in creating and producing instructional manuals; teach coordinators how to demonstrate craft techniques and provide individual assistance and training to members in silver, jewelry, photography, sewing, stained glass, leatherwork, and fabric arts. Train coordinators in use of tools, and operation of equipment and machinery; oversee and ensure coordinators repair and maintain all craft tools and machinery and daily clean-up all craft areas and workshop spaces. Apply student development principles to assist coordinators in understanding the creative process and in developing their portfolios: educate, advise and counsel students on aesthetic principles, coping with fear and failure, solving problems, developing their skills, successfully producing their craft, and on academic possibilities and professional opportunities. Apply organizational development principles and provide relevant resources and information to ensure student staff involvement in center management. Conduct regular staff meetings to discuss operations and programming, cross-train for craft areas, update mission and constitution per SGA requirements. Create standards for communicating, resolving conflicts and problem solving; promote a positive and successful creative work environment. Allow for students' academic priorities and members' creative independence. Work with center staff on all aspects of additional programs, e.g., to develop, manage and advertise regular and annual campus events such as Student Union Craft Center Open House, Open Mic Nights, and visiting artist workshops. Provide center related services to local community organizations as possible when opportunity arises such as with 4H, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Work with student groups, including fraternities and sororities, on craft related projects; work with Asian, Latino, African-American, Native American and other cultural student organizations to creatively and visually express their cultures in their programs/events, in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS). Collaborate with and assist department and university staff and faculty to integrate crafts into and/or provide craft activities at programs and events, such as annual Festival of the Arts, New Students Orientation, Take our Children to Work Day, Athletics Outreach, Housing Wellness Program, and workshops for student teachers. Review and approve proposals from university departments and organizations to use Craft Center and its resources, e.g., for Office of Family Resources (OFR) Art Cycles. Oversee graduate assistant Director of Student Union Art Gallery: hire, train, supervise and evaluate performance on budget development, fundraising, grant reporting, business procedures, artists' contracts, student staff supervision. Indirectly supervise 7 gallery guards. Provide outreach to bring opportunities to the gallery; advise on gallery show scheduling and production; review all exhibitions for environmental health and safety needs including fire prevention; assist and/or advise on resolving problems such as computer service needs, facilities needs, or conflicts that may arise within the art community; Sponsor student staff on independent studies and serve on thesis committees: act as liaison to faculty sponsors; discuss projects with students and professors; advise on concept, direction, content and presentation; help install and evaluate thesis shows. As a staff member of SEL receive and apply multicultural and diversity education and training; participates in staff meetings and committees; may serve on various University-wide policy committees, boards, and task forces. Understands, is committed to and supports customer focused quality services and the Students First mission. Support and implement Affirmative Action and non-discrimination policies and procedures and contribute to related departmental goals. Perform other related duties as required. D. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Function independently within the broad scope of departmental and institutional policies and goals; refer exceptions to Executive Director for SEL or appointee. E. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Number of non-student employees directly supervised: 0 Number of non-student employees indirectly supervised: 0 Average number of student employees supervised at any given time: 25 Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Art Education, or related field plus two to three years teaching and supervisory experience required. Demonstrated knowledge of and technical skill in several different crafts such as: ceramics, stained glass, silversmithing, photography, silkscreen, fibers, and sewing; manual finger dexterity, precise eye and hand coordination, lifting of objects up to fifty pounds required. Knowledge of and ability to teach first aid skills and use of hazardous materials and tools required. Ability to use personal computer for Internet, email, word processing, data management. Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required. Additional Information: Master's degree in related field preferred. PROFESSIONAL STAFF SALARY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM POSITION LEVEL 27 Please view the hiring salary range at: PSU Salary Schedule.pdf for this 43 week position, 37.5 hours per week, plus benefits. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action. Application Instructions: On campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees. Please click the \"Apply Now\" button above while online at: Submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should apply by the priority date of April 18, 2018 in order to ensure consideration. However, review of applications may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. URL: Student Union Craft Center -
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