Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
- Reflects the diversity of our community
- Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
- Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
- Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
- Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
- Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
*Commitment to Equity and Inclusion*_
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
Job Posting Title:
Coordinator, Student Life
Job Description Summary:
To coordinate and implement activities in relation to student clubs, organizations, committees, and student-related special events, programs, activities, and recognition and award programs.
Description of Duties and Tasks
1) Coordinates programs, events, and activities for Student Life across the ACC District.
2) Serves as a process holder for collegewide student development programming areas that include: program development, implementation, evaluation and assessment; leads collegewide committees related to the programming areas and new initiatives.
3) Provides oversight of student leaders and student organizations and groups which include: recruitment, interviewing, work allocation, scheduling, training, problem resolution, pre-and post-performance evaluation, and assessment. Serves in an advisory capacity to student groups and organizations.
4) Researches, recommends, develops, and implements departmental programs and activities in conjunction with Student Life Specialists.
5) Oversees workflow of assigned Student Life Specialist, temporary & work-study staff and volunteers, and Student Life Campus Office.
6) Maintains campus operating and programming budget accounts. Oversees financial transactions for student organizations and groups.
7) Prepares administrative reports for Student Life events, programs, budgets, and accomplishments.
8) Interprets and implements policies and procedures for Student Life programs, events, and activities. Complies with institutional and federal reporting regulations, including but not limited to, Clery Act, Title IX, grant-funded programs, and student interaction regulations.
9) Develops and maintains appropriate records and databases, follow-up systems for current and prospective students and community stakeholders. Works to encourage student retention and persistence.
10) Interfaces with representatives and educational institutions, district-wide departments, local businesses, community partners, and other related groups to encourage participation in Student Life events, stimulate interest, and coordinate engagement strategies.
11) Serves as a mentor to students through leadership development, training, 1-on-1, and group sessions.
12) Integrates student learning outcomes and developmental theories within the development of new initiatives, including Riverbat Success Programming, Student Organizations & Leadership, and Campus & Community Resources.
13) Works collaboratively with other Student Affairs and Instructional Units.
14) Serves as first-level contract negotiator of vendor event contracts, vendor insurance conditions, and purchasing care requirements.
15) Plans, organizes and oversees student travel programs; chaperones off-campus trips and events, as needed.
- Communication methods used with students of diverse backgrounds and ages.
- Assessment programs to identify student needs.
- Procedures, guidelines, and compliance requirements for student activities and programs.
- Uses emerging technologies and communication systems to promote programs, activities, and services.
- Principles and practices pertaining to student development theory: planning, developing, supervising, evaluating, and assessing Student Life-related programs, including student clubs, organizations, leadership, diversity, student life, communication, media, and special events.
- Student retention/attrition theories.
- Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they pertain to student behavior and activities.
- Accountable for inventory/property management.
- Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
- Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
- Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
- Overseeing workflow.
- Working collaboratively and as part of a diverse team.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
- Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
- Ability to effectively manage change.
- Ability to develop, write, plan, and implement short and long-range goals.
- Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
- May also use social media, work with desktop publishing, and update web pages.
Required Work Experience
- Two years related work experience.
- Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation needed for local Austin area travel.
- Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
- Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
- Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
Salary Range $ 37,465 – $53,521
Reports to Supervisor, Student Life
Number of Openings:
Job Posting Close Date:
April 5, 2022
*ACC Benefits Overview*_
Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.