student engagement coordinator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Proven educator and academic administrator with extensive leadership, student programming and facilitation experience.  Expert in identifying and addressing students’ needs and their concerns. Highly motivated self-starter with original and innovative ideas which lead to engaging activities, functions and student leadership development opportunities.

Strategic Thinker and Collaborator

Outstanding Interpersonal Skills

Dynamic leader

Engaging and Inspirational Public Speaker


Creative Organizer and Event Planner   

Seasoned Educator and Facilitator

Experienced Diversity Professional   

Committed and Energetic Team Member       



Work History
Student Engagement Coordinator, 05/2013 to Current
Berklee College Of MusicMA, State,
  • Responsible for the strategic development, creation, execution and ongoing management of various annual student events and activities which led to an increase of engagement between current students, alumni, college and local community;
  • Developed, executed and facilitated student leadership development program based upon Kouzes and Posner Student Leadership Challenge and Strengths Quest;
  • Manage the Commencement Committee (2012-2016) which includes representatives from eight different departments across the college community, while also serving as the point of contact for event vendors.
  • Collaborated with the Office of the President, Office of Community and Government Affairs and College Bookstore to create and launch student discount program.
  • Community Liaison for the Office of Institutional Advancement and Development 
  • Served as the advisor to the Student Government Association
  • Served as the inaugural Chair of the Intercultural/Inclusivity Tier II Shared Governance Committee
  • Appointed as an member of the Tier I Integrity Committee chaired by the Provost/EVP
  • Currently serving on the Student Experience and Branding Tier II Shared Governance Committees
  • Consultant to the Community Engagement Tier II Shared Governance Committee
  • Consults and collaborates with all students groups and organizations
  • Identifies and develops various on and off campus community service opportunities for the student body and academic departments
  • Oversaw the redesign of the Student Services webpage Revamped student volunteer program
  • Manages the work load and assignments of the Student Engagement Associate
Summer Bridge Academy Coordinator, 04/2015 to Current
Goodwin CollegeCity, STATE,
  • Developed and implemented orientation modules for faculty and mentors
  • Revamped and executed orientation program for incoming students and families
  • Introduced character and interpersonal development modules and activities to enhance and improve the transition process for incoming freshman
  • Collaborated with the Dean of Students on the development of internship opportunity for B.S. Human Services student
  • Collaborated with Enrollment, General Education Department, Financial Aid and Registrar Departments to ensure that all administrative paperwork was completed for incoming students for the Fall 2015 semester
  • Managing the efforts to redesign the program and curriculum for the Summer 2016
  • Managed the leadership team and mentors
Assitant to the Provost/EVP, 2013 to 05/2013
Goodwin CollegeCity, STATE,
  • Provided exclusive administrative support and project management for the Office of the Provost.   
  • Served as key council on strategic efforts and initiatives assigned to the Office;
  • Administrative responsibilities included: main point of contact for the Provost’s office;
  • Maintenance of the Provost’s calendar;  
  • Provided administrative oversight and maintenance of the College’s Shared Governance Structure;
  • Provided administrative support for President’s Cabinet, President’s Extended Cabinet, College Leadership Council, the Board of Trustee Audit and Risk Subcommittee.  
  • Project Management responsibilities included: Oversaw the planning and execution of tri-annual Community Day gatherings; 
  • Assisted in the development and execution of the College’s Shared Governance Leadership Training regimen;
  • Assisted in the development of a structured policy and procedure creation process as a member of the Tier I Committee on Integrity;
  • Served on the Black History Month committee;
  • Served as the Chair of the Commencement Committee;
  • Member of the Tier II Employee Wellness Committee
Executive Assistant to the Provost, CFO, VP of Marketing and Communications, 10/2009 to 2013
Goodwin CollegeCity, STATE,
  • Provide administrative support to three senior executives. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: calendar management, job description research and development, candidate screening, report generation and posting, benefit management, advisement on marketing strategies and all administrative and clerical duties.   
Director of Diversity/Assistant Director of Admissions, 05/2000 to 05/2007
Watkinson SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Administrator responsible for working with all constituencies of the community to further the school’s climate of inclusivity and multiculturalism through educational programs, community wide conversations and professional development offerings;
  • Initiated the Assessment of Inclusivity of Multiculturalism (AIM) process used for school/culture wide assessment developed by NAIS
  • Presented “Where Are We Now?” An Introspective Look at Diversity  in Independent Schools during a diversity seminar for senior administrators of the S.P.H.E.R.E. Consortium
  • Served as guest lecturer in variety of classes focusing on issues of difference and inclusion
  • Led recruitment and advocacy efforts for students of color by fostering relationships with local organizations to increase the applicant pool for students of color.
  • Oversaw diversity budget; Served as a student advisor and advocate;
Director of SPHERE Summer Program, 2004 to 07/2008
Watkinson SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Responsible for daily operation of summer program and overall programmatic structure and curriculum development including: hiring, supervising, budget management, scheduling, personnel fundraising, and final reporting.  
  • Served as community representative for the program. Responsibilities included: point of contact for five elementary schools and marketing and recruitment efforts.
  • Researched and scheduled all field trips or on campus activities and speakers.
  • Within two years, expanded the program from 1st -3rd grades to 1st -5th grades
  • Wrote and raised $50,000 in grant funds
  • Managed staff of 25
Student Activities Coordinator, 06/1997 to 02/2007
Watkinson SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Created and organized themed events for student body including: formal affairs, spirit activities, cultural celebrations, student conferences and field trips.
  • Researched local and national organizations for new offerings.
  • Negotiated and secured contracts for services associated with social events and programs.
  • Oversaw the activity budget.
  • Served for two consecutive years, as the organizer, coordinator and moderator for  Student of S.P.H.E.R.E. Conference, each year focused on different theme
  • Hosted and coordinated evening formal cruise along the Connecticut River
  • Organized trips to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Miami, Florida, and Dallas, Texas
  • Collaborated with the Chair of the History Department to organized an international trip to Accra, Ghana
M.Ed.: Higher Education Administration, Expected in 2013 to Northeastern University - Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts: Women's Studies, Expected in 2003 to University of Hartford - West Hartford, CT

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School Attended

  • Northeastern University
  • University of Hartford

Job Titles Held:

  • Student Engagement Coordinator
  • Summer Bridge Academy Coordinator
  • Assitant to the Provost/EVP
  • Executive Assistant to the Provost, CFO, VP of Marketing and Communications
  • Director of Diversity/Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Director of SPHERE Summer Program
  • Student Activities Coordinator


  • M.Ed.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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