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About the Office of Student Life & Leadership

The Office of Student Life & Leadership (SLL) consists of Leadership Development, Student Organizations, Student Activities that include the Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB), and Assessment & Student Development. The SLL also serves as the primary advisor to Student Government and the Graduate and Professional Student Federation. SLL consists of eight full-time staff, three graduate coordinators, and a number of undergraduate coordinators. The vision for the Office of Student Life & Leadership of the Carolina Union is to empower and transform students, staff, and faculty to create positive sustainable change within our communities.


About the position

The Student Organizations Graduate Coordinator is responsible for working with the University’s registered student organizations in the implementation of group development exercises/workshops as well as assisting in the planning of programs and activities. The Graduate Coordinator will actively development teaching, facilitation, and consultation skills through organizing group development exercises. This position will actively promote program planning, management/implementation, and evaluation skills with students. The Graduate Coordinator is expected to develop and employ a working knowledge of the resources, services, programs, and activities available at a large, public university, and to facilitate co-sponsorships, shared resources, and reduced duplications of programs and services.

This position is expected to begin on August 1, 2021 and end May 31, 2022 (the end date may change based on student status and graduation). The Graduate Coordinator is expected to work up to 25 hours per week and a total of up to 525 hours between August 1 and December 31, 2021 and 525 hours between January 1 and May 31, 2022. It is expected that Graduate Coordinators maintain office hours up to 25 hours per week with flexibility allowed for weekend and evening programs. With supervisor approval, Graduate Coordinators can work more hours per week to provide flexibility to take time off during student breaks or less hours per week to support academic requirements. The Graduate Coordinator will be paid bi-weekly at a rate of $15.75 per hour.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist in the annual registration process for unregistered student organizations
  • Advise students interested in starting a new student organization: review of applications for new student organizations, hold new organization orientation meetings, and providing guidance as necessary
  • Planning and implementation of special events, including Student Organization Involvement Fair(s), Advisor Outreach Events, Officer Inauguration, and the President’s Retreat
  • Assist with student organization concerns by responding to e-mails and in person inquiries by identifying specific resources that will provide further guidance and support for resolving their concern(s)
  • Assist with advisement of Student Organizations Council
  • Serve as a liaison between Student Life & Leadership and graduate/professional student organizations through collaboration with the Graduate and Professional Student Federation
  • Represent the Officer of Student Life & Leadership at various trainings, involvement and resource fairs, etc., as requested by other campus offices and organizations


Supervision and management:

  • Work with the Student Organizations Program Coordinator to supervise and develop the student staff that work with registered student organizations: coordinate and lead the student staff bi-weekly meetings and facilitate team builders
  • Assist with assessment of student organizations (utilization of resources, student organization support trends at other institutions, student involvement data dashboards, types of programs student members and leaders want to see offered, etc.)
  • Assist in continuing development and maintenance of a long-term vision for a growing office while supervising student staff and volunteers in the timely implementation of that vision


General Student Life & Leadership responsibilities:

  • Participate as an active member of the Student Life & Leadership team: attend meetings, retreats, and trainings, and provide support to major department-wide programs
  • Support the University community by developing and facilitating various leadership workshops and representing student organizations’ needs
  • Perform other duties as identified with supervisor to enhance professional development and/or support the success of program areas/department



  • An undergraduate degree and enrolled as full-time status in a graduate program for Fall 2021
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple tasks with changing deadlines and priorities
  • Demonstrated experience managing and tracking projects independently
  • Understands concepts of multiculturalism and diversity and how they impact the campus community
  • Demonstrated personal qualities: sound decision making, creativity, organization, time management, diplomacy and integrity
  • Evidence of drive and initiative as demonstrated by personal experiences and previous employment (must be a self-starter)


To apply

Interested students should apply via Heel Life with a resume and cover letter.

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