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Student Leadership Coordinator Position

Selection Timeline

  • March 26th: Application Available
  • April 11th: Application Due
  • April 12th-13th: Application Review
  • April 13th: Interview Decisions 
  • April 16th-20th: Interviews
  • April 23rd: Offers Made
  • April 30th: Deadline to Accept Position
  • May 7th-11th: Informal Training for 1-2 hours on one day

Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute is the hub for leadership development in the Division of Student Life and plays a central role in creating a culture of leadership at Miami University. The Institute develops ethical and transformational leadership in Miami University students to ensure graduates are prepared and inspired to serve and lead beyond the university.

Student Leadership Coordinators (SLCs) are invaluable undergraduate student staff members. They aid in the planning and coordination of Wilks’ many programs and opportunities. To apply for this position, please complete an application on Miami’s HireTouch application system.

Student Leadership Coordinator (SLC) Qualifications

The SLC must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Miami University during the 2018-2019 academic year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. The SLC must be in good disciplinary and academic standing with Miami University throughout the entire term of employment.* Qualified applicants will have demonstrated:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with various audiences
  • A willingness to relate to and work well with others in a team setting
  • A commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion
  • A strong, self-initiated work ethic
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Superior time management skills
  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • A willingness to address and find solutions to problems or unexpected issues
  • The ability to easily adjust to changing priorities, responsibilities, or circumstances
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Clifton Strengths for Students experience preferred (ie. Attendance to Perlmutter Leadership Conference and/or Strengths workshops)

*PLEASE NOTE: By submitting an application, students give permission for Wilks staff to check their academic and disciplinary records. A disciplinary record does not automatically exclude applicants from eligibility for this position. It will, however, warrant a conversation about the appropriateness of your candidacy and could be a factor in employment decisions. The Wilks Leadership Institute staff will verify applicants’ academic and disciplinary standing.

Student Leadership Coordinator (SLC) Expectations

  • Embody the Wilks core values of ethics, authenticity, student-centeredness, professionalism, inclusion, and collaboration in their role as an SLC
  • Attend and participate in regular staff development opportunities and one-on-one supervisory meetings
  • Build community and develop rapport among the team of SLC staff members
  • Attend and support Wilks-related programming and events
  • Actively reflect upon the learning, growth, and professional development gained as an SLC
  • Be open to new ideas and experiences

General Wilks Responsibilities

  • Serve as a representative of the Wilks Leadership Institute at campus and community events.
  • Build relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members as related to specific projects
  • Coordinate logistical responsibilities for Wilks curricular/co-curricular programming as assigned (i.e. reservations of rooms, ordering food, the design of advertising materials, recruiting participants, reviewing applications, meeting with presenters, etc.)
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Wilks Leadership Institute’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts
  • Assess and provide written reports for the programs supported

Terms of Employment

This SLC role is a one-year position with opportunities to continue employment for additional academic years. Each SLC staff member will be assigned to multiple project areas within the office and can expect to work approximately 8-12 hours per week in the Wilks Leadership Institute (109 Warfield Hall). These hours will be determined by the amount of work to be done and the SLC’s academic course schedule. The SLC position will start on August 26, 2018.


New SLC staff are paid at a rate of $8.35/hour for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Application Process & Required Materials

We plan to hire 3-4 students to fill the available SLC position for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. The opportunity to return for 2019-2020 academic year will be discussed with the successful candidate after a performance evaluation in the Spring. Please contact with any questions about the SLC position and/or application process.

Required Application Materials (submitted online with your application)

  • Resume
  • List of 3 references
  • Microsoft Word document answering the following three short-answer questions.
    • Why are you interested in working as a Student Leadership Coordinator? (suggested word count is 350 words or less)
    • How would you describe yourself as a leader? (suggested word count is 350 words or less)
    • Please describe one of your favorite leadership-related programs, events, or opportunities you have been part of. Why was it so meaningful? Please note: There is no pressure to respond discussing a program or experience Wilks coordinates. What you write about doesn’t even have to be something you experienced at Miami. (suggested word count is 500 words or less) 

Applicants who do not submit all three of the required application materials (resume, references, short-answer question responses) will have an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.