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University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Position Number: 3060637
  • Location: Fairbanks, AK
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services

Student Leadership & Involvement Coordinator

Job no: 519466
Classification:Student Services Professional 3
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Academic Advising/Support, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Student Leadership & Involvement Coordinator is an 11 month position responsible for the programming offices within the Center for Student Engagement. Must work well in a team atmosphere and be able to take a leadership role within the department.


10% Fiscal/Business Direct the fiscal operations of the SLI. Complete monthly management reports, forecast expenditures and revenue. Oversee the student organizations budgets as needed. Develop and use learning/development outcomes and student satisfaction to evaluate and assess programs for effectiveness Use effective and innovative marketing strategies to engage students.

10% Supervision Recruit, hire, train and supervise two-three student assistants. Work with student assistants to plan events for RSO's, and collaborate with CSE's other programming offices in order to connect RSO's to campus partners. Work with student assistants to provide service opportunities on and off campus, including the annual alternative spring break trip.

20% Community Services/ Alternative Spring Break Develop and implement university wide awareness programs to educate students about volunteer opportunities on campus and within the community. Oversee the student volunteer placement process and outreach to community partners. Recruit and lead the Alternative Spring Break team. Supervise the recruitment of students, site selection, and the liability assessment. Manage fundraising an average of $10,000 and the purchasing and processing of travel. Lead students through team building and debrief during AB. Responsible for safety and wellbeing of students during the trip.

30% Registered Student Organizations: Manage UAF registered student organizations (RSO) and program. This includes club registration and re-recognition, officer training, advisor training, and programming for clubs (club fairs, events). Serve as a general advisor to all RSOs, providing support and advisement when needed. Maintain the student engagement platform ( for UAF. Serve as the expert on campus.

30% Student Leadership Development Supervise, manage, develop and administer a student leadership program that cultivates student leaders and enhances the educational experience of students. This includes workshops, book clubs, lectures, service opportunities and leadership institutes. Develop and administer the student leadership conference and retreat to include contracting with facilitators, site selection, participant recruitment, guiding the leadership and development activities through a variety of delivery methods and contexts. Coordinate and administer the Co-Curricular Opportunities for Leadership Development (COLD) certificate, which is designed to recognize and document co-curricular activities and leadership experiences and to complement a student's transcript and resume. COLD provides students with the opportunities to develop and enhance a personal philosophy of leadership that includes understanding of self, others, and community. This is in partnership with other CSE departments who offer tracks within the COLD program (sustainability, DEI, etc.) Recruit student participants and maintain appropriate records and administrative files for the COLD certificate . Work with the Graduation Office on the recognition of these students at graduation (graduation with Leadership Honors or Distinction). Collaborate with university departments and community organizations to offer programs/ events that satisfy the COLD requirements. Advise and mentor students to review their progress and evaluate their gained leadership experience. Chair the Art Buswell Scholarship Committee - committee member recruitment, application recruitment and selection of scholarship recipient.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of student development theory, high impact practices, and the value of student organizations as an experiential learning process.
-Ability to troubleshoot situations to determine the best course of action based on interpretation and applications of rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures related to higher education.
-Ability to apply theories gained through experience and education.
-Ability to develop and implement policy.
-Ability to interpret and articulate changes to existing laws, policies and regulations, as well as initiate and implement changes to procedures.
-Knowledge of assessment strategies, how to implement them, and use data to improve practice.
-Capability and demonstrated experience in working with diverse students, staff and faculty.
-Responsible for fiscal management and policy development as they pertain to area of expertise.
-Ability to lead and/ supervise students

Required Experience, Education or Training

Experience in working in a university setting, preferably student affairs. Four years of experience with student programming is required, however a strong background and set of experiences appropriate for this position may also be considered.

This is a full-time, Grade 79, (minimum $26.08/hr, DOE), 11-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes excellent benefits including retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application. This position will be open until filled with a first review date on May 9, 2022.


Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Please contact the Talent Acquisition team, with any questions or concerns.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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