Campus Life Programming Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)
Sonoma State University
February 23, 2018
Rohnert Park, California
Campus Life Programming Coordinator (Student Services Professional III)
Sonoma State University
Job ID: 104540 Department: Campus Life Programming
Salary and Benefits The salary range for this position is $4,288 to $6,109 a month. Starting salary placement depends on qualifications, experience and salary budget, and will not exceed $4,460 a month.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Application Deadline To be considered for an initial screening at The Placement Exchange (TPE) in Philadelphia please submit your application by February 27, 2018.
If you are not attending TPE and would like to be considered for a phone screening, please submit your application no later than March 23, 2018.
Conditions of Employment This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under the general direction of the Director of Campus Life Programming, the Program Coordinator develops creative programs and social activities that help to create community, build spirit and embrace university traditions at Sonoma State University, as well as help to create an engaged and vibrant campus community. The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting in designing, producing, and evaluating student programs, including complex campus-wide social, educational and co-curricular events and activities. This position advises college students to oversee all aspects of program development and event planning and requires some evening and weekend work. This position will work with Late Night and Weekend Programming, Awareness Weeks, the Get a Way Trip Program, special dinners in the cafeteria, marketing, and assist on all university spirit week and events. The Program Coordinator also helps oversee and advise student assistants and student leaders in their programmatic and operational duties.
Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following in collaboration with the Director of Campus Life Programming:
Assess Campus Life programs and events, which includes determining unmet program needs of on-campus and off-campus community members, as well as student organizations.
Assess current marketing practices and assist in the creation of an optimal plan for promoting Campus Life programs.
Assist in the creation of a programming model and/or process for program development within Campus Life; assist in the supervision of student programming team.
Assist in the development of student and campus programming. This includes the development of community-focused programs including large, social day and late night programs, as well as multiple week-long events designed to create community and campus spirit.
Develop collaborative programs with other offices including, but not limited to, the HUB, the Center for Student Leadership, Involvement and Service (CSLIS) Associated Students Programs (ASP), and Join Us Making Progress (JUMP).
Work with other SSU programming entities to deliver a wide range of programming initiatives.
Develop collaborative relationships with University staff, faculty, groups, programs, and departments to support and amplify student, staff, faculty and community collaborations and develop creative solutions which integrate approaches across organizational lines.
Participate in program, University and system-wide committees as appropriate.
Represent Campus Life Programming at Events and programmer meetings.
Help coordinate and facilitate special events and/or projects.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place mostly in an office setting located at Sonoma State University. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday aligned with regular campus hours however this position also involves overseeing all aspects of program development and event planning and requires some evening and weekend work. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available during the regular campus hours Monday through Friday to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile and airplane, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours with overnight stays.
Qualifications Requires a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in a job-related field and three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree in higher education administration, student affairs, organizational development or other relevant interdisciplinary field of study is preferred and may be substituted for one year of experience. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) required. PeopleSoft experience preferred.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior. General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the Student Services field as well as general knowledge of programming policies, procedures and practices; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques; general knowledge, or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge, of the organizational procedures and activities within Campus Life and working knowledge of student services programs outside Campus Life. The incumbent must also possess the ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action; advise students individually and in groups on complex student-related matters; determine appropriate courses of action and proper techniques to utilize while engaged with individuals in personal interactions of an argumentative or sensitive nature; interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action; carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
In addition, the incumbent should possess the following:
Demonstrated excellence in developing, delivering and evaluating successful campus programs and events including week long, education, large campus wide and co-curricular events.
Knowledge and experience with leadership development programs in a college environment.
Ability to advise and lead students both independently and in groups.
Knowledge and understanding of whole person development.
Ability to assess and evaluate students in their development.
Demonstrated excellence in leading successful presentations and trainings.
Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and interpersonal communication.
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions and provide appropriate follow up.
Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative team member.
Ability to set and follow boundaries in working closely with student groups.
Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.
Ability to be flexible in working with a diversity of ideas, perspectives and approaches.
Strong ability to organize, prioritize and multitask in a timely manner.
Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
Knowledge and experience working with health and wellness programs preferred.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
In your cover letter, please articulate what you think is the value of co-curricular programming on a college campus.
Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Located in California's premier wine country one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma State is a small campus with big ideas. With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting. Currently, campus housing accommodates students in both apartment and residential suite style facilities. While SSU generally accepts all qualified students who apply from high schools in its service area, 80 percent of the freshmen and 55 percent of the junior transfer students come from outside the North Bay region. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the system.