Coordinators for the Future!

Applications available for P.U.L.S.E Programming Board Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator

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Coordinators for the Future!
The Programs for a Unique and Lively Student Experience (P.U.L.S.E.) organization is responsible for organizing events, lectures and cultural performances, all of which are planned and produced by students, for students.
Marcus Van Diver

The applications for the Programs for a Unique and Lively Student Experience (P.U.L.S.E) Programming Board Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator positions are now available on Cougar Link until Friday, March 2 for those who are interested in participating in the roles.

The Student Government programming board consists of hard-working students who continuously prepare and meet the programming interest and appeal of the university's students. The board is devoted to creating and maintaining community and involvement among the Kean community and student body.

By being a programming board coordinator, one will be responsible for making sure that the student body is well accounted for in cultural, social and educational opportunities through extra-curricular activities, such as the organization events, concerts held in venues like Wilkins Theater, the Enlow Recital Hall in the East Campus building, or the Miron Student Center (MSC) Little Theater, workshops, lectures, and cultural performances. All events are planned and produced by the students, for the students. 

The coordinator of the committee utilizes different methods and practices to sustain the production of events and programs for the Kean community. Additionally, a sense of diversity must be made apparent by the lead coordinator of P.U.L.S.E. in order to secure a fair representation on the programming board for all of its members while managing the implementation of all Student Organization programs. 

Strong listening skills, a proficiency in critical listening skills, an ability to work with people and in groups, remarkable communication skills with fellow staff members and students alike, and a respect for all team members are all great qualities that will benefit the coordinator of the committee. 

For the assistant coordinator role, the responsibilities are the same in surveying students on what events they would like to see take place, involving the scheduling of working and brainstorming meetings with other members of the executive board.  Assistant Coordinators work expeditiously to help coordinate different programs across the campus under the supervision of the vice president of programming and the programming board coordinator to complete tasks and must assume all tasks of the programming board coordinator in their absence. 

Again, characteristics such as creativity, strong listening and analysis skills, a proficiency in interpersonal and group communication, and a strong work ethic all serve as an advantage to those invested in applying for the leadership role.     

To apply for the positions, criteria must be met in order to be deemed eligible. The list is as follows:

  • A completed application found on Cougar Link that must be submitted before Friday, March 2, with all sections completed
  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 that must be maintained throughout one's employment
  • An availability on Fridays for mandatory meetings and an availability to attend regular committee meetings determined by the committee.
  • A commitment to the position
  • Coordinators cannot hold other executive board positions within any other Kean organization, other than an Honor society
  • No Residential Assistant position can be held for prospective applicants
  • Coordinators are required to attend all regularly scheduled meetings, training sessions and conferences
  • An availability to volunteer to shadow the outgoing P.U.L.S.E Programming Board in the month of April
  • Applicants must discuss off campus employment, internships or other leadership roles with the professional staff responsible for the Programming Board prior to accepting the position
  • An availability to attend summer training
  • An availability to work necessary summer hours
  • For those applying for the Programming Board Coordinator position: a minimum of 56 to 90 credits must be completed prior to submitting an application (as determined by the Office of Student Government)
  • For those applying for the Assistant Coordinator position: a minimum of 29 to 89 credits must be completed prior to submitting an application (as determined by the Office of Student Government)
  • Applications must be free of probation of restrictions in residence, University-wide disciplinary probation or higher-level disciplinary sanctions
  • Applicants must be enrolled at Kean University and be able to work for the entire term of their service.

For additional questions about the roles of leadership, go to the office of Student Government, whose office is located in the Miron Student Center (MSC) on the third floor, in Room 309. They can be reached at (908) 737-5284. Also, questions about the application can be answered by Delois Blackmon, the Vice President of Programming for P.U.L.S.E, at her email,   


about the author

Marcus Van Diver, Staff Writer

Marcus Van Diver, a senior majoring in communications with a concentration in mass media, has been a Staff Writer for The Cougar’s Byte since October of 2016. He has aspirations of working in the field of sports media and wishes to be a broadcaster, journalist or radio host for any major news corporation. His hobbies include, reading, exercising and playing sports. He is an avid fan of his New York Giants, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Rangers.