Senior Coordinator for Student Activities

Athens, Clarke County
Apr 01, 2014
The mission of the Office of Student Activities & Organizations (SAO), a unit of the Tate Student Center, is to enhance the experience of students, student groups, and advisors by providing the necessary support to enrich organizations and empower students to develop and apply leadership skills, design and implement programs, and contribute to the University community. The SAO office is primarily responsible for supporting the Center for Student Organizations (CSO) including 675+ student organizations, University Union – student programming board, WUOG 90.5FM – student-run non-commercial radio station, Pandora Yearbook, Student Government Association (SGA), Graduate Student Association (GSA), Leadership Resource Team (LRT), Big Dawg Welcome, transfer student initiatives, and the Tate Leadership Scholars Program. The office consists of five professional staff members (one Associate Director, three Senior Coordinators, and one Coordinator), two administrative assistants, one doctoral intern, seven graduate assistants, and six student assistants. The University Union student programming board is the largest, student-run programming body at the University of Georgia (UGA). The nine divisions of University Union (Cinematic Arts, Committee for Black Cultural Programs, Dawgs After Dark, Entertainment, Exec, Homecoming, Ideas & Issues, Late Night Programs, and Promotions) are responsible for providing educational, cultural, and entertainment programs for the campus and community. Programs are selected, planned, and promoted by the over 100 student volunteers who make up the membership of Union. The student organization is coordinated by the University Union Board of Governors (BOG), which consists of a president, vice president, and eight division coordinators. Approximately 10% of the $800,000 Union budget is comprised of generated income from ticket sales, while the majority of the budget is allocated from student activities fees. The Senior Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Tate Student Center for Student Activities & Organizations. This position is one of two Senior Coordinators for Student Activities and is primarily responsible for advising University Union student programming board. GENERAL DUTIES a. Advise the University Union Board of Governors (BOG) and divisions, including Cinematic Arts, Committee for Black & Cultural Programs (CBCP), Dawgs After Dark, Entertainment, Exec, Ideas & Issues, Late Night Programs, and Promotions b. Coordinate individual and collaborative events in conjunction with University Union students, such as Big Dawg Welcome (first week activities); Dawgs After Dark (the major monthly late-night events); major concerts; lectures; movie nights; Campus MovieFest; Family Reunion; Week of Soul; and summer, daytime, late night, and weekend programs c. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate two graduate assistants for University Union d. Manage the University Union budgets totaling approximately $800,000 e. Manage publicity and electronic communications for University Union f. Coordinate risk management efforts g. Engage in office, department, and division meetings, activities, and committees h. Coordinate assessment initiatives for University Union and assist in assessment initiatives for the office i. Help support a Student Government Association (SGA) initiative j. Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration or a related field required. A minimum of two years of programming and administrative experience required. Experience with programming, advising student groups, budget management, and event management required. Experience with multicultural programming and planning major campus events preferred. A successful candidate will be able to do the following: • Thrive in a dynamic and innovative environment • Exhibit a pleasant and professional self-presentation • Work effectively as a member of a high-paced team both independently and in groups • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, fellow employees, and general public • Display strong organizational skills and manage multiple on-going tasks • Possess the ability to quickly learn to use new technology, software, and social media • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills • Maintain confidentiality of office constituents Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to Monday, April 14, 2014; however, the review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a cover letter and resume. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.