Canisius Employment Opportunities

Student Engagement Coordinator

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Work type: Full-time Staff
Location: Buffalo
Categories: Student Affairs

Student Engagement Coordinator

Division of Student Affairs

Reports to: Associate Dean of Students

In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Students, the Student Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the planning, execution, and assessment of New Student Orientation (NSO) and some aspects of leadership development programming. The Coordinator also works alongside the Assistant Director of Student Life and oversees traditional campus programs including, but not limited to, Family Weekend, Athletics Engagement, and weekend programming.


New Student Orientation

• Recruit, select, supervise, train, and evaluate approximately 42 orientation leaders, 2 summer interns, and 2 orientation assistants;

• Develop, facilitate, and assess Orientation Leader training in conjunction with NSO graduate assistant;

• Coordinate programming during the orientation program including, but not limited to, keynote speakers, student clubs and organizations fair, and entertainment;

• Work closely with various departments on campus including Facilities Management, Office of Event Services, and Chartwells to coordinate logistics;

• Manage the orientation registration process;

• Assist with the planning, promotion, and facilitation of July Visit Days;

• Represent and promote New Student Orientation as needed during Open Houses, Accepted Students Day, etc.

Student Engagement/Leadership Development

• Oversee the coordination and implementation of campus-wide programs including, but not limited to, Family Weekend, Athletics Engagement and game promotion events, and assistance with Senior Week;

• Develop a weekend programming model and coordinate events in collaboration with student clubs and organizations;

• Assist with coordination of leadership development workshop series;

• Maintain and coordinate a detailed analysis of programming fund allocation and assessment of programs;

• Participate on various campus committees;

• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in communication, education, higher education and student affairs administration, or related field preferred.

• An exceptional level of organizational skills, attention to details, analytical capabilities, and a positive problem-solving outlook.

• Intercultural competency and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion are required to successfully and effectively perform advising and guidance roles to students

• Minimum of 1-3 years professional work experience.

• Ability to work effectively and cooperatively within a team and independently.

• Ability to work under deadline pressure and manage multiple activities.

• Advanced computer proficiency and the ability to learn additional programs.

• Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with various constituencies including: students, faculty, administrators, and the general public.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please include your cover letter and resume with your application.

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time,12-month position. There is an opportunity for on-campus apartment to be provided, which includes utilities, internet, and cable, given participation in the on-call administrator rotation. Benefits are available the first of the month after the full time employee’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees with contribution from College after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

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