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Student Activities Coordinator

Portland, OR
Summary Description: The Student Activities Coordinator is a part-time role that reports to the Director of Residence Life & Student Engagement.  This role provides oversight of student organizations, clubs/organizations, 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 helps coordinate the student textbook dissemination process. This live-in position will also conduct on call rotations year round. 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:
  • Assists with 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.
  • Assist with the oversight of RA events and calendar.
  • 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.
  • Manage SSC calendar of high-quality on campus and commuter events.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2 years of demonstrated experience coordinating events
  • Must be enrolled in a WPU Graduate program
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.

Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business attire is required.

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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