Coordinator of CHC Co-Curricular Events, Programs, and Activities

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Commonwealth Honors College
Pay Grade: 26
Categories: Administrative Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Event Planning, Honors College

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

This position collaborates with all Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) units to implement student events, programs, and activities for all CHC students including recruitment and outreach activities in collaboration with the UMass Amherst Office of Admissions. Additionally, if and when necessary this position will include working with Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community (CHCRC) residential hall staff for inclusive and co-programming to ensure that all CHC students experience a living and learning community regardless of their residential area. This position will also collaborate and assist in the planning and implementation of the Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, and assume responsibilities for the CHC inductions for our first year students at the beginning of the fall semester. This position will also assist the Associate Dean for Recruitment in the supervision of the student ambassadors who are involved in recruitment and outreach events and activities.


Essential Functions

  • Assist with Developing Student Programs of the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community.
    • Collaborate and coordinate with all CHC Units and the Office of Residential Life to provide a positive residential experience for honors students.
    • Coordinate with all CHC Units and UMass Amherst student programs and departments, i.e. Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS), Student Success and our campus stakeholders to develop and implement all CHC student activities (co-curricular, career and alumni, New Student Orientation, Diversity and Inclusivity events).
    • Collaborate and coordinate the responsibilities for the annual CHC induction event for all CHC entering students.
    • Ensure that all reservations for CHC events are done on a timely basis in accordance with CHC Event Hall policies.
    • Provide back up for reservation of CHC events hall, and make necessary changes to events hall policies on the web site as needed.
  • Assist the Associate Dean for Recruitment and Outreach in planning and implementing all recruitment and outreach activities in tandem with the UMass Office of Admissions.
    • Supervise the student ambassadors in that unit, scheduling of recruitment activities and ambassadors schedules, and conduct training as required.
    • Collect and collate all information and statistics related to recruitment and outreach yields, melts, inclusivity, and residential information.
    • Assist with activities for Fall New Student Orientation for CHC first year, sophomore, and transfer students.
  • Collaborate and assist in developing and implementing the annual undergraduate research conference.
    • Assist with all aspects for the successful implementation of this conference which attracts colleges across Massachusetts.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director regarding course management and demographics for CHC RAPS.
    • Liaise with the UMass RAP office as necessary to ensure timely communication about honors RAPs.
    • Liaise with the Advising Unit for timely information about all CHC RAPS in preparation for NSO.


Other Functions

  • Participate fully in all Diversity and Inclusion Events to help create an inclusive environment for all CHC students and staff.
  • Collaborate fully with CHC Communications Unit to ensure timely distribution and communication of all CHC events in the residence halls and campus wide.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • BA or BSc. in higher education/student development related field.
  • 3 years of professional experience, conference planning and organization and student programming in a college or university setting.
  • Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, university personnel and support programs.
  • Responsible and highly motivated with excellent writing, interpersonal and communicating skills.


Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • MA or M.Ed.
  • 2 years college level experience and understanding of student academic success.
  • 3 years of experience with learning community development and administration.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical office environment. 


Work Schedule

M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, with some evenings and weekends as needed.


Salary Information

Level 26

PSU Salary Schedule


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply by the priority deadline of July 6, 2019 in order to ensure consideration.  Applications may be accepted after the priority date until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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