The Orientation Coordinator works as a member of the Advising and Student Transitions (A&ST) team and is responsible for coordinating and implementing programming for students in transition, from application to the end of their third semester at the University. This work involves organizing first-year student programming, retention, and new student orientation programs, which include Huskies Advising and Registration and Huskies First Four Days programming.
In partnership with A&ST directors, coordinate orientation and transition programming for new undergraduate students (e.g., first year, transfer, international, non-traditional, PSEO).
Assist in preparing and revising presentations, publications, communication streams, training manuals, reports, and maintaining social media presence.
Recruit, select, train, schedule, coach and supervise student staff working with orientation programming (Huskies Advising and Registration and Huskies First Four programs) under the direction of the director and associate director.
Conceptualize, develop, implement, and assess retention strategies and action plans to enhance student progress towards degree completion and outreach to students identified as at risk.
Bachelor's degree with two years of professional or graduate assistantship experience in a higher education setting in one or more of the following areas: Student program board advising, student organizations programs/services, large-scale campus-wide event planning, leadership development programs, orientation programs and services, admissions or academic advising.
Must have oral and written communication skills sufficient to prepare messages and materials for diverse student audiences to clearly explain, discuss, teach, and present orientation, transition, student success, and advising policies, procedures, and programming content.
Must have computer skills sufficient to manage, query, and analyze data to create reports for student programs, as well as maintain online course platforms and social media accounts.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Knowledge of student development theory sufficient to create effective and engaging orientation, retention, and advising programs and outreach activities to align with program learning outcomes.
Must possess high energy and outstanding interpersonal skills sufficient to engage large audiences of students in orientation and transition-based programming.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail and organizational skills sufficient to meet deadlines and align with project constraints (budgetary, staffing, etc.)
Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, College Counseling/Student Development, or related field.
Experience working with students in transition.
Experience with hiring and supporting student employees.
Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic, highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
Application Review begins April 1, 2019; position is open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:
Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
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St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career. Our 100-acre campus is between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.