Student Engagement Coordinator

Date Posted: 09/12/2022
Type/Department:Administrator in Student Affairs
Search Status:Searching for Candidates - Accepting Applications
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Hampshire College

Department:  Residence Life and Student Engagement                  

Job Title: Student Engagement Coordinator

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 35 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $40,000-$43,820 / Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately


Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College The mission of residence life and student engagement at Hampshire College is to support and complement the academic program with the goal of creating a holistic environment that encourages collaboration, connections, learning, and personal growth. As part of the student life team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!


The student engagement coordinator is a full-time, 12-month, live-on professional staff member who supports the office of residence life and student engagement in its mission to cultivate and enhance students’ involvement on campus, with a particular focus on residential community-building and student leaders in designated housing areas. This position reports directly to the assistant director of student engagement. The student engagement coordinator designs and implements (and supports students designing and implementing) co-curricular activities that create an environment that encourages its community members to take personal responsibility in building a community that is fun, happy, vibrant, socially and civically engaged; and a community that values and contributes to each other’s safety, health, and wellness. Co-curricular and social activities designed should facilitate students’ engagement in meaningful experiences at different times of the week, however, particularly during evening and weekend hours.

The student engagement coordinator is a student development practitioner who cares deeply about forming strong relationships and engaging in meaningful experiences with students, open to new and challenging experiences directed toward professional growth, and committed to creating and contributing to an inclusive campus community. This position needs to be highly visible, maintain strong connection, and work successfully with students, faculty, staff, parents and external constituents. The student engagement coordinator must feel comfortable working in an evolving, face-paced organizational framework with shifting responsibilities.

This position will be a member of and collaborate with the residence life and student engagement team and serve in a weekly on-call rotation to provide support for students and assist with crisis management and response. Partnering with the assistant director of student engagement, the student engagement coordinator will provide co-curricular and social activities for students throughout the academic year (evenings and weekends) and encourage community development within the student residences. The student engagement coordinator will oversee targeted outreach to promote these activities to students in the residential community. In particular, this position works with student leaders in identity-based housing and intentional living communities.

The student engagement coordinator provides leadership, advice, supervision, and direction for emerging and seasoned student leaders who represent approximately 70 recognized student groups. Working with the assistant director of student engagement, this position helps to provide oversight of the student group recognition process and carry out campus activities.

This position collaborates with other residence life and student engagement staff, and a variety of offices to meet the department goals, and further the mission of the Division of Student Life. The student engagement coordinator will contribute to campus-wide educational initiatives, for instance the ENGAGE Day of Learning, New Student Orientation, Community Orientation, and Community Education Day that advance the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This position participates as a committed member of the student life team in college and division committee work, projects, meetings, retreats, and overall community development: assists in the coordination and facilitation of academic courses, co-curricular activities and services for students. Availability to work occasional night and weekend programs required.


  • Experience in advising, event planning, and management.
  • Understanding of Student Development Theory.
  • Ability to function independently and complete projects with limited supervision.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity as well as collaborative decision-making structures.
  • Experience presenting to groups.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail for budget tracking and procurement processes.
  • Familiarity with computer programs: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Information management (Colleague), social media applications, student activities platforms (Anthology Engage), etc.
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of one year job-related experience

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.