Coordinator of Student Engagement & Leadership


Position Title

Coordinator of Student Engagement & Leadership


Division of Student Affairs


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

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 Job Duties

  • 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 all aspects of Dolphin Productions, the student programming board, including training, transition, advising, event coordination and assessment; 
  • Supports the major Dolphin Productions events, traditions, and programs including Week of Welcome, PorterFest, Homecoming, and Pancake Breakfast;  
  • Effectively lead, motivate, supervise and evaluate student staff; 
  • 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of marketing materials on bulletin boards and building display locations including the review of materials, removal of outdated or no longer pertinent to the campus community in accordance with the Student Engagement posting policy and remove any notices displayed improperly;  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; 
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of New Student Orientation. 

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 assistance. 
  • Participates fully in Student Affairs and Student Engagement & Leadership functions, meetings, and programs; 
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned. 

Special Skills

  • 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.

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. 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Masters degree in related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters 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.  

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

Qualified applicants, send a resume and completed application to Aimee Lewin at