Coordinator of Student Life

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Apr 29, 2022
Full time Student Affairs

Job Description


Position Requisition Information

Job Title Coordinator of Student Life
Department Student Activities
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Type Staff
Position Grade 10
Employee Type Full Time
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Grant Funded No
Work Year 12 Months
Work Year-Other Information
Typical Work Schedule
Full-time - 40 hours - Flexible schedule required to meet department needs, including day, some evenings and Saturdays will be required.
Bargaining Unit Eligibility Yes-Staff Council
Work Week 40 Hours
Work Week-Other Information 40 hours
Special Instructions to Applicants
Position Information for Posting

Position Introduction
The Coordinator of Student Life at McHenry County College will have the unique opportunity to enhance students' sense of belonging and overall development by implementing intentional and engaging programming. Understanding that learning happens in every aspect of college life, the Coordinator will guide students' development throughout their college experience by connecting co-curricular activities to the MCC's General Education Goals (critical thinking, effective communication, information literacy, and professionalism). The Coordinator of Student Life considers the mission, vision, and goals for MCC, while embodying the values of inspiration, connectedness, diversity, thoughtfulness, community, excellence, passion, and stewardship.
Position Summary
Develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate a comprehensive planned student life program to include educational, curricular, and co-curricular involvement, experiential, civic engagement, leadership development, student diversity training, and engaging student life programming., Foster a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for student organizations and clubs that promotes student learning, academic success, personal growth, and connection to campus life.
Reports to Director of Student Engagement and support
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement long-range and short-term planning for the Student Life program to meet current and future needs of all students. Evaluate and implement quality improvements of all student life initiatives annually
- Serve as Primary Advisor to the Club Council and the Student Government Association, including facilitation of SGA and Student Trustee elections
- Develop and implement appropriate procedures and supervise the planning, organizing, and implementing of student clubs and organizations to include recruiting, selecting, training, and evaluating advisors and officers
- Organize and implement campus-wide student leadership efforts
- Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, and daily direction to the departmental student employees
- Oversee the MCC Mascot, including recruitment, selection, and scheduling
- Develop and execute the college-wide Student Leadership Development program
- Support campus wide retention initiatives
- Assist students in need by connecting them to appropriate campus resources
- Facilitate community and campus partnerships for student volunteer and civic engagement opportunities, which include days of service, awareness events, and monitoring of service hours
- Develop guidelines and arrange logistics for off-campus activities to ensure the safety of students and integrity of college actions
- Develop, direct, and supervise campus-wide activities such as lectures, entertainers, wellness programming, and activities for a culturally diverse population; coordinate scheduling, facilities arrangements, marketing, and other logistics
- Serve as a resource, contact, and support regarding student activities and student leadership opportunities on campus and ensure appropriate supervision during student events
- Develop and coordinate large scale events devoted to engaging our students and creating a sense of belonging
- Collaborate and assist to provide wellness programming for students to include mental health awareness programming, STD testing, glucose screenings, blood drives, etc.
- Coordinate the scheduling, marketing, and training materials for the E-portfolio each semester
- Facilitate weekly production of the "Flush" student newsletter
- Serve as Co-Curricular Director to the Skyway Conference
- Responsible for the oversight and management of the Student Life, Student Club and Organizations, and Student Government budgets, and for purchasing supplies to support operations
- Facilitate the student ID process
- Maintain required records and documentation; prepare and submit annual reports related to retention and success of programs and initiatives sponsored and lead by Student Life
- Develop and maintain a process for monitoring the retention and success of all student activities and initiatives to include evaluating and monitoring programs and policies
- Assist in planning and implementing of the Student Awards Ceremony and any other student recognition programs
- Assist with Winter and Spring commencement ceremonies: planning meetings, facilitate the selection of the Student Commencement Speaker for each commencement ceremony, and facilitate the commencement rehearsal
- Serve as an MCC representative for community organizations/events (ex. Blood Drive, STD testing facilitated by the Department of Health, etc.)
- Collaborate with faculty to develop programs to supplement in-class learning
- Serve on College committees and teams as appropriate
- Actively collaborate with other campus stakeholders to offer student diversity initiatives and trainings related to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion
- Work collaboratively with others (e.g., colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
- Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Required Education Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution
Other Required Qualifications
-       Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution 
-       Two years' experience coordinating student support programs or student activities in higher education 
Desired Qualifications
- Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred
- Experience in a community college setting preferred
Skills and Specifications
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to learn technological applications
- Knowledge of student personnel functions, regulations, student rights, and student development concepts, especially as related to the mission of the community college
- Thorough knowledge of group and organizational behavior, and principles of leadership
- Self-motivated, self-directed, and the ability to work independently
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Ability to communicate effectively to convey sensitive issues, both in writing and orally, to include conflict resolution
- Excellent organization and coordination abilities, including the ability to plan, organize, and supervise a variety of activities and events
- Knowledge of budget management
- Knowledge of advertising and promotion techniques as it relates to student activities, including social media
- Knowledge of student activities/student development assessment techniques
- Strong decision making and communication skills
- Commitment and respect for diversity, equity, inclusion, and the MCC Behaviors of Excellence
- Commitment to the College mission, vision, values, and goals
- Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position
Location Main Campus

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