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students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by
educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their
students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our
graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best
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thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of
Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking
trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is
brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming
as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA
is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a
communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the
The Coordinator of Student Engagement Programming and Residence
Life Staff Member is responsible for coordinating student
engagement opportunities by promoting and facilitating campus
programming. The Coordinator advises and supports the Student
Activities Council (SAC) in the development of programming efforts;
advises SGA class officers/councils; and coordinates Commuter
services and programs. This position assists the Director of
Student Engagement in advertising and marketing events to students,
including oversight of club and organization use of Presence, the
MCLA Event app for member registration, advertising, participation
tracking and program assessment. The individual in this position
works primarily within the Office of Student Engagement to promote
an engaged student community through programming efforts.
Additionally, this position has an ancillary role in Residence Life
& Housing to provide support to the on-call rotation, incident
management, and community development. A goal for this position
overall is to help shape the institution's vibrant living and
learning community and to help residential and commuter students
build a sense of connection to the College. This is a live-in
position, which requires night and weekend
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Advise the Student Activities Council and assists in the
development and coordination of programming efforts, including
contract negotiation and review.
Advise SGA Class Councils and assists them with their
programming and work with class officers to develop pride in class
Work with the Advancement Office and the Senior Class to assist
with communications to and planning for senior activities,
including senior yearbook photos, graduation information and Senior
Coordinate the established utilization of the MCLA Events
Presence App with all students, organizations, and departments to
advertise and document campus engagement opportunities on the
Work with SGA for effective communication and promotion
strategies for student programs utilizing print, electronic, and
social media resources to ensure that events and activities are
well publicized and are reaching the diverse constituencies of the
Support Commuters with services intended to foster a sense of
belonging at MCLA.
Support large scale programming efforts of the Director of
Attend weekly staff meetings in Residence Life & Housing to
understand and support the residence area community.
Work with and support Residence Directors and residents in the
planning and implementation of a wide-range of educational, social,
and recreational activities that foster a rich and engaging
residential environment for students in all residence areas.
Assume campus-wide evening/weekend on-call rotation in
conjunction with other administrative staff members.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed in the
scope of related work duties.
Master's degree required.
1-3 years of related experience within co-curricular student
engagement including program development and execution, student
organization advising, and leadership training.
Evidence of ability to develop, coordinate and manage
co-curricular programs and strong budget skills.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule to accommodate
supervision of evening and weekend programs.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal)
skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse
campus community members, including, students, faculty, staff,
administration and the general public as well as outside
Must be able to manage multiple projects at various levels of
completion, with the ability to work independently as well as
within a diverse team. Demonstrated commitment to the value of
co-curricular life in a liberal arts education.
Demonstrated ability to manage difficult situations.
Individual counseling and group advising skills.
Ability to use computer software including Microsoft Office,
desktop publishing, social media and website management.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, position in the APA
bargaining unit. Salary Range for this position is
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of
nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational
programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies
with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing
equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the
campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit
Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until August 6, 2021.