COORDINATOR, STUDENT LIFE-ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
The Coordinator of Student Life - Organizations and Activities will promote the education, development, and success of student organizations and student-led programs. The coordinator will be responsible for providing training and development opportunities for student organization leaders and their advisors, establishing an organization achievement program, managing technologies that promote and monitor student involvement, assisting with Greek Life support, advising assigned student-led programs, assisting with event coordination, and supporting other Student Life Office programs. The coordinator will also help establish developmental learning outcomes and assessment tools for increased accountability, recognition, and program design within the organizations and activities area of Student Life.
• Organization Training: Build a framework of need-based student organization leadership development training programs to accommodate varied levels of student leadership and advisor support. Design and implement day-to-day consultation sessions to increase officer and advisor meetings with area staff regarding use of university facilities and other resources, policy education, event design, and guidance in maintaining student organization recognition.
• Professional Development: Develop and execute a comprehensive student organization achievement program to encourage student leaders and members to maximize their organizational experiences and help translate them into marketable skills. The program levels will connect criteria for success with student engagement core competencies that solidify student organizations as key avenues for student success.
• Administration: Provide student engagement technology training for student organizations and advisors, manage technology features, and act as a liaison between organizations and provider regarding technical issues. Assist with building Greek Life support in the areas of, recruitment and education, risk management, and problem resolution. Work with the O&A team on creating assessment tools to measure the success of all programs.
• Advising: Recruit, select, and train a new student involvement team designed to initiate/sustain outreach efforts in promoting engagement in student organizations and other co-curricular opportunities to students. Provide primary advising to the Hawk Spirit and Traditions Council and secondary advising to the Mascot Program.
• Programming: Assist with the planning and execution of a variety of activities and events housed in the O&A area. Create marketing strategies that encourage student organization participation in major events such as, Student Organization Expo, I Heart UHCL Day/Spirit Week, and Chili Cook-Off.
• Office Support: Assist with other office-wide programs and activities in the Student Life Office. Examples include working front desk office services, attending SGA meetings, supporting Film and Speaker Series, supporting leadership programs and other community building events, and representing the office at various university programs and committee meetings when needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Education, or related field, completed no later than May 2018.
2. Minimum two years of graduate or full time experience working with university/college campus activities, student groups in a college or university setting.
3. Working knowledge of student development theories and developing student learning outcomes.
4. Experience with the following; building/refining training and recognition programs for student organizations and their adivsors; event planning (reservations and permits, budgets and contracts, marketing, and assessment).
5. Ability to effectively present information to diverse groups and cognizant of diverse college student population needs.
6. Availability to work nights and weekends when needed in order to attend events and meet with students, including travel that may require overnight stays.
7. Experience training and developing student leaders, individually and in groups and ability to identify and develop leadership opportunities for students.
8. Comprehensive knowledge of organizational and leadership development and group dynamics.
9. Demonstrated experience with event planning and other programming skills.
10. Must have clear, precise, and effective oral/written communication skills as well as being comfortable speaking in large and small group settings.
11. Ability to exhibit a positive attitude and to deal with coworkers, students, faculty and staff tactfully and courteously in order to maintain effective service-oriented relationships.
12. Ability to perform well in a multi-task environment; demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, prioritize, and meet deadlines on assignments.
13. Strategic thinker with excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
14. Knowledge of organizational and management skills including budget management, planning, evaluation and assessment, and effective marketing.
15. Must have ingenuity and creativity. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Minimum of three years of full time experience working with university/college campus activities, student-led programming, student groups in a college or university setting.
Experience working with Greek organizations/affiliations. Experience working with student engagement platforms to increase student involvement. Experience serving as a direct advisor for a student organization or student-led program. Bilingual skills.
Full-time position with benefits. Salary range is $3,064.90 - $3,984.37 per month . Background check required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume. Applications only accepted online through the Job Opportunities site.