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Coordinator of Student Engagement and Belonging

North Central College
Naperville, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Coordinator of Student Engagement and Belonging

Activities Ctr - Students

Student Affairs and Athletics

Supervisor Title
Assistant Dean of Students for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Full Time Regular

Position Summary

This role involves planning and implementing a year-long program of student engagement activities that cater to NCC’s diverse student population, cultivate a sense of belonging, and positively contribute to student retention and success. This includes collaborating with various departments and organizations on campus, generating avenues for involvement, coordinating cornerstone events, leading portions of the new student orientation process, and promoting health and wellness initiatives.

Description of Key Responsibilities

1. Direct, plan and implement a comprehensive, year‐long program of student engagement activities that cultivates a sense of belonging and meets the social needs of a diverse student population and that contributes to growth and development of students. Provide a full and enriching calendar of events during each semester, in collaboration with colleagues and Cardinal Crew (Weekend Programming Board).

2. Co-Lead, with Dyson Wellness Center, Peer Health Educators (student leaders), and Title IX Office leadership to plan, organize, and coordinate programming related to health and wellness.

3. Lead, in collaboration with Athletics, implementation of incentive or programmatic opportunities encouraging students to attend and support Athletic events.

4. In Coordination with the Director of Academic Success and Support Programs and the Assistant Dean of Students for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, provide support within the new student Orientation process, including the implementation of Welcome Week.

5. Provide oversight and guidance to student organizations on campus. Train and communicate with student organizations and their advisors on policy, procedure, and budgeting information. Deliver administrative advising and event coordination assistance for all student organizations.

6. Oversee the Student Involvement web pages for both the external and internal website and social media platforms, ensuring accuracy, accessibility, and usefulness of information presented electronically.
  • Develop innovative mechanisms for communicating with students and the campus community regarding involvement opportunities and events.
7. Lead all efforts regarding the online student engagement tracking system (Presence). Maintain, update and train the campus community on the platform. Market this student engagement tool to students, faculty, and staff as a way of learning about activities and events on campus. Ensure student organization information is accurate and encourage all student engagement to be tracked on the platform.

8. Supervise graduate assistant staff as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Students for Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

9. Oversee the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of students to operate the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, ensuring a professional, helpful, and orderly environment.

10. Perform other related duties as assigned.

  1. Support the College’s mission, vision and values, and contribute to the advancement of the College’s Strategic Plan.
  2. Demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  3. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

An individual in this position must possess the proficiency, wherewithal and knowledge of principles and processes for providing high-quality service to both internal and external constituents of the College.

1. Clear commitment to and understanding of the mission of a comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences with a substantial resident student population. Commitment to an environment that nurtures cooperation, diversity, and inclusion.

2. Ability to establish a creative campus‐wide activities program and develop interest and participation in the program.

3. Ability to work evening and weekend hours, if needed for campus events.

4. Effective and enthusiastic communicator to an active student population.

5. Ability to consistently demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills in dealing with persons both internal and external to the College, virtually and in person.

6. The ability to hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate graduate assistants and student workers and support college diversity goals by hiring a culturally diverse staff reflective of the community being served.

7. Ability to relate to, serve as a role model for, and advise a wide variety of students.

8. A developmental understanding of college students and a desire to facilitate and encourage their development in a highly relational, supportive and service‐oriented environment.

9. Commitment to an environment that nurtures cooperation and diversity. Sensitivity to multicultural issues and support for diverse and underrepresented populations.

10. The ability to communicate in the English language, both orally and in writing, in a manner consistent with professional standards, including presentations to groups. Ability to contribute to the development of high quality written and electronic materials which reflect positively on the College.

11. The ability to balance daily demands and unexpected situations within a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment, while also balancing the need to be forward focused and plan for the future.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The role is responsible for overseeing and directly providing activities which positively contribute to the college experience of students by complementing and supplementing their academic work. This work of cultivating student engagement, creating a sense of belonging, and supporting student deeveelopment are essential to helping NCC fulfill its mission of supporting and challenging students to develop to be curious, engaged, ethical, and purposeful citizens. The individual in this position is responsible for overseeing and directly providing various activities to attract and engage students from diverse backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on evening and weekend programming, as well as supporting student organizations.


Bachelor’s degree is required.


A minimum of one to three years of experience in student activities and/or an office environment particularly where dealing directly with students or the public is highly preferred. Experience in event planning and in working with diverse student population is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications

Is This a Temporary Position?

Employment Conditions

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

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EEO Statement

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
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