PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
TITLE: Student Leadership Coordinator
CLASS: Academic Professional
EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK
The Student Leadership Coordinator is responsible for the development of leadership and campus involvement among the students at an assigned campus. The Coordinator provides administrative oversight to a variety of programs and clubs and acts as a liaison to staff overseeing other student clubs. The Coordinator represents student needs and issues on college committees and assists students in the grievance process when appropriate. Supervises student help and provides training in leadership areas. Acts as advisor to Phi Theta Kappa. The Coordinator plans and organizes special ceremonies, service projects, and some club functions. Incumbents in this position may oversee intramural sports and schedule the gym.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (Includes some or all of the following)
1. Coordinate and oversee the student government and its leaders. Advise leaders on methods and processes. Assist in problem solving a variety of issues. Teach students program planning and mentor them throughout the academic year. Serve as supervisor to students seeking credit for their experiences on campus.
2. Work with the PCC Foundation in the promotion and selection of scholarship recipients. Act as liaison between faculty and award winners. Make arrangements for student attendance at award luncheons. Coordinate the Service Learning program. Work with businesses within the community in developing learning sites; place students. Conduct business site visits.
3. Coordinate fundraising activities for student government. Oversee assigned budget and payroll processing. Process personnel paperwork for assigned employees.
4. Identify appropriate conferences for student leaders to attend. Make travel arrangements. Travel with students to leadership development conferences and meetings, serving as advisor and college representative. Mediate situations as needed.
5. Develop and administer policies and procedures relating to travel, accessing funds, distribution of money to clubs, free speech, etc. Facilitate policy development annually with new student government leaders. Produce student handbook, brochures and written information.
6. Coordinate district-wide activities and programs with other Student Leadership Coordinators. Develop promotional materials and advertising of events. Provide event oversight.
7. Participate in New Student Success seminars and orientation. Provide general overview to students on testing, how to register, and how to survive in a college environment. Assist in providing academic advising during peak registration times.
8. Direct student, work study, casual, volunteer, and classified staff. Hire and train student workers to carryout programs and activities to promote learning and student development. Participate in performance evaluations and corrective action with student leaders and staff.
9. May coordinate intramural and intercollegiate athletic activities for assigned campus. Work cooperatively with Plant Services staff and facility scheduling. Hire and train student workers to plan and develop a program that meets the interests of the diverse student population.
10. Design and implement leadership development programs to assist students in gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform leadership functions. This may include teaching the Phi Theta Kappa course on "Leadership through the Classics."
11. Coordinate campus Diversity Committee to plan, promote and implement multicultural events. Oversee the expenditure of funds allocated by the Diversity Committee for multicultural programs.
12. May administer emergency loans including the distribution of funds, eligibility requirements and budget management.
13. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Work is performed in various settings, both on campus and off campus. The position requires flexible work hours including evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Frequent travel with student leaders is required.
Lifting, bending, and pulling equipment is required in the process of setting up or taking down equipment used for special events.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Student Development, Counseling, or related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.
Demonstrated experience in conducting student leadership training programs, program planning and development, and needs assessment in a college environment required. Experience facilitating, mediating, and problem solving in a group environment. Experience coordinating intramural and/or athletic activities desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge relating to Student Development and Student Life.
Knowledge of current management and supervisory techniques.
Knowledge of group dynamics, problem solving, and student development theory.
Knowledge of proper meeting procedures.
Skill in operating a computer and various supporting software packages.
Skill in budget development and fiscal management.
Ability to work with students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.
Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.