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Program Coordinator, Student Involvement & Leadership

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Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.

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Position Title Program Coordinator, Student Involvement & Leadership
Department Student Involvement & Leadership
Classification Non-Exempt
Job Summary

The Program Coordinator of Student Involvement position works as a team member for the Center for Student Involvement area (within the larger department of Student Involvement and Leadership) at Gonzaga University. Serving as one of four positions within the Center for Student Involvement, this person will have specific event planning and student advising responsibilities and general responsibilities in supporting clubs, student government, and office operations.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and management of the SpikeNites Weekend Program, including supervision of 2 Graduate Assistants and 5-8 student programmers.
The Program Coordinator is also responsible for assisting in the management of student clubs and organizations at Gonzaga University. Approve and advise student clubs on their events and all events and trainings associated with clubs at Gonzaga University. Responsible for arrangements, planning, event-approval, marketing, and evaluation for the club program. Provide on-site supervision for large club events and activities when necessary.
The Program Coordinator advises Z-Core, the Senior experience programming board at Gonzaga. Z-Core plans senior ball, convocation and many other senior events. Works to develop and sustain a comprehensive Senior Year Experience Committee with stakeholders across the institution.
The Program Coordinator collaborates with other offices/departments in the support of the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership events and activities; assists the Associate Director and Assistant Dean in designing programs that support the mission’s goal of developing the whole person, especially in the areas of wellness, diversity, leadership, and peace and justice.
The Program Coordinator performs other duties as assigned to support Student Development, Student Involvement & Leadership, and Gonzaga mission statements.

Work Schedule

Hours are flexible to meet student and event schedules. Evening and weekend commitments required.

Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Total Rewards $19.23-$20.19
Essential Functions

- Supervise SpikeNites student employees (undergraduate and graduate)
- Help to supervise work-study office student staff

- Advise Z-Core, the Senior experience board at Gonzaga, including but not limited to selection of student leaders; attending weekly meetings; giving guidance to programming measures; and assisting with fiscal management.
- Act as advisor to GSBA Director of Clubs and Organizations to ensure consistent messaging to new and current club leaders and organizations.
- Advise the class representatives of the Gonzaga Student Body Association in their efforts to program to specific classes.
- Advise student clubs with planning and implementation of large campus events (examples include Dance Marathon, Relay for Life, cultural dinners, and concerts).

Program Planning and Development
- Coordinate the SpikeNites Weekend Program: ensuring a diverse portfolio of weekend programming for all student populations
- Assist with the management of student clubs and organizations at Gonzaga University, including registration, event approval, leadership development/transition, and trainings, and advisor training/support.
-Work to create, market, and assess the Senior Year Experience for students, including but not limited to working with campus partners; creating marketing materials, and ensuring timely and proper messaging regarding important events.
- Oversee the development of office workstudy students, including training, setting expectations, accountability systems, performance evaluations, and skill development.

University Community and Collaboration
- Establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with student leaders, student organization advisors, student affairs, academic affairs, and campus service departments.
- Sit on university committees
- Collaborate with Student Involvement & Leadership team
- Maintain an attitude of teamwork and collaboration

Performs other duties as assigned to support Student Development, Student Involvement and Leadership and Gonzaga University.

Other Functions

Required to chaperone some weekend and overnight events.

Supervision Given/Received

This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Student Involvement. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of 1-2 graduate students, 5-10 student staff and the advisement of a variety of students. It is expected that the incumbent make independent judgments day to day, and can make daily and constant decisions autonomously, with regard to; the SpikeNites program, Z-Core Programming, and club event approval.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree required in a related field, Masters Degree required.
Experience working in a student activities environment is desirable.
Experience in student organizations as an undergraduate is preferred.

-Experience planning large and small events on a college campus
-Experience working with/advising college students
-Experience booking entertainment, acts

Experience necessary in program development, event planning, and working with college students. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with budgeting, supervision and advising students.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
-Experience on a college program board
-Experience with NACA
-Two years experience working as a professional in a college student activities setting or related area
-Experience with assessment
-Experience working with transfer or returning adult students
-Experience working with a late-night college weekend program
-Experience working at a Jesuit university

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The employee must be able to sit, stand, walk, drive, talk, hear, hike, lift up to 30 lbs. and see. Some events will involve attending outdoor programs and physical challenges. Ability to be mobile campus wide for appropriate business needs.

Open Date 08/30/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins On 09/06/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree (preferably in student affairs, higher education administration, or related field)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents