Coordinator - Student Activities

SUNY - University at Albany  |  Albany, NY

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Posted about 4 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Coordinator - Student Activities

Job Type: Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Albany, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type:
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 35315


Housing for Position:
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Housing for Position:
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Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs

Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs

Position Description

Coordinator - Student Activities

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
The Department of Student Activities seeks a Coordinator of Student Activities to maximize the utilization of the Campus Life fee, impact retention for student engagement and connection, and reduce risk during activities. This is a job that works evenings and weekends and plans events. The incumbent will: 

  • Serve as a professional advisor to the University Programming Board
  • Provide on-site supervision of events and activities coordinated by the UAlbany Programming Board
  • Provide leadership for large scale University Student Events including: 
    • Great Danetopia
    • Great Dane Game Days
    • Fairwell UAlbany
    • Winter Carnival
  • Assess and evaluate programs
  • Serve as advisor to the UAlbany Dance Marathon committee
  • Coordinate the UAlbanyGO program
  • Hire, train, supervise and assess 7 student assistants to work in the office; and serve as spirit ambassadors with UAlbanyGO.
  • Assist the Director with the Staff Development efforts of Student Activities, including creating the curriculum for Fall and Spring Training for the entire Student Activities
  • Assist with coordination of UAlbany summer camp

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Consistently inform the Director of progress, issues, and plans for improvements to functional areas
  • Assist colleagues as needed in a team atmosphere
  • Serve the Division, the University, and at times SUNY in an official capacity when assigned, including but not limited to Orientation, Admissions Open House, etc.
  • Assist as appropriate all other functional areas of Student Activities, Student Involvement and the Division of Student Affairs
  • Maintaining relationships with key University offices such as UAS, University Foundation, Accounting, Purchasing, Campus Center Operations, Plant Department, etc.


  • Bachelor's Degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Master's preferred.
  • Experience planning and executing campus events
  • Experience marketing events and programs
  • Experience supervising student staff
  • Familiarity with the Engage platform (MyInvolvement)

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Student Activities Associate, SL-2; $45,000 - $47,000

The search will remain open until September 12, 2021

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents: 

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

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