Coordinators in Student Affairs (Four Positions)

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY   HARRISONBURG, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 19, 2023
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Coordinators in Student Affairs (Four Positions)


We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.


The Division of Student Affairs at James Madison University (JMU) welcomes applications for a unique to JMU staff cohort hire. This hire will consist of four student-facing positions. Positions hired in this cohort will be housed within the Office of Residence Life/Conference Services, the University Career Center, and Office of Orientation and Transition, and Student Life. You will have the opportunity to apply for a single position within the cohort or apply for multiple roles.

The benefits of participating in a cohort hire at JMU include:

  • Transition to campus with group of peers from around Student Affairs
  • Shared onboarding process
  • Streamlined interview process where you can be considered for multiple positions

At JMU, we aspire to be the best place to work in student affairs in the country. This cohort is one of many ways JMU is uniquely seeking to build an exceptional employee experience. Other notable benefits for all members of this cohort include:

  • Immediate access to tuition remission for two classes and one lab per semester
  • Competitive retirement and health care programs with flexibility for various life stages and personal priorities
  • Excellent time off and departmental openness to hybrid work options

The Division of Student Affairs includes University Career Center, Center for Multicultural Student Services, Community Service-Learning, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Disability Services, Student Accountability & Restorative Practices, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression, Orientation and Transition, Residence Life, Student Life, University Health Center, University Recreation and University Unions. The division is an integral part of the campus community and works collaboratively with the other divisions of the university in supporting the mission, vision, and values of the university. Successful candidates will embody the values of Student Affairs at James Madison University and will infuse these values in their day-to-day practice.


Student Affairs Values

  • Focusing on Students
  • Leading Courageously
  • Transcending Boundaries
  • Creating Belonging
  • Embracing Innovation and Change
  • Honoring and Valuing Our Staff
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Each position will be selected through an innovative practice called cohort hire. The search committee hiring for this position will be selecting candidates for four positions. If you would like to be considered for multiple positions within the cohort, you can submit your application for these other positions:


Application Instructions:

You can use the same cover letter and resume for each position. Completing the job specific application is the only additional step required to be considered for other positions. We welcome applications for individual roles. There is no expectation that candidates apply for multiple positions.


Please see each posting to see specific duties and responsibilities.


Successful candidates will possess the ability to meet the functional needs of the home department and engage in work holistically to help JMU become an institution where every student has the opportunity to thrive. JMU prioritizes the staff experience and is also engaging in this innovative hiring practice for student affairs in order to emphasize communal experience. Through this process, you will be collectively onboarded to maximize learning and build a community devoted to staff development work at JMU.



  • Experience managing student staff or volunteers
  • Commitment to student development
  • Record of commitment to inclusiveness
  • Experience utilizing data to drive decision-making
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of constituents
  • Master’s Degree/ Bachelor’s Degree with 1+ years relevant experience


Any additional qualifications will be listed on each individual posting.


To apply go to or visit and reference posting number F2096. Pay Range: See Individual Postings.


James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.