Student Engagement & Activities Coordinator

Champlain College
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Student Engagement & Activities Coordinator


Job Description:


About Champlain


Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and a broad portfolio of online degrees and certificates. The College is known for its distinctive and innovative approach to career-focused education so students can be, “Ready for Work. Ready for Life. Ready to Make a Difference.” For the seventh year in a row, Champlain was named a “Most Innovative School” in the North by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, and was listed among The Princeton Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges” in 2022. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and was recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its “Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes.”


About the Job


The Office of Student Engagement is committed to enhancing our students’ college experience through a variety of social programming in order to foster personal growth, provide leadership opportunities, and encourage connectivity in a safe and creative environment.


The Student Engagement & Activities Coordinator provides support to the Student Engagement Team in order to effectively achieve departmental, divisional, and institutional goals. These responsibilities include:


  • Supervise Student Activity Programmer (SAPs) and oversee weekend / evening programming
  • Provide planning and assistance aspects of major programs on campus such as Orientation, Champlain Weekend, Admitted Student Days, Senior Week, Activities Fair, and other assigned activities
  • Plan and execute medium to large scale programs and events
  • Co-Advise CHAMP, a student run programming board
  • Develop strong relationships with university departments, special groups and external vendors as necessary to carry out functions of the position


This position reports to the Director of Student Engagement to provide comprehensive student activities and year-round programming, including fall and spring orientations. This position is responsible for building and improving student programs and a sense of community with faculty, staff, and students in co-curricular, special interest, recreation, fitness and wellness programming.




This is a 12 month, full time position in the Division of Student Affairs. A Bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s Preferred) and experience in providing social programming. Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Evening and weekend hours are required. This position is a labor-intensive job that requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs.


Candidates must have a professional and positive attitude toward their work, the mission of the institution, and the goals of the college. Adaptability, continuous learning, strong critical judgment, a commitment to diversity and teamwork, and providing quality services are some of the staff competencies required for success at Champlain College.


  • Experience with programming in student affairs and strong program development responsibilities include event management, student supervision, data collection and social media content maintenance
  • Demonstrated ability to foster positive and productive relationships with students, faculty and staff as well as local resources
  • Experience working in a higher education or community-based setting preferred


Additional Information:


The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.


Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.


Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.


Application Instructions:


Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.


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