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Student Activity Advisor Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Coordinates and facilitates student programs. Receives proposals from students, makes recommendations for changes to programs and assists with implementation. Ensures adherence to departmental and university policies and procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series. Provides services to students.

Examples of Duties:

  • Serves as advisor to the activities board; evaluates student proposals; makes alternative suggestions to programs; assists with implementation of programs.
  • Responds to community and athletic department requests for promotional appearances; determines acceptance and denial of requests based on availability; makes necessary arrangements to fulfill request such as arranging for equipment and completion of necessary paperwork.
  • Ensures adherence by student organizations to departmental and university regulations, policies and procedures; works closely with student organizations.
  • Coordinates reservation of rooms, catering needs, room setup requirements, promotion of program and contracting requirements for a variety of programs.
  • Serves as liaison between students and activities board; advises board regarding terms, conditions and implications of co-sponsorships with student organizations.
  • Assists with manual setup and dismantling of all program events; attends student committee meetings and programs presented by the Activities Board.
  • Plans and/or participates in the activities board retreat, seminars and workshops; develops leadership and learning experiences and other learning programs for student participants.
  • Advises students regarding budgetary limitations, cost projections and revenue generating ideas or methods.
  • Attends local sporting and promotional events to observe performance of student groups as well as individual performance of team members.
  • Arranges equipment and facility usage/setup for practices; prepares necessary paperwork for cheerleading squad activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skill in program development and facilitation.
  • Knowledge in leading student activities.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in working with student organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Physical Education or related field AND one year student service experience; OR, Five years student service experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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