Coordinator of Student Involvement - Programming & Greek Life

Boca Raton, Florida
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in warm, sunny Boca Raton, Florida. We're consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great College to Work For" in such areas as compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; and respect and appreciation. Recently, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education named Lynn University as one of the "2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" based on workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment. 

Our nearly 3,000 students hail from approximately 100 countries and nearly all 50 states, making Lynn one of the top five most international schools for our size. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.

As a Lynn employee, you'll be free to think differently. You'll enjoy on-campus events and workshops that aim to reduce stress and celebrate community. And most importantly, you'll be doing your part to build a better future.

Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Coordinator of Student Involvement for programming and Greek Life. As one of four Coordinators in the department, this position is primarily responsible for intentional programming efforts focused on the social, educational and overall development of our students. This role is central to creating and implementing programming via the Center for Student Involvement and in collaboration with student organizations. Additionally, this positon provides direct oversight and administration to Greek Life. All efforts will support the mission of the University and the goals of the Division of Student Affairs. This individual will work closely with students and various departments across campus to provide quality programming and intentional developmental opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Campus Programming

This position is primarily responsible for the planning, development, execution, and assessment of programming efforts within the Center for Student Involvement. Programs may include on-campus and off-campus events that are focused on social, cultural, leadership, and personal development. A variety of approaches for providing developmental opportunities within our community is expected though the efforts put forth in this role. Administrative tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Approval of all pre-event planning forms for programs submitted by clubs/organizations;
  • Logistical oversight for all programs offered by the Center for Student Involvement, the Student Activities Board and other student clubs/organizations, including setting up, removing, and storing all equipment;
  • Maintaining the activities calendar for the Center;
  • Serving as the primary advisor for the Student Activities Board;
  • Negotiation and review of all business contracts related to the programs offered by the Center; and
  • Budget management.


This position provides direct administrative oversight to all registered student clubs and organizations on campus. This position serves as the primary professional advisor for the Student Activities Board and will work collaboratively with all student clubs/organizations to plan and execute well-balanced student programming. By adhering to an individualized approach to student

development, this role will facilitate trainings for student leaders and advisors.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Develop, administer and manage student support, leadership development and retention-based programs for students and student leaders involved in Fraternity & Sorority Life.


This position is responsible for the development and implementation of assessment strategies for its areas of responsibility and the distribution of this data to the appropriate stakeholders. Should have an ability to translate data into action.

Policy/Procedure Development

The Coordinator of Student Life aides in the development of departmental policies and procedures in respect to programs and services for the department. The development of these items will be in conjunction with his/her colleagues within the department.


The Coordinator of Student Involvement is a professional staff member at the University. As such, this individual will maintain a high level of professionalism including, but not limited to behavior, attire, and representation of self and the University at all times. Additionally:

  • Follow-through with all responsibilities and communications in a timely manner;
  • Keep accurate records of events, programs, budgets, evaluations, etc.;
  • Complete the appropriate assessment of programs and functions;
  • Develop appropriate, professional relationships with students and colleagues (internal and external);
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with students;
  • Embrace an "open door" approach to communicating with students to assist with ideas, issues, and concerns relating to leadership and student life.


  • Requires some evening and weekend hours to complete position requirements;
  • Assist with Campus Wide Programming efforts as needed, as well as major departmental and divisional initiatives;
  • Assist with managing the departmental social media accounts including but not limited to Facebook and Instagram.
  • Serve on University committees and task forces as assigned;
  • Administer all other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Master's degree in higher education, or equivalent, from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years professional, post-graduate experience is preferred. The professional experience must align closely with the requirements of the position. Graduate work in equivalent area may be given consideration toward this requirement.
  • Professional experience working in a college or university setting required.
  • Prior professional experience with programming, student organizations and Fraternity & Sorority Life;
  • A firm understanding and knowledge of student development theory.
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record.
  • Must have evening and weekend availability to fulfill position responsibilities.
  • Willingness to assist with other campus wide programming efforts as needed, as well as major departmental initiatives
  • Ability to maintain professional conduct and ethical behavior at all times.
  • Strong written, verbal, presentational, and interpersonal communication skills including, but not limited to a high ability to be an active listener.
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict and manage crisis and emergency situations as well as an ability to foster a cooperative environment.
  • Ability to promote collaboration, team work, and involve stakeholders in the decision making process.

For full consideration, interested applicants should submit their cover letter, current resume and contact information for three to five references. The references should include a current immediate supervisor and a direct report to your current position (can be a student, but is not required). Review of applicants will begin when the search closes. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Student Affairs staff will be screening candidates attending The Placement Exchange (TPE) TPE in San Antonio, Texas in March in addition to screening qualified applicants who apply through the University website.

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status, retirement status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431; via email at; by phone at +1 561-237-7727 or to the U.S. Dept. of Education OCR.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2016 Lynn University 08/16.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7290.

For your health, Lynn University is now smoke- and tobacco-free.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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