Scholarship & Recognition Coordinator

Tallahassee, FL
Jul 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41504

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Center for Leadership & Social Change
Division of Student Affairs
Florida State University's Center for Leadership & Social Change seeks a collaborative and creative student development educator to lead initiatives at the intersection of diversity, leadership, service. The Scholarship & Recognition Coordinator will work with colleagues to transform the lives of students, faculty, and staff through leadership education, identity development, and community engagement.


The Scholarship & Recognition Coordinator is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and evaluating scholarship and recognition programs that provide an increased knowledge, awareness, and skill for students related to social justice and community service. There is a special emphasis in this position on community service, scholarship, and recognition programs. The coordinator will also be expected to deliver a variety of trainings, workshops, curricular, and co-curricular programs.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership & Social Change, the Scholarship & Recognition Coordinator engages in administrative, programming, and educator roles, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:
*Coordinate and manage the design, redesign, and implementation of student development programs focusing on community service.
*Engage in a programming portfolio that includes programs and workshops which focus on the following areas of emphasis for students and staff:
-Service Scholar Scholarship Program
-Garnet & Gold Scholar Society
-Cultural Graduation Program
-Partner Student Organization Program
*Supervise a graduate assistant, undergraduate student staff, and interns (graduate and undergraduate).
*Develop and teach curricular components within the Certificate of Leadership Studies.
*Participate in active incorporation of literature and assessment feedback to improve program quality and maintain relevancy.


The successful candidate will possess experience in developing and facilitating student development programming - specifically in the areas of community service and engagement. Candidates should desire to work in a diverse learning environment; lead through change and transition; and create collaborative, transformative partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and community members. Philosophically and practically, they should look forward to wrestling with the opportunities, challenges, power, and privilege that exist for a Center that sits at the intersection of identity, change, and community.
Candidates must possess experience in student development and the work of leadership and diversity education, engagement, and training. Preferred qualifications include strong understanding of leadership theory and facilitating experiences focused on student development in the areas of service, identity, and leadership.
Minimum qualifications include:
*A Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience (or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years).
*Experience in leadership and social justice education.
*Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
*Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and training sessions.
*Experience mentoring, advising, and supervising students and/or student groups in a college/university setting.
*Knowledge of effective principles and practices of student program planning, development, and evaluation.


A Master's degree is preferred.

Contact Info

Heather Stitely, Assistant Director
Center for Leadership & Social Change
Florida State University

University Information

Founded in 1851, Florida State University serves as the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. Today, the university is a four-year public research institution located in the capital city of Tallahassee, Florida. As of 2016, enrollment was approximately 41,473. The student body profile consists of: 78.3 percent undergraduates; 18.9 percent graduates; 2.8 percent unclassified. Students from all 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia were in attendance; 55 percent female; 18 percent out of state; and 6 percent non-U.S students. Students represented 33 percent ethnic diversity including: 55.3 percent were Hispanic; 26.2 percent Black; 8.1 percent Asian; 1.1 percent Native American/Alaskan/Hawaiian; and 9.2 percent reported two or more races.

Anticipated Salary Range

The salary for this position is in the mid-30s with a competitive benefits and professional development package.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5; some evening and weekend hours required depending on student programming.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.
A complete application should include:
*Resume (Please include contact information for three (3) professional references)
*Cover Letter (Please address interest in position and personal and professional experiences that align with the position)
Applicants are encouraged to contact Heather Stitely ( for additional information regarding the position, or if any assistance is needed with the application process.
For best consideration, apply by Monday, April 12th, 2017. Review of applications will begin on April 14th and will follow with first and second round interviews. Anticipated start date for the position is mid-July 2017.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.
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