Program Coordinator

Princeton, NJ
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7366
Department Dean of Undergraduate Students
Category Student Affairs and Services
Date Posted 4/11/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


Reporting to the Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Program Coordinator will play an important role in advising undergraduate student organizations and assist in the daily management of student-initiated events at Princeton University. This position will work closely with a number of student-run organizations and committees, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), and the four Class Governments. In addition, the Program Coordinator will collaborate regularly with a small team of colleagues in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students to enhance and sustain events and programs that enrich the learning and extracurricular experiences of students.

This is a two-year term position with the possibility of a third year. The start date for this position is September 1, 2017. The review of applications will begin immediately and for full consideration we request that you apply before April 24th.


  1. Meets regularly with student group leaders to discuss events, logistics, initiatives, and overall strategy for campus programming and competitions. Reviews and approves student sponsored events in the online registration system, and student organization off-campus travel. Serves as a bridge between student leaders and key university offices to support events and compliance with University policy, and is involved in University policy and governance related to student organizations.
  2. Under the direction of the Deputy Dean, works with the Student Group Recognition Committee and newly recognized student organizations to ensure that groups have a complete understanding of policies and procedures. In collaboration with the financial coordinator, plan training programs for all student organization presidents and treasurers.
  3. Shares in advising responsibilities for university advisor to student government organizations and committees, including, the four class governments, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Senior Class Commencement Committee, the USG Projects Board, and the USG Student Group Recognition Committee. Specifically, serves as the primary university advisor to the first year class government, the Senior Class Jacket Committee, Senior Step Sing Committee, and the Tiger Stay Committee.
  4. Collaborates with colleagues and other university offices (Public Safety, Facilities, Grounds, Risk Management, etc.) to sponsor and manage a variety of events and programs. One primary program is the Halftime Retreat for sophomores, which takes place during Intercession break and includes approximately 50 sophomores. Large-scale event support includes the USG Lawnparties concerts, the Orange and Black Ball, Bonfire Celebration, Late Night Skate Nights at Baker Rink, Dean's Date celebrations, Orientation activities, and Commencement activities. Other events sponsored and supported consist of a town-gown holiday event in Palmer Square, and various workshops, master classes, and seminars planned for student leaders and organizations. Helps manage the Spirit of Princeton prize and the Santos-DuMont prize.
  5. Develops outreach efforts, programs, and online tools to strengthen the abilities of undergraduate student leaders.
  6. Participates in the development of policies and programs affecting undergraduates.
  7. Shares responsibilities for University assignments with colleagues and serves on several University-wide committees and working groups as a representative of student organizations. Partners closely with the Deputy Dean on other projects, initiatives, and programs that support the student experience.


Essential Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Bachelor's degree
2. Experience with and understanding of activities and programs sponsored by Princeton undergraduate student organizations

3. Ability to coordinate and prioritize a demanding schedule and a diverse portfolio of responsibilities

4. Strong analytical skills and an ability to communicate orally and in writing

5. Strong interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with students, faculty members and administrators

6. Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of students from diverse backgrounds

7. Working knowledge of the current Princeton undergraduate social environment

8. Excellent organization and problem-solving skills

9. Availability to work a number of nights and weekends during the academic year in order to ensure proper oversight of programs and events.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Budgetary management

2. Demonstrated creative ability in program development

3. Experience with establishing new programs and/or initiatives

4. Working knowledge of web page development and maintenance

5. Demonstrated creative ability in program development

6. Experience with establishing new programs and/or initiatives

7. Working knowledge of web page development and maintenance

8. Creativity in advising student organizations on the planning and implementation of programs

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 040

Standard Weekly Hours


Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

Availability to work a number of nights and weekends during the academic year in order to ensure proper oversight of programs and events

Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

2 year (benefits eligible) term position with a possiblity of renewal for a third year.

Physical Capacity Exam Required


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