Student Services Specialist (Campus Center Program Coordinator), PBB (#81624) Position Description

The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, Office of the VC, Student Affairs/ Student Activities, general funds, full-time, to begin approximately November 2023, pending position clearance and availability of funds.


Coordinates student orientation week for fall and spring, which includes facilitating a campus-wide planning committee to design, plan, promote, market, and execute. Develops, implements, and assesses leadership development, campus and community service, civic engagement, and student life opportunities via co-curricular programs, services, and activities that are responsive to, and consistent with, identified student needs and the Campus Center's philosophy, mission & goals. Identifies and develops a progressive continuum of leadership, service, and civic engagement programming designed to meet the evolving needs of students. Assist with developing and implementing learning outcomes and data analysis for the CSOs to guide our practice and create quality programs for student learning. Develops, supervises, and assesses diverse experiential opportunities for students to practice leadership concepts/skills, learned in and out of the classroom, that support future workforce requisites. Collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to provide a leadership development program based on values, principles, and practices that reflect the University's philosophy, mission, and strategic goals. The program includes planning, coordinating, and assessing leadership conferences and recognition events. Performs work during evening and weekend hours as required by program needs. Assists the Campus Center Director with developing, implementing, and assessing the Center's co-curricular programs, activities & services, and learning outcomes. Serves as a source of information UH Administrative and Executive Policies/Procedures related to Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs). Oversees RISOs including but not limited to, approving annual registration providing leadership development opportunities, serving as a resource to RISO advisors, and engaging RISO members. Participates, with other Campus Center staff, in strategic planning and assessment to enable the proactive development of programs, services, facilities, and activities that meet the dynamic needs of our diverse students. Participates, via institutional or individual membership, in various related national professional organizations. May serve as Acting Campus Center Director in that person's absence. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in social sciences, humanities, or related field and 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for post-secondary education in co-curricular and community programs, including but not limited to, volunteer service and leadership development; or any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated. Functional knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques in post-secondary co-curricular programming demonstrated by knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply concepts, terminology. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and systems associated with post-secondary co-curricular programming, leadership development. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques in the field of leadership development, student development, and co-curricular programming as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles, and methodologies. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and theories and systems associated with collegiate student life. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide-ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative, and timely manner. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally, and by preparation of reports and other materials. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations. Functional knowledge and experience in developing, coordinating, and providing leadership and volunteer service initiatives on campus and in the community. Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative leadership development opportunities utilizing multiple campus and community resources. Demonstrated ability to coordinate, supervise and evaluate a comprehensive leadership development program. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, and community. Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and carry out multiple tasks. Able to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, in a variety of situations. Demonstrated experience in recruiting, retaining, and supervising volunteers. Familiarity with post-secondary collegiate mission and goals especially those related to co-curricular programs, i.e. service learning, leadership development, and civic engagement. Demonstrated ability to identify the organization and interpersonal problems and use reasoning and logic to accurately determine causes, and to apply principles and practices to determine, evaluate, integrate, and implement practical solutions in an effective and timely manner. Demonstrated ability to work independently with moderate to no supervision.

Desirable Qualifications

Functional knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques in post-secondary co-curricular programming demonstrated by knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply concepts, terminology. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and systems associated with post-secondary co-curricular programming, leadership development. Experience in advising college students in co-curricular programs, activities, and/or services. Graduate-level coursework in leadership principles and practices and/or leadership development programming. Experience in seeking and obtaining extramural funding from public and/or private sources. Experience with developing, managing, and reconciling program budgets. Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships in a multicultural environment. Demonstrates an innovative, enthusiastic, and positive attitude.

Pay Range

PBB, minimum $5,000/month

Applications (How to Apply)

For a complete description, application instructions and to submit an application, please visit NEOGOV and search for 81624 or Campus Center Program Coordinator. Please be sure to review the full job posting before applying. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.

Inquiries (General)

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Please refer to position #81624 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous, first review date on or about September 21, 2023

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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