Student Activities Coordinator

Posting Details

Job # 036268 Department Code 40105-1135 Department Enrollment & Student Experience Job Title Student Activities Coordinator Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

Serve as the advisor of a diverse portfolio of Student Organizations assisting with the planning, implementation and contracting of their events. Plan, coordinate, and implement large scale programs for Syracuse University, often in collaboration with others, both from within Enrollment and the Student Experience, and from across the University.
Coordinate the marketing and promotion for the office of Student Activities, as well as assisting with departmental assessment initiatives and reports.

Create and implement the new recognition process and the re-registration processes for all recognized student organizations. Assist with implementation of officer training’s, workshops, and RSO compliance with the Campus Labs platform.

This position will include a flex schedule including working evening and weekend events.


• Four year degree in education, counseling, or related field required.

• Advanced degree in higher education or Student Affairs preferred.

• Minimum of 1 year of HED or equivalent work experience in a university setting.

• Preferred experience in planning, implementing, and executing student events and programs.

Job Specific Qualifications

The successful candidate should have experience advising student organizations; as well as experience in developing and implementing large-scale, campus wide programs with the ability to read, edit and negotiate artist and agency contracts and house riders.

The candidate should also have experience in marketing and promotions of events as well as experience in creating assessment strategies to measure and evaluate our programs effectiveness. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact with a diverse group of constituents is required.


Registered Student Organization ( RSO ) Consulting: Advise and consult a diverse portfolio of registered student organizations and assist them with planning and implementing events and programs, negotiating contracts, creating publicity and marketing campaigns, assisting with officer selection and transition, promoting understanding of both University and governing body policies and procedures, and advocating on behalf of their organization. Oversees and approves funding requests, processes purchase requisitions and interdepartmental ID’s, and tracks expenditures from the Student Activity Fee of thousands of dollars for Recognized Student Organization events and programs.

Marketing/Promotions: Assist with the coordination, implementation and maintenance of Campus Labs (student organization data management system) which includes creating a virtual Office of Student Activities with online forms, registration processes, and information about all student organizations to promote campus-wide involvement. Maintain and edit the Office of Student Activities website, RSO Handbook, Departmental Publications and Graphics, including supervision of graphic interns.

Programming: Plan, create and implement large scale and traditional program initiatives for the Office of Student Activities and the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience.

Recognized Student Organization ( RSO ) Registration Processes: Plan, market and implement the new RSO recognition process and the annual re-registration process for all Recognized Student Organizations (RSO’s). Design and implement mandatory officer trainings, workshops, and compliance with the Campus Labs platform.

Assessment/Collaborations/Benchmarking: Work collaboratively and effectively on a variety of office and campus wide programs/initiatives, including office assessment priorities. Benchmark student activities best practices with other like institutions. Develop assessment strategies and implement learning outcomes, program goals and criteria to measure if our programs are meeting the needs of our students.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 12/17/2019 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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