Coordinator of Student Engagement - WVU Keyser 17313
WVU - Keyser, Potomac State College is part of the West Virgnia University system of campuses, is seeking applications for a Coordinator of Student Engagement. The Coordinator of Student Engagement organizes student activities and campus events, oversees student organizations, student government association and service projects on campus. This position will offer general operational oversight of the student union and Kelley Rec Center. In addition, the person in this role will work with University Relations in developing and distributing student communications through written, verbal and social media platforms.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Develop, plan and oversee engaging daily and weekly student activities; including nights and weekend events.
Train, schedule and supervise Federal Work Study student employees who are essential to providing student activities.
Develop new and creative ways to connect and engage with students in a way that will enhance their participation in campus activities and improve retention through increased engagement and sense of belonging.
Assess student satisfaction in relation to student activities using formative and summative measures. Develops plans to make programmatic changes as indicated by evaluation results.
Compile the Student Participation Numbers into an End of Semester and End of Year Report that is sent to the Dean of Student Experience to be shared with the rest of Administration concerning Student Activities on campus.
Assists in developing, planning, and coordinating special events including but not limited to student/faculty events, recreational activities (in partnership with recreation/intramural program assistant) and student leadership development opportunities.
Develop or assist in developing unique engagement opportunities for commuter students.
Work closely with housing staff and resident assistants to enhance the quality and participation of events and activities.
Work with Social Justice Council and student organizations to plan and implement new educational and "awareness raising" events each academic year.
Negotiate contracts with local/regional/national businesses and vendors for student programs.
Create, schedule, implement or assist in several Educational Theme Weeks per year addressing issues that pertain to college-aged students (Examples: Safe Sex Education, Multi-Culturalism & Diversity, Women's History, Black History, Domestic Violence Awareness, DeStress Week, etc.,) that may include outside speakers, movies, documentaries, discussions, debates, etc.
Create, schedule, implement or assist in several Social Theme Weeks per year revolving around holidays and special times of the year (i.e., Welcome Week, Summer Daze/Fall Fest, Spring Bash, Halloween Week, Art Appreciation Week, Music Appreciation Week, Humans vs. Zombies, etc.) that include arts & crafts, dances, art shows, etc.
Serve as a driver and a chaperone on recreational/educational trips as needed.
Oversee the intramural program at Potomac State College. Ensure the assistant program coordinator maintains robust intramural program that offers a variety of intramural activities for differing interest levels. (Flag Football, gaming, one-day tournaments, board games, cards, basketball, etc).
Serve as Student Government Advisor.
Advises the Student Government Association regarding its activities with special responsibility to promote responsible student decision-making and to encourage wide student participation.
Train new SGA officers and other involved members as to official proceedings of the Student Government.
Work with WV Higher Education Policy Commission's Student Leadership Conference Planning Committee and take student leaders to this conference in May of each year.
Provide guidance to SGA as they brainstorm, write, and recommend legislation that will positively impact student life at PSC.
Work with PSC Administrators to help address student concerns that are brought forth to SGA.
Make all purchases associated with the Student Government Association.
Responsible for preparing and maintaining the SGA annual budget of approximately $20,000 involving 15 Student Organization Grants, Homecoming supplies, Community Service Projects, etc. Monitor and reconcile SGA budget in a timely manner.
Oversee the SGA Grant proposal process for recognized Student Organizations, including making purchases for individual Student Organizations that do not have access to a PCard.
Oversee student organization development, policies, and operations.
Encourage and find new ways to get not only students but faculty and staff involved with Student Organizations and other groups on campus.
Develop and monitor student organization procedures/policies including the process for starting a new organization, continuing an organization from year to year, fund raising approval process, checking accounts, raffles, etc.
Provide annual training to student organization advisors and student offices on policies and procedures affecting student organization operations.
Explains and monitors compliance with University policies and procedures pertaining to student activities; serves as a resource to faculty and other staff in matters of program development, policy and procedures.
Maintains complete accounting of equipment inventory, and necessary reports/documentation for student government and other student organizations.
Student Union and Recreation Center Oversight
Responsible for preparing and managing the Student Union annual budget for student activities and Student Union operations. (with support from Dean of Student Experience)
Adhere to all PSC and State purchasing and PCard policies, processes, and timelines.
Oversee and maintain all Student Union and Rec Center operations including the computer workstations, vending machines, signs, bulletin boards, opening/closing procedures, purchasing, recreational equipment, leased equipment, and scheduling within the building.
Oversee and maintain a master schedule for the Student Union and Recreation Center in coordination with the recreation and intramural program assistant and work with faculty, staff, students, and Student Organizations that want to use the Student Union for a program and/or meeting to ensure their needs are met and that there are no scheduling conflicts within the Union and Rec Center.
Develop an equipment inventory replacement plan for all Rec Center equipment.
Report damages and facility issues to Maintenance Department when needed using the on-line reporting system.
Enter, edit, and approve payroll information into MyTime by deadline each pay period for all assigned Federal Work Study students.
Chair the Campus Connections Committee which includes Welcome Week planning and implementation.
Lead and/or assist in Homecoming / Family Weekend events.
Oversee annual events on campus over the summer from outside entities such as, Senior Olympics, HSTA, summer camps, etc.
Work with the VISTA representative on campus to coordinate service projects and activities
Participate in NSO's, campus visits and other related campus activities
Serve on the Social Justice Council committee
Works closely with UR to ensure promotion of all activities, clubs, and organizations.
In coordination with UR develop and distribute student communications through written, verbal and social media platforms. Examples to include but not limited to summer communications, activities, events, special announcements.
Oversee content on student experience websites to ensure information is appropriate and accurate
Assist UR and Student Experience in identifying creative ways to highlight and promote student success stories across campus.
Master's degree in related field OR Bachelor's degree in related field and equivalent combination of experience and education.
Six (6) months' experience in the following areas:
Working with college age students.
Understanding of student development.
Writing and communications.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer PC systems software including Banner, Microsoft Office, web browsers, social media, etc.
Strong Communication/Public Relation skills (both oral and written) May be asked to provide examples.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Knowledgeable in student development and leadership.
Good interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
Ability to multitask and to handle several competing priorities at one time.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
Valid Driver's License issued in the United States.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jul 13, 2021
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 233243
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.
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