Responsible for providing and coordinating opportunities for leadership development. Encourage the development of student groups with extracurricular and co-curricular student engagement programs via student activities, civic engagement, leadership development, student conferences, and cultural events. Oversee student engagement and involvement, assist in coordinating and implementing activities in relation to student clubs, organizations, and student related special events, programs, activities, and recognition and awards programs. The Specialist needs to be well versed in all student service areas of the college. Assists in developing programs to address student retention goals and student workshops. Assist in fostering an environment that supports and encourages graduation. The Specialist establishes and assesses measurable student learning outcomes, program goals, and objectives.
Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities
• Supervises and advises the Student Government Association (SGA) and all registered Club/ Organizations advisors.
• Assists in the evaluation of Club/Organization advisors and SGA student leaders.
• Assists with the annual Student Life budget; Monitors budget.
• Provides training and leadership development and civic engagement of club leaders and contribute to a thriving and engaging student life.
• Trains and manages all advisors that work with student organizations and clubs.
• Supervises the election and installation of SGA officers and representatives.
• Demonstrated ability to envision, plan and follow through with trending student development theories, ideas, activities, training and programming.
• Provides and conducts leadership seminars, training, workshops and campus-wide events for students, student government organizations, and other student groups and organizations.
• Provides support, and direction to student groups, organizations and advisors through leadership, organizational and resource development.
• Plans, implements and evaluates co-curricular student activities which provide a welcoming campus environment, and which supports student recruitment, retention and the successful achievement of academic and career goals. Oversees and assists in developing activities, events and programs that satisfy the needs of a diverse student population which are designed for the social, cultural and instructional development of students.
• Maintains statistical reports, surveys and other records to assess accomplishments, appropriate student learning outcomes, and departmental needs.
• Compiles and analyzes data related to student participation and program evaluation; develop organizational work processes which facilitate attainment of established program goals and objectives.
• Prepares administrative reports for College Life events, programs and accomplishments.
• Provides assistance with major college-wide events such as Commencement and New Student Orientation.
• Plans and implements fall and spring “Week of Welcome “events on all three campuses.
• Plans and implements the College Life Awards at the end of each spring semester.
• Assists with keeping a campus event activities calendar for all campus projects, events, and activities. Develops marketing strategies for all campus calendared events.
• Assists in preparing effective promotional and informational publications and materials.
• Consults with the appropriate department to resolve problems or policy concerns evolving from within the sections of the program or unit supervised.
• Knowledge and experience in designing programs and services that are based in current research on student learning and student development. Oversees and assists in developing activities, events and programs designed for the social, cultural and instructional development of students
• Collects appropriate data and completes assessments of results assigned; recommends modifications to existing services based on outcomes.
• Supervise and coordinates the operation of various activities.
• Provides data on area usage and materials needed for the unit budget.
• Performs related responsibilities as assigned by supervisor or designee.
• Master’s Degree in in Student Personnel Services, or related field.
• Two (2) years’ experience in college Student Development, mentor or supervisor of Student Government Association or equivalent preferred.
Competencies and Skills Required
• Interpersonal, organization and communication skills required.
• Proficiency with MS office products including Excel and Access and web page development and maintenance.
• Analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Be well versed in all student service areas of the college.
• Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with a diverse external community and a diverse campus community.
• Valid driver’s license.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills to interact tactfully and courteously with students, the public, faculty, and other staff members.
• Must be a “quick study” in order to quickly grasp knowledge of policies and procedures relating to every aspect of student services that a prospective or current student may utilize.
• Analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to take required initiative to solve problems.
• Ability to collaborate with others.
• Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
• Ability to supervise and coordinate the operation of various activities.
• Ability to effectively manage change.
• Ability to develop, write, plan and implement divisional goals and objectives.
• Commitment to student service and a diverse population.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
• This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.
• Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• Some travel required.
Union County College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination, as required by state and/or federal law, in all programs and activities, including employment and access to its career and technical programs.
Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.
Terms of Employment
• Full Time. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Frequent evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.
About this company
As the oldest community college in New Jersey, UCC has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society.
UCC is focused on ensuring that our programs and facilities are equipped to prepare students for the intellectual and technological demands of the 21st century. All four UCC campuses boast advanced data and voice infrastructures that can support the latest in computer hardware and software. All credit students are offered their own college e-mail accounts through which they can communicate with UCC's outstanding faculty, fellow students, and the vast world of knowledge and information available through the World Wide Web. Distance learning opportunities, such as courses by videotape, are increasing with each semester.
Even more important, UCC has a reputation for providing its diverse student body with a nurturing and supportive environment. Student services from counseling and financial aid to the tutoring provided by the Academic Learning Centers on each campus are in place to ensure student success.
For those wishing to pursue a bachelors degree, the economics of spending the first two years at Union County College coupled with the dual admissions and transfer /articulation agreements that the College has in place, can ease the road to junior year status at a long list of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. While here, students have the chance to participate in a range of activities. These include a five-star chapter of the honor society of Phi Theta Kappa, an award-winning student newspaper, a modern fitness center, and a range of athletic programs. In 1998, the UCC Owls and Lady Owls were the first teams from one college to become the Men's and Women's Garden State Athletic Conference Basketball Champions in the same year.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate, an adult returning to school after a hiatus, an employee seeking additional training or a new career, Union County College can be your . . . access to the 21st century!
Location/Region: Cranford, NJ