Student Development Specialist II
Student Activities Coordinator – Service and Aloha Days
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi--located on a 240-acre island campus surrounded by the warm waters of Cayo del Oso and Corpus Christi Bay just 10 miles from downtown Corpus Christi and 15 minutes from Padre Island National Seashore--is the fastest growing campus in the Texas A&M System. Enrollment is currently 12,000 students and is projected to continue escalating in the next few years.
Corpus Christi is a beautiful city located on the Gulf Coast of South Texas. With a population of about 300,000, Corpus Christi has all of the attractions of a large city, but still maintains the feel of a friendly small town. Beaches, museums, shopping, dining, good schools and an active nightlife scene are all minutes away in Corpus Christi.
Student Activities is rapidly growing and oversees campus programming including activities, cultural and service programming boards, student organizations, leadership, campus traditions, Greek Life, and first-year orientation camp. The Service and Aloha Day Student Activities Coordinator is an integral part of the team overseeing service initiatives and Aloha Days Camp.
This position is responsible for coordinating Aloha Days (extended orientation camp), Student Volunteer Connection, and associated service programs including Alternative Breaks, Presidents Volunteer Service Award, and the Big Event day of service.
-Coordinate Student Volunteer Connection including Alternative Breaks and the Big Event. Supervise student officers, and oversee general membership of the Student Volunteer Connection.
-Potentially supervise a graduate assistant.
-Coordinate Aloha Days first-year camp program. Provide leadership and directions for camp, ensuring the goals of camp coincides with the mission of the department and the university. Oversee the development of the schedule and all activities. Recruits and selects student coordinators and volunteer student staff. Develop year-long training plan for student staff. Work in conjunction with camp facility on logistical needs.
-Advertise, manage, and track the volunteer hours for the Presidents Volunteer Service Awards program.
-Establish community partnerships for volunteer/service opportunities.
-Gather and track service hours and information for use in assessment reporting with organization management system I-Engage. Create community partnership profiles and post service opportunities via I-Engage.
-Work collaboratively with and support other UCSA staff to provide support and assistance to all programs and activities. Participate on university and departmental committees.
-Responsible for administering budget, which entails keeping expenses in line with the specified line items, following all purchasing guidelines and keeping track of all expenses.
-Establish working professional relationships with University faculty and staff, especially in pertinent areas such as Facilities, scheduling, Institutional Advancement, UC Operations, and Catering.
-Establish short and long-term goals for each area of responsibility and report assessments.
-Oversee event program proposals, risk management, and assessment.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
-Bachelor’s degree in related field.
-One (1) year progressively responsible experience developing and implementing student activities programs (full time or part time/graduate assistant-ship to equal one-year experience).
-Leadership experience in a student organization as an undergraduate/graduate.
-Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
-Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating small to large-scale university events. --Experience in initiating and implementing leadership training for student leaders.
-Ability to understand and interpret policies, rules and regulations. Capacity to multitask complex assignments in a fast-paced environment.
-Capability to use technology to accomplish responsibilities. Possess strong interpersonal, organizational and conflict management skills.
-Ability to work within budgetary limits.
-Demonstrate knowledge of student development theory, strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; must be able to relate to students and to work in collaboration with various representatives from university departments and the community.
-Willingness to work weekends and evenings as needed.
-Master’s degree in higher education or related field.
-Two (2) year progressively responsible experience developing and implementing student activities programs (full time or part time/graduate assistant-ship to equal one-year experience).
-Experience advising student organizations.
-Experience working with first year student programs such as orientation or first-year camp.
-Knowledge of risk management, experiential learning, assessment techniques and diversity issues in higher education administration.
-Experience presenting to large groups of 300+ people.
-Experience working in higher education environment. Familiarity with the organization management system, Engage
-Experience managing and implementing service projects and volunteers.
-Previous supervision experience.
Complete application and submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references online at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUCC_External/job/Corpus-Christi-TAMUCC/Student-Development-Specialist-II_R-007433-1 The position is open until filled with a summer start date.