Student Activities Advisor - Student Group Services
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 43475.15 - 76053.41
Internal Number: 343162
Student Unions & Activities (SUA) is accepting applications for the position of Student Activities Advisor. This position serves as a liaison and provides strategic advice and counsel to registered student groups. The Advisor collaboratively works with student group leaders to implement training initiatives, assurances of student group compliance to University policies and coordinates specific Student Activities initiatives. The Advisor also supports student development by supervising student employees who help communicate and maintain the various student group registration processes. The Student Activities Advisor reports to the Assistant Director - Student Activities, and is part of the Student Groups Services team that supports student groups to maintain a relationship with the University and its constituents.
General Duties and Responsibilities (10%)
Manage policy and compliance for areas as assigned, related to insurance, permits, tax information for student groups and programs.
Advise and consult with registered student groups on student group registration, policy and procedures, conflict resolution, organizational design and development, event planning and risk management.
Assist in the creation and development of student group policies and procedures related to assigned areas and assist with the student group registration process.
Work with colleagues in Student Unions & Activities to offer programs, resources, and services to support an inclusive and diverse University community.
Assist in Student Activities outreach and community-building efforts through presentations, tabling and workshop facilitation.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
This position will be initially responsible for the following areas, but specific projects may change over time.
Student Group Registration (40%)
Provide vision, oversight, and support for the implementation of the annual student group registration process.
Supervise and train student employee focused on daily operations of registration for student groups
Create, evaluate and implement inclusive policies and procedures for the facilitation of student group registration.
Develop and implement engaging officer training that educates all student group officers on policies, resources and services that affect their work on campus
Oversee the management of student group records, including working with University Archives to maintain historical records of student groups.
Advise and consult with registered student groups on student group registration, policy and procedures, conflict resolution, event planning and permit processes.
Assist in the creation and development of student group policies and procedures related to assigned areas and assist with Student Group Registration Process for more than 900 groups each year.
Student Group Advising and Recognition Events (30%)
Manage difficult conversations around meeting the needs of multiple constituents keeping the goals of SUA, the University, and the student experience in the forefront of all decisions.
Serve as SUA liaison to advisors and registered student groups (such as groups engaged in sports and competition, business, and performance and fine arts) to build relationships that provide more targeted support
Attain knowledge of and remain knowledgeable on information in the field of student development and how it relates to student group policies and processes.
Facilitate ongoing conversation amongst student group advisors about student engagement trends, group policy updates, and student needs
Create, implement and evaluate opportunities for recognition of student groups through events, initiatives and support services.
Collaborate with Orientation and Transition Experiences to create and implement opportunities for student group engagement
Provide oversight, supervise and train a student employee focused on supporting ongoing student group recognition programs, including collaborating with SUA Marketing Managers
Supervise and evaluate the Student Unions & Activities Registration Assistant who is responsible for timely communication with student groups, implementation of student group registration processes from accepting group applications to maintenance of the registration system and submitting invoice requests for new and expired group registrations.
Train Student Unions & Activities Registration Assistant on presentation skills, decision-making, problem-solving, managing confidential information, and developing autonomy.
Student Group Conduct and Compliance (10%)
Manage the student group conduct process, involving other University departments related to student group conduct as needed.
Manage annual review of student group policy handbook, coordinate updated language with University departments, and maintain a lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion
Review and develop compliance resources to create training experiences for student group officers
Collaborate with University policy managers to create consistent communication and enforcement of policies and procedures for student groups
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree plus at least four years of related experience is required. Knowledge of student development. Experience participating in student groups or student programming. Excellent organizational skills, effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment. Position requires some flexibility in schedule to occasionally work at events outside of regular hours.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with students and student groups in a college/university environment. Knowledge of student group or individual student conduct, event planning and programming. Master’s degree in education, student development, student personnel or related academic areas. Experience working with organization management software or learning management software (Presence).
Salary Range: $44,000 - $53,000 depending on qualifications (DOQ)
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