The Center for Student Engagement was established to plan, implement, support, and cultivate opportunities, programs and experiences for Bridgewater State University students from pre-enrollment through commencement and transition to an active alumni status. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work collaboratively with their colleagues in CSE and across the university to meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.
We are dedicated to creating engaging spaces for students to EXPLORE who they are, EXPERIENCE a sense of belonging and be empowered to LEAD. The Center for Student Engagement executes its mission through:
Facilitating the university's orientation and new student transition programs both prior to their enrollment and through their first semester at BSU.
Campus-wide program development, and advising roles, the department will offer students the chance to develop leadership skills and experience interpersonal interaction that will enhance their personal and academic lives.
Providing guidance to BSU's 80+ student organizations, supports the planning and implementation of over 400 events per academic year (including 70+ planned by Program Council).
Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Rondileau Student Union, creating a welcoming environment for all members of the BSU community.
Building connections with families of students to ensure each student receives support in as many ways as possible
The coordinator has focused responsibility for assisting in the creation, development, and implementation of a wide range of expansive and intentional University-wide events and programs for our diverse student population. The goal of these programs is to ensure a welcoming and inclusive campus environment while supporting our goal of each student persisting to graduation. In working with student organizations and campus departments, the coordinator has the primary responsibility for the creation and implementation of weekend, daytime, and evening programming initiatives to foster student engagement and vibrant campus life.
This position is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Serve as the advisor to Program Council (PC), BSU's central student event planning and experience creating organization. Work with PC to create and support student-sponsored events for the BSU community that are in concert with the university values of inclusion and equity.
Utilize diversity and social justice practices to promote student success as it relates to student involvement and student leadership development.
Coordinate student delegations traveling to conferences focused on student programming and leadership, i.e., the National Association for Campus Activities, etc. Coordinate delegate selection and training and serve as administrative advisor for student travel.
Support evening and weekend events as necessary/assigned.
Collaborate in the implementation intentional programs, services and activities on behalf of the Center for Student Engagement, that will meet the unique needs of targeted/designated student populations.
In collaboration with Program Council, and other campus partners, coordinate student centered aspects of signature campus events, including but not limited to Homecoming, Spring Traditions, departmental initiatives for Opening/Kick-Off Week, New Student Orientation and other programs as they arise.
Coordinate event planning and marketing efforts around late-night and weekend campus events in collaboration with assigned student employees, Program Council and other departments and partners in the division and throughout the university.
Coordination of the mascot program for appearances at BSU community events in collaboration with the Department of Athletics.
In collaboration with a student committee, coordinate the annual Senior/Commencement Ball event, including event development, marketing and ticket sales. Assist with the creation and implementation of additional events and activities related to the completion of the undergraduate experience. Support of programs to celebrate
Support evening and weekend events as necessary/assigned.
Collaborate in the implementation intentional departmental programs, activities, and events that will meet the unique needs of all student populations.
Serve on divisional and university committees as assigned.
Monitor assigned budgets to ensure appropriate and efficient use of resources.
Coordinate assessment efforts that inform data-driven decision-making for the programs, services, and activities related to student programming. Support overall department assessment efforts for established learning outcomes across the department around student involvement and student leadership development. Assist in the coordination of departmental events as needed.
Support department, divisional and university programs as assigned. This includes opening weekend, new student orientation, and commencement activities.
Coordinate efforts across department staff and other key campus partners to coordinate a student planned events calendar.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of a campus activities setting and of program advising, including experience working with external vendors or similar business practices. Graduate work is acceptable equivalent as is significant undergraduate paraprofessional experience.
An understanding of the principles, practices, and procedures of campus activities as a profession.
Experience working to incorporate inclusive practices, social and racial justice practices into campus activities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail are essential.
Ability to maintain flexibility in a fast-paced environment. Ability to juggle multiple priorities.
Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty, administrators and staff.
Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends to accommodate planned programming initiatives.
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Development or related field.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching and lifting, pushing and pulling up to 10 pounds.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate's past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates' application materials.
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.