Coordinator of Student Clubs, Organizations, and Leadership Programming

Job description

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. New & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Nature of Work

Under the direction of the Director of Student Clubs, Organizations and Leadership, this position is responsible for the oversight and implementation of programming related to student clubs and organizations as well as leadership development. Position delivers and assesses programming that promotes student engagement and supports the mission of the Student Life department. The nature of this position requires a varied work schedule to include evenings and weekends. As a member of the university community, position works collaboratively across the institution with various campus departments including, but not limited to the University Center, Dean of Students Office, Office of International Affairs, Residential Life and Housing, Campus Recreation, Risk Management, Public Safety, and Facility Services.

Examples of Work Performed


  • Coordinate all aspects of student club and organization operations to include supervision of SL desk staff.
  • Recruit, hire, schedule, supervise, and evaluate SL student desk staff.
  • Ensure that the SL Office is staffed during regular business hours as determined by the university.
  • Develop a learning outcomes based program that standardizes and structures the student employment experience by identifying broad learning outcomes that students will achieve through their work in Student Life.
  • In coordination with the professional team and in line with the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, plan and implement an ongoing training program for Student Life staff.
  • Develop, conduct, promote, and assess the following key programming initiatives:
    • The club registration / renewal process
    • The student club / organization event registration process
    • Training for student clubs and club advisors
    • Group travel meetings
    • Club Fair
    • The Annual Student Leadership Conference
    • ROAR Awards
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for intake of concerns related to club conduct.
  • In coordination with the Director of Student Activities and Community Service, support Fraternity and Sorority Life functions as assigned.
  • In coordination with the Director of Student Clubs, Organizations, and Leadership, provide administrative and program support to the Launching Integrity, Values and Excellence (LIVE) Leadership Program.
  • As part of the professional team, staff and support special events as assigned.
  • Communicate the importance of student engagement in leadership opportunities through involvement in student clubs and organizations, the importance of student leadership in those groups, and the relevance and important role of out of the classroom learning to the total development of the student.
  • Assist and mentor club / organization officers and SL staff members in their development within their positions and in other areas.

Student Success is committed to Customer Service and Professionalism. To achieve these goals the following outlines those expectations.
  • Ensure excellent internal and external Customer Service.
  • Maintain a professional, clean and orderly working environment-creating the very best first impression.
    • Appropriately and effectively delegate the ongoing cleaning, organization, and upkeep of the SL office to student employees.
  • Provide timely communication (e-mail, phone, social media, face-to-face, and meetings)
    • Respond to inquiries/questions from both internal and external customers in a timely, efficient and professional manner.
    • Maintain the highest standard of follow-through
  • Establish an effective organizational system for tracking meeting notes, meeting dates and times, and action items.
  • Attend campus meetings, as assigned by the Director of Student Clubs, Organizations, and Leadership. Take detailed notes and provide these to the Director upon their return.

Conduct on-going assessment/research
  • Based on CAS standards and the Social Change Model, develop and identify specific learning outcomes for each area of responsibility.
  • Provide the Director of Student Clubs, Organizations, and Leadership with monthly reports, analyzing trends and tracking progress toward strategic goals.
  • In conjunction with the Student Life professional team, explore opportunities for research and development. Publish research findings in professional journals or present at professional conferences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience advising/mentoring college students and facilitating leadership training
  • Ability to multitask, work independently, coordinate detailed projects, and supervise students in a fast paced working environment.
  • Commitment to solution-focused decision making, teamwork, and positive student outcomes; ability to solve complex problems.
  • Follow through on tasks, strong communication skills, and a solid background in student development a must.
  • Sensitivity and ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and inclusive environment.

For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $38,000 - $40,000

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in student affairs, education, communication, leadership or applicable field from an accredited college or university.
  • 1 year experience advising college students.
  • 1 year experience supervising employees.
  • 1 year experience applying student development theory in a volunteer or employment setting.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in student affairs, education, or applicable field from an accredited college or university.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with student clubs and organizations in a college setting.
  • Experience working with student conduct in a college setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by September 28, 2018 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.

If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40236 - Campus Life

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 10, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Stephen Cucchiara

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00002894





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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 11/30/2018
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