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Student Activities Program Coordinator

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Vassar College

Student Activities Program Coordinator

Department: Campus Activities Office
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Work Schedule: 11:00am-7:00pm
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 03/11/2024
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS468P
Pay Rate:
Compensation: The starting annual base salary range for this position is $41,900-$58,500.

When extending an offer, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, budget, and other market and organizational considerations. The starting salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Vassar College offers a comprehensive benefits package for administrators which includes: 22 vacation days for full time employees – prorated if not full time, unlimited paid personal and sick time for use at the supervisor’s approval. 14 paid holidays per year which includes the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A choice of three health plans (EPO, PPO, High Deductible), Participation in FSA, Dependent Care, and Transit programs. Voluntary, employee paid dental insurance plan. Life Insurance and Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Employer paid short-term and long-term disability programs. 403(b) defined contribution plan after one year of service. For more information, visit: New hires will be automatically enrolled in the SRA at a 4% employee contribution per paycheck. Tuition Benefits- Eligible after applicable waiting period. For more information, visit:

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Student Activities and Associate Director for Campus Activities, the Student Activities Coordinator is responsible for leadership and coordination of student organization activities, while creating a climate that fosters student development and a strong sense of community. Direct support for program coordination, organizational advising, supervision of student leadership development, the Student Activities Resource Center (SARC), and Event Staff. Work collaboratively with campus colleagues to promote a culturally rich, diverse and vibrant campus community. The standard work hours for this position are 11:00am-7:00pm.

  • The Student Activities Resource Center (SARC)
  • A staff of nine (9) SARC Interns - student liaisons to over 170 VSA organizations
  • Student team of four (4) Event Staff for assist with the execution of VSA and student organization activities
  • Event management process for student organization programs - including space and equipment reservations, event set-up, breakdown, service requests, and professional staffing.
  • Contract and event approval process for Student Organizations
  • In partnership with the Producing Director of Powerhouse Theater and Associate Director of Campus Activities, supervise the Shiva Theater -student-run black box theater with weekend productions
  • Matthew's Mug - daytime community lounge and late night programming space with three (3) student mug managers.

  • Workshops and training for student organizations, including sessions at the annual Fall Leadership Conference and Spring refresher training.
  • Tasks related to large or special events such as, but not limited to Convocation, Families Weekend, Senior Week, and Commencement ceremonies as assigned.
  • Activities related to Summer Programs including, but not limited to Powerhouse, summer student event planning, and program management.
Represent the Campus Activities Office on:
  • College Committees including, but not limited to the Campus Events Working Group the weekly campus events and safety meeting to schedule event staffing.
  • Other Campus Committees as assigned.
  • Frequent weekend and evening supervision of large scale programs required.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Experience in student affairs; planning and/or coordinating events, establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with staff, faculty and students.
  • Experience working basic sound and technical equipment preferred.
  • Ability to promote and work in an inclusive and diverse community.
  • Availability and flexibility to work evening and weekend hours year-round to support campus events.
  • Master’s degree preferred, in Student Development, Higher Education or related field

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

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