Program Coordinator, Student Activities and Engagement - Campus Life

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Campus Life
CL:Std Involvement & LT
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


EMORY CAMPUS LIFE With 24 departments and an annual budget of $73 million, Emory Campus Life employs more than 290 professional staff, 335 contracted staff, and over 700 student staff. Emory Campus Life serves the university’s more than 14,700 undergraduate and graduate/professional students.


STUDENT INVOLVEMENT, LEADERSHIP, AND TRANSITIONS (SILT) Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions (SILT) is a hub for campus involvement, events, and programs. SILT programs and events are aimed at promoting engagement, learning, intercultural competency, enhancing students’ leadership capacity, and building community. From joining student organizations to running for student office, to orientation initiatives, to attending large-scale social events, our office offers a myriad of ways of connecting with the Emory community.



  • The Program Coordinator, Student Activities & Engagement serves as an integral role in facilitating on-campus programming experiences within Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions within Emory Campus Life.
  • Provides front-line, professional staff level support to additional large scale program offerings from other offices within Emory Campus Life as well as advises the student programming board with various programs and student leadership development.
  • Primary responsibilities include goal setting, assessment, budget management, program and content development, and interdepartmental collaboration.


  • Serves as advisor for Student Programming Council which includes overseeing budgeting, planning, scheduling, operations, and programs.
  • Manages contract review, negotiation, and execution of all events related to the programming board.
  • Serves as the liaison for SPC and the Emory Alumni Association, Emory Campus Life, and other University stakeholders.
  • Oversees portions of the Dooley After Dark late evening and weekend programming.
  • Collaborates with student organizations and coordinates with student leaders on signature and sponsored programs within the Dooley After Dark calendar.
  • Supports, implements, and assesses educational, leadership, multicultural, and social programs, including, but not limited to: Student Involvement Fair, Advisor Workshop Series, Student Organization Bootcamp, New Organization Onboarding Process, SOAR (Student Organization Achievement and Recognition) Awards, Student Organization Re-registration, etc.
  • Provides guidance and resources for student officers with organizational management and leadership capacity building including event planning, membership recruitment and retention, group dynamics, navigating conflict, and other needed topics.
  • Provides support and advisement to faculty/staff advisors to increase their awareness of policy and best practices.
  • Supports implementation, marketing, training, and education for Emory's 'The Hub' student engagement platform (Engage platform by Anthology).
  • Supports online organization management, organization registration, contract review, event registration, and officer compliance training.
  • Knows and applies pertinent institutional and departmental policies to student organization operations and activities.
  • Serves as a representative on university committees as assigned.
  • Oversees ongoing assessment processes and annual project-based reports.
  • Supports daily management of Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree and one year of experience working in a college or university student residential environment.
  • A master's degree in higher education, leadership, or other related areas is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in student leadership development, advising, and/or programming within a student affairs setting.
  • Experience with orientation and/or transition programs is preferred.


  • Experience leading and implementing large scale programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking, teaching, and/or facilitation.
  • Experience working with first year students, transfer students, and students of color.
  • Knowledge and application of student development theories with an emphasis on student programming, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrates experience with and/or commitment to inclusive communities, intercultural communication and competence, and cultural humility.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and to demonstrate strong initiative.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility with varied work situations.


The work schedule includes some nights and weekends, and the candidate must have a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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