Reports to: Director of Student Persistence
Status: Professional Staff, full-time, 11 months
Summary: The Coordinator of First Year Programming administers services to support traditional first-year students, including both new and transfer students, through academic and social orientation and integration, enhancing their experience at the university and improving student success. The Coordinator's primary responsibilities include, administering the First Year peer mentor program, and coordinating spring/summer First Year Pre Orientation and First year Orientation/Welcome Week programs.
Qualifications: Master's degree in college student personnel, student development, organizational leadership, community development, higher education administration, or a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in first-year experience programs. Minimum two years of progressively responsible work experience in higher education in the areas of peer mentoring, retention, orientation, advising, and/or student development. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational, teamwork, student management, and data management skills. Commitment to the principles of liberal arts education.
- Administer the First Year student mentoring program, including recruiting, selecting, training, supporting, and evaluating mentors
- Plan, direct, and assess Spring/Summer Pre-Orientation and Orientation programs
- Collaborate with the Director of First Year Experience to pair mentors with instructors and train both mentors and instructors to work together effectively in teaching and advising students in FYS 111
- Collaborate with key offices across campus to develop and deliver activities and programs that engage first-year students, enhancing their chances of success
- Collaborate with the Director of Financial Aid and the Director of Career Services to improve students' financial literacy, develop meaningful work-study opportunities, and connect campus work opportunities to professional
- Keep current on best practices in first-year experience programs, communicate these practices with the university community, and update university programs as appropriate
- Teach one course per semester, typically FYS 111
- Other duties as assigned
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