Student Program Coordinator | Center for Leadership & Social Change

Job description

Job ID: 44389

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Center for Leadership & Social Change

The Center for Leadership & Social Change's mission is to transform lives through leadership education, identity development and community engagement. We encourage students to learn, serve and transform through programming that encompasses leadership, diversity and service. We offer more than 30 programs for students, faculty and staff intended to foster opportunities and vision to create positive, sustainable change in their communities and the broader world. Opportunities range from one-time service at local nonprofits to the 18-credit Undergraduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. We offer training for students and staff on such topics as leadership development, identity and cultural competence, service learning, and community change. Our ultimate goal is to develop responsible citizens and effective leaders who are aware of their own values and multiple identities, understand the value of difference, and readily seek to accept opportunities for life-long learning, meaningful influence and positions of trust.

We envision the FSU community as responsible citizens and effective leaders engaged in the world around us. We are mindful of our values and multiple identities, including ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith structure, gender identity expression, nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran and socioeconomic status. Recognizing the intersection of these identities and acknowledging that multiculturalism enhances the quality of life, we belong to and create communities that benefit from the value of difference. In our personal, professional, and creative communities, we readily seek and accept opportunities for life-long learning, meaningful influence, and positions of trust, using our talents and means to create a more just and humane society.


Researches, organizes, and delivers appropriate information via classes, programs, workshops, and/or presentations which address gaps in knowledge and performance related to multicultural education, social change, leadership, and service. Assists and serves as a resource in areas of multicultural education, leadership, service, and social change within the Center for Leadership & Social Change, Division of Student Affairs, and campus-wide. Develops curriculum and teaches courses within the Certificate in Leadership Studies Program.

Supervise graduate and undergraduate staff as well as advise, assist, and guide students on a variety of issues such as identity development, academic referrals, personal difficulties for the retention and success of the student body.

Serve on department, division, and campus-wide committees as assigned.

Assist in organizing, coordinating, and evaluating programs that provide increased knowledge, awareness, and skills for students and staff related to identity, social justice, leadership, and service. Coordination of programs includes the use and development of program learning outcomes, budgets, curriculum, deliver, and evaluation. Foster inter-group understanding and relationships through the campus community through the development of dialogue spaces and campus response programs.

Ongoing research and literature review on campus practices related to the development of students and the interaction between leadership skills, identity development, and service learning. Assist in reporting assessment findings through the annual reporting process.

Initiates and supports creative ideas to move the Center for Leadership & Social Change forward in its mission and vision, along with other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will posses experience in managing and facilitating student programming - specifically in the areas of multicultural education. Candidates should desire to work in a diverse learning environment; lead through change and transition; and create collaborative, transformative partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and community members. Philosophically and practically, they should look forward to wrestling with the opportunities, challenges, power, and privilege that exist for a department that sits at the intersection of identity, change, and community.

Candidate must possess experience in student development and the work of multicultural and identity education, engagement, and training.

Minimum qualifications include:
- A Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to 6 years.
- Experience in multicultural and/or social justice education.
- Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and training sessions.
- Experience advising and supervising students and/or student groups in a college/university setting.
- Knowledge of effective principles and practices related to student program planning, development, and evaluation.


Master's degree preferred.

Strong understanding of multicultural theory.

Facilitation focused on student development in the areas of diversity and identity development.

Contact Info

Candidates should contact Miguel Hernandez with any questions related to this position:

Miguel Hernandez, Associate Director
Center for Leadership & Social Change
Division of Student Affairs
(850) 644-3342
[email protected]

University Information

Florida State University is a four-year public doctoral/research extensive university located in the capital city of Tallahassee, Florida. The university enrolls over 41,000 students including 9,000 graduate and professional students and a 26.9% diverse student body. For the 2016 calendar year, over 7,000 FSU students reported almost 400,000 hours of volunteer work through the FSU ServScript Program. Florida State University is one of the few universities in the nation with a ServScript Program that allows students to record their community service work onto their academic transcript.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

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Posted: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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