Student Affairs Coordinator

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2023


UCPE Student Services

About the Department

Innovative, career-driven learning experiences define University of Chicago Professional Education. In our commitment to spread the University's knowledge as broadly as possible, we offer impactful and flexible programs and courses that introduce individual and corporate audiences to up-to-the-minute research, the latest standards in their field, a new professional network, and the University of Chicago's rich intellectual community. Our instructors, seasoned professionals all, deliver unparalleled expertise drawn from years of industry experience. We give our students the tools to succeed in our fast-moving, interconnected world and achieve a competitive edge at any stage of their careers.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Student Affairs Engagement Coordinator fosters an inclusive and vibrant learning community. With a primary emphasis on event coordination and student outreach, this role is pivotal in enhancing student experience, promoting student engagement, and supporting academic progression. This position is a part-time temporary position, up to 32 hours per week, with the potential for promotion into a permanent full-time position within the next fiscal year.


  • Plan, coordinate, and execute both online and in-person student engagement events.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and external stakeholders to ensure seamless event logistics.
  • Monitor and assess the impact and effectiveness of events to inform future initiatives.
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to engage current and prospective students.
  • Assist with facilitating communication channels, such as newsletters, forums, or information sessions, to keep students informed and connected.
  • Advocate for student needs and liaise between students and administrative units.
  • Work closely with the Student Affairs team to identify areas of opportunity and growth.
  • Attend team meetings, provide updates on engagement efforts, and participate in team-driven projects.
  • Offer guidance and resources for student inquiries and concerns.
  • Refer students to appropriate university services or resources as needed.
  • Maintain an awareness of best practices in student affairs to ensure a positive student experience.
  • Maintain records, produce reports, and analyze student engagement and outreach efforts data.
  • Ensure compliance with university policies and procedures.


  • Proficient in event planning and coordination.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience or Certifications:​


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Matriculating through a Master’s or doctoral studies program in higher education or a related field are a plus.


  • Experience or strong interest in higher education and student affairs.
  • Familiarity or open to learning and engaging with online education platforms and best practices.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • This position is 32 hours per week.

Required Documents:

  • Resume/CV

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Benefit Eligibility


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Pay Frequency


Pay Range

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours




Job is Exempt


Drug Test Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Health Screen Required


Posting Date


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