Student Leadership & Engagement Specialist

Posted: 05/05/2024

Transform individuals to strengthen our communities through innovative and accessible learning.

Full-time Benefits Include:
Competitive health, dental, vision insurance
Up to $3,000 in tuition reimbursement annually | Professional development and growth opportunities
6.9% Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) savings - matched dollar for dollar | 403(b) and 457 retirement savings options

College paid life and disability insurance | Health and dependent care Flex Spending Accounts 
Onsite fitness center and walking path | Up to 8 weeks paid New Child Leave
Onsite wellness screenings

Lakeshore also offers generous paid time off starting with 10 days of vacation, 15 days of sick/personal leave,
10 holidays, and a one-week winter break.

Additional Perks:
Local discounts on food, entertainment, and events | Discounts on cell phone plans and rental cars
Common Read events | Culinary experiences from onsite emerging chefs | Identity theft protection
“Dress for your day” | Employee recognition and appreciation events
Campus closed Fridays during summer

Benefits begin the first of the month coinciding with or following hire.

For additional information on our vast array of benefits, read through our benefits guide

SHIFT:  Day/evening/weekend hours | Flexible based upon the needs of the College

LOCATION:  Lakeshore Technical College – Cleveland, Wisconsin

POSITION SUMMARY: Support the Lakeshore Student Leadership Board, student organization advisors, officers, and members. Responsible for student life programming and engagement efforts; generate ideas, plan, and execute events both independently and collaboratively. Responsible for daily operations and track utilization of student services programs such as StudentSHARE (campus food, clothing, and hygiene program) and Learn Lead Succeed (student leadership programming) as well as provide support to the Emerging Leaders summer leadership program. Provide an exceptional customer service experience to both internal and external customers throughout every interaction.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS/ADA: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Other duties may be assigned):

(40%) Student Leadership

  • Responsible for the Lakeshore Student Leadership Board (SLB) as primary advisor.
  • Serve as primary contact and subject matter expert to Lakeshore SLB, student organization advisors and members.  Develop and monitor annual SLB requirements and process; responsible for student organization requests for funding and managing annual Official Handbook of Student Organization Operations.
  • Assist with Lakeshore’s representation of and participation in Wisconsin Student Government meetings and membership, including travel preparation and member training and preparation.
  • Facilitate annual selection process for, scheduling and support of Lakeshore’s representative of the Wisconsin Technical College System’s Student Ambassador.
  • Maintain records retention for SLB meeting minutes, manage communication and tracking of funds.

(40%) Student Engagement

  • Event responsibilities including, but not limited to:
    • Create student event schedule for school year including in-person and virtual components.
    • Facilitate event logistics including completing event sheets, assisting with purchasing within budget, organizing professional contracts with event vendors, scheduling travel/lodging, communicating facility, technology, and personnel needs.
    • Execute events both independently and collaboratively.
    • Facilitate fall and spring term Student Resource Fair, promoting awareness of student resources, clubs, and other student life activities.
    • Serve on graduation committee and manage two graduation student celebrations annually.
    • Provide support to the Emerging Leaders summer leadership program in partnership with Trio and Career & Employment Services.
    • Assist in service-learning programs in partnership with Trio.
    • Research, plan, develop, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive series of in-person and virtual programming for Lakeshore’s Learn, Lead Succeed that enhances student development and promotes engagement, including support of student-led programs and community-partnered programs.
  • Communication & Promotional initiatives:
    • Responsible for the development, production, and maintenance of promotional and informational material related to student life and activities, including curation of student newsletter and Current Student online portal.
    • Organize and communicate annual student life and student organization accomplishments report.
    • Facilitate and organize updating of the annual student planner.
    • Serve on committees and workgroups related to student initiatives.

(20%) StudentSHARE Program Coordination

  • Responsible for the daily and administrative operations of the StudentSHARE food, clothing, and personal care program.
  • Facilitate research, track data, and obtain feedback to support priorities and focus areas.   


  • Provide direct supervision to Student Leadership Board volunteers and Student Help/Work-Study interns.


  • Associate degree in a related discipline required.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline preferred.
  • Two to three years of recent relevant occupational experience required.


  • None

? MVR CHECK Required  – The employee in this position is a potential operator of a Lakeshore Technical College owned vehicle or may be responsible for driving any other motor vehicles on behalf of the College.


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • Ability to navigate through Windows; access college network system; understand database concepts; and download and manage various applications and files.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technology and be able to support any software or hardware that is used by the College.


  • Knowledge of WTCS and Lakeshore’s mission, vision, and strategic direction.
  • Ability to master software such as: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Maintain functional knowledge of administrative software system (PeopleSoft).
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral.
  • Use discretion, maintain positivity, and confidentiality.
  • Present and conduct self in a professional, ethical, and respectful manner at all times.
  • Organizational, planning and time management skills; human relations skills; verbal and written communication skills; analytical skills and abilities; computer technology skills and abilities; team/meeting management; problem solving and decision-making skills; ability to plan and set goals and follow-through to completion; initiative, judgment, and ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision.
  • Exemplify college values in all staff and student interactions, as well as services delivered.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and relate successfully with staff, students, and people of diverse cultural, social, or educational backgrounds.
  • Fluent, bilingual individual is beneficial.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment may require multi-tasking.  
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

This job description is designed to cover the basic functions of the job and is not considered a detailed description of every job duty that is required, other duties may be assigned as needed. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice to ensure the successful delivery of organizational objectives. 

•    Employment conditional on completion of a Background Information Disclosure (BID) and a Motor Vehicle Record Check (position specific) with the results acceptable to the College.
•    Valid State of Wisconsin driver’s license is required.