Coordinator of Student Involvement and the Student Center

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County
Jul 22, 2014

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century four-year liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of almost 10,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students within three years, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is seeking a higher education professional for the position of Student Center Coordinator of Student Involvement and the Student Center. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Student Involvement and the Student Center, the Student Center Coordinator is responsible for developing programs and policies that encourage social, emotional, and intellectual growth among students with a special emphasis on residential students.

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is seeking an energetic higher education professional for the position of Student Center Coordinator for the Office of Student Involvement and Student Center. Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Student Center, this position is responsible for the operations of the Student Center, regulating and monitoring service, safety, and security of the facility by walking rounds, responding to issues, and completing reports. The Student Center Coordinator will be responsible for establishing intentional programming to enhance engagement within the facility and on campus.  The Student Center Coordinator will also support the work of Student Involvement and the Student Center and our collaborative partners, including Housing & Residence Life, volunteer and community service initiatives and other division wide events.

This is a key position that exists to facilitate the co-curricular, administrative and external programs of the Student Center. Create, facilitate and monitor events, including events set up and management, and customer relations. Train, develop and supervise Information Desk and Game Room attendants. Execute emergency procedures (such as building evacuations or medical emergencies). Open/Close the Student Center. The competitive candidate will have advanced knowledge and experience in using event and reservation software such as R25/25Live or Event Management System (EMS).  Possess ability to be flexible and handle different situations with confidence and leadership. Manage onsite facility and customer problems, conflicts, and issues. This position will interact frequently with Facilities, Operations, Public Safety, and Logistical Services staff as well as with other building tenants. Peripheral knowledge of on-line reservation systems and student center facility management experience is desired.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university required. Knowledge of student development theory, student advising and programming.

Experience: Candidates must possess experience in student programming, student management, program planning and development skills with a minimum of one to three years of relevant experience in a higher education setting. Must have event scheduling software experience, such as R25/25Live or EMS.

Ability to foster and promote an integrated team approach to student programming and successfully assess the impact of programs on learning outcomes.

Special qualifications: Candidates must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations and as a team. 

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Master's degree from an accredited college/university.

Experience: Previous experience with fiscal management, student advising, social work, and program management.

Special qualifications: Knowledge of GGC and Board of Regents policies and procedures.

Core competencies

Intercultural Proficiency, Student Learning, Facility Management, Event Planning 

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.