Program Coordinator for Leadership Networking

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
09 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) strives to transform students to transform the world. The office mission is to maximize student potential through high quality, innovative programs and services. The SLiCE office offers a broad range of programs and services for Colorado State University students, faculty, staff and the community in the areas of leadership development, student involvement, and service and volunteer programs. Through the programs at SLiCE, students find both support and resources to graduate as engaged, active participants and leaders in their local, national and global communities.

The President’s Leadership Program (PLP) develops active, informed citizen leaders who practice ethical, inclusive leadership and embody positive humanitarian characteristics such as optimism, service to others, passion, mindfulness, and fairness. Students study leadership from an interdisciplinary perspective and apply their learning through participation in service-learning, internship, and artistry projects. The interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies builds off the foundational year-long independent academic courses offered through PLP.

The Career Center takes a holistic approach to career and job search education, encouraging students to investigate opportunities with consideration to their skills, goals, and values. Employer Connections provides a valuable link in the university/employer network by helping employers make the right connections and build relationships to meet their hiring goals and other developmental needs. The Career Center recognizes the varied aspirations of our diverse student body and therefore employs a variety of services and networks to support our students on their different pathways. Our vision is that every student at Colorado State will have high quality career education, connections, and community.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator for Leadership Networking is a half-time, year-round position (with a salary of $20,000 – $20,500) that is responsible for supporting and coordinating key employer relationships with the goal of increasing the quality and number of leadership field experiences for PLP students. The Program Coordinator builds a portfolio of leadership field experiences for PLP students in Northern Colorado’s non-profit and business community working closely to ensure experiences meet the learning outcomes determined by the PLP curriculum and benefiting the partnering organizations.

The Program Coordinator for Leadership Networking reports to the SLiCE Assistant Director of Curricular Leadership. This position functions as a key member of the PLP Team.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required in human resources, business, communications or related area.

Minimum of one year professional experiences or two years internship/part-time experience in a public relations and/or human resources position.

Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience hiring, training and supervising student staff or professional staff.

Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills, follow-through, management of multiple projects and attention to detail required.

Demonstrated expertise building new relationships and maintaining them with employers, students, faculty, and administrators or in a similar relationship-building environment such as business sales.

Demonstrated outstanding communication skills and experience in communicating effectively.

Demonstrated strong presentation and training skills.

Demonstrated experience with databases, such as Excel, and ability to analyze data in order to synthesize and create recommended action plans for follow-up.

Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Program Coordination Duty/Responsibility

Collaborate with the Career Center and ASCEND, a University-wide program designed to build stronger working partnerships between CSU and business, nonprofit, and government agencies across Colorado, to offer student leadership field experiences to PLP students participating in all sections of the course “Leadership Styles” and Practicum of the Interdisciplinary Leadership Minor.

Create and manage employer outreach plans for PLP, including pre-event invites, post-event follow-up, and other employer outreach campaigns as identified by the PLP team.

Coordinate with the PLP “Leadership Styles” instructors and supervisor regarding the employers assigned to each PLP student, ensuring learning outcomes are articulated.

Coordinate assessment of leadership field experiences for employers and students through surveys and focus groups, analyze data and make recommendations for improvements.

Collaborate with the Career Center’s Employer Connections Team to implement, maintain and communicate recruiting policies and best practices for employers and students.

Ensure all recruiting employers comply with NACE, University, State, and Federal EEO and Affirmative Actions policies.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Relationship Management Duty/Responsibility

Respond to incoming inquiries from employers interested in engaging PLP and Leadership Minor students, educating employers on SLiCE leadership programs, and following-up for deeper engagement.

Assist employers to develop leadership field experiences and other experiential opportunities, by consulting with them on best practices, updating and maintaining online resources, and answering incoming employer questions.

Disseminate information on Career Center programs, employment opportunities and career development activities to students, staff and employers.

Track and record employer conversations, activities, etc. in Handshake and/or other assigned CRM systems to ensure team-wide coordination and knowledge of employer relationships.

Recruit employers for PLP-related events such as networking opportunities, class panels, retreat facilitation, etc.

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Event Planning Duty/Responsibility

Create and implement networking events in order to bring target industry employers together to learn about PLP and engage with students in meaningful exchanges.

In collaboration with PLP instructors, host panel discussions and coordinate class/retreat facilitation on career education topics.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Campus and Association Engagement Duty/Responsibility

Participate in university and professional association activities such as NACE, CCSA, MPACE, and Colorado Leadership Alliance.

Participate as a staff member in the activities of SLiCE and, when appropriate, with the Career Center.

Attend staff meetings along with all office retreats and trainings.

Meet regularly with supervisor to provide updates, monitor performance, seek guidance and provide feedback.

Complete progress, fiscal and year-end program reports as requested.

Serve as a contributing member of SLiCE and the Lory Student Center staffs. This could include but is not limited to retreat and workshop facilitation, staff training planning and execution, program attendance, and serving on committees to further support the mission and purpose of SLiCE, the Lory Student Center, and the Division of Student Affairs.

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references.

References will not be contacted without
prior notification of candidates.

If you have questions, please contact Kathy Krell at

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.