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Student Program Specialist Senior

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Student Program Specialist Senior
Requisition Number RE34554
Working Title Student Governance, Senior Specialist
Department Name 1B430:Student Organizations and Activities
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 45
Salary Range $46,342-76,461/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

MA

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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
None
Physical Requirements
Sitting and/or standing at workstation for extended periods; may require lifting and/or carrying light-weight objects; walking to/from meetings/events
Shift
Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm; and occasional evenings and weekends.
Job Summary
We are searching for an innovative and experienced individual to assist in the development and delivery of comprehensive curricular and co-curricular student governance and leadership programs. Housed in the Office of Student Organizations and Activities and the Office of Student Success, the Senior Specialist is responsible for the advisement of assigned sponsored student organizations and development of leadership-based programs. Current program delivery and support includes university-wide student leadership programs, student governance support, and academic collaborations. Understanding student development practices, advising, teaching, leading peer education leadership models, institutional politics, and shared governance in the collegiate setting is required.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage the operation and organization of the Student Government Association (SGA). Coordination and advising is provided to all SGA
  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Interpret, monitor, and analyze information regarding operating policies and procedures
  • Assist with issues that arise regarding qualifications to serve including, but not limited to grades, conduct, ethics, and duties
  • Interact with student organizations, campus departments, faculty/staff, external clients outside of the university
  • Review the SGA Constitution and Bylaws on a recurring basis and provide advice/guidance to student leaders/officers in revisions
  • Coordinate and assist in organizational processes for SGA including, but not limited to elections, annual organizational renewal
  • Serve as primary professional point of contact for SGA needs/issues/problems/requests
  • Oversee implementation, direction, and coordination of assessment of programs within department promoting student learning and development
  • Organize and assist in facilitating events that help SGA members learn their roles, grow in their learning, offer presence to prospective students and their families, and recognize their service
  • Oversee all administrative functions of the student organization
  • Develop standards of customer service and outreach for student leaders/officers
  • Create and coordinate training of student leaders on a recurring and ongoing basis
  • Manage and solve problems as they arise, using discretion on different levels of decision-making, knowing when to involve others appropriately
  • Ability to keep supervisor and administrative leadership informed and updated on individual student governance and organizational needs, as well as work collaboratively to best support holistic organization growth and development.
  • Provide direction and support to the elected leadership on budget development and expenditure protocol for improved effectiveness and efficiency
  • Supervision of full-time staff, graduate students, and students

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Student personnel programming; knowledge of student development theory/applications; student advisement in a co-curricular collegiate setting.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
The minimum requirements for this position are a Master’s degree, preferably in Student Personnel/Student Affairs, and four years working with student personnel/student affairs working with student governance, leadership development, and student programming.
Deadline to Apply 07/05/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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