Staff Assistant, Coordinator for Student Programs
Department Summary: The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is an administrative department established to cultivate diverse and challenging involvement opportunities for Bridgewater State University students. Through campus-wide program development, and advising roles, the department will offer students the chance to develop leadership skills and experience interpersonal interaction that will enhance their personal and academic lives. Student Involvement and Leadership provides guidance to BSU's 80+ student organizations, supports the planning and implementation of over 400 events per academic year (including 70+ planned by Program Council). The office also oversees the day to day operations of the Rondileau Campus Center, working to create a welcoming environment for all members of the BSU community.
Position Summary: The Coordinator has primary responsibility for assisting in the creation, development and implementation of a wide range of campus events and programs for students. Working with student organizations and campus departments in an effort to foster student engagement and a vibrant campus life, the Coordinator has primary responsibility for the creation and implementation of weekend, daytime and evening programming initiatives.
Essential Duties: Student Development: * Serve as the advisor to Program Council (PC), BSU's primary student programming organization. * Work with PC to create and support student-sponsored events for the BSU community. * Utilize diversity and social justice practices to promote student success as it relates to student involvement and student leadership development. * Coordinate student delegations traveling to conferences focused on student programming and leadership, i.e., the National Association for Campus Activities, etc. Coordinate delegate selection and training and serve as administrative advisor for student travel. Program Coordination: * In collaboration with Program Council and other campus partners, coordinate student centered aspects of signature campus events, including but not limited to Homecoming, Springfest, departmental initiatives for Weeks of Welcome and other programs as they arise. * Coordinate marketing efforts around weekend campus life in collaboration with assigned student employees, Program Council and other departments and partners in the division and throughout the university. * In collaboration with a student committee, coordinate the annual Senior Ball event, including event development, marketing and ticket sales. * Manage evening and weekend events as necessary/assigned. * Develop and implement intentional programs, services and activities within student programming that will meet the unique needs of all student populations. Administrative: * Serve on divisional committees as assigned. * Monitor assigned budgets to ensure appropriate and efficient use of resources. * Plan and implement assessment efforts that inform data driven decision making for the programs, services and activities related to student programming. Support overall department assessment efforts for established learning outcomes across the department around student involvement and student leadership development. Assist in the coordination of departmental events as needed. * Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree required. * Prior experience in student activities administrative roles and program advising, including experience working with external vendors or similar business practices. Graduate work is acceptable equivalent as is significant undergraduate paraprofessional experience. * An understanding of the principles, practices, and procedures of campus activities as a profession. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail are essential. * Ability to maintain flexibility in a fast-paced environment. Ability to juggle multiple priorities. * Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty, administrators and staff. * Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends to accommodate planned programming initiatives.
Preferred Qualifications: * Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Development or related field. * Prior major event management experience. * Prior budget management experience.
Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $40,000 to $46,000
Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.