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Coordinator of Student Organizations & Engagement

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement is seeking to hire a Coordinator of Student Organizations and Engagement. This Coordinator serves as the lead point of contact for all student organization advising, resources, and support for the over 100 student groups on campus. The Student Leadership & Engagement Coordinator also serves as the advisor to the Program Board in their work of creating educational, social, and cultural programs and manages their budget of over $100,000 a year. Additionally, this role serves as the advisor to the Student Organization Committee of Macalester College Student Government, supporting the creation, auditing, and managing of student organization registration. 


The Coordinator of Student Organizations and Engagement uses knowledge of student learning and development to develop, design, and implement programs and services that support student leadership, transitions, and campus engagement. This position fosters learning through student engagement guided by learning outcomes and assesses the effectiveness of strategies in creating learning and leadership experiences, contributing to a dynamic Campus Life program for all students.

About The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement: 


The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) educates and empowers students to be their most successful selves through developmental co-curricular involvement opportunities. Our mission is to build community through campus engagement, develop educational initiatives and programs to promote student leadership development, and to create comprehensive transitional programming to support the educational, social, and personal developmental needs of students.

  • Develops and implements comprehensive advising, services, and trainings that facilitate successful student organization involvement. Oversees the management of student organization registration and administrative logistics in Presence software. Advises Student Organization Committee. Provides support and resources to staff/faculty organization advisors. Processes student organization contract requests. Supervises OSLE student employee for Presence management.
  • Serves as primary advisor to the Program Board and coordinates the implementation of a broad array of large-scale, student-led programming.
  • Plans and implements transition programs in collaboration with other campus departments (e.g., Campus Center Programs & Services; Residential Life; Alumni Engagement) and other educational programs and events. 
  • Collaborates with OSLE staff to implement office initiatives including the OrientationPlus+ social media series, New Student Orientation, and leadership programs. 
  • Manages OSLE social media accounts and related initiatives. Supervises student employee focused on social media.


  • 1-3 years of experience with program board advising is required. Experience with orientation and outdoor programs is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of student learning and development.
  • General problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize.
  • Ability to utilize or learn basic office computing software.
  • Master’s Degree required. 
  • Demonstrates the commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. Actively engages in learning and practicing principles of social justice and inclusion to increase individual capacity to support institutional changes that create and sustain a more welcoming and inclusive environment across the Macalester Community.


Compensation & Benefits: 

This is a full-time, exempt position. Total compensation includes an annual salary of 48,000-50,000 and Macalester’s Benefits Package.  


Application Guidelines:

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume in one pdf via Macalester’s Employment Opportunities page. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by April 25th and the position will be posted until filled. 


Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to: 

Jaclyn Howard 

Talent Acquisition Manager

[email protected]

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.BenefitsMacalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit for more information about benefits at Macalester College.Our Commitment to Safety in response to COVID-19:For the safety of our community, Macalester requires all employees to have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Should a newly hired employee be unable to receive the vaccination for either medical or religious reasons we offer accommodations and assistance.Questions or concerns about this process should be directed to Bob Graf, Director of Employment Services, at [email protected]


Working for Macalester College 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Classes are taught by faculty whose passion is teaching and whose scholarship gains national recognition.
Two great cities at your doorstep. Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more.

Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries.

Our faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields

Macalester students enjoy a wealth of resources for research on and off campus–specialized laboratories, libraries, museum collections, distinct population groups for surveys, even a natural history center. Often students undertake research that makes real contributions to their discipline. They publish papers in scholarly journals, participate in conferences, and provide analysis for policy makers and real-world use.


Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Statement of Purpose and Belief

At Macalester College we believe that education is a fundamentally transforming experience. As a community of learners, the possibilities for this personal, social, and intellectual transformation extend to us all. We affirm the importance of the intellectual growth of the students, staff and faculty through individual and collaborative endeavor. We believe that this can best be achieved through an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds.

We expect students to develop a broad understanding of the liberal arts while they are at Macalester. Students should follow a primary course of study in order to acquire an understanding of disciplinary theory and methodology; they should be able to apply their understanding of theories to address problems in the larger community. Students should develop the ability to use information and communication resources effectively, be adept at critical, analytical and logical thinking, and express themselves well in both oral and written forms. Finally, students should be prepared to take responsibility for their personal, social and intellectual choices.

We believe that the benefit of the educational experience at Macalester is the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. We expect them to develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world. We are committed to helping students grow intellectually and personally within an environment that models and promotes academic excellence and ethical behavior. The education a student begins at Macalester provides the basis for continuous transformation through learning and service.

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