Summary: The Student Engagement Coordinator creates environments and programs to facilitate student involvement and co-curricular engagement within Berea’s guided learning model. Working out of the Office of Student Engagement, the person in this position will participate in cross-functional programming, work with student organizations, and share administrative and student service responsibility across the Student Life areas. The Student Engagement Coordinator conducts regular meetings with students within Berea’s “Guided Learning” philosophy.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Assume administrative responsibility within Campus Life for developing and implementing extracurricular and co-curricular programs and activities, with special emphasis on clubs and organizations.
• Provide campus-wide event planning, leadership, coordination and support.
• Provide oversight for and implement leadership training and development for student clubs and organizations.
• Provide training, advising, and budget oversight for a major student organization, as assigned.
• Assist with the management process of applications and funding processes for the Student Vision Fund.
• Provide leadership for developing appropriate integrated technologies in Campus Life.
• Train, supervise and evaluate students assigned to labor positions in Campus Life.
• Supervise and Lead the Programming Team and develop a process for fundraising request and development of Student Life Sponsorship packages.
• Provide guidance and advice for campus programmers and student leaders to plan, market, and implement initiatives.
• Coordinate with the event management process for all Student Life sponsored programs with special emphasis on late-nights and weekends.
• Priority to build working relationships with various departments to include Alumni Office, Campus Centers, Athletics, and other areas, as a liaison to develop events and programs.
• Assist Associate Vice President of Student Life in developing and implementing a clear consistent vision that will continue to transform the Student Government Association into a premier organization.
• Responsible for the coordination and completion of a monthly newsletter to represent the department and division of Student Life.
• Support efforts to coordinate and advertise a calendar of events, including themed programs centered around events such as Black History Month, Women’s History Day, Coming Out Day, etc.
• Coordinate campus traditional programs such as Orientation week, Homecoming with Alumni Office, Mountain Day, Hallowpalooza, Jazzy Nights, etc.
• Mediate conflicts between Clubs and Organizations as the Inter Club Council (ICC) advisor.
• Coordinator of and management of Campus Labs system (Berea Engage)
• Participate in Campus Life and Alumni Building rotational on-call duty.
• In support of Berea College’s great commitments this position requires student supervision. The fourth great commitment is to promote learning and serving in community through the student labor program, honoring the dignity and utility of all work, mental and manual, and taking pride in work well done. The Supervision would include scheduling, assigning and approving work performed. Developing students about common workplace acumen and giving them tangible work experience is an expected outcome. To learn more about the student labor program and requirements on this position see: Labor Program Goals
Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education required to ensure success in this position:
• Bachelor’s Degree, required
• Master’s Degree in student personnel, higher education administration, or a related field is preferred.
Experience required to ensure success in this position:
• Two years’ work experience in higher education including student development, program development, and/or administrative experience.
• Experience working with Campus Labs, Anthology, or another similar Student Organization online resource
Special skills, knowledge and abilities:
• Collaborative leadership style
• Team skills
• Experience working closely with college students.
• Knowledge of Student Development Theory or Higher Education Philosophy/Pedagogy
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills
• Experience advising student organization(s) is desirable
License, certification, or registration necessary:
• Valid Driver’s License
• Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends
• Must have the physical dexterity and visual and auditory acuity to freely negotiate campus environments to supervise and assist students preparing facilities for various program uses.
• Requires stooping, bending, and lifting up to 25lbs.
• Most work is performed in office settings with heavy foot traffic and frequent interruption
• Must be willing to work in shared space environments as part of a team structure
• Must create and demonstrate “Guided Learning” environments and facilitate interactions conducive to students becoming independent, responsible persons in a community where diversity and difference are respected.
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment:
• Motor vehicle
• Computing technologies
• Standard office equipment