Coordinator of Student Activities

Position ID: 42710
Georgia Southwestern State University
Office of Student Life
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Coordinator, Administrative
Job Description: 


Coordinator of Student Activities


Job ID:  1811
Location:  GA Southwestern State Univ
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Summary

This position is responsible for student development through programs and services focused on student engagement and student organization governance.


  • Recognized Student Organization Management (40%)
    • Work directly with student organization on annual recognition program that includes officer leadership training, organization constitution review, risk management education and other relevant requirements.
    • Advance the administration of Canes Connect, GSW’s online organization management system.
    • Provide administrative support to student organization and advisors.
  • University sponsored programs and events. (25%)
    • Assists with development and implementation of department’s leadership and service programming.
    • Serve as point of contact in planning and partnering university sponsored events focused on student engagement.
    • Advise student committees responsible for themed weeks.
    • Partner with Athletics Department on building game day experience and student attendance.
  • Recognition Programs (20%)
    • Plan and implement student and student organization recognition programs that promote engagement, school pride, leadership, service, and other applicable priorities.
    • Coordinate student awards banquet.  
    • Assist colleagues with student recognition efforts.
  • Department Initiatives (10%)
    • Assists with development and implementation of new department initiatives focused on advancing student engagement and success.
    • Serve as student organization advisor as needed.
    • Partner with Athletics Department on building game day experience and student attendance.
  • Performs a variety of related duties. (5%)
    • May serve as investigator for student conduct or Title IX cases.
    • Participates on University and division committees and task forces.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with one or more years of work related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.

Required Documents to Attach

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of student development and organization advising.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of issues and trends related higher education and student affairs.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in multi-task and working cooperatively with others.

About Us

Georgia Southwestern State University – a four-year institution – cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs.

Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of its developing region with educational programs for high school, for professional and technical graduates; post-graduate professional training; research and business services; and cultural enrichment. Through its national and international affiliations, the University links Southwest Georgia with the global economy and actively fosters a greater understanding of international business and culture.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at 229-931-2000 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with Georgia Southwestern State University, as determined by Georgia Southwestern State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southwestern State University is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the University takes affirmative action to preclude discrimination in recruiting, transferring, training and terminating of employees because of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, veterans status, disability or any other reason in accordance with applicable state and federal statutes, executive orders and other regulations which prohibit discriminatory employment practices.

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator