May 09, 2024

Coordinator of Student Engagement

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Steubenville, OH, USA
Full time Education: University/College

Job Description

Date:  May 3, 2024

Position Available:  Coordinator of Student Engagement

Position Reports to:  Associate Director of Student Engagement and Assessment

Department:  Student Life

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., some evenings and weekends


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The Coordinator of Student Engagement will be responsible for cultivating a dynamic, spirit-lead, and student-centered environment rooted in the Mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville, which develops a culture of encounter, conversion, and community. The Center for Student Engagement strives to create welcoming and innovative opportunities for students to build connections and create community through meaningful involvement, personal development, and co-curricular learning within the broader Catholic and Franciscan University mission specifically through the oversight and supervision of EXCITE events planning team and Student Life Clubs and Organizations.



·         Supervise the EXCITE team of student event leads to ensure the proper use of the student activity fee in a way that fosters encounter, conversion, and community. Direct, plan, and manage student events & activities with EXCITE team.

·         Manage and develop a comprehensive Leadership Development Program for student clubs and organizations (in collaboration with the Department of Personal Vocation) to ensure a culture of encounter, conversion, and community.

·         Assist the Associate Director of Student Engagement in working with Student organizations to plan, organize and supervise Educational, Recreational, Athletic, Spiritual, Social and Cultural programs by convening and supervising a student engagement team with appropriate staff and student stakeholders., i.e., Student Government, Switchboard, Household life.

·         Coordinates audio and fundraising for events as well as speaker and alcohol requests for events and submits fundraising, solicitation and vending request for the Vending committee and processes them upon approval; Updates and maintains Campus information and Events on social media; REACH monitors, etc.

·         Assist the Associate Director of Student Engagement in establishing, leading, and managing new and existing programs and services targeting student engagement, including, but not limited to, New Student Orientation, Homecoming, senior week activities, and Baron Days.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.



Must understand, support, and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Technical Skills

·         Proficiency or experience in web-based career services applications including AdAstra & REACH


Competencies (Non-Technical Skills)

·         Mission Leadership: Must understand, embrace, and live out the University’s mission and possess the ability and willingness to articulate these principles and translate them into programs, policies, and decisions. Must take specific steps to visibly witness and champion the University’s values and inspire the expression of these values.

·         Motivating and Developing Others: Identify individual motivational drivers and leverage them to optimize performance and results. Is effective at soliciting and using input from others to create buy-in. Help others continually reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and development opportunities. Is effective at using delegation, coaching and performance management to help others grow.

·         Written and Verbal Communication: Clearly and comfortably express one’s views and thoughts to different listeners/audiences. Know how to get and keep audience attention; and effectively handle questions and side bars. Present effectively in multiple settings: one-on-one, small/large groups, peers, staff, and leaders. Know when to use written communications instead of verbal communications.



Education & Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

·         Supervisory, training and customer service experience highly desired.

·         Minimum of 1 year experience with on campus Student Life, Student Activities and/or leadership development in a University environment.

·         Demonstrated interest, skill, and competence in planning, organizing, and programming student activities with ability to handle multiple projects and activities.

·         Ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, including students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration.


Workplace Factors:

·         Flex schedule; some evenings and weekends required.


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments, and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


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Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.


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