Coordinator for Student Engagement and Leadership


Position Title

Coordinator for Student Engagement and Leadership


Student Affairs 


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Jacksonville University is a premier, small, private university located on the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida, just minutes from the Atlantic beaches. Jacksonville University (JU) is a residential university with its academic focus on the traditional liberal arts, as well as selected professional programs. Our diverse student body comes from Florida’s First Coast, 47 states, and over 50 countries. JU’s educational process respects individuality and puts emphasis on leadership development; it is demanding and accountable in that it sets expectations for its graduates which transcend skill training, delivery of information, and exposure to knowledge. The JU vision sees its graduates as leaders with global sensitivity and ethical purpose.

The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for programs, services, and initiatives that support the academic
mission of the University, promote retention and student satisfaction, and provide students with opportunities for life experiences and personal development.


The Coordinator of Student Engagement & Leadership provides support to advance the mission of the Center of Student Engagement & Leadership within the Division of Student Affairs. The Coordinator provides support to Student Engagement & Leadership through the facilitation of opportunities that foster students' engagement, campus involvement, and identity/leadership development to cultivate a successful university experience and academic persistence Reporting to the Director of Student Engagement & Leadership, this position is a 12-month, full-time position with primary responsibility within Student Engagement & Leadership.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversight and training of student organizations in the areas of event planning, organizational development, contract negotiation/oversight, and budget development, and ensure their knowledge of university policies and procedures. This includes connecting with key university partners that affect student organizations;
  • Oversee the management of Campus Labs, also known as Echo, including training for students, faculty and staff;
  • Oversight of the low ropes course, also known as The Reef;
  • Supervise student workers including handling daily tasks, scheduling hours, coordinating coverage of special events, and completing timesheets;
  • Manage the approval and posting of marketing materials on bulletin boards and building display locations including the review of materials, removal of outdated or no longer pertinent to the campus community in accordance with the Student Engagement posting policy and remove any notices displayed improperly;
  • Assist in budget management including tracking of expenses, gift card forms, and creating reimbursements for students;

Other Responsibilities 

  • Assists in the interpretation and enforcement of University policies and procedures related to student organizations and campus programs
  • Responsible for support, attendance and participation in Student Engagement & Leadership meetings and programs, and representation on various committees or at special events, including those on evenings and weekends;
  • Act as a student advocate, providing guidance and appropriate referrals to students seeking
  • Participates fully in Student Affairs and Student Engagement & Leadership functions, meetings, and programs;
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field;
  • Student-centered, and team oriented professional;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and student focus with the ability to operate in a collaborative and professional manner with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse university community;
  • High level of comfort with frequent student contact;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully balance, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in an active, fast-paced environment, while providing superior constituent service;
  • Knowledge of student activity planning including designing, marketing, implementing, and evaluating to find opportunities for continuous improvement;
  • Skilled in appropriate decision making, motivational skills, conflict management, accountability, prioritizing projects, and effective time management;
  • Adaptable to change in a flexible and supportive manner and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment;
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion when handling sensitive materials and information. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, or Education
  • One years’ experience in a higher education setting;
  • Previous experience with software-based organization management systems, such as Presence

Work Conditions

  • Typical work is performed indoors in a normal office environment. Occasional work outdoors supporting student or University programs and events.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including periodic nights and weekends.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds


Commensurate with education and work experience and full university benefits. 

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a copy of their resume and list of references to Kelsey Taylor at