Student Development Specialist II - Program Advisor
Texas A&M University, Memorial Student Center
Location: College Station, Texas
Type: Full Time
Generous state benefits package and professional development funding.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: R-055498
POSITION SUMMARY The Student Development Specialist II advises two MSC Programming Committees – MSC Spencer Leadership Conference and the MSC Aggie Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT). - a freshman leadership organization comprised of around 100 students. ALOT also is responsible for producing the TAMU Ted -X program. Spencer Leadership conference is a 3 day conference for approximately 50 students in Dallas. Both committees teach leadership skills through the production of campus-wide programs. They work to assure Texas A&M System and University policies and procedures are followed and help provide a professional experience for our student leaders. We need a person who is perceptive and willing to be a self-starter and knows when it is appropriate to ask for direction and when to just move forward with projects or processes that help shape our department. The person in this role needs to anticipate challenges before they arrive and offer solutions and inform appropriate staff or students of situations. This position will include night and weekend work and there are flexible work schedules.
Bachelor’s degree with one year of experience in student affairs work or related specialty area.
Master’s Degree and no experience but would prefer related student leadership experiences.
Must be able to communicate with a broad range of people, both verbally and in writing. Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Budgeting, fundraising, organizational skills, volunteer training and management, student development theory and practice. Understanding of contract negotiation and programming management. Knowledge of the MSC and Texas A&M surrounding community, relationship with community organizations. Basic familiarity with current social media.
About Texas A&M University, Memorial Student Center
The Memorial Student Center engages students in experiences preparing them to be global leaders through providing campus programs and service opportunities. You may know of the Memorial Student Center as a building, but the MSC is also a department providing students with academic, cultural awareness and arts programs making the student experience at Texas A&M even better. Our vision is to partner with students to develop engaged and empowered global citizens.
From its inception in 1950, the Memorial Student Center has been the hub of campus activity. The MSC Student Programs Office currently sponsors 18 programming committees producing 100+ events annually, with nearly 1,000 student leaders.