Applications are being accepted for a full-time Student Involvement Specialist at Moraine Park Technical College, Beaver Dam campus. This position will plan, coordinate and lead student activities within student involvement to enhance student retention and engagement for the assigned campus. This student facing position may work occasional evenings and weekends and travel is required.
• Work with other student involvement employees to plan and implement annual student activities that support and align with the learning process through student learning outcomes and assessment tools to monitor the effectiveness of student involvement initiatives as they relate to the College Career and Life Skills. Incorporate technology to provide innovative, multi-dimensional programming, which promotes student success for traditional, multicultural, and adult students.• Collaborate with Academic staff and faculty while emphasizing purposeful programming tied to Career and Life Skills, including the use of metrics and event data collection. Advocate for students and represent student involvement while serving on college-wide committees and teams. Establish relationships with external vendors and other technical college counterparts in the setup of student activities and leadership of the campus student senate. • Serve as a liaison between students and faculty, associate deans, deans, and other college staff. Help students portray their concerns and problem-solve in an effective and efficient manner. Assist students in implementing Career and Life Skills and serve as a professional mentor. Promote building community relationships amongst students and staff to maximize the facilities and technical and social atmosphere. • Assist students with student activity, student involvement, and other College-related questions. Refer students to counselors, advisors, faculty, and other college resources, as appropriate; follow up to ensure that student needs are met. Explain college policies, procedures, processes, and college catalogue information. Guide students to the proper processes and resources. • Provide leadership development and coordination for student senate, student organizations, and activities consistent with district philosophy, policies, and procedures which includes monitoring student program club activities, financial transactions, and record keeping. Serve as a resource for student organizations and advisors. Develop and update the student club handbook for student organizations and advisors and recommend policies and procedures related to student life to provide college-wide consistency. • Collaborate and partner with college-wide events and initiatives.• Co-advise and mentor District Student Government (DSG), Wisconsin Student Government (WSG), and representatives. Recruit and develop students to serve on DSG and WSG and serve as a liaison between campus senates, the respective organizations, and the College.• Recommend marketing strategies to increase student awareness of involvement in College activities and develop related promotional materials. • Provide input for the development and implementation of a student involvement strategic plan to increase retention and engage students in active learning. Coordinate an activities model in student development which includes forging educational partnerships that advance student learning. • Coordinate the development and implementation of club leadership training for advisors and students. Coordinate and manage logistics for campus-specific conferences and events. Manage conference travel arrangements and supervise students. Prepare and monitor student activity budgets for approval by Campus Student Senate. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Must-Have Qualifications:• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.• One year of related experience, including experience working in student involvement. • Familiarity with educational settings, general public relations, and the mission of technical colleges.• Familiarity with student development theory and needs of two-year college students.• Ability to lead student groups, motivate students, and encourage participation.• Demonstrated experience in planning, coordinating, and evaluating recreational, educational, marketing, and/or cultural activities.• Knowledge of student information systems and educational and general software applications, including Microsoft Office 365 (Office Suite, Teams, SharePoint, etc.).• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate clearly and effectively with end users, colleagues, and management to provide a complete and timely explanation of issues and decisions to ensure customer satisfaction.• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Ability to collaborate and work effectively as part of a team. • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize special projects with routine assignments.• Ability to take initiative, work independently with little supervision and make sound decisions with minimal direction.• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work; analyze information, resolve problems and make recommendations. • High degree of integrity and professionalism and a demonstrated ability to respect the confidentiality of information and demonstrate critical and systems thinking.• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working at a two-year or technical college.• Knowledge of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).Any combination of necessary experience and qualifications which provides desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Physical and Health Requirements:
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.