University of Missouri’s Office of Student Engagement reports to the Dean of Students and provides involvement opportunities, leadership training and volunteer experiences with an emphasis on developing transferable skills for future employment. Programs include the Women’s Leadership Conference, Emerging Leaders, Mizzou Alternative Breaks and Caring for Columbia. The office advises student government and is the central campus resource for recognized student organizations.
What We Do
Students who are involved have higher graduation rates, better verbal communication skills, problem-solving skills and decision-making skills. Research shows they work better in teams, find and evaluate information better, and are more likely to stay in college than those who are not involved. Mizzou offers a multitude of opportunities to get involved. We even have involvement ambassadors available for one-on-one consultations and group presentations.
Provide Leadership Development
Understanding their own talents, strengths, leadership style, skills and social identities is critical to students’ development during college. The Social Change Model provides a blueprint for developing new leadership skills and understanding the skills that they already possess. Our leadership development programs are designed with this in mind.
Practice Active Citizenship
Being an active citizen means making your community a high priority in your life. Voting, volunteering and organizing to effect change in the world are just a few examples of what it means to be an active citizen. We offer a variety of service programs to give students opportunities to practice active citizenship.
Transition Involvement to Career
It’s easy for students to list clubs and activities on their résumés, but employers want to hear about the skills they learned through these experiences and how those will transition into the workplace. We help students articulate how their involvement experience gives them an edge after college.
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The Division of Student Affairs is reimagining how best to serve Mizzou’s diverse student population. We are committed to designing exceptional co-curricular experiences to help all Mizzou students succeed on campus and after graduation.
As part of this process, we are seeking a collaborative, student-centered leader to guide the Office of Student Engagement. The Assistant Director of Student Engagement will provide oversight for more than 600 student organizations, the Involvement Ambassadors, Welcome Week, Tap Day and the Campus Activities Programming Board (CAPB).
The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic direction, risk management and daily operations of the Office of Student Engagement, including the ongoing development and supervision of all staff. This position will make data-informed decisions in line with agreed learning outcomes.
This full-time professional staff position will report directly to the Associate Dean of Students within the Division of Student Affairs. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
Vision – Provide overall direction, leadership, strategic thinking and visioning for the Office of Student Engagement
Advising – Serve as the primary advisor to the CAPB. Provide advising support for the Involvement Ambassadors and student organizations.
Diversity – Maintain knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation and best practices. Implement strategies in line with the division’s strategic plan for inclusion, diversity and equity.
Operations and Administration – Provide oversight for the daily operations and administration of the Office of Student Engagement including implementing departmental goals based on the strategic plan, marketing and communication efforts, campus and community outreach programs, and departmental budget development.
Supervision – Provide supervision, review, support and professional mentorship to three full-time staff, graduate assistants and student staff. Coordinate weekly staff meetings, individual staff meetings, staff evaluations and feedback, and professional development plans.
Risk Management – Develop and implement strategies for risk prevention and/or reduction for student organizations and the CAPB.
Fiscal Oversight – Develop and manage the Office of Student Engagement budget and develop innovative funding models to operationalize the strategic plan.
Programming – Develop and implement strategic goals and comprehensive programs in the areas of programming and student organizations. Reimagine the CAPB to offer innovative small and large-scale programming opportunities for the MU community. Plan Welcome Week for incoming students in collaboration with campus partners. Provide oversight for the planning and execution of Tap Day.
Assessment – Use assessment data and feedback from students and university collaborators to continuously improve programs to meet current student needs.
Communication – Create and maintain communication with student leaders, the university community and campus partners through e-mail updates, meetings, trainings, and web and social media. Provide oversight for the publication of the monthly newsletter. Ensure all published information is current, updated regularly, and grounded in best practices.
Collaboration – Work collaboratively with various offices in Student Affairs to further the mission of the Office of Student Engagement.
Participate in departmental and/or divisional meetings to communicate the business of the Office of Student Engagement.
As with all positions, other duties and responsibilities are expected to enhance and maintain our departmental and Student Affairs mission.
$47,476 - $75,000
University Title: SENIOR STUDENT SERVICE COORDINATOR
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
40 hours a week, some evening and weekend responsibilities may be required.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Possesses expanded conceptual knowledge of the Student Support function and broadens capabilities.
May mentor (or supervise as needed) others in completing program/project duties.
Works within guidelines and policies, noting improvements and efficiencies to supervisor/manager and/or department head.
Columbia Missouri Information
The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou), with approx. 30,000 students and more than 300 degree programs in 19 colleges and schools, has a reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and student services. MU is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 65-member universities. The campus is an attractive environment, and the facilities and services available to students are among the best. Mizzou is a member of the Southeastern Conference, competing in a variety of sports at the 1A level. The following link provides more information: https://missouri.edu/visit
Columbia, Missouri (https://www.visitcolumbiamo.com) is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
With a population of approx. 122,000, Columbia offers a high quality of life with numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, art, music, sports, shopping, and community service. In addition to MU, Columbia College and Stephens College are located in the city and five other colleges and universities are within 30 miles of Columbia. Columbia Public Schools are highly regarded and have a solid reputation for quality: https://www.cpsk12.org/
Liveability.com ranks Columbia as the 6th best place to live in the U.S. Columbia’s centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City (each within a 2-hour drive), as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. Columbia Regional Airport offers service via American Airlines and United Airlines with direct flights to Chicago and Dallas-Ft. Worth.
Columbia is also a regional center for medical services (including the MU Medical school and MU Hospitals and Clinics) and a home to several major insurance companies and light industry.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.
Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
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