Texas A&M University Student Development Specialist III in College Station, Texas
Position Title Student Development Specialist III
Posting Title Coordinator of Student Leadership
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department RESIDENCE LIFE AND HOUSING / 02-300200
Posting Number S00874FY17
Pay Basis Annually
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Position Summary Information
The Coordinator of Student Leadership coordinates and manages the departmental efforts in student leadership and the learning opportunities created through these efforts. Assessing student learning and the impact of student leadership experiences are focal points in these duties. The Coordinator of Student Leadership will advise student organizations as part of this role.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years of experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a bachelor’s degree. Three years of experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a master’s degree.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s in student affairs or related area preferred. Experience in assessment of student learning.
Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Advisor Resource Training (ART) Certification through NACURH.
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Ability to identify and create opportunities for student learning through student leadership program efforts and activities that motivate and inspire students to develop measurable leadership skills, actively engage in inclusive community, and make a positive difference in the lives of others through their actions. Experience advising a large student organization at a college or university. Strong interpersonal/organizational communication skills. Willingness to work as part of a team to aid students and staff. Attention to detail, confidentiality and dependability. Experience with computers and multi-user database. Self-starter with high degree of initiative. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Experience advising RHA and/or NRHH. Serving as Conference Delegation Advisor (including travel) to regional affiliate conference and/or NACURH. Previous experience in assessment of student learning and student leadership program effectiveness. Utilizing High Impact Practices (HIPS) as a tool for student development. Leadership training skills. Experience in handling complex administrative functions and managing detailed projects which require multitasking and being accountable to the needs and requests of multiple stakeholders. Experience in conducting assessments on student learning in student affairs setting.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Be available to facilitate and attend student leadership programs beyond usual working hours, therefore evening and weekend hours are necessary.
Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors
Detailed Job Duties
Serves as the primary advisor for the Residential Housing Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH); support RHA/NRHH in participation and engagement in National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) and Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH). Develops a vision and purpose for departmental student leadership programs that enhance the vision of the department for student leadership development, recommends and implements ideas for student leadership, engagement and learning while working with others in the department and student leadership advisors/partners across the university. Provides verbal and written work direction and guidance to departmental student leadership programs and student organization executives/members in development of goals and objectives for student leadership development. Guides professional and graduate staff, in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Academic Support Initiatives, in their responsibilities of advising and promoting departmental student leadership, learning, and engagement. Reviews, researches, evaluates and assesses as necessary, defined aspects of departmental student leadership development, student engagement and learning to ensure optimum understanding of student/staff needs, resources, concerns, attitudes, etc., and develops, with appropriate staff assistance, policies, programs and procedures designed to meet those needs, i.e. being aware of, researching and paying attention to shifting trends in the nation about student leadership on university and college campuses. Coordinates training for RHA/NRHH and community and apartment councils. Advances the philosophy of multiculturalism, and actively promotes diversity and the uniqueness of each individual, through an awareness of campus climate and involvement of under-represented students in departmental student leadership programs. Serves as the primary advisor to the annual RHA Student Leadership Conference (MXLC), SWACURH and NACURH student leadership delegations, including travel arrangements. Accompanies RHA and NRHH delegation to regional and national conferences and activities as applicable. Attends organization meetings and general assemblies as applicable. Meets with student leaders regularly to discuss student leadership development. [Meetings and events may require set up and preparation involving the ability to lift/carry/push/pull (moderate weight), bend/stoop, climb, kneel/squat.]
Contributes to the Residence Life vision, mission and values through participation in strategic planning, department goal setting and priority development with applicable Residence Life staff. Manages processes for recognition of departmental High Impact Practices (HIPS) associated with student leadership organizations. Serves as departmental representative on the Division Committee for Student Leadership. Indirectly oversees departmental professional staff and graduate hall directors in their roles as primary advisors to community councils and other department organizations such as Encouraging Respect, Acceptance and Support through Education (ERASE), Eco-Reps, Department of Residence Life Staff Council and Freshmen Leaders On Campus (FLOC). Designs and manages leadership training and development for departmental student leadership to include workshops and seminars. Participates in Residence Education and University Apartment staff meetings as necessary.
Administers and ensures proper financial processes are followed for all departmental student leadership organizations. Maintains responsibility for purchase and inventory of items related to their position in support of student leadership, student engagement, and student learning. Serves as a resource/guide in the creation and management of student leadership advising manuals for the department, including archival needs of student leadership records. Manages departmental student leadership organization recognition processes, and departmental student leadership organization election and leadership selection processes in coordination with the Department of Student Activities. Coordinates departmental assessment of student leadership, development and learning, working with the Department of Student Life Studies as applicable. Coordinates assignment, with appropriate supervisors, of advisors for departmental student leadership organizations, including ERASE, Department of Residence Life Staff Council, Eco-Reps, and Freshman Leaders On Campus (FLOC) with Associate Director and Coordinators of Residence Life. Manages graduate practicum opportunities associated with departmental student leadership programs. Manages camp contracts and transportation for department student leadership organizations. Manages departmental social media and website content as applicable for student leadership, student engagement, and student learning. Serves as content manager for student leadership development operations within Residence Life. Coordinates awards and recognition for student leadership organizations, including advising NRHH student leadership in promoting and managing NRHH of the Month Awards (OTMs). Serves as departmental primary contact for MaroonLink usage and as primary department liaison to the Department of Student Activities and the MSC Programs Office. Serves as Department super user for MaroonLink as it applies to student leadership organizations.
Stays current in best practices and trends in higher education, student leadership, diversity and social justice, etc.
Other duties as assigned.