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Program Coordinator, Leadership

Emory University
Georgia, United States
$42,000.00 - $48,000.00
Closing date
Aug 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Please note, priority consideration will be given to candidates who have applied by July 12th, 2021. 


Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions is a hub for campus involvement, events, and programs. SILT programs and events are aimed at promoting engagement, learning, intercultural competency, enhancing leadership capacity in our students, and building community. From joining student organizations to running for student office, to orientation initiatives, to attending large-scale social events, our office offers a myriad of ways of connecting with the Emory community. SILT is comprised of two areas: Involvement and Leadership and Transitions. The Program Coordinator (1) serves as an integral part of facilitating leadership development initiatives and transfer student support within Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions within Emory Campus Life.  

The Involvement team contributes to the development of the community through campus engagement and student organization involvement.  We assist in connecting students to opportunities with student organizations; plan robust and ongoing late-night programming; student organization development and education; and advisor support and training. 

The Leadership and Transitions team contributes to the development of students from new student orientation through to graduation. We assist in the transition experience of new students into the Emory community and facilitate the development of leadership capacity throughout a student’s collegiate journey. 


To cultivate purpose in students through transformative experiences that promote engagement, learning, intercultural competency, and community building.


Where students pursue passion and achieve connections to advance a global society.


Our team contributes to the development of students from new student orientation through to graduation. We assist in the transition experience of new students into the Emory community and facilitate the development of leadership capacity throughout a student’s collegiate journey. The Program Coordinator (1) serves as an integral part of facilitating leadership development initiatives and transfer student support within Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions within Emory Campus Life.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, and development of Student Training, Education, and Engagement Resource (STEER Team) in SILT
  • Oversee daily STEER Team operations and coordinate special projects
  • Coordinate themed Leadership Development Groups for undergraduate students
  • Coordinates all facets of the Leadership Immersion Experience (focused on the intersection of justice, identities, and leadership) for second-year residential students including relevant application processes, keeping track of student completion, content creation, and workshop facilitation 
  • Assist the Associate Director of Leadership and Transitions Programs in the collaboration of Emory Campus Life’s contribution to Emory’s Orientation experience.
  • Assist with the recruitment, selection, and implementation of the Orientation Leaders and Student Program Coordinators in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education/College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Director of Leadership and Transitions Programs to coordinate hiring and training for the Transfer Orientation Student Coordinator and Transfer Orientation Leaders
  • Oversees the Transfer Orientation Team during fall Orientation programming
  • Develop programmatic support initiatives for second year and transfer students, collaborating with departments across the institution
  • Advises the Emory Transfer Student Organization
  • Consult with university departments interested in expanding their leadership education offerings
  • Develop and facilitate leadership training, programs, and workshops for academic and Campus Life departments and student organizations
  • Assists with the staffing of special programs in collaboration with other SILT staff
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program


  • Two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • A master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or other related areas.
  • Demonstrated experience working in student leadership development, orientation, advising, and/or programming within a student affairs setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking, teaching, and/or facilitation.
  • Knowledge and application of student development theories with an emphasis on student leadership development theories and other leadership development frameworks
  • Knowledge of and experience with orientation, transitions, new student programs, or transferrable skills related to these areas.
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to inclusive communities, intercultural communication and competence, and cultural humility.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and to demonstrate strong initiative.
  • Strong organizational capabilities.
  • Flexibility with varied work situations.
  • Comfort with a work schedule that includes nights and weekends.


  • Ability to walk, lift up to twenty-five pounds, bend, stoop and twist.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record; must be insurable.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to the employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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