Jan 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number: SRGV4869
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Department: Student Activities
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
To assist in the operation of student activities programs and events. The program coordinator will be responsible for civic engagement programs, exercising independent judgment and authority as required. Responsible for all phases of the program, including budget recommendations, program selection, staff supervision, recommendations for future planning, and innovation.

Description of Duties:
• Oversees and manages Civic Engagement and Welcome Weeks events and activities.
• Supervises and manages the day to day activities and personnel of the assigned program.
• Develops and supervises the implementation of multiple projects or programs.
• Participates in budget planning and is responsible for controlling expenditures in accordance with budget allocations for the program.
• Coordinates the various activities of Welcome Weeks, Civic Engagement and other Pride and Traditions events and activities.
• Directly coordinates and advises an active fee-funded organization, Civic Engagement Alliance. This role is highly involved in advising the student leaders in executive and board roles, serves as a liaison between Student Activities and partners with campus and academic departments.
• Participate in the implementation and staffing of large-scale events requiring the presence of Student Activities staff such as, but not limited to, Best Week Ever, Spirit Week, Week of Welcome, Homecoming and Charreada. Frequent nights and weekends required.
• Assist with creating a strong marketing plan to ensure that branding and departmental expectations are being met for event planning.
• Represents department in official functions.
• Reviews program records and reports of activities and recommends modifications to methods or procedures as required.
• Drafts brochures, letters, agendas, and contracts.
• May plan, develop, organize, and coordinate research and survey designs.
• Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars related to the program’s mission and goals.
• Provides appropriate reports as required for the project or program.
• Conducts formal training or gives instruction regarding program policies and procedures.
• Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations associated with and/or receiving benefit from the program.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Supervises assigned staff.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:
• Three (3) years of experience performing closely related duties, including program planning/coordination or related experience in the appropriate field of the program, or
• One (1) year of the required experience with a Master’s degree, or
• Five (5) years of the required experience with an Associate Degree or 60 hours of College Credit, or
• Seven (7) years of the required experience with a High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Experience:

As specified for the particular job.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Normal office or classroom or outside environment. Some travel and weekend work is required. Particular project or program may require ability to drive a car for local or distant travel for consultation, training, meetings, or on site demonstrations. Must be able to bend, stoop, reach and lift for retrieving/maintaining files and for setting up multimedia equipment. Must be able to move between buildings, offices and classrooms.

Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and the public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Independent decision making and problem solving ability. Must demonstrate effective project promotion skills, and, the ability to develop and maintain strong working relations with internal and external agencies and entities.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 01/22/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

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Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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