Responsibilities: The advising of specific programming areas or student organizations on program content. Advising and supervision of volunteer committees, ensuring compliance with procedures and policies. Responsible for arrangements, planning, marketing, and evaluation for programs. May be responsible for assisting with the administration of the program department. Assignments to program areas usually are made in keeping with the advisor’s skills and interests. May supervise main campus events, such as orientation, homecoming, leadership development programs, or ad hoc groups dealing with specific programs or issues. Oversees program-related expenditures and revenue. Produces reports and conduct program evaluations. Provides on-site supervision of events and activities.
Special qualifications: Strong interest in working with student groups. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as the job may require. Knowledge of college or university policies.
Experience: Expertise in specific program areas is desirable. Experience in student organizations as an undergraduate.
Education: Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s is preferred at most institutions. Often considered an entry-level position and may be combined with graduate study as an internship or practicum experience.
Core competencies: Communication, Planning, Student Learning
Updated Jan. 20, 2013