Student Programming Specialist (Coordinator, Jaguar Leadership Network)

Indiana University
April 3, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

The Division of Undergraduate Education serves as the catalyst for enhancing the quality of the undergraduate student experience while promoting on-time graduation for all undergraduate students at IUPUI. Three units report up to the Division: University College, Honors College and the Institute for Engaged Learning.

The Institute for Engaged Learning promotes and supports he equitable progression of the undergraduates through pathways of connected and scaffolded curricular and co-curricular, applied, integrative, and experiential learning opportunities that prepare students for lives of commitment and success with skills to communicate, innovate and engage in local and global communities to address 21st century problems. The Institute consists of units and centers that work together to support faculty, staff, and students.

Job Summary

The Student Programming Specialist (Coordinator, Jaguar Leadership Network) position will lead a newly developed cohort-based scholarship program, the Jaguar Leadership Network (JLN). JLN was developed to support the retention and success of a cohort of 100 second- and 100 third- year students who are selected based on their prior academic performance and their high levels of unmet financial need. JLN students are demographically diverse, and many are first generation college students. The foundational goals of JLN are to foster a sense of belonging at IUPUI, to develop leadership skills, to expand social networks and to support involvement in engaged learning opportunities.

The Coordinator will develop and coordinate programming and provide academic, career, and other essential support for JLN students. Core responsibilities of the Coordinator position include:

  • Ongoing communication with selected students before and during their involvement with the program
  • Oversight of curricular and co-curricular professional development sessions, including a 1 credit hour course in the fall and spring semesters of JLN students' first year in the program
  • Ongoing monitoring of student program participation and success
  • Planning and coordination of large-scale program events such as retreats

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in higher education student affairs, education, social work, public affairs, counseling, business, or a related field and two years of experience in student services, higher education, or a related field.

Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.

Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. Develops and delivers effective presentations. Demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to maintain confidential information. Excellent judgment and decision making skills. Excellent judgment, tact, and diplomacy. Commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated cultural competency. Ability to build strong partnerships with students and other university departments.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in a related field.

Working Conditions / Demands

Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Student Services

Job Family: Student Programming
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