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Position Details


Long Classification Title PROGRAM ADVISOR
Location Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Department PSU Student Life     [PSHUBX]
Summary of Position

The Coordinator of Student Programming is responsible for leading student programming at Plymouth State University (PSU) and advising the student-led campus programming board (PACE). They will develop and implement an integrated and comprehensive array of educational, social, recreational, and cultural programs for the student body, partnering with student organizations, faculty, staff, the community, and external partners.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.
Please provide contact information for three professional references that can speak to your work experience will be requested in the PSU application.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0706FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3 years
Other minimum qualifications

Master’s degree in related field and one year of related experience or Bachelor’s degree and three years of related experience. *Experience planning events and programs on a collegiate level, including familiarity with student development theory, entertainment or performance contracting, and contemporary use of technology to facilitate event planning and promotion in a university setting.
*Willingness to work on a flexible basis when activities fall outside of weekday business hours.
*Demonstrated ability to plan events; organize and prioritize work; manage multiple projects; balance short and long term goals; work independently and collaboratively with colleagues. *Demonstrated ability to think critically; communicate with excellent verbal, interpersonal and written skills to a wide range of patrons.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in student affairs/higher education administration or related field.
  • Experience working with a campus programming board and student organizations.
  • Experience with advising and providing training for students.
  • Experience with supervising student employees.
  • Experience with large volume (1-5000 attendees) event planning and management. * Strong organizational, interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  • General enthusiasm, positive attitude, a self-starter and team player with the ability to instill the same in others.
    *Intermediate level computer skills using Microsoft Office, databases and web page maintenance, and thorough familiarity with social media technology.
    *Possess a working knowledge of risk management practices and implementation. *Ability to exhibit and teach strong customer service skills.
Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 16
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Plymouth State University (PSU) is transforming the campus to create a first-of-its-kind university holistically organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels. We are a residential and comprehensive university with a warm and engaged learning community focused on teaching excellence and regional engagement. The University is located in the heart of the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire and serves approximately 4,300 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students.
Our Integrated Cluster Learning Model amplifies the educational experience and strengthens the institution’s legacy of interdisciplinary study and applied experiential learning. PSU students will work in teams with faculty and partners within 7 Integrated Clusters of degree programs: Exploration and Discovery; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Arts and Technologies; Health and Human Enrichment; Justice and Security; Education, Democracy and Social Change; and Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development. Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders.

Posting Details

Posting Date 01/05/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date 01/19/2018
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Advise Student Programming Board (PACE):
Advise PSU’s student-run programming board (PACE), providing the members of the organization with direction and support in their development and implementation of campus-wide educational, social, recreational, and cultural programming for the student body; including, but not limited to: live entertainment, ‘home-grown’ events, trips, and fall and spring annual themed events (i.e. Welcome Week, Fall Fling, Homecoming and Family Celebration, Winter Carnival, and Spring Fling). Events may range from thought-provoking guest lectures, ‘pub nights’, and multicultural events to comedy and musical performances and large-scale dance parties. Assist PACE in developing their annual budget request and presentation to the student senate finance committee.


Plan & Implement Large-scale Campus-Wide Student Events:
Work with colleagues across campus (i.e. Student Involvement, Events & Conference Services, Residential Life, Athletics, Silver Center for the Arts, Alumni Relations, University Police) to provide a comprehensive offering of campus programs for students, fostering an cohesive student involvement experience.
Evaluate, analyze, benchmark, and assess student programming to determine successes, implement adjustments and develop alternative models for scaling programs.


Student Organization & Integrated Programming Development:
Provide guidance to over 90 recognized student clubs and organizations to advance their educational and social event planning and implementation skills sets. Facilitate the management and support of a student organization event registration process. Develop and distribute calendar of events/event communications for student programs.
Partner with academic programs and service areas on campus to develop integrated program offerings for students (cluster projects, practicum/intern experiences).


Student Employee Development:
In conjunction with the Office Manager and Director of Student Organization Leadership Development, hire, train, and supervise student staff in the Student Involvement Office.


Contracts, Fiscal Management, Policy Implementation:
Manage and facilitate the implementation of a departmental programming budget, ensuring there is regular programming available to the student body within the student union building, and across campus.
Maintain thorough knowledge of the state and university system policies and regulations as they relate to student activities, fundraising, purchasing, building operations, safety, and contract negotiations and educate students on such areas as needed
Serve on college committees as appropriate and/or requested.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe how you think this position supports higher education students.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents