Program Coordinator, Office of Student Organizations

Updated: 17 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
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Position Details
Position Title Program Coordinator, Office of Student Organizations
Department Student Life
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Executive/Administrative/Managerial
UNC Background
Physical Demands
The position will be structured in a general office environment. No extreme conditions are expected.             
Some events require working outdoors during the spring and summer months.
Job Summary
University of Northern Colorado Background:
The University of Northern Colorado (“UNC” or “University”) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,300 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.
UNC is located in Greeley, Colorado, about 50 miles north of Denver, 50 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and one hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park. The population of Greeley is nearly 110,000 people and continues to grow every year. The campus consists of classrooms, residence halls, and dining/retail throughout the campus. The central campus features tree-lined, mature buildings, while the west campus is distinguished by modern high-rise buildings.
One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado’s leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students – this is how we define a Students First university.
Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of inclusion, equity, and diversity.
Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next 10 years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community. 
  • Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community. 
  • Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas. 
  • Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success. 
  • Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado’s future. 
  • Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond. 

As you consider joining our community it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts and experiences. We value the individuality of our human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability—this is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our campus community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community.
Position Description:
This position is designed to provide overall support, training, and management of UNC’s registered Clubs and Organizations.  This position will facilitate the organizational development of Clubs and Orgs through the Club recognition process, Club funding process, Club Officer training, Advisor support, Club program/event management, and assist in the investigation and adjudication of individual student or organization violations of the Bear Code.  Additionally, this role serves as the main point of contact for the Engage student organization engagement platform.
This role supports the Division of Student Affairs curricular approach to student learning, serves as a member of the Office of Student Life Leadership Team, and works to:
  • Utilize current student learning development and intersectionality theories, student affairs values, and current trend data to provide support and direction to faculty, staff, and to enhance the educational experience of students who participate in Student Organizations at UNC.
  • Contribute to student success by providing direct student support services and maintaining meaningful relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other constituents within UNC, and the Greeley community to ensure collaborative partnerships, effective programming efforts, and comprehensive support students who participate in Student Organizations.
  • Work in partnership with the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and the Office of Community standards and Conflict Resolution to coordinate integrated training, education, and accountability as it pertains student leader, advisor, and organization compliance with Title IX and the Bear Code 
  • Provide academic and social support services as well as activities, which enhance university-wide efforts for recruitment, support, and persistence for students who participate in Student Organizations.
  • Coordinate management of the Engage student organization engagement platform and manage rollout and implementation strategies through collaboration with Information Management & Technology
  • Train, advise, and support Student Organization student leaders in effective organizational management, the Engage platform, member development, planning, and program coordination.
  • Serve as the Budget Director for the Office of Student Organizations and facilitate the Student Organization funding process in order to support Student Organizations’ event planning process and create and maintain accurate fiscal processes.
  • Stay abreast of current state and federal statutes, laws, and UNC policies which pertain to the management, support, coordination, and accountability processes for Student Organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership and Vision (30%)

  • Create an inclusive environment that responds to today’s students and helps make recognized Student Organizations welcoming spaces where all students can find an organization in which participate.
  • Provide direction and vision for the Office of Student Organizations as a university-sponsored organization that contributes to the mission and vision of the University and Division of Student Affairs.
  • Develop long- and short-term strategic plans that guide Student Organization operations and contribute to the long-term stability of the Office of Student Organizations.
  • Evaluate and assess program efficiency through formal program review and other ongoing assessment activities.

Student Learning and Education (30%)
  • Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion practices are utilized in training, programming, and operational aspects to create a welcoming campus for all students regardless of where they are in the spectrum of knowledge in this area.
  • Design and deliver programs and services that address student achievement and establish learning outcomes to address the interests and needs of students, with a particular focus on student leaders and members of Student Organizations.
  • Promote student development and student learning through coordinated leadership development opportunities offered through the Office of Student Organizations and individual organization development programs.
  • Facilitate specific trainings on the topics of UNC Conference & Event Scheduling policies procedures, utilization of the Engage platform, Title IX, Clery and other Student Organization related processes. 

Administrative Duties (20%)
  • Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion practices are implemented in all administrative responsibilities.
  • Oversee and manage the Office of Student Organization budget, accounts, physical spaces, and equipment.
  • Collaborate with the Creative Design Hub to create maintain, and distribute print and electronic communication materials (i.e., program brochures, website, social media, etc.) that inform and educate internal and external audiences about the Office of Student Organizations and its services.
  • Facilitate the planning, recruitment, marketing, and implementation of the Student Involvement Fair
  • Prepare annual reports documenting progress towards the Office of Student Organization’s long- and short-term strategic goals.
  • Create and maintain reports tracking Student Organization member academic progress, GPA, retention, and graduation. 

University and Community Relations (20%)
  • ·Ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion practices are implemented in all collaborations, partnerships, and internal/external University and community relations.
  • Maintain collaborative partnerships with on campus, community, prospective students, and other university representatives by information sharing, outreach, recruitment,  enrollment, retention and mentoring activities.
  • Serve coordinator of the Engage student organization engagement platform and manage rollout and implementation strategies through collaboration with Information Management & Technology
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with campus and community organizations to advocate for student involvement in direct service and connect community organizations and campus resources (faculty, staff, and students) to direct service opportunities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs/Higher Education, Counseling, Psychology, Public Administration / Policy or other related field. 
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of student affairs experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 – 4 years of professional experience in developing, administering, and implementing programs and services in a college/university setting or similar.
  • 1 year managing and administering a budget.
  • 2 years supervising employees (professional employees preferred).
  • Experience working in an environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are honored and practiced.

Organizational Location University of Northern Colorado

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