iLEAD Positions

Program Director (PD)

General Purpose

Program Directors (PD) serve in the primary leadership position within the MICA Program Board (MPB). PDs support the planning and implementation of major campus programs on behalf of the Center for Student Engagement (CSE) by providing mentorship and oversight to MPB. This position will begin in mid-August and end the day after Commencement.

Summary of Essential Functions 

  • The Program Director (PD) is a part-time, 5-7 hour per week student staff member in the Center for Student Engagement (CSE) and is hired for a 1 year academic commitment. CSE employs 2 PDs per year. 

  • The MICA Program Board consists of four committees, each co-chaired by two Program Managers. PDs are assigned to advise and mentor two committees (i.e. 4 PMs) throughout the academic year. 

  • PDs work collaboratively to guide the overall vision, strategy, and direction of MPB, while also sharing operational responsibilities. In general, 1 PD will oversee MPB marketing efforts and membership (i.e. supporting the recruitment and retention of volunteer Program Assistants) and 1 PD will oversee MPB’s administrative and finance needs.

  • The PDs report to the Assistant Director of Student Involvement in CSE. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the general operations of the MICA Program Board, including scheduling/staffing, budget management, external communications, and marketing initiatives 

  • Co-facilitate weekly Program Board staff meetings, every Wednesday from 2:15 -3:45 pm (1.5 hour)

  • Attend a monthly 1:1 with supervisor, Assistant Director of Student Involvement (30 minutes)

  • Attend a bi-weekly triad meeting with co-Program Director and Assistant Director of Student Involvement (1 hour)

  • Mentor two committees (4 PMs) throughout the academic year to guide them through programming best practices, help them explore CSE and MICA’s resources, and make sure all of their tasks are clearly understood and completed before each event. 

    • Facilitate bi-weekly triad meetings with committee co-chairs (1 hour)

    • Facilitate bi-weekly 1:1 meetings with Program Managers (30 minutes)

  • Maintain a minimum of 5 weekly office hours in CSE.

  • Oversee the planning & implementation of all major CSE events including:

    • Halloween Party: October 

    • Last Blast: April/May 

  • Create and facilitate ongoing opportunities for team development, including leading a minimum of one training session for each MPB retreat

  • Drive the recruitment and retention of volunteer committee members (i.e. Program Assistants)

    • Plan and coordinate a minimum of one recruitment event per semester

  • Assist as needed with general office representation (e.g. Open House, Portfolio Day, iLEAD, etc.)

  • Support Fall Orientation, which may include serving as an Orientation Leader and/or coordinating evening programs and events

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Ability to facilitate meetings, activities, and one-on-one conversations

  • Efficient time management while prioritizing workload 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with collaborators and teammates, via email and in-person

  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Ability to consider the diverse needs and interests of the MICA student body, and address these through intentional and thoughtful programming  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have previously served as a Program Manager for at least 1 year

  • Must be a currently enrolled MICA undergraduate student at time of employment

  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

  • A desire to serve the MICA community 


  • $14 per hour

  • Meals during trainings and retreats

  • MICA Program Board t-shirt

Reporting to this position:

  • 8 Program Managers (4 each) report to the PDs in a peer mentor capacity with overall supervision being the Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Conditions of Employment: 

Program Directors are expected to attend mandatory trainings in fall and spring, as outlined below:

  • Fall Training: Program Directors must be available for training during the two weeks prior to the first week of Fall classes. Exact dates and times to be determined. 

  • Spring Retreat: Program Directors must be available for training during the first weekend following the first week of Spring classes. Exact dates and times to be determined. 

  • Following Fall Training, all Program Directors are expected to support Fall Orientation.

  • Student employees may work no more than 20 hours per week across all on-campus positions. 

Application Timeline & Details

  • Applications close March 1

  • Interviews will take place throughout the month of March

  • For more information, please contact the MICA Program Board at 

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

  • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.