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Coordinator of Student Programs and Events (#713)

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$19.00 – $20.00 Hourly
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Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, non denominational, residential, research liberal arts women’s college. Mount Holyoke prepares students for leadership on a global scale. The college is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights, and its graduates thrive in all fields, on all continents, and in a dizzying array of languages. In 1837, MHC pioneered higher education for women. Today, in the twenty-first century, the college continues to embolden its students to break boundaries, shake off limits, and take the lead. As an institution, Mount Holyoke embraces its mission “to educate a diverse community of students at the highest level of academic excellence.” Faculty, staff, and students are committed to an inclusive approach that supports, educates, and nurtures the identity differences of everyone in our community. MHC’s 2,189 students hail from 45 states and 74 countries. Twenty-five percent of MHC students are international citizens, and 27 percent of domestic students identify as African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. As part of the Student Life Division, the Office of Student Programs exists to support all students with opportunities for leadership, service, and engagement -- creating a vibrant and inclusive co-curricular campus life that sustains MHC students as scholars, and offers them skills for leading a balanced life.


The Coordinator of Student Programs and Events works directly in providing opportunities for and support of engagement, involvement, and leadership development by students and student groups at Mount Holyoke College. The Coordinator provides guidance and support to a diverse array of students through managing the student event development and registration process, serving as an on-site advisor and venue manager at events and programs, and directly advising MHC Class Boards. This position is also charged with reviewing and providing student-centric large-scale events and special programming, including aspects of new student orientation and certain campus traditions, with particular focus on managing programmatic efforts within and around the Community Center. The Coordinator will work to advance the vision and focus areas of the Office of Student Programs, working to serve all MHC students across identity and experience. This includes supporting the efforts of office sponsored programs and management of Blanchard Hall including the Great Room, over-sighting office marketing efforts in alignment with divisional goals, and serving as a liaison to departments across campus.


● Coordinate co-curricular and social programming efforts, including specific campus traditions, with a focus on utilization of the Community Center. Includes such things as Fall Fest, No Study Zone, Pangy Day, aspects of fall and spring Orientation, programming over student breaks, etc.

● Specific dedication is given to creating and implementing a robust programmatic calendar for the Community Center that meets College and divisional goals.

● Oversight and management of student and student group events, in coordination with other staff, including but not limited to, guiding students through the event registration process, budgeting, ensuring compliance with institutional deadlines and policies, sharing of campus resources, advising through the planning process, training, and post-event debriefs.

● Management and maintenance of event registration forms, annual student event calendars and timelines, and approval of events within EMS (the Event Management System).

● On-site advisement and venue supervision at several events each month, including late night and weekend assignments. ● Directly advise various class boards, working with other Student Programs staff in the support, training, and evaluation of all class boards.

● Oversee the office’s Innovation Grant process.

● Liaison with the Division’s Communication Manager around marketing efforts including social media, print materials, posting efforts, etc.

● Evaluate and assess current programs and initiatives, and implement new as needed, to further the involvement and engagement of students.

● Support Office of Student Programs initiatives and annual events.

● Attend Student Life meetings, and serve on campus committees, as needed and assigned.

● Other duties as assigned.


Education Experience:​ Bachelor’s required, 1-2 years professional and/or related experience working in a college environment. Additional consideration given to those with master’s related to higher education.

Skills:​ Qualified applicants must have strong writing, communication and advising skills, as well as excellent time management skills, superb judgment in planning, supervising, and maintaining safety, and the ability to enforce deadlines and policy. Previous experience in planning and/or managing events is essential. Experience working in higher education and/or with college students is strongly preferred. Particular attention given to those candidates who have worked at a women’s college, with first generation populations, and or have experience with identity based student organizations.

Ability to work flexible work weeks and late hours is a must. This job does require working late nights and weekends, with the schedule to be set in consultation with the Assistant Dean.

This is a full-time, benefited 37.5 hours per week, 12 month position. The position offers some flexibility when setting up the routine business hours and requires a shifted schedule during the academic period.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.