Coordinator for Student Engagement

Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO4.2

Full-time$53,000 - $58,000 a year
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201900782AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $53,000 - $58,000
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/02/2019
Description of Work Unit
Housing & Dining Services (HDS) is a multifaceted auxiliary organization responsible for management of on-campus housing facilities, residential dining, conferences, and the CSU Mountain Campus. Other areas within HDS include the RamCard office, communications, sustainability, facilities, human resources, technology services, workplace inclusion, talent management, outreach, and business services. Approximately 450 full-time staff and 1,700 hourly and student staff serve the nearly 8,000 students who live on campus, as well as numerous campus and community guests. We strive to provide our residents and guests with safe living environments, quality dining, and exceptional co-curricular experiences. We accomplish this through sound fiscal and operational management strategies, and an emphasis on the development of programs and services that are designed to enhance personal growth and global engagement. Our staff exemplify our values of customer first service, commitment to students and staff, integrity, respect and teamwork, inclusiveness and diversity, innovation, and stewardship in support of the CSU Principles of Community.

University Housing is responsible for 15 on-campus residence halls and four apartment communities housing nearly 8000 residents ranging from first-year students to families. The mission is to create vibrant and inclusive communities throughout students’ on-campus housing experience, while enhancing learning, personal/social growth, and global engagement. Our goal is to provide University Housing staff inclusive environments that fosters holistic professional development, which supports their work with students, campus partners and guests in a variety of areas in their lives and develops learning communities where residents can thrive and be retained as successful students.

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 165,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all of the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational and outdoor opportunities.

Position Summary
The Coordinator for Student Engagement is responsible for fostering an environment conducive to both personal and professional growth for students, and achieving the objectives of a successful University Housing program that connects to the academic mission of CSU. This position oversees the programmatic aspects of a comprehensive student engagement and student leadership program for residential communities. Primary responsibilities include: coordinating and implementing a student engagement and student leadership program, advising student and residential organizations, including advising Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary; providing leadership for fostering and supporting inclusive residential communities; and serves as a liaison to campus partners related to student engagement and leadership. The Coordinator will carry out their responsibilities under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Inclusion and Student Engagement.
The selected candidate will be well-organized and able to work well under pressure with multiple and consistently changing deadlines. To be successful in the position, the Coordinator must have excellent interpersonal communication, organization, administrative skills and demonstrated experience with taking initiative. In addition, the Coordinator will need a strong ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with multiple constituents including campus offices, students, staff, faculty members and various other community groups.
In addition, experience working with diverse individuals such as non-traditional aged, religiously diverse, gender, international, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and persons of color is essential to be effective in the Coordinator position.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education or related field
  • 2 years of full time experience in Student Affairs and/or housing
  • Supervision of various levels of staff (i.e. paraprofessional, graduate, etc)
  • Experience advising student organizations
  • Experience working with people from a broad diversity of backgrounds
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, group dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability for problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Experience with managing budgets and fiscal processes
  • Experience with residential communities in college/university setting
Diversity Statement
Personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Leadership
  • Assist in providing leadership, in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Inclusion and Student Engagement, for the University Housing staff in the development of goals and objectives for student engagement and residential leadership.
  • Contribute to the University Housing vision, mission and values through participation in strategic planning, department goal setting and determining priorities.
  • Collaborate with staff in various university offices, including but not limited to Student Diversity Programs and Services, Police Department, CSU Health Network, Collaborative for Student Achievement, TiLT, etc. to continue to build on partnerships that enhance and support student leadership programs.
  • Exhibit a working knowledge and understanding of the concepts of student development, student rights and responsibilities, and University/Housing policies and procedures through both statement and example.
  • Demonstrate professional commitment to diversity and social justice by involvement in teaching, research/creative activity, and service to the profession and/or cultural activities.
  • Participate in university, divisional and department training and development activities.
  • Stay current in higher education, residence education, diversity and social justice, etc. (through readings, trainings, workshops, conferences, etc.).
  • Attend regional and/or national workshops/conferences for continued development and training.
Percentage Of Time 20
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Residential Leadership and Engagement
  • Assists in the development of a vision and purpose for the residential leadership programs by recommending ideas to enhance the vision of the department while working with others in the department and on campus.
  • Advise and support professional and graduate staff, in collaboration with University Housing leadership, in their responsibilities of student leadership and engagement development within the residential communities, i.e. best practices around student engagement and leadership to the residence halls and implementing this philosophy.
  • Serve as the primary advisor for the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH); support RHA/NRHH in the NACURH and IACURH organizations.
  • Provides work direction and guidance to Residential Leadership Programs in the development of goals and objectives for student engagement and student leadership development activities and initiatives, including apartment communities, hall councils and residence hall student organizations.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of all student leadership development training in coordination with other university leadership development offices on campus, (such as SLiCE, Student Organizations, etc.), specifically for apartment communities, RHA/NRHH and hall councils.
  • Collaborate with Assistant Directors and Coordinators for Staffing, Selection, and Training to create training and development programs related to diversity and social justice for student leader training.
  • Under the vision of the Assistant Director for Inclusion and Student engagement, leads the implementation of the Leadership Development Community, in collaboration with SLiCE and the Associate Director for Residential Learning
  • Collaborate with other university departments, community and state initiatives to meet mutual student engagement and student leadership development initiatives, such as Campus Step-Up and LeaderShape.
  • Collaborate with Assistant Director for Assessment to evaluate campus climate related to under-represented students involved in student leadership programs.
  • Collaborate with the Residence Directors, Resident Managers, Assistant Residence Managers, Assistant Residence Directors, and Coordinator for Apartment Communities in the areas of student engagement and residential leadership.
  • Collaborate with Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion to connect the residential leadership program to the Inclusive Community Assistant Program
  • Create a residential leadership program inclusive of under-represented students, first generation students and pell-eligible students.
  • Assist in reviewing, researching, and evaluating as necessary, all aspects of leadership development to ensure optimum understanding of student/staff needs, concerns, attitudes, etc., to develop, with appropriate staff assistance, policies, programs and procedures designed to meet those needs, i.e. being aware of, researching and paying attention to shifting trends in the nation about student leadership on college campuses.
  • Attend all relevant officer and student retreats including Fall Hall Retreat, RHA/NRHH officer retreat and Spring retreat.
  • Administer the Leadership Education & Development (LEAD) Program through the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH).
  • Maintain involvement with associations, such as NACURH and Intermountain Affiliated College and University Residence Halls (IACURH), as needed.
  • Supervise 2-3 undergraduate summer leadership positions for University Housing.
  • Design and deliver leadership-based consulting/trainings/presentations for University Housing department
  • Counsel, consult, and advise students on an individual and group basis as necessary, and refer when appropriate to proper resource agencies on campus.
  • Participate on the University Housing Recognition committee in the planning and implementing of a yearlong recognition program, and End of the year Awards Recognition Night for student leaders and paraprofessional staff.
  • Serve as a representative for University Housing on CSU Homecoming Committee and connection for RHA/NRHH involvement in campus wide programming.
  • Disseminate necessary and vital information for University Housing Leadership central leadership development resources.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of paraprofessional staff and student leader recognition.
Percentage Of Time 70
Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Administrative
  • Assist with the budget planning, preparation, and management of the budget for the Student Engagement area within University Housing.
  • Partner with Student Organizations and Budget Manager to administer and ensure proper financial processes are followed for all University Housing student organizations.
  • Assist in representing the University Housing student leaders in decisions that interpret and evaluate Housing and University policies as they affect staff and students.
  • Participate in the supervision, selection, training, mentoring and evaluation of full-time, graduate and paraprofessional staff in a 12 month operation.
  • Lead initiatives responding to student leadership initiatives.
  • Serve as a positive role model for staff and students; including projecting a positive attitude toward the position, department and institution
  • Travel related to advising student delegations for student leadership conferences is expected.
  • Serve as requested on University Housing committees and/or as the representative for Housing and Dining Services and the Division of Student Affairs on campus and/or community committees.
  • Evening and weekend commitments as assigned or dependent on student programming, events, trainings, etc.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Inclusion and Student Engagement, as well as the Associate Director for Residential Learning
Percentage Of Time 10
Application Details
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, please apply by 9/2/2019, 11:59 pm (MT). Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. Applicants needing assistance or accommodations may contact Emily Jansen at or (970) 491-4703. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Jansen.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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