Colorado State Benefits
Vacation & Sick Time
Discounted RTD/Light Rail Pass
The Student Life and Campus Community office provides leadership, support and oversight of: Student Organizations, The Sentry Newspaper, Sorority & Fraternity Life, Leadership Programs, the Student Government Association and Community Engagement. The Coordinator for Leadership Education & Community Engagement plays an active role on the Student Life & Campus Community team. This includes supporting large-scale collaborative initiatives, working with and supporting peer events, participating in departmental planning, staff training and development, budgeting, and assessment efforts. This position interacts directly with students, faculty, associate deans, directors and staff within the university and externally with community partners, employers, alumni and other professionals.
The position reports to the Assistant Director for Student Engagement and 1) designs, implements and assesses a comprehensive leadership education program and plans and 2) implements community engagement programming. The Coordinator for Leadership Education & Community Engagement (LECE) should have a working knowledge of current leadership theory, models and philosophies applicable to college student leadership development, experience with small and large-scale event planning, experience with volunteerism and community service events, and an interest in civic engagement & voter education. Additionally, this staff member will partner closely with the Student Organizations team in Student Life, work collaboratively on leadership education projects with the Director of Student Life, support department assessment in relation to the CU Denver student experience curriculum, and partner with various campus units in support of leadership education and community engagement campus wide.
Minimum Qualifications:A bachelor’s degree in higher education, education, psychology, communication, social science, women and gender studies, public administration, counseling, human services, student affairs, or a directly related field from an accredited institution
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
A minimum of three years of professional experience in higher education (or similar field) with progressive growth in responsibility and scope
The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience, including direct responsibility for developing student activities programs, specifically as they relate to student leadership.
Preferred Qualifications:Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Higher Education, Counseling or a related field and experience. Other ideal experience might include:
Experience as a leadership educator, teaching curricular or co-curricular leadership courses and/or providing leadership programs and workshops
Event planning and / or experience providing training and development programs
Experience with program assessment
Experience with a residential curriculum
Experience developing and facilitating diversity and inclusion-based curriculum
Founded in 1973, the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) offers a modern, comprehensive urban education with multiple paths to success—in life and career—delivered how, when, and where you want it. CU Denver is the state’s premier public urban research university, offering more than 100 degree programs in seven schools and colleges and across a spectrum of bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional and continuing education options. Research, internship, and apprenticeship experiences are a hallmark of a CU Denver education, giving learners an excellent education and real-work skills and job experience along the way. As part of the state’s largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and an annual economic impact of $800 million. Student Life & Campus Community, located in the historic Tivoli Student Union and brand new Learning Commons, houses 8 functional areas: Campus Activities, Community Engagement, Leadership Education, Sorority & Fraternity Life, Student Government Association, Student Organizations, the Sentry Newspaper, and Voter Education. We have a team of 9 professional staff and approximately 85 ...student employees. Student Life is committed to the growth and development students outside the classroom through the Student Experience Curriculum (SEC). The SEC focuses on learning goals in the following areas: Career Readiness Competencies, Intercultural Competence & Humility, Leadership Development, Life Skills, and Meaningful Connections.