Student Development Specialist II

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San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Student Development Specialist II

Job Number: 2018258

Location: San Marcos

Department: Student Center

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: 3,330.00

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in event planning, coordinating, and program management in a higher education/university environment.
  • Experience in student organization advising.
  • Experience planning service programs.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise grammatically correct written communication, reports, proposals and program evaluations.
  • Experience in budget management and assessment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Student Personnel, higher education, recreation or related field.
  • Experience with student employee supervision for at least one year.
  • Experience developing volunteer programs.
  • Experience coordinating Alternative Spring Break programs (volunteer experiences that include service-learning components).
  • Knowledge of risk management as it relates to event planning. Ability to manage crises.
  • Strong oral presentation skills.
  • Experience building partnerships and collaborating across departments in a university setting.
  • Experience creating and conducting workshops and training sessions for students and/or student organizations.

    Job Description:
    The Coordinator for Service Initiatives is an essential member to the Student Involvement team providing leadership and strategic planning for civic engagement, volunteer programs, and service-learning initiatives, as they relate to retention efforts, particularly through the advising of the Student Volunteer Connection (SVC) and Bobcat Build. Student Involvement is committed to enriching Bobcats through service, student organizations and activities; creating a sense of belonging, a community, and an experience. Student Involvement is a department of the LBJ Student Center and is responsible for a variety of campus-wide programming and oversight for multiple campus policies.

    The Coordinator has a direct reporting responsibility to the Assistant Director for Student Involvement.

    Job Duties:
  • Advise and supervise Bobcat Build, a chartered student organization responsible for a community-wide day-of service event, in programming, operations and applicable budgets.
  • Advise and supervise the Student Volunteer Connection (SVC), a chartered student organization responsible for volunteer services, in programming, operations, and applicable budgets; including oversight for coordinating service learning via Bobcat Break trips (Winter, Spring Break, Weekend).
  • Conduct event and annual assessment of Bobcat Build and SVC.
  • Oversight of maintenance of in-house volunteer database, including promotion of usage by Bobcat community and community agencies. Compile, maintain, and report volunteer statistics.
  • Assist in the enforcement and interpretation of university policies and procedures managed by Student Involvement (which may include, but not limited to, campus access, posting, and organization conduct).
  • Assist in promoting Student Involvement programs and services via presentations, workshops, and information fairs, as requested.
  • Advise in planning and actively involved in training of student leaders through activities such as workshops and retreats.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community agencies for the purposes of enhancing volunteer initiatives.
  • Attend, supervise and advise students of chartered student organizations of Student Involvement at local, regional and national conferences.
  • Supervise the Graduate Advisors for Community Engagement (co-advisor for Bobcat Build) and Service Initiatives (co-advisor for SVC).
  • Assist with organization conduct and adjudication, as needed.
  • Serve and participate on university committees as deemed appropriate.
  • Sit on employee selection committees, as requested.
  • Support Student Involvement programs and services (e.g. Welcome Week, Cat Camp, Bobcat Days, Homecoming, Orientation Browse Sessions, etc.).
  • Work on special projects and perform other duties as assigned by the LBJ Student Center Assistant Directors or the Associate Director.
  • The regularly scheduled work week may be adjusted to meet the needs of student programs and services within the office.

    Additional Information to Applicants:
    This position may work in all weather conditions.
  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Use of manual dexterity.
  • Security Sensitive - criminal background check conducted; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.
  • Frequent attendance at night and weekend meetings/events is required.
  • Additional hours may be required during peak periods.

    Applicants who are selected for interview will be asked to make a 30-minute presentation.

    Job Open Date: 02/28/2018

    Job Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

    Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

    Posting Notices:

    Legal and Required Notices:
    Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

    Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

    Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

    Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

    Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions

    For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

    About Texas State and San Marcos:
    Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

    Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

    Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

    Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

    Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

    Related links:
    Apply Online at Texas State University
    Texas State University main webpage
    Summary of Benefits
    Texas State University Human Resources
    San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce





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    Posted: 3/1/2018
    Application Due: 4/30/2018
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