Student Affairs

Coordinator of Student Leadership


Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL United States

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, the Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of student leadership programs that focus on self-exploration, self-discovery, and the opportunity for students to find their own voices. The position advises the Student Government Association (SGA); coordinates departmental events; creates leadership workshops and opportunities for students; and collaborates with departments across the college to enhance student academic experience and strengthen student involvement. The Coordinator plays a vital role in facilitating opportunities for the college’s administration to hear student voices and receive their input.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and advise the Student Government Association (SGA) including but not limited to: Executive Board one-on-one and board meetings, full senate and committee meetings, mentorship, and overall student leadership development.
  • Oversee the allocation of funds to SGA senators.
  • Sustain and create leadership development for students that build personal, professional and management skills through workshops and special events.
  • Provide leadership training for student government executive board members and senators.
  • Form a delegation of student government leaders for the annual Lobby Day to Springfield, IL.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and implement co-curricular programs that extend the student learning experience beyond the classroom and promote student success.
  • Implement recruiting and marketing strategies to promote student government; collaborate with campus media outlets.
  • Manage and update webpage and online community management related to SGA information and activities.
  • Coordinate the involvement of student government in college-wide programs including Student Organization Expo, Convocation, Admitted Student Days, and Manifest.
  • Plan and execute departmental programs including Open House, Admitted Student Days, Wicked Week, Engage Columbia programming, Orientation, and Columbia Weekend.
  • Represent the department on committees as needed.
  • Perform other related duties and/or responsibilities as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years full-time experience in campus activities, leadership and/or student involvement at an institution of higher education required.
  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field preferred.
  • Experience providing student organization advisement and leadership.
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively create and deliver presentations and workshops.
  • Prior experience in program coordination, facilitation.
  • Self-directed with a strong ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to multi-task and give attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Student Affairs Development theory.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office.
  • Familiarity with content management systems such as Cascade, CampusGroups.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work one evening per week and occasional weekends as needed.

About Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an acclaimed undergraduate and graduate institution that provides a comprehensive education in the arts, communications and public relations. We constantly aim to reach our full potential as an educational innovator, incubator of new creative practice and generator of real-world success for young creatives. We are located in the heart of Chicago, across the street from historic Grant Park, and housed in some of the most iconic buildings in the South Loop.

Columbia College Chicago a private urban institution of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, four-year College offering a distinctive curriculum that blends liberal arts, creative and media arts and business.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Preferred
  • Work Experience: 2 - 4 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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