The Assistant Director of Orientation is responsible for assuring a smooth transition for approximately 2000 new first year and 1500 new transfer students to UMBC each year. For both groups of students, there is a parallel orientation program for their family members, also under the direction of this position. Most orientation programming takes place in a one-day format, hosting 20 sessions in the summer and 10 sessions in the winter, with additional programming overnight and weekends for extended orientation options.
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Manage the orientation programs, daily and extended, for first-year students, transfer students and all family members over the summer and winter sessions. Coordinate the interactions between the many offices on campus who participate on a regular basis with the sessions. Manage the Program Coordinator and Student Orientation Leaders.
Plan for the upcoming orientation cycle, communicate with participants electronically and through presentations, work with the implementation committee to set agendas, prepare sessions, and collaborate effectively to improve programming each year.
Serve as an admissions officer traveling to high schools and college fairs, reading applications, daily admissions communications functions and events management.
During the Orientation season, the Assistant Director manages 25 student orientation peer advisors, three (3) student orientation leaders, the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA) Intern, and works with many of the operations areas staff within admissions to produce the events.
This office also recruits, processes, and selects all new undergraduate students to UMBC. In this capacity, the Assistant Director manages several key projects of the office and serves in various Admissions Officer functions as needed, including but not limited to recruitment travel, file reading, daily admissions communications functions and events management.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree and three years of relevant experience.
Strong statistical, analytical and supervisory skills are required.
Master's degree preferred.
Two to three years new student orientation experience in higher education.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by September 13, 2019 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Internal Number: 493006
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