Student Activity Officer

Company Description:

Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

Under general supervision, the purpose of the classification is to assist in coordinating student activities programs for campus students.  Employees in this classification perform administrative work involving student activity planning/coordination.  Classification is responsible for developing student programs/activities, promoting student involvement in programs/activities, providing support/advisement to student organizations, providing leadership development opportunities for students, developing publicity materials, and meeting with student organizations.  Performs related work as directed.

The Student Activity Officer for Upward Bound Math Science will be responsible for actively recruiting high school students into the program, maintaining strong academic and mentoring relationships with current students and developing collaborative partnerships with target high school staff and community based organizations. In addition, this person will create and implement workshops for the students that strengthens their academic skills, assists them in exploring STEM majors and careers and provides opportunities for them to interact with STEM professionals. The Student Activity Officer will document interactions with students per the federal guidelines and gather additional student documentation (e.g. report cards, progress reports, MCAS scores). the Director and Student Activity Officer  will plan the summer residential program which will include class scheduling, field trip logistics and summer staff training.



The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Assists developing and implementing student programs with multicultural, educational, and/or social content (i.e. identifies student needs/interests through surveys, meetings, or other methods; determines appropriate types of programs to plan; seeks/develops program ideas; assists in developing program budgets; recruits students to participate in programs; coordinates entertainment events and books acts; attends programs).
  2. Promotes student involvement in student programs/activities (i.e. produces/distributes publicity materials and monthly calendar of events; gathers/maintains data on participation in student activities programs; utilizes internal marketing devices to increase visibility of student activities; develops new outreach methods to inform/involve students in student activities; informs prospective students about college social/recreational activities).
  3. Provides support and advisement to student organizations and individual students (i.e.  meets with student organizations; attends committee meetings; oversees student activities budget; assists with student senate elections, training, and meeting facilitation; works to resolve conflicts among students and staff members).
  4. Assists in providing leadership development opportunities for students (i.e.  performs research relating to student development issues; informs prospective students about college leadership opportunities).
  5. Performs administrative tasks associated with department activities (i.e.  prepares/submits monthly reports regarding student participation in programs/activities; assists with creation/implementation of orientation program for new students; assists with student handbook production; prepares check requests, publicity information, student surveys, calendars, brochures, reports, forms, and general correspondence; receives or refers to surveys, agent/performer information, budget worksheets, handbooks, manuals, and reference materials; operates a computer and utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, Internet, or other software programs).
  6. Interacts with various agencies/individuals (i.e. attends meetings and serves on committees; works with admissions staff to ensure they are well informed about student activities programs; communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, students, faculty members, student organization members/advisors, entertainment agents, other educational facilities, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals to coordinate activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems).
  7. Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas (i.e.  maintains a working knowledge of assigned area; researches new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions).


While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

  1. Performs miscellaneous tasks (i.e.  copies documentation; distributes flyers and publicity materials; produces YMCA passes).
  2. Performs related duties as directed.



Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, Education, or closely related field; with six (6) months experience and/or training involving student activity planning/coordination, student organization advisement, leadership development, and interpersonal relations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Additional Information:

Salary: $39,562.00 - $67,434.00  Grant Funded

Actual Salary determined by education, experience and any applicable grant limitations per the collective bargaining agreement

Grade: 2
Employee Status: Full Time
Benefits: Yes
Hours per Week: 37.5
Number of Weeks: 52

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

The following documents are required:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

Deadline Date: 03/26/2018

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).


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