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Program Coordinator, Co-curricular Activities

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College / VP Area: University Honors College
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Full Time, Program/Project Management



Under the general direction of the Dean and Senior Advisor, the Program Coordinator has primary responsibility for developing, coordinating and implementing co-curricular enrichment activities within the Honors College. Primary duties include recruiting, training, mentoring and supervising teams of paid and volunteer student leaders in the following programs and groups: Munson Fellows, First Year Fellows, Honors Planning Board, Honors Engaging in Neighborhood Service (HENS), Honors Adventure Club, Honors Varsity Student Association (HVSA), and People of all Colors and Communities Together (PACCT). The Program Coordinator will develop and implement a comprehensive four-year plan that includes supporting the Honors first year experience, professional development, connection to faculty and alumni and other activities that embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. The Program Coordinator interprets University policies, procedures, and major requirements, and makes appropriate use of referrals to professional services on campus. Assists with Honors New Student Orientation including hiring and supervising the Honors Peer Advisors. Also serves as liaison with the Office of Residence Life and Housing, the First Year Experience (FYE) Office, and other relevant student life units. Is responsible for understanding the Honors College co-curricular budget and works with the honors Business Administrator to manage expenses.



  • Develop, plan, and implement co-curricular enrichment activities for all Honors College students that include class specific signature events.
  • Recruit, hire, train, mentor and supervise paid student mentors and first year volunteers in the honors Living Learning Community (LLC). Have a presence in the facility and cultivate relationships with residence life staff.
  • Recruit, engage and coordinate students to lead the Honors Planning Board, Honors Adventure Club, HVSA, and PACCT. Serve as the advisor for HENS, a registered student organization.
  • Engage faculty in co-curricular events and Honors programming.
  • Create programing that connect students to alumni and offers professional development opportunities through the undergraduate years.
  • Know and support University academic and student conduct policies.
  • Support Honors staff in New Student Orientation. Recruit, hire and supervise Honors Peer Advisors.
  • Serve as liaison to the Office of Residence Life and Housing, the FYE Office, and other relevant student life units.
  • Participate in Student Life Programmers quarterly meetings.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of three years’ experience in student development and program implementation or comparable knowledge. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to effectively foster interpersonal relationships with students and connect them to resources and opportunities across campus.  
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coordinate large and small events.
  • Ability to work productively with a wide range of units across campus and in the community.  
  • Experience in a university setting or work with undergraduate students preferred.
  • Ability to motivate, develop, and supervise student leaders.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and demands with a collaborative and positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated good judgement and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize metrics.
  • Demonstrated understanding and consideration of the different needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Proficient skills with Microsoft and Google platforms and the ability to learn new technology quickly.


  • Some evening and weekend work required.


Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023

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