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Coordinator of Campus Activities, Student Programming

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Student Affairs and Services
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: No

Provide Rank: n/a

Position Number: 094071

Department: Campus Activities - 335200

Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
1. A graduate or professional degree in a field relevant to the position (which must be completed by May 2022) OR must possess an appropriate combination of educational credentials and related work experience 
2. At least one year of experience in student activities or diversity and inclusion programming area or related college student advising functions (a two-year graduate assistantship may count as one year of professional experience) 
3. Experience planning, developing, and implementing large-scale and small-scale events 
4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion 
5. Experience with college student advising and development 

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master's degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, Counseling, Marketing Communication, or related field completed by August 2021 
2. Experience working with a diverse community and demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice 
3. Demonstrated experience in the use of digital tools and social media in outreach to students, which may include: CampusLabs, Facebook, Instagram, etc. 
4. Experience with leadership development training and/or education 
5. Experience working with undergraduate students in an advising capacity 
6. Experience with contracting college/university entertainment and budget management 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Coordinator of Campus Activities, Student Programming is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of educational programs and entertainment to enhance student engagement and leadership development at Appalachian State. This position serves as an advisor to Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS), the student programming board, and is responsible for coordinating large and small-scale campus programming efforts that meet the needs of a diverse student population. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Campus Activities for Student Programming, the Coordinator will work collaboratively with students and colleagues across campus to deepen students' sense of belonging and connectedness at Appalachian State. 
This office is designed to deliver the Transformational Appalachian Experience through student engagement opportunities that synergistically unify core co-curricular functions. The Campus Activities team works closely with partners within the Division of Student Affairs, across the university, and throughout the small town of Boone, NC. Daily collaboration will be a central focus for the individual in this position.

Responsibilities include:
1. Co-Advise Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS), the Appalachian State student programming board; Directly advise two Programming Councils 
2. Provide leadership development and educational opportunities to APPS student leaders, officers, and general members on goal-setting, program design, budgeting, marketing, contract negotiation, and career development 
3. With support from the Assistant Director of Campus Activities, negotiate contracts with agents, vendors, and performers while maintaining University policies and guidelines 
4. Supervise one Graduate Assistant by contributing to their growth and professional development 
5. Recruit, train, advise, supervise, and evaluate student leaders on leadership development and growth 
6. Meet with students to provide organization advising, one-on-one advising, and event/program advising 
7. Work alongside staff members to manage programming council budgets and ensure funds are being spent equitably and appropriately 
8. Develop learning outcomes and strategies to assess student learning and inform future programming initiatives 
9. Remain informed of national trends and practices related to student programming and diversity and inclusion initiatives 
10. Act as a resource and liaison with other University Departments regarding opportunities for partnership and program development 
11. Staff university events and programs as needed 
12. Serve and participate on University committees as assigned or designated, including, but not limited to Welcome to App and Homecoming planning committees. 
13. Assist in the development of professional and collaborative relationships including shared programming, communication processes, and leadership opportunities with campus colleagues, particularly Housing & Residence Life, Intercultural Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Wellness & Prevention Services, and Academic Affairs 

The Office of Campus Activities at Appalachian State facilitates transformational student experiences by creating a vibrant student life community where all students feel valued, connected, and successful. We are committed to the holistic development and success of all students, the cultivation of inclusive spaces and communities, and the fostering of meaningful relationships and lifelong learning. 

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with evening and weekend work expected as part of a flexible work schedule.

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: $38,000 - $41,000

Physical Demands of Position
Individual in this position must be able to be physically present both at student planning meetings and at student events. Position should be able to effectively monitor crowds both for quality control and for safety management.

Posting Date: 01/05/2022

Closing Date

Open Until Filled: No

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 03/21/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents: 
Cover Letter 
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information

Search Chair Name
Geralyn Mitchell

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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