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Student Activities and Engagement Coordinator

Portland, OR

Summary Description: The Student Activities & Engagement Coordinator is a full-time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Associate Dean of Students.  This role provides oversight and management of student organizations, student clubs, organization, community outreach, and other leadership program opportunities. This role also assists with the planning of all Residential Life programing and events. The coordinator provides a high level of service and support to a variety of student organizations and is required to work closely with leadership and campus partners to ensure the successful implementation of programming initiatives and priorities. The coordinator also oversees the Student Success Center, SSC reservations and helps coordinate the student textbook pick-up process. This live-in position will also conduct on call rotations. The coordinator should serve as a champion of the student experience on a diverse, urban, Christ- centered, liberal arts campus through supporting and empowering student leaders to plan high energy events both on campus and in Portland.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Coordinates the planning and execution of several events/programs that originate within the Student Success and Engagement Division and ensures these events meet student needs and are successfully enhanced each year which include: Welcome Week events, Spring Fest, Homecoming activities and Student Engagement Awards Banquet, etc.
  • Oversees the plans and activities for Campus Activities Board, including regular campus events and intramurals.
  • Serve as one of the Office Managers for the Student Success Center (SSC)  by handling general inquiries and providing general office support.
  • Assists student organization as they manage finances, budgets and expenses.
  • Serves as the primary staff member overseeing student organizations; works in conjunction with other faculty and staff and advisors in their operations and development.
  • Actively attends a variety of student club events monthly, representing the department and making intentional connections with students.
  • Coordinates an annual master plan for community service engagement on and off campus.
  • Ensure a calendar of high-quality on campus and commuter events.
  • Create and implement yearly goals for areas and assess the effectiveness of the activities.
  • Hire, train, and oversee the schedules for Student Success Center and the student workers.
  • Coordinate with Student Success and Engagement staff, Athletics, Campus Ministries and other student leadership areas to create a unified campus programming plan.
  • Coordinate and support content and communication across all Student Success and Engagement departments.
  • Coordinate with WPU Marketing Department to promote and support campus communication pathways and ensure consistent usage and utilization across Student Success and Engagement.
  • Oversees Student Clubs and Organizations and assist with the development and implementation of professional development opportunities for TRAD and PGS students.
  • Meets regularly with student leaders and host leadership meetings.
  • Maintains a professional, organized physical space for the Student Success Center.
  • Serves as liaison to campus-wide planning committees, as assigned.
  • Oversees scheduling and approval of SSC space.
  • As a live-in staff member, serve in an on-call rotation and attend periodic Residence Life staff meetings and training to develop positive working relationships with the Resident Advisors and Residence Life team.
  • Attend scheduled trainings and meetings as necessary for role.

General Expectations:

  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of student development theory as well as techniques and research associated with ensuring the success of diverse student populations.
  • Knowledge of national trends and programs related to the areas of responsibility.
  • Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database, publication, web development, and Canva, as needed.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and delivering presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Organizational skills in managing projects simultaneously while maintaining a satisfactory work product.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
  • Ability to manage a budget and work within the constraints of that budget.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Supervisory experience of student workers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in higher education/student affairs (or related field)
  • 2 years of demonstrated experience coordinating events
  • Experience in Student Affairs (Conduct, Housing and/or Residence Life, Campus Safety, etc.)
Physical Demands – Work Environment: The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume
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