Experience in student organization advising in a higher education/university environment. Experience in event planning, coordinating, and program management.
Ability to work in a crisis situation; experience advising students and chartered student organizations on risk management strategies and the importance of proactive event planning
Experience working with diverse populations in a university setting; able to establish rapport with others and understand cultural differences
Experience in program and budget management and assessment
Experience in developing, coordinating, and planning campus-wide programming
Proficiency in the use of marketing (including social media), as it relates to the delivery of programs and services in higher education
Ability to prepare clear, concise grammatically correct written/verbal communication, reports, proposals, and program evaluations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and web-based communication
Availability to work evenings and weekends
Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student College Personnel, Counseling, or related field
Experience in student organization advising, at a minimum of one year
Experience advising a programming board, at a minimum of one year
Ability to understand and interpret university policies, procedures, entertainment, contracts/riders, and copyright laws
Strong oral presentation skills
Experience building partnerships and collaborating across departments in a university setting
Experience attending campus activities conferences such as NACA or APCA
Job Description: The Student Development Specialist II (SDS II) is responsible for the advising and supervision of the student staff and programmatic activities of the Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA). This position will lead students through the programming process by providing leadership development, identifying, and assessing needs of students, training staff, fostering collaboration with partners internal and external to the University, managing and mitigating risk, and ensuring compliance with Department, Division, and University policy and procedures. The SDS II will approve all marketing material and ensure University compliance of social media posts. Responsibilities include oversight of the allocation of funds and purchases for the programming board and monitoring their budgets throughout the year. This position will supervise two Graduate Assistants for Campus Activities.
Job Duties: Student Engagement Development and Implementation Serves as member of the Student Involvement team coordinating 40+ programming events through the Student Association for Campus Activities throughout the year
Provides on-site supervision of designated SACA events to oversee use of facilities, compliance with policies, hospitality for performer(s), and to assist in problem resolution
Provides training for student leaders regarding effective programming practices, and is a part of the Student Involvement team at large, providing training and leadership development for students
Assist with the management of databases, reports, social media, and website planning and updates
Support the division in developing greater visibility for student activities and organizations
Student Organization Advising and Development
Advise and supervise the Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA) in programming operations and promotions for the purpose of providing activities and leadership opportunities for officers and members
Supports the development of goals and student learning outcomes for SACA, and the assessment of these goals and outcomes
Responsible for the supervision, coaching, and performance management of two graduate assistants and student employees
Provide additional oversight and support for campus activities programs as needed (ex: Weeks of Welcome, Homecoming)
Administration and Budget Management
Manage student center fee budget and organization funded accounts
Ensure fiscal responsibility, effective planning, effective use of resources, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and University policies and procedures
Create end-of-year reports for assigned functional area
Expressive Activity and Demonstrations
Serve as a member of the team addressing elevated demonstrations on campus
Assist with oversight of small-scale campus expressive activity
Serve as an organization conduct investigator, as needed
Diversity and Inclusion
Model a strong understanding of and appreciation for the University’s, Division’s, and Department’s priorities related to creating inclusive and equitable environments, policies, services, and programming
Other Duties as Assigned
Other duties as assigned
Serve on committees and task forces, as assigned
Additional Information to Applicants:
Job Open Date: 02/16/2022
Job Close Date: 4/8/2022
Open Until Filled: No
Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM
Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM
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Legal and Required Notices: Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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About Texas State and San Marcos: Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff
Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.
Why work @ Texas State? • Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents! • Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more! • Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program • Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses • An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus • Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions
By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.