The University of Virginia Division of Student Affairs invites applications for an exciting opportunity within the Division – Program Coordinator for Leadership and Service. The University’s mission to develop engaged citizen-leaders is the foundation of the Division of Student Affairs work, which is guided by six core values – academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service, and student self-governance. The Division consists of over 200 employees all working together, for and alongside students, to create the distinctive student experience for which UVA is known.
Reporting to the Director for Student Engagement, the Program Coordinator for Leadership and Service is responsible for the providing leadership development opportunities to students offered through Student Engagement, while also working with partners to support public service and outreach initiatives.
The University of Virginia’s Division of Student Affairs Office of Student Engagement promotes holistic leadership development, connects students to resources, and cultivates their passions. Student Engagement serves as a nexus for Student Self-Governance on Grounds supporting Student Council, University Programs Council, the University Board of Elections, and all 700+ student organizations. Additionally, Student Engagement works to grow student leaders through development programs including CIO Summit, Blueprint Leadership Program, Women’s Leadership Development Program, and Adult-ish.
Leadership Education and Programming
Support student-led planning committee to develop and implement Blueprint Leadership Program for first and second year students
Lead efforts to organize Adult-ish life skills program in conjunction with other staff in Student Engagement, and with support from presenters from around Grounds and the broader community
Work with and support student-led planning committee which develops and implements Women’s Leadership Development Program
Partnering with the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations, assist in the development of the CIO Summit, a leadership development and training program required for all CIOs.
Public Service Pathways
In partnership with the Public Service Pathways (PSP) unit based out of the Provost’s office, support the Public Service Pathways Student Advisory Council
Help Recruit, interview, and hire the student-led working board
Lead and attend biweekly meetings and provide support to the four committee leads
Ensure PSP, Student Engagement, and the Advisory Board keep open channels of communication and exchange programmatic data.
Build and maintain relationships with service-oriented CIOs, and assist students at large find opportunities within these organizations
Serve as dedicated ambassador to Madison House, the 503c Non-Profit which organizes UVA students service opportunities in the Charlottesville area.
Advisement of UBE
Provide guidance and support for the for the University Board of Elections (UBE), the student committee responsible for organizing all campus-wide student elections
Assist UBE with budget allocation, tracking, and spending process
Contribute to the creation and facilitation of the training of new UBE commissioner training
Connect UBE with University media, legal, and policy experts as needed to manage message and concerns that may arise prior to, during, and after elections
Facilitate relationship building between UBE chair and leaders of other Sponsored Student Organizations, including Student Council, which utilize UBE for elections.
Assess programs, events, trainings, etc. to measure effectiveness and progress towards intended outcomes; utilize data to adjust future planning
Propose budgets, track expenses, and ensure costs do not exceed set limits
Help develop departmental goals, objectives, and budgets to properly establish departmental priorities
Serve on Division and University committees as assigned
Support Student Engagement and Student Affairs initiatives as needed.
Compensation and Benefits:
The hiring range for this position is $45,000.00-$55,000.00, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. This is an exempt-level position with UVa benefits. Employees’ benefits package highlights include:
22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
Parental and Community Service Leave
Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs available immediately
Tuition and professional development benefits after six months of employment
Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.
About Charlottesville and UVA:
Consider working on the beautiful Grounds of the historic University of Virginia. Located in the thriving and growing city of Charlottesville, Virginia, UVA is a world class institution with nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center and proud history as a renowned research iniversity. Charlottesville is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Shenandoah National Park, while also being just 2.5 hours to Washington, DC and 3 hours to the ocean. Charlottesville is home to a seemingly endless array of award-winning restaurants, wineries, attractions, schools, and business to keep you and your family entertained, educated, and well fed for years to come. Learn more about all CVille has to offer at https://www.cvillechamber.com/aboutcville/.
This position will remain open until filled. Review of applicants will begin in mid September, 2023. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. Preference will be given to applications received by September 12, 2023.
To apply, please create an account or log in to Workday and search for Requisition number R0052491. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Upload cover letter and resume materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.
References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process SkillSurvey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. A minimum of three is required. For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter.
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Education: Bachelor's degree Experience: At least two years of experience
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Experience with advising others
Developed ability to supervise and work alongside students and student leaders within a highly student self-governed environment
Understanding student development, identity development, intersections, and complexity of social identities
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to coordinate resources, evaluate information, and identify alternative solutions
Attention to detail with excellent organizational skills, including proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, determine priorities, and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to develop mutually beneficial relationships with various University partners
Personal characteristics including innovation, creativity, the ability to work with diverse groups of people, being a self-starter who can thrive in an environment that is developing, growing, and changing.
Education: Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education administration, or related field
Direct work experience at the full-time or graduate level within a college or university office of student engagement, student activities, leadership, service, or public service; or similar work within the college or university environment
Experience in program and event planning with a leadership or service focus
Experience with training/workshop development with a leadership focus.
The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.
In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.
The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.
At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array... of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.
We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA (https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/why-uva) and Why Charlottesville (https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/why-charlottesville) webpages