Coordinator for Student Involvement #494918

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111477
Position Title Coordinator for Student Involvement #494918
Template Title
Position Type Staff
Position Number 494418
Department Setzer Student Center

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Coordinator for Student Involvement will provide leadership in the operation, facilitation and growth of the Office of Student Organizations through the coordination and participation in developing workshops and retreats, student staff selection and training, weekly program planning meetings, one-on-one meetings, and etc. The Coordinator will also provide support and assistant within the Office of Student Involvement and Programming by assisting with Civic Engagement, Homecoming, and other programs within the Student Involvement Office.

• Provide leadership and direction for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) compromised of 200+ organizations; advise and provide training opportunities to student organization leaders and faculty/staff advisors
• Develop, implement and assess comprehensive leadership curricula for ongoing student organization leader training; build a framework of need-based training to accommodate varied levels of student leadership development.
• Coordinate registration and oversight of student organizations; maintain accurate information such as rosters, constitutions and by-laws and databases for student organizations and student leadership, faculty/staff advisors, and contact information
• Assist new student organizations to ensure adherence and compliance to all student organization guidelines, requirements and documentation throughout the entire year
• Develop and host advisor luncheons to maintain positive relationships with faculty/staff advisors from across the university
• Plan and coordinate Student Organization initiatives such as the Student Involvement Fair and Organization Showcase, Student Org vs Staff Basketball game, Food Fest and food drives.
• Coordinate trainings and workshops on Registered Student Organization policies and procedures, OrgSync, Anti-Hazing, Risk Management, Fiscal Training, and other related leadership topics for student organizations.
• Coordinate student participation in major University initiatives such as Graduation Commencement; Cardinal View; Homecoming; Week of Welcome; New Student Orientations; Student Leadership Conference; and other programs as they arise.
• Work closely with the Greek Life Associate Director on: leadership development, training, expansion, recruitment, retention, educational programming, risk management and adherence to policies, procedures and standards of the fraternity and sorority community
• Assist the University Finance and Procurement Office (i.e., Budget, Purchasing and Accounts Payable Office) with coordinating student organization financial paperwork and managing student organization accounts (i.e. coordinating Registered Student Organization Fiscal Certification and Training, etc.).
• Develop and manage the new Student Organization Resource room within the Setzer Student Center. Facilitate the coordination of the storage room and lockers and assigning the work stations for the RSOs.
• Hire, train and supervise student organization assistants and student accountants.
• Ensure student organizations are abiding by federal, state, and Texas State University System Rules and Regulations, University Policies including but not limited to all rules and policies in the University Student Code of Conduct, Registered Student Organization Handbook and Fiscal Manual, Setzer Student Center Operations policies, and any other related University policies for Registered Student Organizations.
• Assist with Civic Engagement by managing the Service Opportunities portal in Orgsync for community agencies.
• Assist the Associate Director for Student Involvement to help administrate the use of OrgSync software.
• Facilitate Co-Sponsorship funds process with the Committee of Student Organizations. Oversee the application, approval process and the distribution of these funds.
• Maintain the Student Involvement webpage; continuously update webpage and University marketing materials related to Student Involvement and provide online resources for student organization leaders and advisors
• Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Associate Director of Student Involvement or designee.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
 Master’s degree in student personnel, counseling, higher education or related field must be obtained by the effective date of the appointment.
 Graduate assistantship experience working in a higher education setting with preference in student involvement, activities, programming, and/or student organizations.
 Proficient in Orgsync, Collegiate Link, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and similar programs
 Committed to diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
 6-months to one year experience working in student involvement, activities, programming, and/or student organizations and student advising in a community college and/or a four-year university setting.
 Strong supervisory, event planning, marketing/advertising, and budgeting experience
 Strong ability to successfully plan events and activities including tasks such as recruitment, marketing, event planning, and program development.
 Strong skills in facilitating co-curricular programs, workshops, and retreats.
 Ability to multitask in an environment surrounded by active and energetic college students.
 Knowledge of student development and leadership development theory and experience applying theory to practice.
 Experience with creative problem solving and confidence when resolving complex issues.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 01/09/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some College
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PH.D
    • Other Terminal degree
  3. * In what subject did you receive your highest degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have a Master's degree in student personnel, counseling, higher education, or related field?
    • No
    • Yes
  5. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 1
  2. Miscellaneous