At Suffolk, we want to make sure our students feel as if they are our number one priority. This starts with orientation to welcome our new students and family members and transitions students and families to be successful with programming to support beyond orientation throughout the Suffolk journey.
The office of Orientation & New Student Programs is committed to fulfilling the Suffolk mission of creating a personal, student-centered environment where students and families feel supported and best able to pursue academic and personal success. We hope to help students to connect with the unparalleled opportunities our small urban campus provides from their first day on campus. We also seek to showcase Suffolk University's commitment to fostering a diverse community that prepares students for the wider global environment.
Our office invites qualified candidates to apply for a vacancy as an Assistant Director.
Primary Responsibilities of the Assistant Director:
Assist in all aspects of the planning and implementation of the institution's undergraduate student and family orientation initiatives by collaborating with campus partners.
Supports the transfer community through assessment, programming, community building, and advocacy by developing transfer initiatives.
Responsible for Orientation Team Leader and Orientation Leader recruitment, selection, and training/leadership development programs (including a 14 week spring training workshop and intensive summer training program).
Provide peer mentoring, personal support, and success strategy education to at-risk student populations during their initial year at Suffolk.
Serve on various Student Affairs committees to support campus activities and professional development. Assist in the planning and implementation of Family Weekend in collaboration with campus partners.
Develop and execute Suffolk's extended orientation program, Ram Academy in conjunction with campus partners. Oversee all Orientation & New Student Programs involvement in fall and spring new student showcase events.
Develop spring semester new student initiatives which target the co-curricular and academic transition needs of mid-year new students and second-year students.
Supervise NODA Interns, graduate fellow, and approximately 20-25 Orientation Team Leaders/Orientation Leaders
Qualifications and Characteristics of the Successful Candidate:
Master's degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related field is required.
1-2 years of previous professional experience with new student programs, new student orientation, academic advising, student affairs or related fields.
Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, and assessment.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong professional and ethical standards on which to serve as a role model to a diverse student constituency. Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a fast paced environment, including ability to work nights and weekends as necessary.
Demonstrated leadership, organization, management, and platform skills; an ability to oversee a wide variety of activities; ability to work independently.
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus?Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have in...credible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it?s museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops.At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student?s promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.