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Activities, Involvement, and Leadership: Coordinator of Student Activities

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024

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POSITIONTwo full-time Coordinators of Student Activities positions are available in the Activities, Involvement, and Leadership Office beginning May 2024. The working title for this assignment is Coordinator of Student Activities with an official title of Student Affairs Program Specialist. This is a renewable assignment contingent on performance. The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to relate to the various populations of the university, including students, faculty, administrators, and community.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and constituencies.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to successfully manage competing priorities and multiple projects.
  • Ability to work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.


  • Master's degree.
  • Educational background in Student Affairs/Higher Education or related field of study
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Understanding of student development theory and how it relates to working with college students.
  • Experience supervising, managing, and advising student employees.
  • Experience with Greek life.
  • Experience with event programming.
  • Knowledge of marketing best practices and social media campaigns.
  • Bilingual (any language in addition to English is a plus).
  • Demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of students, faculty, and staff.


General areas of duty shared with all Activities, Involvement and Leadership staff:

  • Uphold University mission, vision, and values through dedicated job performance, service excellence, and a commitment to holistic student development.
  • Meet the needs of an active and diverse student body and campus by maintaining an inclusive environment free of bias and leading and communicating in ways that champion equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Collaborate with campus and community stakeholders to provide diverse activities that support cultural land social student development to ensure successful retention and graduation.
  • Work with student committees and AIL office colleagues to create innovative new approaches to programming in keeping with current trends of campus life and the student body.
  • Develop budgets and exercise fiscal responsibility for assigned programs, most of which are organized activities with student segregated fees.

Specific areas of duty to be assigned among Activities, Involvement, and Leadership staff:

  • Supervise, advise, and manage details of various committees of the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate, the student body programming board. The commission includes committees: The Cabin, Concerts, Festivals, Films, Late Night Activities, and Special Events.
  • Supervise, advise, and manage details of the Artists Series and Forum of the Student Senate.
  • Chair the International Film Society Committee and administer all aspects of Campus Film Programming.
  • Serve as the Greek Life Advisor, while serving in a mentorship role to participating students. This includes but is not limited to individual support and strong relationship development, promoting accountability, programmatic support, and leadership and skill development.
  • Spearhead, maintain, and promote student engagement software.
  • Plan and coordinate the Summer Events programming.

THE UNITThe Activities, Involvement & Leadership office is part of the Division of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Student Affairs. We coordinate student leadership initiatives and recognition programs, volunteer services, special events, and student involvement opportunities, and work with more than 230 student organizations. We administer arts and events programming and the programs and services of the Student Organizations and Leadership Center. Our programs include the Artists Series, The Forum, the International Film Series and Summer Events. We advise Greek life, the University Activities Commission, Student Organizations Commission of the Student Senate and the Student Organizations Code of Conduct Committee. For more information, please visit our website:

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITYUW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 10,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDUREPlease follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Website: Click the link to the Coordinator of Student Activities position (Job ID #20705) and then click the "Apply Now" button. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Sara Thommesen

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 17, 2024; however, screening may continue until the position is filled. 

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.

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