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Student Programs Coordinator

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Religious Affairs & Ministry, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Office of Student Engagement Job Description

Job Summary

Responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive schedule of student programs to support students’ social, academic and intellectual interests in line with our Blueprint for Belonging and contribute to overall student satisfaction and student learning. Work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to identify and implement a diverse range of programs and activities and coordinate programs and events sponsored by The Office of Student Engagement.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Program Management (70%):

Work closely with various students, student leaders, and student organizations to identify and implement a diverse range of student programs designed to complement existing campus programming and strengthen the student and college community. Collaborate with faculty and staff in the development of student programs designed to complement the academic mission of the College. Coordinate the Fine Arts Program. Coordinate The Office of Student Engagement programming schedule to include First Week, Smith To Do, Off-Campus Adventures, Nolen Art Lounge, Fine Arts, Mountain Day Trips and the Stress Free program. Conduct regular assessment of student programs and services. Supervise Sophomore Push reunion workers.

Other Functions

Supervision (20%):

Train and supervise student employees involved with the Office of Student Engagement including the programming staff housed in the Student Engagement Team.

Miscellaneous (10%):

Assume responsibility for special projects, committee work and other duties as assigned. Back up other staff needs as necessary.

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Bachelor's degree required, and 1-3 years of experience in student activities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing; exercise effective independent professional judgment; establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, student organizations, faculty, staff and external vendors; and relate successfully in one-on-one and group situations with persons representing diverse backgrounds and interests. Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and theories of student learning and development; understanding of the cultural, social, recreational, and educational needs of students.

Additional Information

Night and evening work required.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

September 9, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade L Exempt

Position Type:


About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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