Student Life Coordinator

Student Life Coordinator


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Wilmington, NC


$2972.00 per month


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, November 18, 2022
Closes: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, December 5, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education/Training:

  • Associate’s degree and two or more years of experience in Student Life or Student Services.


Minimum Experience:

  • Two or more years of experience in Student Life or Student Services.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • Experience within the North Carolina Community College System.

Position Description


This position is responsible for the overall development, management, promotion, and evaluation of Student Life. The coordinator will also serve as the main point of contact for all clubs, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), and Student Government Association (SGA).



  • Receives supervision from the Dean of Student Affairs
  • Supervises Program Assistants (work-study students)


Duties & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)



Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Works with college administration, students, and faculty to create and administer a college-wide activity plan for events that fosters learning, student engagement, and service, and promotes opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.
  • Implements strategies and initiatives to increase student participation and engagement in a variety of extracurricular activities.
  • Oversees activities of all chartered college student organizations and clubs, including Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and Student Government Association (SGA). Serves as a resource for faculty and staff in their roles as student club advisors and encourage participation in student activities. Facilitates the chartering of new student clubs and organizations.
  • Maintains an updated student life calendar and social media presence to include schedules of student workshops, on and off campus student activities and community events where the College is being represented.
  • Collaborates with the Community Relations team to conceptualize and develop communications and marketing plans for digital and social media channels, and to create online/social media content (including, but not limited to tweets, status updates, photos and interactive videos) to support social media goals.
  • Coordinates, schedules and manages the intramural programs.
  • Coordinates annual campus wide events such as Sea Devil Summer, Welcome Week and the Student Recognition Ceremony.
  • Supports CFCC’s Peer Mentor Program by developing programming, monitoring outcomes, and serving as a team member that supports peer mentors and mentees.
  • Serves as the College Coordinator for CFCC’s participation in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Program.  This includes providing support and guidance to program participants and all correspondence with program officials.
  • Represents the College to prospective students and assists with institutional recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Develops and implements educational outreach programs focused on responsible citizenship, ethical development and making healthy choices
  • Creates and publishes the student newsletter.
  • Participates in appropriate committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Mentors student leaders and workers.
  • Develops and monitors annual goals and objectives for all areas associated with student life.
  • Evaluates outcomes from activities and programs to ensure that the needs of students are being met.
  • Maintains statistical reports, surveys and other records to assess accomplishments, appropriate student learning outcomes, and departmental needs.
  • Provides input to the development and monitoring of the annual budget for Clubs, PTK, SGA and intramural sports while working closely with the Dean of Student Affairs.
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned in support of the College's mission, core values and goals.


Other Important Functions:

  • Appropriately handle and secure confidential information.
  • Fostering and maintaining favorable relationships with other college departments, divisions, members of clubs and organizations.
  • Attends staff meetings as necessary.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.






Knowledge of:

  • Social Media platforms – Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, SnapChat, TikTok, YouTube, etc.
  • Proficient English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; and,
  • Pertinent federal, state, local and college laws, codes, policies and regulations.
  • Associated Press (AP) writing style.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Basic understanding of branding and graphic brand management.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently to manage student life priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to function with minimal direct supervision; effective time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines


Ability To:

  • Work effectively as a professional and a team member by establishing and maintaining effective and appropriate working relationships with customers, co-workers, community groups, and the public.
  • Be productive with minimal direct supervision; utilize effective time management and organizational skills to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations
  • Communicate clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Pay close attention to detail, produce quality work, and multi-task. 
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1. Making observations
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Communicating with others
    4. Operating assigned equipment
    5. Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    1. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    2. Operating assigned equipment
    3. Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
    4. Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    1. Making sound decisions
    2. Responding to questions
    3. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities



Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Minimum Education/Training:

  • Associate’s degree and two or more years of experience in Student Life or Student Services.


Minimum Experience:

  • Two or more years of experience in Student Life or Student Services.


Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • Experience within the North Carolina Community College System.


Supplemental Information


Special Instructions to Applicants:



  • This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.


  • Candidates are required to submit OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS for all degrees obtained prior to their first day of work or hire date. If the highest level of education is a High School diploma or equivalent, proof of completion is required.



  • Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

How to Apply

Apply online at CFCC Careers Page

Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7028