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Program Coordinator for Campus Life

Hamilton, New York - Posted on: Thursday 05/26/16


Job Category: Professional/Administrative

Division/Department: DC-Campus Life

Full time/Part Time: Full-Time

Temporary: No

Working hours: M-F, days with evening, late night and wknd hrs

Job Description: As Program Coordinator for Campus Life, this position is responsible for an assigned portfolio of student groups, events, and training on campus with a focus on communications, media, political and speaking-related groups.

Areas of focus include responsibility for:
attending all tournaments with teams or providing coverage with other Colgate staff/faculty;
advising for media/communication groups to include maroon news, TV, and radio station;
advising political groups;
ensuring that students have access to opportunities for student group membership and leadership and that they receive value as a result of their participation in the community;
encouraging students to achieve a sense of responsibility for their personal growth and academic success;
effectively outreaching to students and proactively ensuring students engage in campus life area through personal interactions, and various media;
applying knowledge of campus life area to the development and execution of programs that align with and foster the development of students within program areas. Ensures effective and responsible execution of these programs.
developing and sharing knowledge about campus life area and University policies and procedures;
effective management of logistics for event and programs including accurate capture and maintenance of records and program data;
generating ideas for program execution;
assessing and making appropriate judgements in cases of emergencies;
managing assigned budgets; and
as required, effectively supervising students.

Essential Functions:

Individuals will be expected to master the following technical competencies:
Speaking Team Advising: Demonstrated ability to apply theories, research skills, methods, and strategies underlying the various competition events, cases, speeches and presentations to provide feedback to improve student performance. In depth knowledge of rules, procedures, and judging standards for all speaking union events sufficient to provide a high quality experience for students.
Knowledge of requirements sufficient to assess students' speeches, cases and literary pieces and foster coherent and convincing messages. Skill in providing consistent discipline-specific training sufficient to allow for appropriate preparation and improvement. Knowledge of logistics sufficient to ensure all debate teams are provided with equal access to room space and technology. Demonstrated ability to travel with team.
Student Group Advising: Demonstrated expertise in student affairs and ability to influence students in making good decisions and working with groups and individuals. Demonstrated ability to develop and work within student leadership structure. Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing student leadership opportunities for student leaders. Skills to train both students and staff in effective practices.
Event Management: Demonstrated expertise in event planning and implementation sufficient to ensure events meet University goals, and are held in compliance with University policies and procedures. Expertise in risk management sufficient to avoid material consequences to the University.

Program Management: Demonstrated expertise in program delivery, consistent with broader organizational guidelines and within the context of a small, private, residential, rural liberal arts college. Implements and troubleshoot on-site logistics. Ability to apply techniques of assessment to measure programmatic effectiveness. Connects intended outcomes, priorities and goals to divisional and institutional outcomes, priorities and goals.
Administrative: Demonstrated ability to effectively and consistently apply time management, problem solving, and planning skills in the implementation of processes or programs. Demonstrated ability to effectively use technical solutions to assist in the collection/maintenance of key data and records and within university, division and department guidelines. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet functional accountabilities while staying within assigned budget constraints.


(Education and Experience): A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required. A minimum of 1 year experience leading and advising student groups as well as coaching and leading debate teams globally is required. Demonstrated strong public speaking, writing and rhetoric skills and experiences is required. Ability to travel globally 30 - 40% annually is required. Must be able to multi-task and manage 30 campus student groups simultaneously.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: British parliamentary debate style is preferred.
Bi-lingual Spanish/English language skills are preferred.

Job Open Date: 05-22-2016

Application Types Accepted: Professional/Administrative

To Apply:

Special Instructions to Applicants: Colgate is committed to responding to the diverse educational needs of our students, and strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities, ways of life, and philosophies. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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