Coordinator of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs

Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Feb 28, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office of Student Affairs at Messiah College has an opening for a Coordinator of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs.  This is a full time, 12-month position with limited hours of 20 per week during the months of June and July.

Responsibilities: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs, the Coordinator will assist to advance the mission of Messiah College through the holistic development of students and by contributing effectively to the ongoing work of student success. This work includes planning and implementing Fall Welcome Week and Winter Orientation activities for all new, incoming students. The Coordinator will contribute to the successful transition, retention, and involvement of students, with an emphasis on support programs and services for commuter and transfer students. Additional responsibilities will include coordinating office administration and services as directed.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, preferably in higher education or related field, and 1-2 years experience programming in higher education.

Skills and Characteristics:  Excellent interpersonal skills and positive attitude; excellent organizational, time-management, and program-design skills; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of diversity; strong verbal and written communication abilities; ability to work collaboratively with staff and students; training, teaching and mentoring abilities, including budget management; demonstrated commitment to continued learning/professional development; highly professional, motivated, and creative; conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the stages of student development and the importance of holistic education.

Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using the following link:

Messiah College’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.