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Position: Campus and Commuter Life Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Campus Life

Position Summary:

Campus and Commuter Life Coordinator, a full-time, 12 month position includes full University benefits and professional development opportunities, as well as on-campus apartment and meal plan while in session. Responsibilities include campus programming, clubs and organizations, and commuter outreach. Campus and Commuter Life Coordinator should serve as an advocate for students by providing them with important information, resources, and engaging events. In addition to these responsibilities, this staff member serves as a member of the On-Duty team and as such, participates in a weekly on-call rotation and handles crises as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Director of Campus Life, creates a vision for campus programming with an emphasis on wellness education throughout campus.
  • Works with clubs and organizations on areas such as registration, executive board training, budgeting, program planning, and officer transition.
  • Plans, promotes, and attends programs for commuter students.
  • Assists with the planning and coordination of New Student Orientation by hosting the Student Activities Fair and participating in other Orientation related activities.
  • In conjunction with the New Student Programming Coordinator, co-facilitates the Emerging Leaders program in the spring semester.
  • Oversees the intramural sports on campus and maintains an ongoing relationship with 12th Street Gym.
  • Creates robust senior activity programming.
  • In conjunction with the other coordinators in Campus Life, plans the Student Leadership Awards.
  • Serves in the On-Duty rotation.
  • Assists in day-to-day activities as needed in the Office of Student Life including staff in-service.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Education, Student Affairs, or similar area.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in student activities, club and organization supervision, commuter programming, wellness education, and/or a related field.
  • Must have excellent organizational and event planning skills
  • Must have excellent organizational and event planning skills, and be able to work with a diverse population of students
  • Must be able to organize large and small events, and create opportunities for educating the campus community about health and wellness related issues.


The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application/cover letter and a resume via email to jobs@uarts.eduPlease ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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