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Student Development Specialist III

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Student Development Specialist III
Posting Title Student Development Specialist III
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER STUDENT PROGRAMS / 02-300460
Posting Number S00449FY17
Salary $44,912 or Commensurate
Pay Basis Annually
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Student Development Specialist III provides professional and specialized skills for planning, developing, implementing, and managing student development programs, activities, and/or services, utilizing maximum campus and community resources and opportunities; serves on committees and task forces as scheduled; serves as primary advisor for MSC Town Hall Committee responsible for providing entertainment programming, that primarily targets Texas A&M University students; serves as primary advisor for one additional MSC student committee. Works nights and weekend as necessary.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent combination of education and experience and five years experience in student affairs work or related specialty area or three years experience in student affairs work or related specialty area with a master’s degree.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in humanities, social science, or related area, or Master’s degree in student affairs, counseling, or related field
Significant experience in concert management with particular skills in concert budget management and attention to detail. Experience in working with student committees in a program production setting.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in concert management. Must be able to communicate with a broad range of people, both verbally and in writing. Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Budgeting, fundraising, organizational skills, volunteer training and management, student development theory and practice; understanding and appreciation of contract negotiation and programming management. Basic familiarity with current social media.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of the MSC and TAMU surrounding community, relationship with community organizations.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Must be able to communicate effectively with and motivate a broad range of people, conceptualize the program production/student development processes and integrate them in fulfillment of the goals of the MSC, be a creative problem solver dedicated to the institution and the college union concept, act as a positive role model and demonstrate good judgment, and have sufficient energy level to sustain long hours required of job.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Advises MSC Town Hall Committee, responsible for entertainment programming that primarily targets Texas A&M University students. Ensures the programs and activities produced in the name of the Memorial Student Center meet the mission of the organization and contribute to the role and scope of the University and reflect positively on its image. Utilizes educational knowledge, professional and specialized skills to plan, implement, manage and assess student development programs, activities and/or services. Through these programs, the advisor teaches, prepares and assists students in their development of committee goals and the creation, administration and evaluation of various student programs and activities which contribute to the learning environment and the overall quality of student life. Educates students on how to fulfill their responsibilities in the following areas: program conceptualization, promotion, production, evaluation, personnel selection, training, motivation, management, fiscal accountability, budget planning, marketing research, fundraising, interpersonal and leadership skill development, goal setting, and decision making. Assists the committee executive team in building relationships and identifying collaborative opportunities within the MSC and with outside entertainment-related organizations and other student organizations. Builds and maintains relationships with former MSC Town Hall members, the Association of Former Students, academic departments on campus, and other individuals and constituencies relevant to the committee mission and purpose. Meets routinely with members, meeting weekly with the chair and executive members. Negotiates, develops and oversees the execution of contracts with artists, facilities, services and other aspects of the production of events. Works with his/her support staff and students to coordinate performer(s) arrival and departure as well as any special needs requested by contract. Reviews all marketing and advertising plans.

Oversees events and seek to assure the safety and welfare of the participants. Attend executive and general committee retreats each semester. Assist committees in developing new programming areas. Primary liaison to University Center Special Events and Reed Arena staff relative to Town Hall programs. Oversee budget development and daily expenditures. Advise students in relation to career choice, academic problems, and interpersonal skill development. Instruct students as to university and MSC policies and procedures. Assist students in their individual growth through observation, feedback, and the application of student development theory. Serve as a role model, mentor, and source of support.

Duties Performed

The primary advisor to committee ensures the programs and activities produced in the name of the Memorial Student Center, meet the mission of the organization and contribute to the role and scope of the University and reflect positively on its image.
The advisor will utilize their educational knowledge, professional, and specialized skills to plan, develop, implement, and manage student development programs, activities, and/or services, that teach, prepare, and assist students in their development and committee goals of creating, administering, and evaluating various student programs and activities, which contribute to the learning environment and the overall quality of student life.
The advisor will educate students on how to fulfill their responsibilities in the following areas: program conceptualization, promotion, production, evaluation, personnel selection, training, motivation, management, fiscal accountability, budget planning, marketing research, fund-raising, interpersonal and leadership skill development, goal setting, and decision making. The advisor will assist the committee’s executive team in building relationships and identifying collaborative opportunities within the MSC and with outside organizations and/or other student organizations. The advisor will build and maintain relationships with the Association of Former Students, academic departments on campus, and other individuals and constituencies relevant to the committee’s mission and purpose. The advisor will meet routinely with members, weekly meetings with Chair and the executive members.
The advisor will negotiate, develop, and oversee the execution of contracts with speakers, facilities, services, and other aspects in production of events. The advisor should work with her or his support staff and students to coordinate guest(s) arrival and departure as well as any special needs requested via the contract.
The advisor will review all marketing and advertising plans.
The advisor will participate as a voting member of committee advancement team on Monday nights as necessary.

Duties Performed

The advisor will actively contribute to MSC organizational meetings including, but not limited to, advisors’ meetings, advisors’ retreats, and all-staff meetings, as well as division staff meetings. The advisor will submit monthly reports, year-end evaluations, and maintain comprehensive files and records. The advisor will learn, understand, be able to teach, and utilize the department’s fund accounting software and events management systems to track and maintain committee expenditures and programs. The advisor will serve as a liaison with appropriate university staff and serve on committees as needed. Specifically serve as departmental representative on one Division of Student Affairs committee.
The advisor will adhere to University policy and procedures. May attend or present at local/regional conferences and campus student organization meetings. May be called upon to serve on various Division of Student Affairs programs and/or University task forces that relate to issues concerning students. Pursue opportunities for professional growth and development that will further enhance personal and professional skills related to this position.

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
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  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

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  3. * Do you have the ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the following skills: Budgeting, fundraising, organizational skills, volunteer training and management, student development theory and practice; understanding and appreciation of contract negotiation and programming management as well as basic familiarity with current social media?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3