Storrs Mansfield, Tolland County
Jan 29, 2014

The Department of Student Activities at the University of Connecticut announces the opening of a full-time Student Activities Program Coordinator II position in the Student Activities Programs Office. Under the general supervision of designated supervisor, is responsible for the educational, social and cultural programs presented by the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG) and for assisting, advising and training student leaders in that regard.

Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:  Coordinates all programs in assigned area of responsibility, which may from time to time include major undertakings which require extensive planning, negotiation, problem solving and follow-through; advises and assists assigned student group(s) (SUBOG & Late Night Programs) in planning and managing their policies, programs and general operations, in accordance with University policies and procedures and state statutes; such matters include program and policy development, goal setting, fiscal and risk management, maintenance of legal records and documents, personnel matters, recruitment, public relations and marketing, academic standards, disciplinary codes and other applicable issues; develops and maintains an appropriate relationship with the student groups within the University, while respecting the autonomy legally accorded such an organization(s); is responsible for thorough knowledge of applicable policies, regulations and laws, including those of the legally authorized governing body; monitors compliance with and provides guidance regarding such policies, regulations and laws; serves as a resource to assigned student group(s) and as liaison with other University and external groups, including the governing organization(s); maintains regular contact with student leaders to resolve problems and develop responsible decision-making, assess student interests, respond to student needs, anticipate student programming/leadership issues; identifies goals and resources necessary to promote the effectiveness of the group(s); designs, develops and presents training programs that meet the specific leadership needs of assigned student group(s); may be responsible for one or more services or programs which serve the department as a whole; Participates in overall department activities, such as evaluation, development and assessment of overall programs and policies, outreach programs or promotional activities; recommends improvements or changes to increase effectiveness or meet changing needs; may perform the activities of a Student Activities Program Coordinator; performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree in appropriate field and three to five years professional experience in a responsible position related to student personnel, counseling or similar work which demonstrates knowledge of leadership development programs and the assigned student group(s) OR equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrates excellent leadership, organizational and programming skills; demonstrates excellent interpersonal, counseling and communication skills; demonstrates knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management; demonstrates ability to actively foster a campus climate that is welcoming and supportive of University of Connecticut’s diverse student body; willingness to work irregular and flexible hours.

Preferred Qualifications:  Master's degree in College Student Development, or related field; experience advising student organizations; experience advising college student programming boards; experience planning small and large events for college students.

This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive salary in the low 40’s, plus a full range of health/retirement benefits.

Using Husky Hire please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references.  Professional references should include name, phone number, and a valid e-mail address.  Review of applicants will begin immediately.