The Coordinator for Student Engagement is charged with developing programs and services designed to facilitate student involvement, enhance the overall student experience and positively impact student retention/satisfaction. The individual in this role provides direction and leadership to major student programming initiatives on campus by serving as the primary advisor for the Homecoming Student Steering Committee. This position will also support marketing efforts for the office through social media and digital marketing. The individual in this position will assist the Assistant Director for Student Engagement with the day-to-day operations needed to support the Student Engagement Events Team and other large-scale campus programs and will supervise the Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement. This position requires evening and weekend hours. Duties include:
Campus Programming and Traditions
Lead the development and implementation of meaningful and inspiring student traditions; provide leadership development and support to the student committee members; work collaboratively with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, Communications & Marketing and Chattanooga Athletics to plan Homecoming and manage communication with university stakeholders; provide budgetary oversight for the Homecoming budget; negotiate contracts with performers and vendors; ensure expenditures are appropriate and in compliance with the University Fiscal Policies; and provide on-site supervision at the programs organized by these groups.
Serve as primary manager for office social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; develop regular content on all social media platforms to market office efforts and engage students; maintain compliance with the UTC Social Media Policy, Editorial and Style Guidelines, and Graphic Guidelines; serve as primary moderator for the Scrappy Listserv, the all-student email listserv, by determining which information submitted by campus partners is shared widely with students; and create and distribute the Scrappy Newsletter, a weekly e-newsletter that communicates campus events and announcements to students.
Manage the Elections function in MocSync for various campus needs, including updating candidate and eligibility lists; assist with other events/programs sponsored by the Office of Student and Family Engagement and other units within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; stay abreast of current trends related to student leadership, programming, and social media marketing; and perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of issues and challenges facing undergraduate students.
Knowledge of leadership development concepts
Experience with event planning, contract negotiation, leadership development, budget development and management, and motivating students
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to take initiative and work independently in setting priorities to ensure that responsibilities are carried out in an accurate and timely fashion
Ability and willingness to function as a member of a team
Commitment to continued personal and professional development
Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff and community members of diverse backgrounds.
Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. In order to be considered for candidacy, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume in addition to the online application. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.
Internal Number: 196014
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.