Chief Objective of Position:
The Coordinator(s) of Student Organizations in the Office of Orientation and Student Involvement are responsible for providing administrative, programmatic, and leadership support to the vibrant student organizations on the Christopher Newport University campus. The coordinator will provide direct advising to at least one and support to other Anchor Organizations. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Greek Life and Student Organizations, the Coordinator will work to create engagement opportunities and programming for students tailored to meet the needs of a diverse undergraduate population focused on identity development, leadership skill acquisition, cultural awareness, and relationship building. The Coordinator should demonstrate a strong commitment to understanding and working with diverse student populations and will serve as a resource.
- Assists in the implementation of a long-term vision for student involvement efforts to include the fraternity and sorority community, student organizations, and student programming.
- Directly advises one or more Anchor organization (those determined to have a substantial relationship with and are funded by the university) to include event support, budgetary development and management, and procurement oversight. Organizations may include, but are not limited to: Student Diversity & Equality Council, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and/or the Panhellenic Council. This may include work on nights and weekends.
- Within the fraternity and sorority community, supports the implementation of new member recruitment, membership education, hazing prevention, community retreats/trainings, scholarship and retention programs, Fraternal Value Awards, and other community-wide activities.
- Serves as a resource for all chapters within the governing council that you advise. Creates and maintains effective communication with chapter leaders, members, advisors, local and national chapter offices through various communication strategies. Assists the Assistant Director in support and response to Greek community (chapters/members) crises when they arise.
- Creates engagement opportunities and programming for undergraduate students tailored to meet the needs of a diverse undergraduate population and focused on identity development, leadership skill acquisition, cultural awareness, and relationship building. These may include workshops, programs, seminars, series, training exercises, and ceremonies.
- Develops and implements major events, including, but not limited to: The Ignite Social Change Retreat, Student Leadership Awards, Senior Week and Recognition events, Homecoming, and the Involvement fair.
- Advances the creation of new and maintenance of current student organizations. Communicates University policies and procedures related student organizations clearly and effectively.
- Collects community data and information including membership rosters, academic reports, tracking of service hours, and other organization operational aspects to assist with assessment efforts and annual reports.
- Develops a creative, comprehensive communication plan for social media accounts.
- Supports larger departmental programs to include but not limited to: Orientation, transition programs, student trainings, etc.
- Represents the Office of Orientation and Student Involvement on select committees and working groups.
- Participates in university events that support the academic mission of the University, to include but not limited to: Orientation, Commencement, Move-In, Admission events, and other special events.
- Works cooperatively with administrative units in Student Affairs, Enrollment and Student Success, Admission, Auxiliary Services and personnel affiliated with student success on university retention initiatives.
- Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.
- Follow workplace safety regulations and adhere to applicable standards, processes, and programs established for your position.
· Report unsafe work conditions to your supervisor.
· Immediately report work-related incidents to your supervisor and participate in accident investigation requests.
- This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
- This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required:
Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be highly motivated, innovative and creative. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines and organize work to ensure the timely delivery of services and support. Ability to foster positive internal and external public relations. Ability to work both independently and on a team. Ability to consult with faculty, administrators, students and families. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in spreadsheets and word processing. Ability to work nights and weekends. Ability to lift and move objects.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred:
Current knowledge of applying best practices in student affairs, student development theory, fraternity and sorority life, and risk management practices in higher education. Skills using social media platforms and on-line assessment tools. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, Student Personnel Development, or a related field at time of start date.
Demonstrated experience in developing, planning, and executing programs. Demonstrated experience in managing multiple tasks.
Experience advising students, supporting student organizations, and managing departmental resources. Customer service experience with a diverse population of constituents. Working with the fraternity and sorority community in a University setting.
Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit www.cnu.edu.
Position Detail Information
Working Title: Coordinator, Student Organizations
Position Number: GA339
Appointment Type: Full Time
Sensitive Position: No
Sensitive Position Statement:
A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history check. This is NOT a sensitive position.
Campus Security Authority: Yes
Campus Security Authority Statement:
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated Personnel: Yes
Designated Personnel Statement:
This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
Statement of Economic Interest: No
Statement of Economic Interest Statement:
This position does NOT require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position: Yes
Restricted Position Statement:
A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding. This is a restricted position.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number: AP277P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Posting Date: 02/06/2023
Application Deadline: 02/21/2023
Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application.
Review of applications will begin at 11:59PM EST on February 21, 2023.
Applications received after 11:59PM EST on February 21, 2023 will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
Quick Link to Posting: https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/15264
Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
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