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Direct Service Associate III      

The objective of this position is to support the University’s compliance with and fulfillment of SACS principles of Accreditation, VSU Mission, VSU Master/Strategic Plan, and the council for the Advancement of Standards in higher Education professional Standards. The purpose of this position is to provide support to the Co-curricular Program Coordinator, through planning, coordinating and implementing programs, activities and events that reinforce classroom instruction and complement academic learning.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Will plan, coordinate and implement programs, activities and/or events per semester; Establish and maintain a liaison/collaborative role with academic departments/units; Plan and coordinate student and social development programs, activities and events; Plan and coordinate annually cultural awareness and enrichment activities and events that foster individual self-esteem, historical/cultural identities and celebrates cultural diversity; Provide assistance and attend all meetings of the Trojan Union Board for the planning and implementation of the committee’s programs; Attend meetings with various academic departments, student affair departments and students; Market all Department of Student Activities events to the VSU community on a weekly basis and maintain the Department newsletter. Wage employees are limited to working 1,500 hours per year, beginning with date of employment.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrated ability to manage and complete tasks with little or no supervision; possess excellent planning and organizations skills; Demonstrated knowledge and skills in computer use/applications; Working knowledge of and experience working in higher education student development, student services programs and functions; Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent human relations skills and marketing skills; Demonstrated ability to develop activities and events with the focus of developing student learning outcomes. Bachelor’s degree in education, social or behavioral science field; or suitable combination of education, training and experience is required. 

HOW TO APPLY:  Virginia State University only accepts applications for classified positions through the on-line state Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted.  Visit to complete an online application.  

The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting.  The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.  


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