Position Title: Student Event Specialist
Dept: Student Life
Employee Status: Part-time (11-month, 25 hours/week)
Type: Educational Support Personnel
Issued: May 16, 2012
Application Process: Complete online application by clicking on the “Apply” link shown above or at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/employment; include cover letter specifically stating how you are qualified for the position, current resume, and unofficial transcripts. Offer to hire cannot be extended without official transcripts.
Reports to: Supervision is received from the Manager, Student Life.
Supervision Exercised: Supervision may be exercised over student leader assistants.
The Student Life office seeks an enthusiastic & creative professional to fill this position. The Specialist will create, promote, and implement a vision for the Campus Activities Board with an emphasis on college community building, social integration and co-curricular education. The Specialist will also develop a comprehensive evaluation and assessment tool designed to increase student success through out-of-class engagement hosted by the Campus Activities Board. In addition, this staff member will participate in the evolution and development, and oversee components of our new online, interactive student engagement space. This position is also charged with developing and producing marketing plans and materials for Student Life. As a member of the Student Life staff, this position may be involved with other areas of the Division of the Student Development, as part campus committees, hiring committees, and various campus-wide programs.
Please note: This position is a unique 11-month position which requires flexible scheduling, evening, weekend and overnight travel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Related duties may be assigned.
- Serve as Advisor to Campus Activities Board (CAB); oversee and assist in developing a wide variety of activities, events and programs designed for co-curricular and social development of students. Assist group with developing and implementing programming for our non-traditional and evening student populations; providing opportunities which enhance students’ practical experiences. Support and direct CAB in establishing a responsible budget and accountability report. Prepare a written evaluation of CAB executive board members at the end of their term. Authorize expenditures.
- Establish an annual reporting system to assess and evaluate the quality of programming and impact Campus Activities Board and special student programs have on the student body.
- Under the direction of the Manager of Student Life and in conjunction with student workers & Administrative Assistant, oversee the following Goose Group components: co-curricular transcript w/ involvement management, general site maintenance, new user training, marketing and promotion, event attendance (card swiping), text messaging, service hours & event submissions. Work in conjunction with the Administrative Assistant & Student leader Assistants in facilitating training sessions for all users on Goose Groups and field general questions.
- Serve as the coordinating link between Main Campus, Stenstrom Center, Learning and Opportunity Center and other community partners as it relates to Campus Activities Board events.
- Coordinate all photographing & video documentation. Design, develop and oversee implementation of relevant marketing strategies and initiatives directed at students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and the general public; edit and coordinate production and distribution of a range of promotional publications.
- Develop methods of publicizing student programs, events and activities through the design of appropriate modes for advertisement. ( e.g. toilet talks, articles, master calendar, newsletters, brochures)
- Work with the Student Engagement/Leadership Advisor to implement the Student Leader Assistant Program.
- Serve as a resource to student groups and/or populations as an advocate & liaison for their concerns.
- Work with Publicist/Web Coordinator to develop and maintain/update content on Student Life website & social networking sites.
- Train individual students or groups in use of marketing tools to increase their effectiveness at communication and marketing of their activities. May train college community and community when applicable.
- Participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with supervisor and staff meetings.
- Maintain current knowledge of policy and procedure for student activity and related programs and services.
- Serve on college committees as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred in Education, Communications, Psychology, or related field. Must have some experience in mentor/coaching, student/leadership development in a college/university or related area. Ability to foster a cooperative environment. Demonstrate ability to supervise and train student workers/volunteers, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Experience in a community college setting, student group advising, and experience working with diverse populations is desirable. Strong organizational, oral and written skills are necessary. Must be able to function independently as well as in a team; strong coaching/mentoring skills. Demonstrate ability to prioritize, establish, meet and assess goals. Facilitate and exhibit best practices, compassion, and creative thinking when working with college community; specifically the student community. Demonstrate ability to resolve conflicts, use judgment, discretion and decision making skills in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues. Knowledge and skill with technology. Fluent in Web-based communication. Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques is desirable.