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Job Title: Student Affairs Specialist
Company Name: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette, IN United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/07/2018
Expire Date: 04/07/2018
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Student Affairs Specialist
As a Student Affairs Specialist, you will advise student volunteers in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating programming developed by students and staff. Supervise major campus events, including safety and security, crowd control and compliance with contractual obligations and University policies. You will assist and provide student volunteers with training in leadership development, programming skills, policy development, budget development and marketing. Serve as on-site event management and provide supervision of student volunteers, while representing the Union and the Student Activities and Organizations Office administratively. Engage daily with student organizations on guidance and approval through our Activity Planning Form Process. Cultivate and manage University-community partnerships, faculty partnerships and alumni networks that enrich campus programming. Serve as liaison with other campus leadership educators and provide assistance and collaboration where appropriate. Serve on campus-wide committee representing Student Life and Student Academic Affairs. Collaborate with students, staff, and departments to enhance the quality of student life of the Purdue campus.

This position represents two vacancies:

The first position will specialize in assisting with advising the Purdue Old Masters and Rising Professionals Program on campus. This position will also serve as the coordinator and liaison for recognized student organizations with regard to working with the alumni and development opportunities on campus.

The additional position will serve as the coordinator of the International Student Organizational Council. Assist with advising one of the premier student organizations on campus.
Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor's degree.
One year of experience working with student conduct administration, residence life, and/or student activities.
Strong skills in decision making, communication, interpersonal and intercultural relations.
Ability to coach and lead others, strategic thinking, and drive for results.
Supervision of volunteers and work with diverse student populations.
Ability to work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds and teamwork in daily work activity.
Clear understanding of student development theories, co-curricular development, learning outcomes and ability to collaborate.
Ability to relate well to students, develop rapport, trust and work within a shared decision-making model with the students.
Valid US or Canadian Driver’s License.


Master's in College Student Personnel or Higher Education.

Supervisory experience.

Knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Additional Information

This posting represents two vacancies.
Purdue will not sponsor and employment related visa for this position.
A Background Check will be required for employment in this position.
ALL applicants must apply via Purdue's online recruitment system. No other applications/resumes will be accepted.
FLSA Exempt: (Not Eligible for Overtime).
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Company Name: Purdue University
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Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue University is one of the nations’ premier institutions with more than 200 areas of undergraduate student and renowned research initiatives. Purdue’s undergraduate and graduate programs rank among the best in the country. Twenty-two of America’s astronauts hold Purdue degrees. Academically, Purdue’s role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here and represent all 50 states and 130 countries. Add about 1000 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that is without rival. Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.
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