Student Engagement Coordinator

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Date Posted: 01/30/2024
Type/Department:Administrator in Student Affairs
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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 700 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 strive to enrich the educational experience by fostering a dynamic campus community where personal development is encouraged and all students feel welcomed and supported. Residence life aims to provide an inclusive environment for all students to learn and connect within their community, while emphasizing personal growth. Student engagement fosters learning by providing leadership training, administrative guidance, and opportunities for involvement, while creating social activities and supporting student-led programs. As part of the student affairs team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

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 student involvement and leadership. Supervised by the assistant director of student engagement, this position designs and implements, and supports students designing and implementing, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, particularly social opportunities, such as Casino Night and how-to-craft programs. These activities should facilitate student involvement in meaningful experiences at different times of the week, particularly during evening and weekend hours. This position supervises four student program assistants, charged with carrying out departmentally-sponsored activities. The student engagement coordinator plans, designs, and sends a weekly e-newsletter promoting student involvement. This position needs to be highly visible, maintain strong connections, and sustain positive relations with students, employees, parents, and external constituents.

The student engagement coordinator is a creative, detail-oriented student development practitioner who forms strong relationships with campus partners and engages in purposeful experiences with students. This position is a collaborative member of the residence life and student engagement team, serving on a weekly on-call rotation several times each semester to provide support for students and assist with crisis management and response. In order to frequently carry out activities outside of business hours and serve on-call, this position lives on campus in college housing. The student engagement coordinator must feel comfortable working in an evolving, face-paced organizational framework with shifting responsibilities, and be strongly committed to creating and contributing to an antiracist, inclusive campus community. It is important for the student engagement coordinator to have availability to work frequent night and weekend programs, as well as the ability to adjust their schedule to maintain typical office hours. Vital for this position is possession of a valid driver's license and good driving record to be certified to drive a college vehicle (for transporting students to off-campus trips and purchasing programming supplies).

As a member of the division of student affairs, the student engagement coordinator contributes to campus-wide educational initiatives and divisional projects, including but not limited to ENGAGE Day of Learning, New and Transfer Student Move-In and Orientation, Community Orientation, and Community Education Day that advances the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and a vibrant, welcoming, and safe community.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Supports and enhances a sense of belonging and success of students from traditionally marginalized populations.
  • Strong creativity skills. In particular, experience designing marketing materials.
  • Ability to function independently and complete projects with limited supervision.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity as well as collaborative decision-making structures.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail for budget tracking and procurement processes, grammatical errors, and designing high stakes emails and publicity materials.
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience in advising, event planning, and management.
  • Understanding of student development theory.
  • Strong supervisory skills (student staff).
  • Strong advisory skills (student organization leaders and other volunteers).
  • Familiarity with computer programs: Canva, Google Workspace, Adobe Creative Suite, social media applications, student activities platforms (Anthology Engage).
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color and queer communities.
  • Experience presenting to groups.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 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.

BENEFITS:

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 www.hampshire.edu.

WHO SHOULD APPLY:

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

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.