Program Coordinator - Center for Leadership and Student Involvement (12 Month, benefited position)
Posting DetailsPosition Information Job Category Support Staff Position Title Program Coordinator - Center for Leadership and Student Involvement (12 Month, benefited position) Full Time/Part Time Full Time Division Dean of the College Department Center for Leadership & Student Involvement Department Statement
The Center for Leadership and Student Involvement (CLSI) fosters student-centered programming that creates a healthy and vibrant campus landscape where all students can find their place. CLSI facilitates experiential learning opportunities in order to challenge students to become well-rounded, engaged, lifelong leaders.Accountabilities
The CLSI Program Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of a diverse portfolio advising student organizations including interest groups, fraternities and sororities, multicultural organizations, and student government. Such oversight includes leadership development, co-curricular program design, and budget management. The Program Coordinator must be comfortable working closely with a variety of campus partners in a fast-paced environment to support a safe, fun, and inclusive campus community.
Areas of responsibility include:
Student Group Advising
•Guide student groups in sound decision-making.
•Foster and support a variety of student perspectives and ideas while working within university policy.
•Foster inclusive organizational growth and ensure all students have opportunities for membership and leadership.
•Ensure effective and responsible execution of student organization events.
•Encourage innovative and collaborative opportunities to support organizations in meeting their goals.
•Coach students to discover their strengths and utilize them as leaders.
•Ensure student leaders and members within assigned areas receive sufficient training to meet their obligations.
•Inspire student leaders to find value in the leadership experience and demonstrate personal growth.
•Utilize social change model of leadership to prepare students to be socially just leaders.
•Apply assessment techniques to measure program effectiveness.
•Manage risk to ensure student safety and avoid material consequences to the University.
•Implement and troubleshoot on-site logistics.
•Accomplish goals while staying within assigned budget parameters.
•Provide direct operational support for departmental initiatives and events.
•Communicate and collaborate with colleagues across the dean of the college division.
•Recruit, select, train, and supervise student staff.
•Complete regular reports as required by the director of CLSI.
•Develop strong relationships with campus partners.
•Serve on divisional and institutional committees as assigned.
•Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated expertise in student affairs and ability to influence students in making good decisions and working with groups and individuals. Demonstrated ability to develop and work within student leadership structure. Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing student leadership opportunities for student leaders. Skills to train both students and staff in effective practices.Technical Competencies Name Event Management Description
Demonstrated expertise in event planning and implementation sufficient to ensure events meet University goals, and are held in compliance with University policies and procedures. Expertise in risk management sufficient to avoid material consequences to the University.Technical Competencies Name Program Management Description
Demonstrated expertise in program delivery, consistent with broader organizational guidelines and within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college. Implements and troubleshoot on-site logistics. Ability to apply techniques of assessment to measure programmatic effectiveness. Connects intended outcomes, priorities and goals to divisional and institutional outcomes, priorities and goals.Technical Competencies Name Administrative Description
Demonstrated ability to effectively and consistently apply time management, problem solving, and planning skills in the implementation of processes or programs. Demonstrated ability to effectively use technical solutions to assist in the collection/maintenance of key data and records and within university, division and department guidelines. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet functional accountabilities while staying within assigned budget constraints.Behavioral Competencies Name Personal Accountability for Results Description
Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.Behavioral Competencies Name Effective Communication Description
Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.Behavioral Competencies Name Problem Solving and Decision Making Description
Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.Behavioral Competencies Name Change Management Description
Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.Behavioral Competencies Name Leadership and Teamwork Description
Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.Behavioral Competencies Name Creativity and Innovation Description
Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.Behavioral Competencies Name Diversity and Inclusion Description
Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.Behavioral Competencies Name Sustainability Description
Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university’s commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university’s sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.Requirements Professional Experience/ Qualifications
•Prior experience developing and running student-oriented events within the context of higher education such as orientation, concerts, dance festivals, and philanthropic activities.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work collegially with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.
•Experience with Campus Labs Engage platform preferred.
•Fraternity and Sorority advising experience preferred.
•Master’s degree preferred.
A bachelor’s degree is required.Certifications Physical Requirements Other Information
This position is hourly, works 12 months per year and will be required to work some evenings and weekends.Posting Detail Information Requisition Number 2019S071P Temporary No Work Schedule
Weekdays , some evenings and weekends.Job Open Date 05/09/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary
Among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Colgate University is renowned for its academic rigor, the beauty and vitality of its campus, and the contributions of its alumni across a variety of fields and endeavors, who are exceptionally engaged with the institution. Larger than classic liberal arts colleges, Colgate boasts both substantial academic offerings as well as small classes, a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and a residential community valuing all forms of intellectual curiosity. Colgate’s faculty members are leading teachers and scholars, committed to intellectual engagement in all its forms. Colgate’s approximately 2,900 highly motivated students achieve academically, athletically, and artistically, and are actively engaged in the world around them. Colgate is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student population, fostering an inclusive community that embraces and values diversity in an environment of mutual respect, communication, and engagement.
Colgate was first founded in 1817 as The Baptist Education Society of the State of New York by 13 men with $13 and 13 prayers. The number 13 is still Colgate’s lucky number; Friday the 13th is always designated Colgate Day. New York State granted the school a formal charter in 1819, and the Baptists in New York City — soap maker William Colgate among them — consolidated their seminary with the Hamilton school to form the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution in 1823. A state charter issued in 1846 changed the name to Madison University and established the right to grant degrees. Madison was changed to Colgate in 1890, in honor of the Colgate family’s enduring support.
Today, Colgate is a thriving, highly selective liberal arts institution. Located in the geographic center of New York State. Colgate’s campus in Hamilton, N.Y., boasts carefully preserved architecture, immaculate grounds, and a hillside setting. It is consistently named one of the most beautiful in the nation. It is a friendly and close-knit place where students develop lifelong bonds with the institution, with each other, and with faculty and staff members. More than 110 buildings on the 575-acre campus (the oldest dating back to 1827) and in Hamilton house Colgate’s core educational, administrative, and student life functions. Faculty and staff members make intentional choices to live and work in Hamilton, New York, and this leads to a strong scholarly community that provides the foundation for an undergraduate education and preparation for life after college that is unique to Colgate.
The University’s academic program is grounded in its Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, which has been in place since 1928 and is required of every undergraduate. The five core classes are Legacies of the Ancient World, Challenges of Modernity, Communities and Identities, Scientific Perspectives on the World, and Global Engagements. Undergraduates may choose from 56 majors and more than 40 additional minors. Classes are small, averaging 17 students, and are taught by nearly 300 full-time faculty members, 99 percent of whom have received a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty members in research efforts, and Colgate undergraduates have co-authored articles in professional publications for more than 30 years.
Colgate also has a rich tradition of international and off-campus study and has one of the largest faculty-led off-campus study programs in the nation. The University is ranked first by the Institute of International Education in percentage of students participating in mid-length off-campus study programs. The off-campus study groups run for an entire semester, in locations around the world, including Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, and within the United States. Extended study programs offer students between two and five weeks of study following the end of the semester. Through these and more than 100 other affiliated programs, roughly two-thirds of Colgate students will study off campus during their undergraduate years.
In recent years, the University has made significant investments in the campus in support of students’ academic and overall development, most notably construction of Benton Hall, the new home of Colgate’s comprehensive career development initiatives; the addition of the Class of 1965 Arena to its athletics facilities; and a new middle campus quad featuring two new residence halls that will provide spaces for collaboration, intellectual exploration, and student-faculty engagement. They will open later in 2019.
With its endowment valued at more than $900 million, and an annual operating budget just above $200 million, Colgate holds a AA credit rating with S&P, which was reaffirmed in October 2018. In addition, Moody’s Investment Service affirmed Colgate’s Aa3 rating in August 2017 based on the University’s excellent strategic positioning as a highly selective private liberal arts school with a robust market and sizeable financial resources.
To learn more about Colgate University, visit: www.colgate.edu.
Hamilton and the Surrounding Community
Founded in 1795, the Village of Hamilton, named one of the friendliest towns in the United States by Forbes magazine, has a population of roughly 4,000. The Hamilton Village Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, and is home to an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. The area is ideal for outdoor recreation including biking, hiking, trail running, and skiing. Colgate’s golf course, Seven Oaks, was designed by Robert Trent Jones and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best college golf courses in the country. The University’s location provides easy access for summer hikes and winter ski trips. It is less than a one-hour drive from Syracuse, four hours away from New York City, and five hours from Boston.
Colgate and Hamilton have formed the Partnership for Community Development, which develops an active network of professional consultants, foundations, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations located throughout the Central New York region to assist area residents, businesses, and visitors. This includes efforts to stimulate and support local business through small business development and the revitalization of historic buildings. To strengthen the relationship between the village and the University, and to add to the economic development of downtown, Colgate relocated its campus bookstore to the downtown area of the village. Similarly, Colgate owns the Palace Theater, a 300-seat performing arts venue that is leased to an external nonprofit arts organization.EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.Clery Act
CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND STATISTICS
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact William Ferguson, Clery Compliance Coordinator via e-mail at [email protected]. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.
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