Student Activities Specialist - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico 87402

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position performs specialized duties in support of the college’s student activities functions.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Duties & Responsibilities


• Assists in the day-to-day operations of the Student Activities Office.

• Works with students to plan and implement events and activities through the Student Activities Board and with the Student Programmers and Student ambassadors.

• Provides leadership and guidance to campus clubs, student government, and other student organization including creating and facilitating training for students

• Advises Student Ambassadors and Programmers in time management, financial aid, academic success, etc.

• Serves as co-advisor of the Associated Student Government; attends all meetings of the Executive Officers.

• Serves as co-advisor of the San Juan College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success; attends meetings of the Executive Board.

• Assists in making preparations for special events including the development, maintenance and coordination of events.

• Organizes, promotes and implements student events and activities to include the San Juan College Safe Zone Program.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of student activities principles and practices.

• Knowledge of student leadership theory.

• Knowledge of event planning principles.

• Knowledge of the management of college clubs and organizations.

• Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.

• Knowledge of personnel management principles.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Student Activities Specialist assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include Student Government By-Laws and Constitution and college and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied specialized duties. Frequent interruptions contribute to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to provide specialized support for the student activities functions of the college. Success in this position contributes to the efficient and effective provision of student activity programming. Position will be required to work some nights and weekends.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects and climbs ladders.

• The work is typically performed in an office.




MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required. Knowledge and level of competency associated with actual experience working within the occupational field for a minimum of 3 years is required. • The successful candidate must demonstrate sufficient work experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position.

Starting Salary


Special Instructions to Applicants

Three letters of recommendation will be required if selected as candidate for interview and must be provided prior to scheduled interview date.

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Activities Specialist
  • Student Activities
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Community College
  • Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 3 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: - $35,491
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 7/21/2014