The Student Engagement Coordinator is critical to the day-to-day operations of the department as they manage the PES central office, student staff, programming, and scholarships. This position oversees and executes student-focused events and programming, supervises and mentors student staff, and assists with a series of signature events planned by the department, including the Emerge Summer STEM Program, the annual Fall Welcome, and various workshops and events. Our programming line-up may include everything from ice cream socials and trivia nights to faculty panels and community study/tutoring events. The successful candidate will be a positive attribute to the PES team of six folks dedicated to providing high-quality service and support to over 2000 PES students at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Program Management and Student Staff Supervision (40%)
Recruit, hire, train, manage, and lead a team of student office assistants in providing high-quality customer service and student-centered services.
Oversee and direct student staff in completing various projects and tasks for the department (e.g., retention outreach, social media, communications).
Manage the day-to-day operations of the PES central office including high-quality customer service, managing payroll and student staff records, purchasing supplies and services for office and programs.
Recruit, hire, train, manage, and lead a team of Student Program Assistants who assist the coordinator with planning a variety of events and programs for PES students.
Apply knowledge of student development theory to provide developmental supervision and mentorship for student leaders.
Student Engagement and Programming (35%)
Develop and execute programming and student events to foster community and promote student success from initial planning to marketing, set-up, and tear-down.
Plan, organize, and lead the planning and implementation of large annual events, such as the PES Open House, PES @ Homecoming, the End-of-Year Celebration, and more.
Plan, organize, and implement PES signature programs, such as Emerge Summer STEM, Summer Seminar, Fall Welcome, Student Success Coaching workshops and events, and more.
Plan, organize, and lead additional programs that align with university and PES priorities.
Create, implement, and summarize evaluations for PES programs and priorities that align the University's student development outcomes.
Scholarship Administration (20%)
Manage the awarding of the PES first- and final-year signature scholarships for hundreds of students each semester.
Oversee all aspects of scholarships earmarked for PES students (e.g., Fund the Gap Scholarship, Engagement Scholarship) including communications, recruitment, selection, and awarding.
Professional Development, Service, and Other Duties (5%)
Engage in professional development and service activities related to the student services profession, within the University of Minnesota community and beyond, when appropriate
Participate in and represent PES on committees as assigned by the Program Director
Perform various other duties as assigned.
BA/BS degree, or a combination of education and relevant work experience to equal at least four years.
Evidence of effective relationship-building, team-building, and oral/written communication skills.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and G Suite (e.g., Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Gmail).
Event and program planning experience.
Knowledge, skills, and understanding of the social, personal, and cultural needs of historically underrepresented and underserved students.
One year of related experience working in a higher education setting.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and collaborative, including demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Experience developing and implementing programming for college students.
Ability to work both independently and interdependently as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
Working knowledge of student development theory.
Experience developing and executing services as well as programs that center and affirm BIPOC students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, LGBTQIA students, as well as students from other historically underserved groups.
Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and skill development focused on racial and social justice.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.