Student Activities Coordinator

Bismarck, North Dakota
Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Student Activities Coordinator

The University of Mary invites applications for a full-time, exempt Student Activities Coordinator.  The Student Activities Coordinator program provides creative and dynamic leaderships for a high-quality student activity program in support of a vibrant student life culture that edifies the University of Mary's Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission, identity, and values.  The student activities program is a co-curricular program designed to provide students with experiential learning opportunities to learn and practice organizational leadership skills through membership in student organizations and by planning, marketing, coordinating, and evaluating events, activities, and educational programs designed for the student body.  The appointee will provide supervision of the new Student Involvement Center located within the new Lumen Vitae University Center scheduled to open in September of 2017.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides effective administrative leadership to develop and maintain a high-quality 12-month student activities program to include effective:
    • Program evaluation and assessment
    • Development of program goals based on student input and institutional goals
    • Promotion and marketing of activities, events, and programs
    • Budgeting and budget management
  • Serves as a student life educator to engage and mentor student leaders in effective planning, marketing, coordination and evaluation of activities and events designed to incorporate student interests and achieve institutional goals
  • Supervises the Student Involvement Center which serves as the home for Student Government and Student Organizations and the university’s student programming board
  • Develops and maintains a strong and vibrant student organization program providing students with a variety of student organizations with opportunities to learn and develop relational, leadership and organizational skills
  • Develops and maintains a high-quality education/cultural program designed to comply with various legal mandates while informing students and enhancing their ability to understand and appreciate different cultures (e.g. Constitution Day activities, sexual assault and harassment prevention programs, multi-cultural events and programs)
  • Plans and coordinates Student Involvement Fairs at the start of each semester designed to provide opportunities for student organizations to recruit new members
  • Provides workshops and leadership development opportunities for student organization advisors, officers and members
  • Updates and publishes the Student Organizations Manual at least once every two years
  • Serves on various committees and task forces as assigned including the annual University of Mary New Student Orientation, Homecoming, Student Development Council, and Awards Banquet Committees
  • Collaborates with other members of the Student Life Department to achieve departmental goals
  • Serves as the point of contact for all student sponsored activities on campus
  • Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Student Development and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Qualifications Include:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a master's degree in higher educational leadership, student affairs, business, marketing, or another field closely related to the position responsibilities
  • 2 years of experience in planning, coordinating, and marketing successful events and activities is required.  Experience as a student who has been a part of a student activities programming board will count towards this requirement
  • Preference will be given to applicants with 3-5 years of experience planning, coordinating, and marketing successful events and activities
  • Experience with student activities and student organizations in a higher education environment is preferred
  • Understanding of the relationship between the University of Mary's Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission, identity, and values and the leadership needed for a vibrant activities program as a key component of the university's student culture
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, and coordinate a variety of creative and effective activities and programs for students
  • Ability to assess and evaluate program effectiveness and to implement a plan for continuous improvement of the program

The University of Mary offers a strong, vibrant community grounded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values. Student Life at Mary focuses on the development of the whole person, for the whole of life, so that students are able to discover and develop their gifts so that they may give of their gifts to others. Life at Mary offers over 30 student organizations, 16 NCAA Division II athletic teams, a variety of music ensembles, intramural sports, volunteer experiences, campus-based ministry and worship, and much more.

We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

Equal Opportunity Employer