Coordinator, Student Government & Programs

Tucson, AZ
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Associated Students (ASUA)

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona is a leading-edge, student-centered public research university committed to improving lives in Arizona and beyond. Do you want to:

  • Provide an environment for students to be empowered and engaged?
  • Advocate for all students, promote intercultural understanding and develop citizens prepared to positively impact their communities?
  • Seek a community of collaborative colleagues committed to your success?

The Coordinator of Student Engagement & Programs assists with providing vision, leadership, and oversight for the University of Arizona’s student governing body, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA). The Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director for Student Governance & Programs and works with student governance leaders and members of the campus community to develop and administer events that meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Areas of oversight may include, Spring Fling, Bear Down Camp, ZonaZoo, the Wildcat Events Board, Vendor Fairs, Social, Virtual, and Collaborative Events, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives.

Outstanding UA benefits include health,dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs;paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for theemployee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans;access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Student Governance & Programs staff overseeing campus-wide programming and resources
  • Serve as an advisor to areas within ASUA in the planning, fiscal responsibility, and implementation of programs and resources
  • Assist in the hiring, training, and evaluation of student leaders and volunteers
  • Perform assessment and evaluation of events and the extent to which they serve our diverse student population
  • Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Student Governance & Programs, create and manage budgets of programmatic areas of ASUA, monitor financial activities and create reports and projections for programmatic cost and revenue, prepare applications for grant and the fee proposal
  • Negotiate and execute contracts for programs including vendors, venues, and artists
  • Ensure the effective promotion and marketing of student and departmental programs
  • Plan and lead large-scale, community-wide programming events that engage multiple UA student communities
  • Works with the Assistant Director to develop a long-range strategy to engage students through event programming, including budgeting, marketing, and outreach to diverse communities on campus
  • Works closely with colleagues across the UA to effectively promote community engagement and collaborative opportunities
  • Ensures adherence to departmental and campus regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Conducts research and develops policies and procedures to guide the delivery of student services in programming and maintains knowledge of campus and community resources available to students
  • Potential for supervision and evaluation of graduate assistants
  • Serve on committees and in other roles within the Dean of Students Office and the campus community
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication, organizational skills, time management and the ability to work in a diverse, fast paced environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience required, including experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs, and experience advising student groups and volunteers
  • When necessary, must be flexible and willing to work evenings and some weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, or directly related field
  • Experience working in student affairs in a college or university setting
  • Experience working with student governance and/or shared governance at a college or university
  • Experience working with campus programming groups, clubs, and organizations
  • Experience working in marketing and outreach strategies
  • Experience working in booking, production, and promotion of large-scale public events



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Student Activities & Engage

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Talia Myrick
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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