Student Council Facilitator
Reports to: Manager of Student Life Programs
Department: Office of Students and Alumni
FLSA Category: Non-Exempt
Average Hours per Week: 8
The Student Council Facilitator provides leadership and organization for the Student Council realm of Student Leadership and – in collaboration with the Quad, the Manager of Student Life Programs, and the Dean of Students & Alumni – provides vision and strategic planning for Student Leadership in its entirety. The Student Council Facilitator maintains a collaborative relationship with the other realms of student leadership, students, spouses, partners, faculty, and staff.
The Student Council Facilitator is responsible to:
- Lead the realm of Student Council in their mission to facilitate staff/faculty/student/spouse & partner relationships, advocate for academic excellence on behalf of the student body in collaboration with the Academic Office.
- Lead Student Council to:
- Invite growing cultural awareness and hospitality amongst the community.
- Invite students to bring their particularity and passion, cultivating connection among students and faculty.
- Lead in collaboration with Student Council, Manager of Student Life Programs, the Dean of Students & Alumni, and a designated faculty liaison, currently Dr. Misty Anne Winzenried.
- Meet with faculty, staff, students, and spouse/partners individually as needed.
- Facilitate space and opportunities to provide feedback and information between administration and the student body.
- Recruit and develop a generative Student Council team.
- Assist in the ongoing development of other student leaders.
- Assist in the creation, development, and implementation of Student Lifecycle.
- Lead Student Council in collaborating with the Academics Team, Dean of Teaching & Learning, and OSA leadership in planning, hosting, and facilitating the Academic Forum twice per year, and the State of the School Address in Winter Term.
- Be an active participant in Residencies, Orientation Week, the Christmas Party, Spring Banquet and other community-wide events which may be planned throughout the year.
- Co-plan and attend the Student Leadership Retreat at the end of the school year.
- Remain in contact with team and other staff members through regular management of email and Asana.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
Regular Meeting Schedule
- Attend weekly Quad meetings, and facilitate bi-weekly Realm meetings, and bi-weekly Large group meetings
- Meet bi-weekly with the Dean of Teaching & Learning; facilitate monthly student group leaders’ meetings with underrepresented student group leaders Dean of Teaching & Learning
- Attend all necessary staff functions.
- Attend a monthly meeting with the OSA team.
- Meet once a week with the Manager of Student Life Programs.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Currently enrolled as a student of The Seattle School.
- Demonstrate a growing ability to form and maintain maturing relationships with a heart to embody the Spirit of God.
- Collaborate within and across student realms to achieve common goals.
- Produce high quality work and provide timely service.
- Utilize strong oral and written communication skills.
- Set and complete goals.
- Recruit and develop a generative team.
- Exhibits an awareness of self within the context of a leadership setting.
- Demonstrated desire to develop leadership skills.
- Demonstrate ability to work in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; proficiency with office machinery; familiarity with Google apps; ability to work with I.T. to implement new technologies; willingness to learn and use Asana for project management.
- Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in the dual role of staff and student.
- Actively work to develop and improve knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to become a more effective member of The Seattle School community.
- Familiarity and appreciation for the mission and values of The Seattle School.
Compensation & Benefits
$622 per month (~$17.27 per hour)
The Student Council Facilitator has no direct employee supervision duties
This job is generally performed on the campus of The Seattle School in either an office, via Zoom, or otherwise in a classroom environment, but may include external community contexts. In addition, the position may be required to attend functions outside the school to represent the school or department.
This is a student employment position. To apply, please submit your completed resume, cover letter, and Employment Application (Statement of Faith included) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: May 16, 2022 12:00 am
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three interdisciplinary graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. Employees at The Seattle School strive to hold the capacity to see relationally and to see each other beyond social categories, allowing room for the complexity and nuance that is asked of us to live as the global body of Christ.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.