Coordinator of Student Involvement, Memorial Union (R-01409)

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Position Description:
The Coordinator of Student Involvement (Student Organizations), Memorial Union is a full-time, 12 month position in the Center for Student Involvement reporting to the Memorial Union Assistant Director and serves as a member of the Memorial Union’s professional team within the Division of Student Affairs. 

The mission of the Center for Student Involvement is to guide, support and challenge students to enhance their total educational experiences through opportunities that foster involvement and leadership, with the aim to develop professional, personal, and civic responsibility in diverse learning environments. This complements the Division of Student Affairs vision to create unparalleled student experiences through extraordinary one-on-one attention, services and support.   

A successful candidate should possess effective interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills to interact comfortably with a wide range of diverse populations, including professional staff, students, faculty, and varied constituents. Candidates should desire to work in a highly collaborative manner in order to achieve results that are significant in scope. A commitment to professional development and the ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality are essential to this position. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • One year of relevant experience.
  • Supervisory experience. 
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education/student affairs or related field.
  • Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures.
  • Experience in presenting and/or facilitating with a wide arrange of diverse populations.
  • Knowledge and experience in advising student organizations.
  • Knowledge and experience in campus event programming and/or leadership education.

Appointment Date: May 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019

Benefits: Competitive benefit package


  • Serve as a resource to student organizations and advisors and provide direction and guidance as student leaders plan projects and events.
  • Coordinate and serve as administrator for FHSU’s CollegiateLink portal, TigerLink. Utilize system to track student involvement; manage the development, management, and marketing of the co-curricular leadership experiences.
  • Update student organization policies and all applicable forms.
  • Possess working knowledge of all aspects relating to student organizations including registration, privileges, and responsibilities such as campus posting policy, solicitation policy, and fundraising guidelines.
  • Plan and implement the annual Student Organizations Awards Reception.
  • Develop leadership resources and to benefit student organizations, student leaders, and organization advisors.
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive student organization training process, including workshops for student organization officers and workshops for student organization advisors.
  • Coordinate or assist with the planning and execution of the annual Black and Gold Academy, a one day leadership seminar for student leaders.
  • Coordinate or assist with the planning and execution campus-wide events such as the Back to School Picnic, Homecoming, and late night programs.
  • Serve as a university delegate to the annual Oktoberfest planning committee.
  • Supervise the Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement and the undergraduate Involvement Specialist.
  • Encourage, plan and present diverse events and activities to draw students and the campus community into the Memorial Union.
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrative and staff colleagues and students to develop educational partnerships through collaborative efforts in programming.
  • Serve as an active member of University and Divisional standing and ad hoc committees.

This description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Jacob Ternes
[email protected]

About Fort Hays State University:
Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000).  Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
  • Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

About Hays, Kansas:
Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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Posted: 1/8/2019
Application Due: 3/9/2019
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