Coordinator for Student Organization Development - 11843BR

Coordinator for Student Organization Development

Stu Involve & Leaders Ctr-SILC
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) at the University of Kansas is seeking qualified applicants for the newly created Educational Program Coordinator position. Reporting to the Assistant Director of SILC, this position oversees the student organization registration process including policy development, risk management, student organization development and the promotion of student involvement opportunities. The Coordinator provides training and resources for student organization advisors and serves as a liaison for nationally affiliated student organizations. The successful candidate will demonstrate support for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive student engagement community, and serves as an educator and advocate for equity based practices. Through the intentional use of student development theories, cultural identity development theories, and leadership theories, this position works to enhance a growing sense of community by fostering students' awareness and appreciation for involvement in activities focused on social change, community growth and personal development. This employee also collaborates with SILC staff members to ensure that departmental processes and initiatives are within the goal of equity and access for all.

Job Description

Program Development [35%]
  • Design and implement a comprehensive student organization development program for a diverse portfolio of 600+ registered student organizations
  • Maintain the Student Organization Resource Guide and revise as necessary
  • Develop and maintain student involvement interest surveys
  • Coordinate existing student organization support programs, including Office/Advisor Training and Student Organization Workshop Series
  • Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with advisors, national organization representatives, and campus partners in order to support the roles and responsibilities of advising and working with student organizations
  • Assist in the implementation of program initiatives for the KU student organization community; providing guidance and training student organizations, and assisting in the overall daily operations of the Student Involvement and Leadership Center.
  • Instruct Leadership Studies Minor LDST 202 and UNIV 101 courses as needed
Policies/Procedures [20%]
  • Assist in the development and implementation of institutional policies related to student organizations
  • Development and implementation of print and online manuals related to student organizations, including registration processes, financial and funding procedures, recognition process and advisor resource materials to ensure compliance with university policies and procedures
  • Facilitate a comprehensive student organization registration process including required and elective experiences
  • Ensures student organization support programs are effectively coordinated and managed to maximize student learning and development as outlined in CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education) standards
Advising/Supervising [15%]
  • Supervise and provide leadership, direction, and support for one or more Graduate Assistants (pending funding).
  • Advise and support a diverse portfolio of student organizations, including advising student groups and leaders in organizational development, program development, development of policies and procedures, office training and transition, and financial management.
  • Provide consultation to students seeking to get involved in student organizations.
Assessment and Administration [15%]
  • Assist in the development tools for assessing student organization needs to (a) identify negative or restrictive environmental conditions, (b) measure achievement of student learning outcomes, and (c) ensure high quality programming.
  • Collaborate with staff to create clear and timely communications and web presence for the KU student organization community regarding resources and policies.
  • Design and/or supervise the creation of promotional materials, press releases, and other publications
  • Oversee the administrative and communication functions of Rock Chalk Central, KU’s student organization database and platform
  • Management of the allocation process for student organization work space, office space, and storage space
  • Participate in University related committees.
SILC Responsibilities [15%]
  • Assist the Assistant Director in long-range planning of SILC student engagement initiatives
  • Serve on internal SILC committees
  • Serve as a student organization support specialist; attending recruitment fairs, pipeline programming and other marketing events to further SILC’s outreach efforts
  • Other duties as assigned by SILC Director and/or Supervisor

Required Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel, Organizational development, journalism, communication studies, Counseling, or a related field; or a Bachelor's degree plus three years of related experience.
  2. Minimum one years of experience working with college students through program and services, Two years working as a graduate assistant counts toward one year of professional experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience in developing and presenting programs, workshops, and/or educational materials.
  4. Strong written and oral communication skills as evidenced by application materials
  5. Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two years of related experience in the following areas:
    • Experience working with student organizations and/or student engagement
    • Knowledge of current issues in higher education, risk management policies and procedures, and student development and other theoretical frameworks.
  2. Budget management and public relations experience.
  3. Exceptional leadership, organization, and problem solving skills.
  4. Experience supervising student staff or graduate assistants
  5. Strong understanding of student development and social identity theories relevant to working with a diverse student population as demonstrated by application materials.
  6. Experience and knowledge in computers and Microsoft Office suite.
  7. Knowledge of policies and procedures of a large university
  8. Comfortable and well experienced utilizing social media.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:

A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Amy Long
Associate Director SILC

Advertised Salary Range

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Stu Involve & Leaders Ctr-SILC
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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