Bachelor's Degree in related field. Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs preferred. Three years of experience in service programming, student organization management/advising, or other related experience. Experience in an educational environment with student organizations, programs, co-curricular activities, or experience in a related field preferred. Additional education may be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Performs highly advanced and complex specialist duties regarding service programs, student organizations, and student employee supervision for the Department of Leadership Initiatives.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Provides development, support, and management of service-learning programs, student organizations, and student employee supervision for the Department of Leadership Initiatives. Accountable for the execution and follow through of complex and technical responsibilities. Coordinates and implements departmental programs including, but not limited to, Bearkat Service Breaks, Organization Fairs, Ultimate Bearkat Society, and Student Organization Leadership retreats/trainings. Uses generally accepted service-learning and student development theory in programmatic development. Implements marketing efforts for departmental programs. Complies with Clery Act reporting as required by the University. Responds to information requests. Prepares, reviews, revises, and distributes documents and reports. Coordinates assessment efforts for departmental assignments, including evaluating data to develop new goals and objectives. Reviews departmental policies, procedures, clerical functions, and makes recommendations to streamline processes. Monitors budgets, accounts, and expenditures. Serves on University and Division of Student Affairs committees. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Designs and implements service initiatives such as Bearkat Service Breaks, Welcome Week Service Project, Volunteer Opportunities and Organizations Fairs, Arbor Days, Tree of Hope, etc. Project coordination requires extensive risk management consideration. Oversees implementation and use of GivePulse platform to monitor and track student service involvement. Serves as a liaison to community agencies, including relational development and record management.
Develops and implements programs, services, and events for over 250 student organizations. Assists with annual registration processes, new organization approvals, constitution compliance, and student organization recognition. Manages Anthology Engage (OrgLINK), serves as a liaison with Anthology (formerly Campus Labs) representatives, and compiles monthly reports of user data. Drafts and sends weekly student organization update email to all officers and advisors of student organizations. Coordinates and executes student organization fairs. Serves as a liaison to faculty/staff advisors, alumni, and members of the university community.
Student Employee Supervision
Assists with recruitment, hiring, and training of student employees for the department. Directs assignments for clerical staff, determining priorities, and the evaluation of progress and deadlines. Assists with student employee scheduling and student wage budget. Responsible for projecting yearly student wage expenses.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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