Student Engagement Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Admin / Executive / Office Support, Student Affairs / Services

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. The Schools curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and economic justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social, political, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally. GSSW provides an intellectual, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international educational opportunities. GSSW engages in collaborative projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff.

This position will work remote until deemed safe to return to campus.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Students, the Student Engagement Coordinator will serve as the department's primary support person to the GSSW student community, focused on the Denver Campus MSW program, but also serving distance programs in the Four Corners (Durango), and Western Colorado (Glenwood Springs), and online MSW@Denver students across the nation, as appropriate. The Student Engagement Coordinator has direct responsibility for: organizing student engagement opportunities and co/extra-curricular programming for GSSW students; overseeing important student-facing events such as new student orientation; serving as the primary adviser and liaison to GSSWs student led organizations; managing student-facing communications; supervising student employees; and other projects and events as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Administration of Student Engagement Programming (90%).
  • Create, support, and deliver culturally responsible programming (both virtual and in-person), targeting student support and persistence for all GSSW students.
  • Ensure all engagement activities are inclusive and aligned to the core tenets of universal design.
  • Oversee the coordination and implementation of multiple new student orientations (up to 300 two-year and advanced standing) for Denver Campus.
  • Support orientation efforts for Four Corners, MSW@Denver, and Western Colorado programs as necessary.
  • Lead student services data-hub for orientation planning and related needs, including regularly pulling reports from Slate and Banner for the Assistant Dean for Students, advising teams, and other student-facing staff.
  • Manage and support GSSW student organizations, and their faculty advisers, including oversight of student organization budgets and expenditures, and developing/maintaining student organization trainings and documentation.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Dean of Students and other GSSW stakeholders on strategies for community building between students enrolled in the Denver Campus, Four Corners, MSW@Denver, and Western Colorado programs, as well as strategies to increase GSSW student engagement in broader DU initiatives and events.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of student-facing events at GSSW, including but not limited to: orientations, student organization events, commencement celebrations, and community service days.
  • Manage student-facing communications and communication platforms for current students (including Canvas, ReGroup, DU
  • Portfolio, building bulletin boards, GSSW Current Student Facebook group, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the GSSW Marketing and Communication, admissions teams, and other GSSW staff teams.
  • Administration and general oversight of the GSSW Student Resource Portal, to support various users and their related content.
  • Work with GSSW Marketing and Communication to update the student service pages of the GSSW website as needed.
  • Collaborate with GSSW teams and stakeholders, including academic affairs, career services, program directors, professional advising, and registrar, to support relevant student programming/information sessions as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned (10%).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient use of computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to build relationships and work with and across multiple, diverse audiences.
  • Experience using/ability to quickly learn DU-specific platforms (e.g. Banner, Canvas, Slate, Concur, ReGroup, Portfolio, Zoom webinars, etc.)
  • Experience supporting and willingness to use social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • A commitment to inclusive excellence and experience working with diverse communities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at once and on time.
  • Experience coordinating and leading events of various sizes and in multiple modalities (e.g. virtual webinars, in-person gatherings, etc.)
  • Skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze data and develop reports.
  • Ability to take initiative, exercise good judgment, and achieve program goals in alignment to GSSW and DU vision and values.
  • Experience using/ability to quickly learn accessibility and universal design.
  • Knowledge of student development theories.
  • Knowledge of NASW Code of Ethics and application to social work education.
  • Experience using/ability to quickly learn FERPA, HIPPA and other confidentiality laws.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or two to three years of experience in a related student support role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three to four years of experience working in Higher Education/Student Affairs in a direct student support role.
  • Experience with online learning.
  • Experience supporting student leadership development.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, January 27th, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $50,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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