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Coordinator of Student Organizations

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


The Center for Student Leadership & Engagement is seeking to hire a Coordinator of Student Organizations. The Coordinator serves as the lead point of contact for all student organization training, resources, and support for the over 100 student organizations, organization leaders, and organization advisors on campus. The Coordinator advises the Student Organization Committee (SOC) of Macalester College Student Government (MCSG), supportorting the creation, auditing, and managing of student organization registration. In addition, the Coordinator advises the Financial Affairs Committee (FAC) of MCSG, advising FAC in the allocation and management of a budget of approximately $200,000 a year for student organizations and MCSG committees. 


The Coordinator of Student Organizations 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 and robust campus life for all students.


This role is onsite 5 days a week, rarely ever offsite. 


About The Department: 

The Center for Student Leadership and Engagement (CSLE) creates intentional learning opportunities for students to engage in campus life, develop leadership skills, and build inclusive communities throughout their Macalester experience. The Center for Student Leadership & Engagement is home to Macalester College Student Government (MCSG), Student Organizations, Student Leadership Development, Program Board, New Student Orientation, Senior Week, Campus Center Programs, Open Pantry, and the Macalester Forensics program. 

  • Develops and implements comprehensive advising and services that facilitate successful student organization involvement. Oversees the management of student organization registration and administrative logistics in Modern Campus Involve software. Administers contracts under $2000 for student organizations. Responsible for management of student organization travel processes and documentation sharing details with appropriate campus partners as needed. Responsible for oversight and management of student organization fundraising initiatives. 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.
  • Plans and implements programs that support Student Organization growth and development, such as the Student Organization Fair, Student Organization Leadership Orientation, New Student Organization Onboarding, Transition Workshops, Presence Trainings, etc. Provides support and resources to staff/faculty organization advisors. Responsible for Advisor training and communications. Attends select org meetings and events to provide additional support.
  • Serves as primary advisor to the Financial Affairs Committee and Student Organization Committee of Macalester College Student Government. In partnership with the Financial Affairs Committee chair, manages allocation of Student Activity Fee to associated committees and student organizations. Facilitates training and resources related to student organization budget requests, tracking, org renewal, and Modern Campus Involve software processes. Supervises FAC Bookkeeper.
  • Collaborates with CSLE staff to implement office initiatives including, New Student Orientation, supplemental orientation programs, and leadership programs. In coordination with the Associate Director of SLE (Leadership & Orientation) plan, implement and deliver a tailored orientation experience.
  • Serve on college-wide committees as assigned. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 1-3 years of experience in Student programming, advising, and supervision. Orientation, retention, and transition logistics, learning outcomes development and assessment. Student learning and development. Leadership program development.
  • Student programming and advising. Learning outcomes development and assessment. Student learning and development. Program planning and implementation.
  • Ability to problem solve. Ability to manage multiple tasks of varying priority on a regular basis. Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task without sacrificing accuracy and attention to detail.  Ability to take initiative, work independently and perform job duties with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Chat, Gmail, Calendar), Modern Campus Involve Software, Microsoft Office, Wells Fargo Commercial, Student Timesheet, and Argos Budget Management.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively. Excellent oral and written communication skills.



Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs etc. 



The annual wage for this position will be $49,600 to $52,000, depending on experience.



At Macalester, we are proud to offer excellent comprehensive employee benefits. Here are some highlights:

  • 10% employer contributions to the retirement plan. 
  • Generous Parental Leave. 
  • Outstanding vacation and sick time packages, plus an additional 10 holidays.
  • Generous employer contribution to Health Savings Account.
  • Tuition assistance which pays between 75% - 100% of eligible tuition for employee dependents at select institutions.
  • Free primary care for most services through Nice Healthcare when enrolled in a Macalester health plan.
  • Access to the athletics fitness facility, wellness coaching, and activities.

These are just some of the great benefits Macalester has to offer! To see our full benefits packages and options, please visit our Benefits Page.


Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check is a condition of employment.


Application Guidelines:

For best consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage by May 31st end of day. Review of resumes will begin right away but interviewing will not take place before this date. We will continue to review applications after this date and the role will be posted until filled. 


Jaclyn Howard

Talent Acquisition Manager

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Founded in 1874, Macalester College provides students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in flourishing St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls over 2,000 students from across the country and around the world. Macalester is a preeminent liberal arts college recognized for its student service and celebration of internationalism.

At Macalester, we look at our employees through a whole-person, holistic lens. With comprehensive benefits and well-being programs, we provide and enable our community members to grow and care for themselves, their families, and one another. Our whole-hearted fidelity to community-building and social justice exemplify these ideals. Macalester College continuously prioritizes a culturally diverse and pluralistic community. We value individuals of all backgrounds and lived experiences. 

Our rich blend of people holding varied identities enhances our strong commitment to multiculturalism and global citizenship. We seek candidates who reflect and strengthen our campus environment. Macalester invites and encourages everyone to apply who would add depth to our community including those from all sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, religions, abilities, and ages.


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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