Student Government Coordinator

Fullerton, California, United States | Student Government | Full-time


Position Title:                  Student Government Coordinator

Reports To:                      Director, Student Government

Payroll Classification:    Salaried, Exempt

Starting Salary:                $66,560.00

Priority Filing Date:         Open Until Filled


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Under general supervision of the Director of Student Government, the coordinator works in the areas of student leadership advising, event/activity programming, program administration, and leadership training/development/education. Primarily, the coordinator will serve as the advisor to elected student leaders and program groups within ASI. The coordinator will also provide ASI policy/procedure advising to funded student organizations and may supervise graduate and/or student assistants, who provide additional support to student activities/programs. They oversee and advise student leaders in student government, boards, committees, elections, ambassadors, commissions, and more in the areas of meeting management, leadership development, event planning and interpersonal communication.

Advising, Programming, and Program Administration
1.    Coaches and advises student leaders through regular weekly meetings and frequent communication and interactions
2.    Attends staff, committee/commission, executive board, program, and/or other related meetings
3.    Works with student leaders to ensure continuity of programming, funding, and advocacy efforts; provides training and development for such efforts
4.    Provides support to student leaders in planning and executing events/activities
5.    Attends and monitors ASI sponsored events/activities, as needed or directed
6.    Provide ASI policy/procedure advising to funded student organizations

Leadership Training/Development/Education
1.    Takes part in researching, developing, and implementing effective training/development/education programs for student leaders
2.    Attends and implements training/development/education programs, at times after normal business hours and on weekends, as needed or directed

Budget and Financial Management
1.    Monitors and supports processing of expenditures for various programs to ensure compliance with established organizational, fiscal, and risk management policies and procedures

1.    Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates graduate and/or student assistant staff 

1.    Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
2.    Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
3.    Serves as a generalist advisor to all ASI student leaders
4.    Support ASI’s DEI plan in all programming, services, and interactions.
5.    Other duties as assigned .

Education Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree in higher education, student development, business or public administration, or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience Requirements:

Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a student services program area, or in a related field required. 
Demonstrated experience in leadership training required; additional experience in counseling and/or crisis management is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
•    Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
•    Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
•    Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
•    Must possess strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and harmonious relationships within a multi-cultural campus environment
•    Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a complex organizational setting, including diverse and multi-cultural, all-gender, and multi-aged value systems
•    Ability to effectively organize, lead, train and direct the efforts of student employees and volunteers and engender support for various programs and projects
•    Must be able to interpret and carryout Associated Students Inc. and University policies; ability to interpret and apply program policies and procedures
•    Ability to acquire rapidly a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions, and programs of the Associated Students, Inc.  
•    Ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements
•    Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications concerning other programs or service areas
•    Must possess knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management, and general knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior
•    Ability to reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data
•    Advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required
•    Ability to develop and manage budgets
•    Ability to develop and implement risk management strategies designed to prevent, manage, and intervene in crises involving children
•    Works effectively with coworkers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; 
•    Listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; 
•    Keeping commitments; 
•    Keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; 
•    Addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; and 
•    Respecting the diversity of our work force in actions, works and deeds.

Core Competencies

•    Leadership Development
•    Diversity Equity and Inclusion
•    Assessment and Evaluation
•    Event Management
•    Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships
•    Collaboration
•    Social Responsibility
•    Effective Communication
•    Multicultural Competency
•    Intellectual Growth

Typical Working Conditions: 
Student Government Coordinator generally works in a temperature-controlled office environment and may occasionally be required to work events outdoors.

Physical Requirements:
•    Sitting and standing for extended periods: The role involves computer work and meetings, requiring sustained sitting or standing.
•    Walking and climbing stairs: Moving around the campus, attending events, and potentially using stairs regularly.
•    Lifting and carrying moderate weight: This could include lifting and carrying materials for presentations, events, or production activities no more than 30lbs.
•    Dexterity and fine motor skills: Operating computer equipment, handling small objects, and performing tasks requiring hand-eye coordination.
•    Visual and auditory acuity: Effective communication and interaction in various settings require good vision and hearing.
•    We are committed to working with qualified individuals with disabilities to identify and implement reasonable accommodations that would allow them to perform the essential functions of the job. If you have a disability and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of this job, please notify the hiring manager during the application process or upon accepting an offer of employment.

Special Requirements:  
•    Employment will be contingent on a satisfactory employment history and criminal background investigation. 
•    May be required to drive occasionally as needed. Valid driver’s license and current auto insurance must be on file at all times and must meet CSURMA driving standards. 
•    Required to be a Mandatory Reporter and sign ASI Mandatory Reporter Form.