Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Student Programs Coordinator. Reporting to the Associate Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, the Senior Student Program Coordinator is an integral staff member of the Department of Student Centers and Activities' Student Involvement and Leadership Office, an office that provides training and advisement to over 500 student organizations and over 1,000 student leaders, as well as the University's student government and Allocations Board which is responsible for $1,500,000.00.
Among the key duties of this position are:
Responsible for direct supervision and training of student staff.
Develops and facilitates training workshops and assessments as the supervisor of the student staff including Office Assistants, Peer Advisors and Student Office Managers.
Develops strategies to ensure student/staff collaboration in the development of leadership programs and participates in office wide planning of programs and initiatives and collaborates with others to ensure high quality events and services to students.
Serves as an advisor to assigned student organizations.
Responsible for the re-registration process of over 500 student organizations recognized by the department while utilizing the getINVOLVED portal.
Assists in the coordination of the development, marketing, and implementation of service-learning initiatives, such as the Alternative Breaks program.
Maintains and sends weekly officer listserv to student organization officers.
Oversees change of officer process and reviews all student organization contracts (over 500 contracts processed throughout academic year; annual cumulative amount of contracts is over $400,000.00) checking for accuracy and compliance with University policies.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's degree in student affairs administration, higher education or related field or discipline
A minimum of 2 years of experience working in student unions/activities with experience in leadership, student programming, community development, supervision, training and assessment
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent administrative, detail-oriented organizational and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment; team and training/facilitation skills; project management experience; problem solving in a highly active environment; and the ability to complete multiple and concurrent tasks are required.
Demonstrated skill, comprehensive knowledge, and understanding of student development, program planning, leadership and training, marketing concepts and strategies, and event execution and management
Demonstrated experience in the development of creative and innovative programs and strategies, and collaboration across departments in a higher education environment.
Proven experience in the development of strong strategic partnerships with student affairs, academic affairs, and other university departments
Proven successful experience working with diverse groups of staff and students.
Proven capacity to cultivate partnerships, collaborate and engage professional staff, faculty, students, parents/families, alumni, and other members of the campus community.
Experience with assessment and demonstrated skill in using data and student learning outcomes to make evidence-based decisions regarding campus life programs and services.
Proven effective experience in recruiting, hiring, training, coaching and mentoring effective teams of students and professionals.
Experience advising and programming with diverse student organizations and college students.
Must be willing to work irregular and flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Valid Driver's License and the ability to drive
Experience in assessment and/or program evaluation, knowledge of assessment processes, and student learning outcomes.
Demonstrated successful experience in programming for diverse populations.
Proficiency with various technology platforms and applications (Sakai, Canvas, Microsoft Teams) and preferred familiarity with Campus Labs Engage Platform
Association and/or involvement with professional associations (ACUI, NACA, NASPA, ACPA)
3 to 5 years of experience in progressively responsible positions.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to lift 20 – 25lbs
Staff with in the Department of Student Centers and Activities are expected to work collaboratively with all other departments in Student Affairs. The Assistant Director will be expected to help with University initiatives such as New Student Orientation, Convocation, the Involvement Fair, and Open House. . Applicants must be willing to represent the university at campus functions, regional meetings, and national conferences. Night and weekend work is required.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.