Coordinator FYE Programs, Campus Leadership

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Oct 12, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details


Requisition Number 2000396S Classification Title Student Activities Officer Position Job Title Coord FYE Prgms,Campus Ldrship College/Division Student Affairs & Enroll Management Department 520450-Campus Activities Position Number 718369 Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00 Reports To Position Title Chief Activities Administrator / ASNMSU Target Hourly/Salary Rate $36,720 to $41,300 target entry to commensurate with qualifications. Pay Level 07 Pay Base Salary Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The position is responsible for supporting the oversight, advising, and administration of the Aggie Stampede Engagement/ Leadership Program and Aggie Traditions Council. Position will work with other members of Student Involvement and Leadership Program (SILP) team to provide training and programming to the university’s chartered student organizations.
The position will provide direct advisement of program elements, services, staff/student training, advising, and financial and legislative processing requests, all of which are activities that contribute to the strength of the Aggie Stampede Student Engagement Program including the leadership development program, extended orientation program (Fort Keystone) and oversee their abilities to plan, implement and assess engagement programs for students and student organizations at New Mexico State University.
The position will advise Aggie Stampede and Traditions Council leadership and staff on the development of student engagement practices, financial strategy planning, and risk management resources including research on current best practices, the creation of resources and the design and facilitation of student success initiatives. In addition, the position will facilitate the administrative processes of pre-event planning, service contracts, and service provision.

Classification Summary

Plans, develops, implements, and manages an active co-curriculum for students. Coordinates a wide variety of student activities including scheduling and facilitation of events, development and production of publications, and direct interaction with student groups. Administers and interprets policies with respect to student organizations. Participates in the planning and development of student leadership programs. May serve as an advisor to student organizations.

Classification Standard Duties

Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates special programs, projects, and events activities designed to promote student development; prepares advertising and promotional materials, and oversees safety, crowd control, and related issues. Develops, plans, implements, and evaluates all aspects of a comprehensive student leadership program for various student groups; researches, designs, prepares, and presents lectures and training to student groups on a wide range of management and leadership topics. Plans and facilitates special events for students, such as concerts, lectures, fairs, seminars, and workshops; coordinates event infrastructure, to include hospitality, transportation, scheduling, and staffing, as appropriate. Consults and conducts preliminary contract and fee negotiations with artists, managers, and/or agents; reviews/screens artist materials and performances, as appropriate; reviews contracts for liability, litigation venue, and payment issues, and prepares for authorization.Develops and monitors event budgets, and performs cost analyses and reviews. Develops and presents educational programs and consultations for student groups, organizations, departments, and external groups, as appropriate, on aspects of university policy and procedure. Produces periodic financial reports and activity reports on accomplishments, goals, and objectives. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of fraternity/sorority systems, culture and conventions. Knowledge of student development and activity programs and activities at the college level. Knowledge of public events safety and crowd control principles, procedures, regulations, and standards. Knowledge of general accounting principles.


Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.


Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to utilize advertising and/or sales promotion techniques and facilitate a range of special events. Ability to deliver lectures and training on a wide variety of management skills issues. Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops. Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

One (1) year of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Equivalency None Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in Student Affairs; Higher Education or related area.

Two (2) or more years of full-time related progressive experience in supervision and management of student engagement programs and services; and experience collaborating with multiple campus partners.

Understanding of leadership development theory and curriculum development.

Required Certification/License   Special Requirements   Other Departmental Requirements   Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5) If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe   Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana Work Site   Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon funding Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Tenure Track No Posting Date 10/09/2020 Closing Date 10/26/2020 Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)   Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)   Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Physical Effort No or very limited physical effort required. Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk. Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Volunteer experience does not count towards minimum qualifications) Possible Answers:
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree plus 1 or more years of related experience.
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree or higher level of education.
    • No, I do not meet the minimum requirements of this position.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document