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Program Coordinator

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary Announcement

Princeton University's Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) seeks an energetic, collaborative, and innovative candidate to serve as Program Coordinator for Princeton Student Agencies (PSA) and Arts. Established in 1911, PSA provides students with opportunities in entrepreneurship, leadership development, and business management. As one of the University's largest employers of undergraduates, PSA offers students practical experience in the delivery of goods and services throughout the campus community. In a period of extensive growth, PSA offers an opportunity to participate in the expansion process following recent and ongoing investments to major equipment, upcoming addition of two new residential colleges, and the continuing development of a robust and vibrant environment for student entrepreneurs.

Position Description

Reporting to the associate dean of undergraduate students/director of Princeton Student Agencies, the program coordinator will play a central role in advising the students charged with operating 10 student-led businesses. Working collaboratively to support the mission and function of Princeton Student Agencies, the program coordinator provides daily oversight for the program and fosters business and leadership development opportunities for students while ensuring fiscal stewardship, policy compliance, marketing best practices, and a high level of service to the University community. The program coordinator facilitates programming initiatives related to business, entrepreneurship, and e-commerce, and oversees the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of student directors while serving as a resource and intermediary for these student leaders. Additionally, as students present proposals for new agencies, the program coordinator guides the expansion process by offering recommendations pertaining to market research, identifying potential opportunities, challenges and agency interdependency, and serves as a conduit between PSA and various University departments.

Princeton Student Agencies
    Assists in the direction of student-led businesses which provide a myriad of services to the University; Supervises student leaders, advising them on institutional resources, policy, and procedure as well as problem solving; Creates and maintains leadership and co-curricular opportunities for student leaders; Ensures a cohesive brand for PSA, approves all promotional materials; Maintains PSA websites and associated e-commerce platforms; Evaluates and stewards program finances and submits proposed budgets; Reviews, processes, and confirms all transactions to respective agencies including processing all revenue streams and expenses; Provides weekly closure of all PSA accounts to associate dean/director and ensures fiscal year-end closure of all PSA accounts. Reviews and approves vendor bids, contracts, payment vouchers, and student credit card statements; provides first review of Princeton yearbook and Commencement video; Reviews, coordinates, and approves all PSA event requests.


    Collaborates with the ODUS Arts program coordinator on student arts events including Tiger Night and Tiger's Roar, and Wintersession programming. Evaluates and coordinates assessment efforts for assigned programs; participates in the strategic planning process for these areas; Serves as a member of the ODUS Student Engagement Team; supports large campus events; shares responsibilities for ODUS and University assignments, and serves on various University-wide committees and working groups as a representative of Student Agencies and organizations; Under the direction of the associate dean, coordinates and helps manage capital improvement projects related to all student performing art spaces; Oversees the inspection, documentation, and maintenance of student organization spaces and vehicles; Participates in the development of policies and programs affecting undergraduates; Partners closely with the associate dean on other projects, initiatives, and programs that support the student experience; Serves as a Free Expression Facilitator; Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Budgetary management.
  • Excellent analytical, organization, problem solving, and communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize a demanding schedule and a diverse portfolio of responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and interact effectively with students, faculty members, alumni, and administrators.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Creativity in advising student organizations on the planning and implementation of programs.
  • Availability to work a number of nights and weekends during the academic year in order to ensure proper oversight of programs and events.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated creative ability in program development.
  • Experience with establishing new programs and/or initiatives.
  • Familiarity with student initiated activities and programs.
  • Working knowledge of web page development and maintenance.
  • Business development experience, with an emphasis on online commerce.
  • Working knowledge of the current Princeton undergraduate co-curricular environment.
  • Experience with and understanding of activities and programs sponsored by Princeton undergraduate student organizations.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.


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