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Program Coordinator

Governors State University
University Park, IL
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Position Type:

Civil Service

Classification Title:

Program Coordinator

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Program Coordinator

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Position Summary:

Governors State University is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator to report to the Executive Director, Center for Student Engagement and Intercultural Programs, and be responsible for coordinating numerous student engagement opportunities; providing comprehensive direction and guidance as students plan projects and events; serving as a resource to students; assessing and maintaining practices, policies and procedures; assessing and maintaining department digital footprint; participating in staff trainings and meetings; and participating on committees and other programs promoting student engagement on campus. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for programs and services related to working with student engagement initiatives, leadership programs and departmental expansion efforts.

20% Assists in the day-to-day operations of the program or multiple projects on behalf of the Center for Student Engagement and lntercultural Programs.

10% Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars related to university and departmental mission and goals.

10% Collaborates with stakeholders both on and off-campus to build relationships to enhance student engagement.

10% Coordinates the various engagement opportunities in collaboration with university departments, faculty, and staff, student groups, and stakeholders.

10% Coordinates long and short-term programs, including performing feasibility studies and estimating budget.

10% Develops and supervises the implementation of multiple projects or programs that supports the mission of the Center for Student Engagement & lntercultural Programs.

5% Aid in reviewing and developing policy to enhance the student experience.

10% Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with internal/external
departments/agencies and other organizations.

10% Plan, develop, organize, and coordinate research and survey design to aid in the development of student engagement opportunities. Support event coverage when necessary, including evenings and weekends.

5% Perform other duties as assigned.

Starting Salary: $48,360.00
(This is a non-unionized position. Salary starts at the base and is determined based on Education and Experience exceeding the minimum qualifications).

This position qualifies for an expansive suite of fringe benefits including, various insurance options, paid time off, retirement and investment options, and tuition waivers. Visit:

Minimum Qualifications:


· Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Counseling or a related field from an accredited university.· A minimum of one to two (1-2) years’ experience within Student Affairs (i.e Greek Life, Student Activities, Residence Life, etc.).· Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion work and the ability to appropriately and effectively understand and adapt to cultural differences within a group environment.· Demonstrated student/group leadership experience.· Experience in budget management and planning, appropriate technology and data base management.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or equivalent.· Experience in program and event management.· Working knowledge of national fraternity/sorority governing bodies such as NPHC, NIC, NPC and others.· Experience with and demonstrated competence using social media, student engagement platforms (such as CampusLabs), and software (Adobe products and online multimedia tools) to meet the objectives of the position.· Student staff supervision experience.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT:For consideration, applicants are required to attach the following:
1: Documentation confirming High School completion or equivalent (COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS MAY BE SUBSTITUTED).
2: Online Application – Must be fully completed, include all dates of employment, employment status (full-time or if part-time, include percentages), job duties and responsibilities (full details)3: Cover Letter4: Resume5: A list of three Professional ReferencesRESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:
Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT EXAM DETAILS:
This vacancy involves a Credential Assessment Examination which consist of a review and rating of the applicants Education, Experience, Licenses, and other qualifications. Applicants are required to provide electronic documentation as listed above to verify that the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.VETERAN’S PREFERENCE POINTS:
Veterans may be eligible to receive additional points on a passing final examination score. To determine eligibility, submit one of the following documents to the Department of Human Resources:1: Department of Defense – DD214/DD2152: National Guard – NGB22 Form
3: Discharge Orders
4: Reserves – DD256 Discharge Certificate

Note: Must be received by the closing date of this posting.


Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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