Student Life Coordinator

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Education Support Spec III

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Student Life Coordinator

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-Provost Manassas

Work Location:

Prince William - 153

Hiring Range:

$50,000 - $58,528

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Full Time

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Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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General Description: The Student Life Coordinator at the Manassas campus generally reports to the Dean of Student Success, and serves as a member of the campus Student Services Success leadership team. The Student Life Coordinator also serves on the College Student Activities Working Group, and other committees and taskforces as necessary. The Student Life Coordinator oversees the supervision, budgeting, planning, scheduling, operations, and programs under the auspices of the Campus Student Life Office. In addition, the Coordinator helps establish and enforce college and campus policies and procedures for student engagement activities including, but not limited to, involvement in student clubs/organizations, student leadership training and development, social and cultural events, research best practices in life, campus-based and college-wide awards ceremonies and alcohol tobacco and other drug awareness and programming for the campus. The position implements a strategic approach to student engagement through campus-wide events and programming. The Student Life Coordinator will engage directly with students by providing multifaceted (social, educational, cultural, etc.) opportunities for student involvement, extra-curricular and co-curricular initiatives
Duties and Tasks: Responsibilities include oversight and leadership for student clubs and interest groups, mentoring and supporting the Student Government Association, developing and implementing dynamic leadership programs and initiatives for the student body at large, working with special student populations (i.e. veterans, adults, students with disabilities, international students) to provide appropriate programming and support, and developing training and recognition programs for student leaders. Position will support cultural and educational programs, social activities, awareness programs, and rules/regulations mandated by Federal and state laws (i.e. FERPA, Clery Act, Title IX, and Violence Against Women Act). The use of student learning outcomes and assessment is required. Advises club leaders and club advisors on program development, purchasing procedures, College policies, and federal and state law. Other responsibilities include collaborating with faculty and staff to establish and support teaching and learning, training student organization advisors, coordinating travel and volunteer opportunities for NOVA students, coordinating with campus police in planning student activities, and significant budget management. Serves as primary point of contact for Alcohol and Drugs awareness and programming at the campus level. The position will develop effective systems for disseminating information about student life activities. Other duties include developing leadership development training programs and initiatives and the creation of recognition opportunities for student leaders, advising the Student Government Association and overseeing the management of all Student Activities Revenue accounts and all individual club accounts. Position works with Shared Services for required purchasing needs to ensure compliance with state rules and regulations. The Student Coordinator will conduct assessment for student activities, student organizations, and special initiatives sponsored by the Office of Student Life.
Essential Functions: Provide strategic leadership for a robust student life and student learning program based in student development theory and student learning outcomes. Establish and maintain student leadership initiatives, proved oversight for student organizations, collaborate with faculty and staff to support learning, manage budgets.

Special Assignments:

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:

•Ability to hire, supervise and evaluate student life professional and student staff members.
•Ability to advise students on program development and management, purchasing, college policies and procedures, and state and federal regulations related to student life programming.
•Ability to informally advise and counsel students on educational plans or personal concerns and make referrals to campus or community resources.
•Ability to develop, plan, implement and evaluate student leadership training programs including retreats, conferences and workshop series.
•Knowledge of leadership development theories and ability to facilitate student leadership training sessions.
•Ability to supervise and work with students and faculty advisors in campus organizations.
•Skill in working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, vendors, and other college administrators.
•Ability to mediate conflicts and solve problems as the arise.
•Ability to work effectively with a highly diverse student population.
•Ability to organize large-scale educational, cultural, and social events.
•Knowledge of student development theory.
•Ability to train staff in best practices for student life professionals and engage theories in decision-making for programs and activities.
•Knowledge of college policies and procedures, academic requirements and laws related to college administration including FERPA Clery Act, Title IX, and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act).
•Ability to communicate accurately both in writing and while public speaking
•Excellent organizational skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
•Ability to work collaboratively within a large, complex educational organization and develop ties with the community.
•Ability to work with computer programs such as MS Word, EXCEL, and Outlook & PowerPoint.
•Ability to learn new technology and computer systems.
•Ability to work flexible hours to include evenings and weekends and out of state travel.

Required qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Sciences or related discipline
•Experience in event planning
•Experience managing and/or monitoring budgets.
•Experience in planning, implementing programs and activities and program assessment
•Experience in the use of technology such as computer programs such as MS Word, EXCEL, and Outlook & PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration or Student Services, Education or related field;

•Experience in college student activities, residential life or other related student life area. •Significant experience event planning and/or social activities development•Significant experience in planning, implementing programs and activities and program assessment; •Significant experience in budget development, management and/or monitoring. •Experience working with college students in a training and supervisory capacity.

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Travel between campuses may be required

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The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

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The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 5/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time