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Coordinator, Student Transition Programs
Develop and coordinate student orientation programs for entering undergraduates, including programs and services for transfer students and distance education students. Coordinate communications with parents/guests of entering students, including electronic newsletter for parents of first-year students. Assists the Director with the planning and implementation of annual Family Day and Student Convocation. Coordinate programming for Engagement Week. Develop and implement programming, support activities, and other services, to foster the successful transition of at-risk entering student populations. Serve as advisor to Tau Sigma, the transfer honor society, and coordinate its induction ceremony each semester. Assist in activities related to freshman honor societies. Collect and synthesize data pertaining to programs and services, develop strategic goals, and make data-informed decisions regarding assessment and feedback from university orientation programs. Develop partnerships with University faculty and staff and external stakeholders to maintain and enhance quality transition programs and support services for students. Reports to the Director of Student Development & Orientation.
Assist with the development, revision, and distribution of marketing, educational, and informational materials and publications related to new student transition programs and orientation materials. Plan and implement quality and relevant orientation events and transition programs. Collaborate with the MSU Admissions and Registrar's Offices to facilitate orientation marketing, registration, and tracking. Coordinate the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of student Peer Counselors as orientation leaders. Collaborate with academic colleges, faculty, the Academic Success Center, and other campus units to deliver new student academic advising and transition services. Utilize student intervention, referral, and alert systems on campus to identify, support, and strengthen entering undergraduate students considered at-risk. Manage orientation websites and related social media communications. Conduct orientation follow-up assessment and evaluation to better inform student programming needs and learning outcomes. Assist in the development and implementation of transition program assessments and other research activities to best serve transfer students and first-year students. Present workshops to entering undergraduates and parents about Midwestern State University's mission, programs, and services. Provide consultation to the campus on new student transition issues, academic advising, student development, and peer counselor training. Cooperate in and support campus events sponsored by other student affairs and academic affairs departments. Serve on University committees, as assigned. Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Condition
Moderate physical activity. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Sufficient strength and stamina to perform a variety of tasks associated with duties
At least two years experience in implementing University orientation and transition programs for undergraduate students, coordinating campus-wide activities, advising student organizations, assessment of student learning outcomes, and working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge of student development theories, student organizations and, successful program planning. Must possess skills in the areas of leadership, counseling, risk management, and advising. Must be proficient in the use of computers and commonly used office software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, and Outlook, as well as web-based applications and commonly used social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Familiarity with software applications for tracking student information, student engagement, and retention data (i.e., Banner, OrgSync, MAP-Works, etc) preferred.
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree, in higher education, student personnel administration, or counseling, preferred.
Additional Requirements
Must have strong oral and written communication skills, an excellent work ethic, and model organizational and time management skills. Requires the ability to work well with diverse student groups and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff. Must have an understanding and sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, and economic diversity of students and the community. Must have creative and artistic abilities for program development and promotion, and skill in planning and effectively managing multiple simultaneous projects to completion. During summer orientation programs, will provide 24-hour on-call emergency crisis response, in coordination with University Housing. Evening and weekend work is required during scheduled orientation and other programs. *Regular reliable attendance is required. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 06-06-2017