Program Advisor-Union Program Council

Other Institution  |  Manhattan, KS

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Program Advisor-Union Program Council

Job Type: Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Manhattan, KS
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 30890
Application Deadline: 06/14/2019

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Employee health insurances paid at 100% by the employer, 403 (b) retirement plan, employer paid life insurance policy, generous leave package to encourage a healthy work-life balance
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Employee health insurances paid at 100% by the employer, 403 (b) retirement plan, employer paid life insurance policy, generous leave package to encourage a healthy work-life balance
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

Job Description

The K-State Student Union Program Advisor is responsible to advise, direct, plan, lead, organize, guide and coordinate Union Program Council’s (UPC) various educational, recreational, social, and cultural events with UPC executive board to ensure UPC events are a focal point of K-State student life.

Duties include: 

  • Advise, direct, plan, lead, organize, guide and coordinate Union Program Council’s (UPC) various educational, recreational, social, and cultural events with UPC executive board to ensure UPC events are a focal point of K-State student life. Attend, assess, and provide feedback for UPC events.
  • Seek and negotiate with agents and execute contracts. Work with the Assistant Director/Programs to develop and monitor the UPC budget. Maintain the financial operations of UPC committees to ensure appropriate spending within financial parameters. Review and approve committee expenditures as appropriate.
  • Participate in the development of marketing strategies to promote UPC activities to maximize student involvement. Recruit, train, and supervise program staff and student employees. Attend UPC leadership development activities and retreats. 
  • Develop and grow leadership skills in UPC committee participants and serve as mentor. Enhance professional development in student activities and programing.  Perform other duties as assigned.

General Information: 
This position may be required to work over 40 hours/week, based on departmental needs, and is non-exempt from overtime payment. This position encounters a varied work schedule, to include evenings and weekends. This position should create a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help Union Program Council (UPC) achieve its objectives; Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity; Consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances; Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives; Communicate to convey clear understanding; Take on opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm; Adapt approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations; Use compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others; Actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as guidance. 


Job Requirements

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in event planning, hospitality management, higher education, student activities or related field.
  • Minimum of one academic year experience in higher education student activity event planning (may include student volunteer involvement). Valid Kansas driver’s license and meet standards set by insurance company for driver insurability.
  • Work in a general office environment as well as different venues where events/activities are held, to include outdoor settings. Remain seated/stand 40% of shift. Finger dexterity/movement for typing, picking up small objects and utilizing varying equipment. Hearing for average or normal conversations and to receive information. Sight to view computer, documents, and general office machinery. Verbal communication to convey and exchange information and ideas accurately and quickly.  Move, transport and position equipment weighing up to 15 pounds. There are no hazardous or significantly unpleasant physical conditions. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Advanced degree in student development or related field. Experience in a college work environment.

Application Information

To Apply: Submit an application, résumé, and letter of interest Recruitment Timeline: • Interviews to begin May 5, 2019 • Target start date for Program Advisor is by or around June 4, 2019 Application deadline: • April 28, 2019 at 12 a.m.

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