Program Coordinators, Office of the Dean of Students

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-10-18
Req: R0011298
The University of Virginia's Office of the Dean of Students is seeking Program Coordinators (PCs). The mission of our unit of the Division of Student Affairs is to help students explore, connect, belong, serve and lead during their time at UVA. This supports the University’s overarching mission and goals to develop citizen leaders in an institution that is both great and good. Key operational strategies include leveraging student self-governance, developing creativity, and centering inclusion. The Office of the Dean of Students has at least two openings for Program Coordinators in the functional area of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL). The fraternity and sorority community at the University of Virginia consists of 62 fraternities and sororities with a membership of roughly 35 percent of the undergraduate student population.

The PCs for FSL have programmatic responsibilities that include program design, implementation, and support services for students and chapters that are part of the four councils: the Inter-Fraternity, Inter-Sorority, National Pan-Hellenic, and Multicultural Greek Councils. Because of our core value and key strategy of student self-governance, Student Affairs professionals, including PCs, largely support students in designing and implementing programs, rather than having professional staff develop and run those programs. As well, program coordinators are members of a team of professionals supporting students’ involvement across a wide range of functional areas, including multicultural student services, public service, leadership, and student organizational support. Significant cross-functional teamwork is expected and serves to strengthen both student and professional experiences.

Student support responsibilities include advising, mentoring, training, and/or supervising student leaders; helping students develop skills to solve problems; and responding appropriately to challenges and/or reports of policy violations. Through formal and informal interactions the PCs for FSL will assist students in achieving their organizational and personal goals. These interactions include serving as a resource to parents, faculty, staff, alumni, chapter advisors, community, and headquarters partners. PCs may also meet with students who have interpersonal problems, face accountability for policy violations, are experiencing psychological issues, or face other concerns in order to counsel, mediate resolutions, or set expectations for future behavior.


Candidates must have the following required knowledge areas, skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree or equivalent in Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, or other discipline. Relevant student experience may be considered.
  • Strong commitment to the division’s core values of academic rigor, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, honor, public service and student self-governance;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

A competitive applicant for the Program Coordinator position(s) will have many of the following preferred knowledge areas, skills and abilities:

  • Recent experience as a member of a Greek organization affiliated with any of the four governing councils;
  • Experience working with National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC) and/or Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) organizations
  • Be abreast of specific trends and issues affecting fraternity and sorority communities, including legal issues, programming, and national councils;
  • Understanding of the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs, including student culture and unique student self-governance model;
  • Experience with assessment and data-driven decision-making;
  • Understanding of student development, identity development, intersections and complexity of social identities;
  • Ability to coordinate resources, evaluate information, and identify alternative solutions;
  • Willingness to be cross-trained in other functional areas; and
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

This is a 3 year term position with the possibility of renewal. The anticipated hiring range is $45,000-55,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will pass a background check. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for ‘Program Coordinators, Office of the Dean of Students.' Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, search for Requisition R0011298, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2019, though the position is open until filled. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 10/20/2019
Application Due: 1/16/2020
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