Northwest Missouri State University — Student Involvement Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Student Involvement
REPORTS TO: Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs – Student Engagement and     Development
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
CONTRACT TERMS: Full-time, 12-month position

PRIMARY DUTY: The Student Involvement Coordinator directs all aspects of the Student Activities Council and Homecoming Committee. Additionally, the Coordinator will organize Family Weekend activities and events as they relate to and support the University’s strategic plan. The Coordinator will support department wide initiatives and programs related to leadership development.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Oversee all aspects of the Student Activities Council including basic administrative duties, extensive budget management, program planning and evaluation and marketing/promotions
  2. With the support of a Graduate Assistant, advise the Student Activities Council Leadership Team and programming chairs
  3. Oversee all aspects of the Homecoming Committee including budget management, basic administrative duties, program planning and evaluation.
  4. With the support of a Graduate Assistant, advise the Homecoming Executive Board
  5. Coordinate university-wide Family Weekend activities and events
  6. Oversees all aspects of the Encore Performing Arts Series program
  7. Manage department’s event ticketing system as part of the University’s event ticketing system
  8. Provide support to Student Organizations with event planning
  9. Contract review for the Office of Student Involvement
  10. Responsible for implementation and execution of event proposal and assessment program for the Office of Student Involvement
  11. Collaborate with other Student Affairs areas and University departments as needed and develop and sustain effective professional relationships with students, faculty, staff and others
  12. Direct continuous quality improvement efforts for all programs/units under his/her supervision (includes strategic planning and evaluation/assessment)
  13. Serve on University committees, teams and task forces as needed
  14. Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field

Experience: One to two years of professional experience, including experience in student activities, student development, major event planning, and/or special events; event planning experience related to major events and performances; experience in managing resources and planning/evaluation programs and services

Skills: Excellent interpersonal relationship skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills; ability to interact with students from diverse backgrounds; ability to connect with students appropriately to encourage student success.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Master’s degree in higher education administration, college student personnel, or a related field

Experience: Three or more years of professional experience, including Graduate experience in student activities, student development, major event planning, and/or special events; strong event planning experience related to major events and performances, including large scale concerts and large scale comedy shows; strong administrative experience in Student Affairs, and in particular supervising others, contract review and management.

Skills: Strategic planning knowledge; Research/assessment and facilitation skills

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in an air-conditioned office in a newly renovated facility from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break. This position will work some evenings and weekends as required and will work in a variety of University settings, including activities outdoors. This position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). The CSA will attend required CSA training and is an official of the University who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities and the authority to take action for the University.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires minimal supervision and supervises graduate assistants and assists in the supervision of student employees

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: IBM compatible PC, office equipment, and audio visual equipment

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting, standing, and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit our website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: Northwest Missouri State University is a traditional resident-based campus with total enrollment over 6,500 students, which includes undergraduate and graduate students. Northwest, a four-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award, is a teaching-focused institution requiring a twelve-hour teaching load per trimester. For more information visit our website at www.nwmissouri.edu.

SALARY: TBD

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled 

DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email along@nwmissouri.edu for more information.


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