Coordinator of Student Engagement - University of Saint Joseph
University of Saint Joseph
Location: West Hartford, Connecticut
Internal Number: 138050
Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Oct 13 2021 Job Description:
The Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD) is committed to enhancing the holistic student experience by developing and supporting registered clubs and organizations; fostering intellectual exploration through co-curricular programs, cultural and diversity initiatives, and campus traditions; and promoting student leadership development. As such, SALD interacts directly with students, faculty, associate deans, directors and staff within the university and externally with community partners, employers, alumni and other professionals.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Student Affairs/Director of Student Activities & Leadership Development, the Coordinator of Student Engagement is responsible for the general oversight, administrative visions, and building management for the student facing aspects of the McGovern Student Center. Additionally, the Coordinator of Student Center Operations assists with the development and implementation of student center programs and initiatives which align with the core values of the University of Saint Joseph as an institution of higher learning by providing support to the student-led organizations and the student leaders at USJ.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Hire, train, develop, supervise, and assess the McGovern Programming Coordinators and Assistant Programming Coordinators (the student staff for the building).
Manage payroll for the student staff ensuring that time is entered and submitted.
Coordinate the work schedules for the student staff congruent with the current staffing structure within the facility.
McGovern Student Center Facility Expectations:
In partnership with the Coordinator of Conference and Meeting Services, provide program assistance for both on and off campus entities requesting the utilization of the programming spaces within the building.
Assist students with the request and reservation processes necessary to book programming spaces within the building.
Coordinate with the Office of Information Technology regarding IT requests within the building.
Monitor the maintaining and upkeep of resources for the building (including furniture, technology, and general cleanliness) and report or submit maintenance requests and work orders when necessary.
Serve as the liaison to Facility Operations on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs.
Executes emergency procedures such as building evacuations or medical emergencies in collaboration with Public Safety.
Assists the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development and the Office of Student Affairs in various programming efforts designed to enhance engagement on campus.
Supports the work of the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development, and other collaborative partners including Residence Life, Community Engagement, and Health and Wellness in division wide events, initiatives, and programs.
Along with the Assistant Director of Student Affairs/Director of Student Activities & Leadership Development, serves as one of the advisors to the campus programming body (McGovern Programming Team).
General Position Requirements & Expectations:
Ensure the operation of the Student Center meets the expectations of its primary stakeholders and position the Student Center as central to student learning outside of the classroom, overall campus life, and community building.
Assist in the coordination of major student activity programs and events during the academic year, through management and supervision of the Programming Team, including budget management, developing programs and events, executing late night events and programs, chaperoning student travel, attendance tracking, and program evaluation.
Coordinate student events with a focus on diversity and inclusion including workshops, trainings, interactive events, and the creation of Theme Month Programming Calendars.
Develop and implement effective publicity and promotions for student, including posters, the website, email notifications and social media accounts.
Serve in the on-call duty rotation by responding to after hours and weekend emergencies in accordance with the University and Department's emergency response procedures, and the direction of the Administrator on Call as applicable.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required; Master's degree from an accredited college or university preferred
At least one year of experience in fiscal management, student advising, program development, and event management in a higher education setting strongly preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory
A strong sense of customer service.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.*
*This position may require the following physical demands above the demands of a typical office setting: lifting up to 25 pounds, bending, standing, and sitting. This position may require occasional non-traditional working hours including evenings, nights, and weekends.
Please note that University of Saint Joseph has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees and the students we support. As a conditions of employment, employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless an exemption is approved for medical or religious reasons or as otherwise required by law.
The University of Saint Joseph believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.