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Student Life Specialist II

College of the Mainland
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number AS235P Position Title Student Life Specialist II Contract Length 12 months Class Summary
The Student Life Specialist position provides student mentoring and support for a broad range of student clubs and organizations to deliver quality programming to enhance campus wide community engagement, student leadership development, and the educational value of the student involvement experience. Mentoring broadly includes educating, coaching, and supporting both individual students and groups of students. Exercises discretion and independent judgment and ensures adherence to COM Policies, specifically as they relate to student activities, events, and travel.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Life, the SL Specialist provides leadership in event planning, budgeting, data collection, recruiting & retaining student engagement, student travel, campus and community resources, risk management, fundraising, maintenance of SL records, social media, publicity, group development and other areas specific to the needs of individual clubs and students on campus.

Candidates Eligible to Apply Internal/External Position Type Exempt Staff Employment Status Full Time Position Funding Type Regular

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience
• BA or BS in Education, Student Affairs,or any other field related to the position
• Experience having a leadership role in or with student groups while a student in higher education.
• Proficiency with social media.
• Demonstrated leadership in initiating and implementing educational programming among student groups/organizations. Preferred Education/Training/Experience
• Master’s degree in Education, Student Affairs, or any other field related to the position Minimum Knowledge & Skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and social media
• Must be able to quickly learn policies and procedures relating to every aspect of student services that a prospective or current student may utilize
• Possess initiative, creativity, and collegiality, with the ability to collaborate with diverse populations
• Ability to multitask and solve problems using critical thinking skills
• Ability to work independently and in teams Preferred Knowledge & Skills
• Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Hard worker, good attitude, sense of humor.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with students, faculty, vendors and staff.
• Highly organized with ability to organize own work and set priorities; work both independently and collaboratively.
• Ability to communicate rules, policies and procedures to students, faculty, community members and staff.
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive & provide work direction.
• Ability to effectively communicate utilizing social media.
• Operating standard office equipment. Licensing/Certification Requirements
CPR & AED certified – 60 days to complete certification once hired. Job Duties
Student Activities and Event/ Student Leadership Development:
• Provide leadership for and ensure the quality of annual events which include but are not limited to: Club Kick off, Join a Club Day, Picnic with the President, Student Faculty Mixer, Finals Fest, guest speaker events, and College Hour workshops.
• Ensure adherence to COM Policies, specifically as they relate to student activities, events, and travel.
• Provide leadership and oversight for all student life events and activities, including encouraging current student participation.
• Provide budget oversight for SL activities and events.
• Serve as campus resource for Student Life clubs and organizations.
• Create active social media presence for Student Life, including weekly social media announcements and e-newsletters to effectively communicate events and activities to students.
• Assist Institutional Advancement office and College Connections Advisors with recruitment and community events as appropriate.
Club/Program Advisement and Support:
• Provide general advising and leadership to student clubs and organizations to ensure a quality experience for club members and leaders. Working specifically with President’s Ambassadors and Minority Men for Excellence.
• Create SL social media and web presence with marketing department. Compile and publish messages, announcements, and event information to students and colleagues as needed.
Identify virtual student engagement opportunities for student involvement
• Design and manage surveys and assessments for SL department.
• Design departmental marketing, signage, and presentation materials as needed.
• Work collaboratively with departments across campus to ensure positive student experiences with student life activities and events.
Enhance services to students by collecting data and preparing official reports necessary to ensure quality services to students and acquisition of additional resources when necessary.
Create quantitative and qualitative student data reports to be provided to college administration

Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. If someone can do medium work, we determine that he or she can also do sedentary and light work. Minimum Salary Range $42,172 Mid Point Salary Range . Maximum Salary Range $52,715 Posting Open Date 02/25/2022 Posting Close Date Posting Will Be Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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  1. * How many staff/interns/students have you supervised in past positions you have held?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you fluent in Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts (1 of 3)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae

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