Job Positions

Student Programs Coordinator (27450)

Categories: Southeast Region 4


COMPASS Student Experience: Access, Transitions, and Outreach


University of South Flordia St. Petersburg campus

Date Posted:

Aug 26 2021 10:19AM

Close Date:

Sep 9 2021 11:59 pm

Position Description

The Compass Student Experience Office works to support students through their transition into the University of South Florida St. Petersburg community, to ensure they develop and maintain personal and academic goals. The department brings together people, programs and resources to provide students with an exceptional experience on campus in order to create the foundation of their success, and anchor them at the university. The Compass Student Experience Office provides services that are integral to the on-boarding and retention of students, and the resolution of issues that jeopardize student success. The COMPASS Student Experience Office seeks to hire a Program Coordinator to assist with the initiatives focused on the needs of undergraduate students. This person is responsible for developing, organizing, and delivering events and programs for first-year and second-year students to enhance and support their university experience. This position supports the university strategy to promote the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students through high quality student life programs. This position requires coordination with administrative and academic areas of the university to determine needs and priorities, obtain resources, and comply with university, campus, and departmental policies and procedures. The Compass Student Experience Program Coordinator may supervise student workers, volunteers, or other university staff to meet program goals and objectives. The Compass Student Experience Program Coordinator reports to the Compass Student Experience Assistant Director.


Assists in the planning and coordination of the Compass Student Experience Program by supporting the execution and logistics of events to create an integrated and sequenced set of experiences for first and second-year students that promote community and academic engagement, and foster a strong connection to the institution. Coordinate strategic planning and assessment efforts for the first and second-year initiatives, which includes developing learning outcomes for educational programs, developing peer education and student leader training experiences, and reporting on the effectiveness of the program. Manage the recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and leadership development of a Graduate Assistant and Compass Peer Coaches to deliver high quality student life programming that supports USF?s goals of retention and persistence of undergraduate students. Supervisory responsibilities also include preparation of all requisite forms and documents for hiring student employees, as well as managing accurate time-sheet records to submit for certification. Collaborate with campus partners including but not limited to: Academic Advising, orientation, Academic Success Center, Career Center, Student Life & Engagement, Housing and Residence Life and other support departments that promote undergraduate student success. Communicate with undergraduate students through social media, newsletters, canvas, etc. Assists in providing academic coaching to first and second year students with academic concerns, transition/ adjustment issues, and accessing and connecting to campus resources. Other duties as assigned

Application Process

How To Apply
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Institution Information

Work Location Campus map and location overview:
USF - St. Petersburg Campus
About USF
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Working at USF With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more. To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

Additional Information

Equal Employment Opportunity
USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Contact Information

Brenna Whitton,


Required Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor's degree, with at least one year of experience in a student affairs or student personnel position; or a Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or Sports Recreation Administration. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor degree requirement for this position

Preferred Qualifications

A Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or related field. Direct experience with supervision and training of students, student development theory, classroom instruction, and programming. Experience coordinating web and print publications, program processes and assessments. Experience dealing with crises and managing sensitive information. Experience evaluating process effectiveness and developing change or alternatives. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.