Student Activities Coordinator
Position Number: 00106898
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University is a dynamic, progressive community dedicated to enhancing the career and life success of students, faculty, and veterinary professionals through initiatives in curriculum and lifelong learning, development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and partnerships with the community. The College interacts with the greater community through programs in animal health and wellness that serve to improve animal and human health and well-being and contribute to the economy of North Carolina and beyond. Established in 1979, the college graduated its first class of students in 1985. Despite being one of the newest colleges of veterinary medicine in the US, NC State CVM has a strong national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and community outreach. U.S. News and World Report's 2015 Annual Guide to America's Best Veterinary Medicine Programs ranks NC State University's College of Veterinary Medicine as number three in the nation. The Student Services Office is part of the Academic Affairs unit and is dedicated to the recruitment, support, and development of students in our veterinary professional program. The addition of a student support position will add cohesion to existing programs in career counseling, wellness, business, diversity and inclusion, and communication to ensure that NC State CVM graduates are ready to take on all aspects of their future careers.
Essential Job Duties: The Student Activities Coordinator reports to the Director of Student Services. This position will provide ongoing advising and support of underrepresented minority students (URM) as well as delivering support services and programming to all DVM students. Specific duties include: * Support students by offering appropriate advisement, guidance and support in the areas of academics, leadership, and personal/social development. Refer students as necessary to NC State resources and services * Coordinate the development and implementation of initiatives to support a diverse student population and an inclusive student community * Oversee the transition of underrepresented minority students into the professional degree program working in cooperation with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion * Build partnerships with support organizations on main campus for underrepresented student groups like the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity * Assist students with professional development programs and leadership activities working in cooperation with the Director of Career Services and Professional Development * Serve as the administrative lead for the House System initiative: cultivate House doctrine, organize and publicize events, track points, coordinate House Games event, etc. * Serve as the CVM lead in the development of student activities, as well as the liaison with the university's Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) and Get Involved * Direct CVM clubs and organizations to gain recognition from the university's Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA) and Get Involved * Plan and implement New Student Orientation for incoming PY1 students. Lead the coordination of the Student Services Office, CVM Counseling Psychologist, individual Program Coordinators, faculty, staff and returning student counselors * Direct the advising process by training faculty and leading faculty and students with an annual schedule and rubric for successful advising * Act as a resource for students receiving services through the University Disability Services Office * Collaborate regularly with the Student Services staff, Vet Med Library staff and Educational Support Services on initiatives like testing and study support.
Department Required Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong attention to detail and ability to manage competing priorities. Must be capable of developing tracking procedures for program effectiveness. Flexibility to adapt to unforeseen opportunities and act accordingly with solid judgment. Ability to train new employees, establish work rules and educate others on the college and office mission. Experience either working with students and/or in an academic environment. Ability to understand and apply procedures and use appropriate judgment in dealing with situations that are outside a particular Standard Operating Procedure. Ability to explain complex information in a way that is easy for audiences to understand. Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times. Understand and apply procedures and sound judgment in dealing with unique situations. Ability to understand and interpret federal law and organizational policies. Ability to create and cultivate working relationships.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: MS in Education/Higher Education Administration Experience with CRESS, Totara or SIS desirable. Previous experience in the development and implementation of initiatives to support a diverse student population and an inclusive student community.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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