Program Coordinator for Co-Curricular Leadership Development

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
20 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Office of Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) strives to transform student 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.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator of Co-Curricular Leadership Development has the primary responsibility of implementing and managing co-curricular leadership programs and activities for students at Colorado State University.

The Program Coordinator of Co-Curricular Leadership Development will provide oversight and guidance for the day-to-day operation of co-curricular programs and services in SLICE: including workshops, trainings, retreats, and outreach.

The Program Coordinator of Co-Curricular Leadership Development will serve as a contributing member of the SLiCE team and will support all department programs.

The Program Coordinator of Co-Curricular Leadership Development will have an abiding concern for, and commitment to, serving the diverse needs of the university community, active promotion of an inclusive environment, and supporting the Lory Student Center as the focal point of campus life.

Required Job Qualifications

Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling or related field by start date.

One-year full-time, professional experience working directly with undergraduate students in a Student Affairs position. (Two years of a 20 hour per week graduate assistantship experience can substitute for one-year full time-professional experience).

Demonstrated experience facilitating co-curricular leadership development workshops, trainings, and/or activities to undergraduate students in a higher education setting.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the value of leadership education as holistic student development and the ability to articulate such to a varied public.

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing leadership and social justice education and development programs.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships.

Comprehensive knowledge of student development, leadership, and service learning foundations, theories and emerging scholarship.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Event Coordination Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide on-site coordination of single or multi-day leadership development retreats, including such activities as logistical coordination, transportation coordination, student emergencies, etc.
  • Oversee the logistics of multiple retreat reunions throughout the year.
  • Oversee the logistics for Rams Engaging in Active Leadership (REAL) workshop experience: Training and Readiness program, geared toward potential student leaders, student employees, and first- and second-year students, collaboratively coordinating the Leadership Preparation Certification process. REAL workshops occur weekly through the fall and spring semesters.
  • Co-chair the SLiCE Leadership Awards committee with the Program Coordinator for Involvement; Leadership Awards committee consists of professional and student staff.
  • Work closely with committee to determine theme, decorations, and invitations; work directly with the Event Planning Office to reserve space and order catering; lead collaboration with other SLiCE professional staff to ensure their involvement in the event; specifically lead the coordination of setting the agenda for the two hour recognition program; select presenters for awards; and secure entertainment.
  • Coordinate and deliver co-curricular leadership development through retreats, workshops, activities, trainings, etc. (i.e. Student Diversity and Program Services, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Residence Life, International Programs, Student Organizations, Lory Student Center, and other Division of Student Affairs offices).
  • Implement other co-curricular leadership experiences as determined through student interest and best practice research.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Program Coordination Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide coordination of leadership development retreats, including curriculum training and development, facilitator selection and training, student participant recruitment and selection, and program assessment. Number of participants will vary from 10-15 in small group learning circles to hundreds of students attending in a conference style setting. Coordination includes: collaborate directly with program stakeholders that either financial contribute to the experience and/or assist in identifying strong student applicants; recruiting students to apply and interview; coordinate the selection of participants; recruit and select professional staff facilitators; coordinate trainings for facilitators; review and work with lead facilitators on retreat curriculum; coordinate payment to lead facilitators; secure retreat facility, catering and transportation; supervise student staff that are supporting the retreat success, i.e. provide supplies, marketing, photography/videography, participant recognition; be on-site and take lead during the retreat for any student emergencies or conduct issues; coordinate reunion events.
  • Oversee the curriculum for the REAL workshop experience. Work specifically with Lory Student Center Director’s Team and designees to implement workshops tied to determined learning outcomes for student employees. The Program Coordinator for Co-Curricular Leadership will determine workshop topics (up to 30 workshops per semester) working with a wide variety of partners providing feedback for needed skill development, seek and choose facilitators for topics, set the agenda for the workshops, coordinate marketing the workshops to the student body, oversee the tracking of students participating in the workshops as they progress towards earning a co-curricular leadership certificate, and collecting and analyzing evaluative feedback from participants for program improvement. This Program Coordinator will supervise a student staff member that specifically works approximately 10 hours per week with the REAL program. The student’s primary role is to support the facilitators in whatever needs they have in facilitating workshops (preparing necessary supplies/copies) and marketing the program throughout the campus to fellow students.
  • Assist Assistant Director with hosting the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership. Cultivate partnerships with campus entities to share study results and develop and/or collaborate on hosting experiences to meet determined needs.
  • Manage co-curricular leadership budget accounts totaling approximately $100,000 for individual events as well as general programming efforts. Work closely with SLiCE accountants in managing expenditures.
  • Collaborate with offices/departments who are program partners.
  • Connect with and maintain relationships with program alumni.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

  • Supervision for 2-4 student staff, including hiring, training, and evaluation. Meet weekly with direct reports and create a supportive environment for personal and professional growth. Create schedules, develop projects, determine deadlines, etc.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Advising Duty/Responsibility

  • Serve on the Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) Advising Team specifically advising student department directors on the development of students as leaders through trainings and advising sessions, along with advising on organization management and event planning.
  • Collaborate with SLiCE Program Coordinator for Involvement to advise student organization leaders on resources available for leadership development opportunities for their groups as well as advise on current leadership challenges.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Administrative Duty/Responsibility

  • 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, travel with Alternative Breaks, 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

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
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  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
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Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical - Successfully complete the WorkSteps evaluation., Essential Services Designation - Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare., Special Requirements/Other - Per CSU HDS food safety training policy, the incumbent must successfully pass the ServSafe certification exam within 6 months of hire date.

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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.