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Student Development - Coordinator of Student Life

Student Development - Coordinator of Student Life


Under the direction of the Director of Student Life, the Coordinator of Student Life is responsible for contributing as a leader to student life, student organizations, and student culture. The work requires understanding and active engagement with the mission of the College, as well as the ability to build and sustain dynamic student relationships. There should be purposeful engagement with the student body with intentional outreach to those students in the margins. Ongoing enhancement of campus activities should be a priority ensuring that activities are student driven, institutionally supported and displays shared leadership. The Coordinator provides direction and coordination to students working with Student Activities Committee (SAC), Greek Council, and other groups as assigned.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Be willing and committed to walking with students where they are.
  • Contribute to the vision of a comprehensive program for Student Life, which is committed to the Hope College mission.
  • Advise the Student Activities Committee (SAC) to establish leadership and an engaging, balanced program for all students. Attend SAC meetings and events. Work with the Concert Series subcommittee of SAC. 
  • Secure contracts for outside entertainers for both SAC and Concert Series.
  • Advise one of the Greek Councils. Foster leadership development, meet with leaders, and attend meetings and events.
  • Participate and collaborate with the Student Life team as it sets priorities, creates plans, and implements initiatives.
  • Provide training and oversight to Student Life groups each semester.
  • Work collaboratively to create, present, and support an ongoing leadership program for student groups, leaders and emerging leaders integrating with Student Life and other departments.
  • Practice good stewardship of and understand the financial responsibility of annual budgets and an awareness of different methods to prepare and monitor them.
  • Create opportunities within all student groups to understand diversity and the importance to all roles and functions of leaders and groups.
  • Seek out and participate in collaborative efforts across the Division.
  • Serve on division level and campus wide committees.
  • Be present in the college community allowing for the development of relationships with students and colleagues.
  • Actively engage in the life of the college.


Master's Degree preferred in student personnel or related field. One to three years related experience in programming environment and committed to College's mission. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Instructions

As part of the online application, candidates will upload a cover letter and resume. In addition, please enter the contact information for three references on the application (including current email addresses). Those references will be contacted by Human Resources upon application to submit a reference form.

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