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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 Activities Graduate Coordinator is responsible for working with the Carolina Union Activities Board on the organization and implementation of group development exercises/workshops as well as assisting in the planning of their programs and activities. The coordinator will actively develop their teaching, facilitation, and consultation skills with organizing team development exercises, along with expanding their leadership development and training skills. The coordinator will actively promote program planning, management/implementation, and evaluation skills with students. Specifically, the Graduate Coordinator will work with retreat planning and implementation, and committee development for the 12 Activities Board committees. 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, to facilitate co-sponsorships, shared resources, and reduce 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:

  • Advise and support student staff in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a broad variety of programs
  • Provide leadership to and advise student volunteers in the planning of events officially sponsored by CUAB
  • Serve as a member of the CUAB Advising team
  • Support the programming board in marketing both campus programs and the organization’s image
  • Advise large scale events, including coordination of student volunteers, vendors, campus partners, performers, budget, and other areas of the event
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings revolving around finances, large scale programs, sponsorships, and campus partners


Supervision and management:

  • Work with the Program Coordinator and other professional staff to select, advise, and evaluate the student staff that comprises the leadership of the organization
  • Support, plan, and attend weekly team meetings, retreats, and trainings
  • Assist with overall assessment of CUAB (quality of on-campus programming, programming trends at other institutions, effectiveness of UNC programming, types of programs students need and want to see on campus, etc.)
  • Assist in continuing development and maintenance of a long-term vision for a growing programming board while advising student staff and volunteers in the timely implementation of that vision
  • Lead regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings with the CUAB chairs and coordinators


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
  • Represent CUAB at various trainings, involvement and resource fairs, etc., as requested by other campus offices and organizations
  • Perform other duties as identified with supervisor to enhance professional development and/or support the success of program areas/departments



  • 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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