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Coordinator of Student Involvement & Events

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Event Planning, Student Life/Involvement

Requisition #:

Job Title: Coordinator of Student Involvement & Events

Department: Student Involvement

Division: Student Life


Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 52

Work Schedule: 8:30-5:00, does require working late nights and weekends 

Reports to Position:

Direct Reports:


Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

Community programming and traditions:

  • Coordinate co-curricular and social programming efforts, including specific campus traditions, with a focus on utilization of the Community Center. Includes such events as Fall Fest, No Study Zone, Pangy Day, programming over student breaks, etc.
  • Create and implement a robust programmatic calendar for the Community Center that meets College and divisional goals.
  • Supervise and work with student staff, the Student Involvement Consultants, in coordination with the Associate Director.
  • Support the implementation of new student orientation, including some supervision of student staff, management of programming and events, and liaising with campus partners.
  • Liaison with the Division’s Communication Manager around marketing efforts including social media, print materials, posting efforts, etc.
  • Evaluate and assess current programs and initiatives, and implement new as needed, to further the involvement and engagement of students.
  • Oversee the office’s Innovation Grant process. 

Advisement and support of student groups:

  • Directly advise various class boards, working with other Student Involvement staff in the support, training, and evaluation of all class boards.
  • Advise the All Campus Elections committee and provide guidance over the elections process for student government and class boards.
  • Oversight and management of student and student group events, in coordination with other staff, including but not limited to, guiding students through the event registration process, budgeting, ensuring compliance with institutional deadlines and policies, sharing of campus resources, advising through the planning process, training, and post-event debriefs. 
  • Use of Embark, the College’s involvement platform, to manage and approve student organization events and to oversee annual student event calendars and timelines.
  • On-site advisement and venue supervision at several events each month, including late night and weekend assignments. - (Essential)

 Other duties:

  • Support Office of Student Involvement initiatives and annual events.
  • Attend Student Life meetings, and serve on campus committees, as needed and assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned. - (Essential)

Qualifications: Education Experience: Bachelor’s required, 1-2 years professional and/or related experience
working in a college environment.

Skills: Qualified applicants must have strong writing, communication, and advising skills, as well
as excellent time management skills, superb judgment in planning, supervising, and maintaining
safety, and the ability to enforce deadlines and policy. Previous experience in planning and/or
managing events is essential. Experience working in higher education and/or with college
students is strongly preferred. Particular attention is given to those candidates who have worked
at a gender-diverse women’s college, with first-generation populations, and or have experience
with identity-based student organizations. The ability to build relationships with other people
and a willingness to learn is an integral part of this position.

The ability to work flexible work weeks and late hours is a must. This job does require
working late nights and weekends, with the schedule to be set in consultation with the
Associate Director and Director.

Preferred Qualifications: An additional consideration is given to those with master’s related to higher education.


Compliance Requirements: 

Physical Demands: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Working Conditions: 

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified
employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff, and those associated with them to successfully
carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate
background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as
the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver

Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and
Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online by the application deadline. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing
interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3
professional references.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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