Texas A&M University - Student Development Specialist III

Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:41 PM | Anonymous

Job Title

Student Development Specialist III


Texas A&M University


Memorial Student Center Student Programs

Proposed Minimum Salary

$3,833.00 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Student Development Specialist III serves as the primary advisor for three of the departments student committees, MSC CAMAC Committee (formerly the Committee for the Awareness of Mexican American Culture), the Student Conference on Latinx Affairs (SCOLA), and the MSC Executive Vice President of Diversity. The SDS III also supervises one graduate assistant in assessing retention efforts for both committees which is in line with the University retention efforts. The SDS III also serves as an active voting member of the MSC Executive Team and departmental representative for the DSA 2.0 Committee. This position plays a key role in the departmental diversity and retention efforts.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years’ experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a bachelor’s degree
  • Three years’ experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a master's degree

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to work with diverse student populations, specifically Latinx students

Other Requirements:

  • Will require occasional work outside regular business hours

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of student development theory


  • Advises students in relation to committee programming, career choice, academic concerns, personal problems – making referral to professionals as needed – and a variety of concerns impacting the students’ ability to function successfully in the University community
  • Refers students to professional resources if appropriate
  • Ensures that programs and activities produced in the name of the Memorial Student Center contribute to the role and scope of the University and reflect positively on its image
  • Educates students to fulfill their responsibilities in the following areas: program conceptualization, promotion, production, evaluation, personnel recruitment, selection, training, motivation, management and retention, fiscal accountability, marketing research, interpersonal and leadership skill development, goal setting, and decision making
  • Ensures that all applicable University policies and procedures are communicated to Committees or resources areas, and to individual student leaders and ensures that these policies and procedures are understood and followed in the course of producing programs and services on behalf of the Memorial Student Center
  • Works to ensure that students are given the optimal opportunity for personal, leadership, and managerial skill development through their volunteer experiences in the Memorial Student Center and association with staff members
  • Assists the committee in collaborating with campus partners in the planning of Hispanic Heritage Month programming, serving as a liaison to the Professional Hispanic Network, the Department of Multicultural Services, and others where necessary
  • Builds and maintains relationships with the Texas A&M Hispanic Network, the Bryan/College Station Hispanic Forum, the Association of Former Students, academic departments on campus, University Center, other campus departments, and other individuals and constituencies relevant to the committee’s mission and purpose, and assist students in networking with former students
  • Meets routinely with members, and has weekly meetings with the Chair and the executive members
  • Negotiates, develops, and oversees the execution of contracts with speakers, facilities, services, and other aspects in production of events
  • Works with her or his support staff and students to coordinate guest(s) arrival and departure as well as any special needs requested via the contract
  • Reviews all marketing and advertising plans and production with students
  • Travels with students when necessary for organizational business
  • This may include overnight and out of town retreats and conferences Specific Assignments: .MSC CAMAC MSC CAMAC (formerly the Committee for the Awareness of Mexican American Culture) is responsible for hosting Latinx culturally relevant programs for a diverse campus audience
  • Such programs should include: educational and academic-affiliated programming, Hispanic Heritage Month Programming, cultural immersion programs (like, but not necessarily, a Cinco de Mayo celebration and/or Mi Casa es Su Casa), and other related programs
  • Supervises and leads the Student Conference on Latinx Affairs (SCOLA) annual conference
  • Advises students on planning, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of major conference
  • Identifies and fosters avenues for increased financial and delegate resources
  • Monitors financial development and budget planning
  • Serves as an advisor to the Executive Vice President of Diversity
  • Advises the student Executive Vice President of Diversity (EVPD), working to ensure that the Memorial Student Center – Student Programs Office meets the needs of a diverse all-campus audience
  • Routinely meets with the EVPD and the Vice President of Diversity
  • Serves as a voting member of the MSC Executive Team
  • Works with varying areas in the Memorial Student Center to produce ongoing diversity training
  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates graduate assistant
  • Fosters an equitable and accessible learning environment for Latina/o and first-generation college students
  • Directs the creation and execution of the CAMAC programs
  • Meets regularly with student leaders overseeing events. Attends CAMAC program meetings
  • Meets with MSC Staff members who might assist in the planning, budgeting, marketing, and evaluation for the programs
  • Establishes and maintains networks with external partners vital to the programs and students
  • Actively contributes to MSC organizational meetings including, but not limited to advisors meetings, advisors retreats, and all-staff meetings, as well as division staff meetings
  • Submits monthly reports and year-end evaluations, and maintains comprehensive files and records
  • Learns, understands,  is able to teach, and utilizes the department’s fund accounting software and events management systems to track and maintain committee expenditures and programs
  • Serves as a liaison with appropriate university staff and serve on committees as needed
  • Serves as the departmental representative on one Division of Student Affairs committee
  • The division committee assignment will be serving on the DSA 2.0 Committee
  • Adhere's to University policy and procedures
  • May attend or present at local/regional conferences and campus student organization meetings
  • May be called upon to serve on various Division of Student Affairs programs and/or University task forces that relate to issues concerning students
  • Pursues opportunities for professional growth and development that will further enhance personal and professional skills related to this position
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

We are committed to diversity. It is our policy not to discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Furthermore, we will maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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