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Student Activities Specialist

Employer
Santa Fe College
Location
Gainesville, Florida
Salary
$46,042.00 Annually
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024
Website
https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/sfcollege/jobs/4464405/student-activities-specialist

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Student Life serves as the hub for students at Santa Fe College and is comprised of student activities, student clubs and organizations, civic engagement and service, student government, leadership programs, the Student Engagement Center, international student support and advising, Saints Food Share, the Student Life Business Office, and Student Life marketing. Student Life also provides student-centered services such as access to a recreation room, computer lab, art gallery, ID card services, and holds evening hours.
 
The Student Activities Specialist will take the lead in planning, publicizing, and implementing educational and social programming for a large student body of approximately 14,000 students. This position serves students, helping them develop and achieve realistic goals for the academic year, assisting them in creating a balance between academic and co-curricular activities, and promoting their academic, personal, and professional development. Additionally, the Specialist is also responsible for assisting the Associate Director of Student Life in supporting the Student Government Programming leaders.

Responsibilities and Duties

 

  • Actively participates as a member of the Student Life team by assisting with its successful operation and administration, as well as hires, trains, and evaluates direct reports when appropriate. 
  • Supervises and trains other support staff including student employees and volunteers.
  • Plans, publicizes, and implements educational and social programming for SF students.
  • Assists students with academic, personal, and professional development by helping students create and achieve realistic goals. 
  • Creates, develops, implements, and assesses a well-balanced calendar for student-centered social, educational, and wellness activities. 
  • Assists with the coordination of logistics and securement of volunteers for three commencement ceremonies annually.
  • Prepares assessment reports related to student learning outcomes from activities and events in Student Life. 
  • Conducts periodic needs assessment to inform programming initiatives and promote success.  
  • Manages the Student Activities and Alcohol Awareness programming budgets. 
  • Represents Student Life at a variety of College-wide events including SF Live, College Night, and Open House.
  • Promotes Student Life on campus, including presenting information at new student orientation and to student groups and classrooms.
  • Assists the Associate Director in providing guidance to the Student Government Programs Branch in developing leadership and organizational effectiveness.
  • Attends weekly staff meetings, committee meetings, and other assigned meetings related to activities in Student Life. 
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Reports to:  Associate Director, Student Life

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two (2) years of related experience, or a combination of education and experience equal to six (6) years. 
Additional Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver License and be authorized to drive for the College. 
  • A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • A Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education administration, counseling, education, or a related field. 
  • Specific experience working with student activities and events and/or experience with student organizations. 
  • Prior advising experience and experience managing data. 

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