The University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK) is looking to hire a Student Activities Coordinator. The Student Activities Coordinator develops and implements a comprehensive program of extra and co-curricular student activities for all students that cover a broad range of topics, including cultural and social diversity, environmental stewardship, community development, personal health and development including recreational activities, life skills, community service, and campus spirit. The Student Activities Coordinator also assists in the management and delivery of residential life services.
This position works closely with all Student Affairs staff, including the Director of Residential Life and the Dean of Students. In addition, the Student Activities Coordinator works closely with Facilities Management, the Student Senate, Student Activities Board, UMFK Foundation members, Business Office, Student Success, Career Planning, TRIO, Administrative Services, and the faculty in matters pertaining to extra and co-curricular programs and student development.
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary for this full year on campus position is $41,401 plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.
The successful candidate will be expected to live on campus and will work Monday-Friday and may include nights, weekends and holidays.
Demonstrated interest and abilities in student or personal development activities.
Ability to transport students normally requiring a valid drivers license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills. Must utilize a high level of creativity, innovation, and project management skills. Experience in higher education student life or activities preferred. Background in college student personnel, Higher education administration, Residence Life, international student services, or related fields is an asset.
UMFK’s mission is to nurture and engage a diversity of learners and aspiring professionals through affordable, technologically-enhanced, and professionally-focused educational programs. The faculty, staff, and surrounding communities help students develop into engaged and productive citizens who appreciate the natural environment and cultural opportunities in the immediate area and across the globe.
Taught by full-time faculty, our average class size is 16 students to one faculty member. Our students come to us from throughout the United States as well as approximately 30 countries.
The great outdoor environment of the St. John Valley and forests of New England provide UMFK with abundant resources for learning and research, as well as easy access to the joys of outdoor sports and nature activities. The University and surrounding communities also play important roles in preserving, cultivating, and celebrating the Franco-American/Acadian culture in the St. John Valley and housing one of two Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes in the nation. UMFK is the only institution in the United States located at the center of the French culture of northern Maine, eastern New Brunswick, ...and western Québec, offering opportunities for students to study and live in a bilingual region. The surrounding town of Fort Kent is a welcoming town of approximately 3,800 people who are active in various festivals, community gatherings, and civic work. UMFK is embedded near the center of town allowing easy access to amenities and the community at large.
UMFK ranks among the top tier of all northern colleges for the tenth consecutive year, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings. For the past 15 years, UMFK has been repeatedly selected as one of the outstanding colleges and universities that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in its print and online editions.