Provide education, training, support, guidance and challenge to students and student organizations through their co-curricular involvement while maintaining a patient and accepting attitude when working with students and staff.
Supervise paid undergraduate student program assistants and a graduate intern.
Advise programs areas and act as a resource to students in all aspects of program development.
Work collaboratively with other Program Advisors and department staff to provide a well-considered plan for building community on campus.
Reach out and maintain relationships with other University and Division of Student Affairs departments including representing University Unions on University committees.
Communicate and interpret Center for Campus Involvement, University Unions and University policies and procedures.
Advise students in the recruitment and retention of volunteers and committee development.
Develop and participate in training of student employees, graduate interns and student organization leaders.
Recognize the needs/issues of specific University student populations and academic colleges and establish plans for meeting those needs, including outreach to those communities.
Responsible for the negotiation of performance contracts and preparing University contracts.
Manage events from move-in through move-out, working with performers and University staff to ensure compliance with University policy and contractual obligations.
Formally assess student needs/interests in order to evaluate programs and services to ensure they meet program goals and desired outcomes.
Take measures to ensure safety and security of students, staff and facilities.
Take responsibility for fostering a positive workplace and make ethical decisions which promote student, organizational, and institutional success.
Provide input into the direction and goals of the department.
Maintain accurate records and prepare reports.
Develop and oversee program budgets, billing activities, and maintain detailed records.
Perform other duties and additional responsibilities as assigned. Required Qualifications*
Bachelor's degree required with at least two years of experience in student activities either as a student or professional.
Must have a strong commitment to a student-centered philosophy.
Must have an understanding of the process of advising and supervising students in order to meet their co-curricular needs and to fulfill the Division of Student Affairs? mission.
Must have strong management, conflict resolution, and organizational skills.
Must be self motivated, detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Must be able to work in a collaborative environment, but also work independently and make good decisions that reflect University and Division of Student Affairs policies, procedures and philosophies.
Must possess a willingness to embrace emerging technologies and social media to advance our work.
A solid understanding of office software is expected.
A genuine appreciation for diversity is expected.
The position requires an individual who is able to work evenings and weekends. Desired Qualifications*
Master's degree preferred in Higher Education, College Student Affairs or related field.
Be able to relate well with and understand the needs of today's college students.
Have an awareness of current needs, trends, and issues in the field of higher education and student affairs.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for working with college students and creativity for student activities work.
An understanding of and commitment to the college union philosophy is a plus. Additional Information
The Center for Campus Involvement, a department within University Unions in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Michigan, seeks a motivated, student-centered, and team-oriented individual for a Program Advisor position.
The Center for Campus Involvement is a dynamic, student-focused department that serves undergraduate and graduate students campus wide through its programs and student organization support. Through meaningful involvement, the Center creates transformative experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students. The Center recognizes and supports over 1,200 student organizations through education, advising, advocacy and a number of services. The Center also implements over 300 co-curricular programs each year through two programming boards, including, but not limited to, cultural and educational programs, films, art exhibits, UMix Late Night, welcome week event, athletic/spirit activities and various performance groups and concerts.
Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Program Advisor will advise, teach, mentor and supervise a diverse group of student leaders, their committees and student organizations in the creation, development, implementation, execution and assessment of programs. The Center for Campus Involvement plays a key role in building community on campus. The Program Advisor will join a team of 13 other full-time staff. Application Deadline
All applications for this position must be received by July 20, 2012.
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