Towson University is accepting applications for a full-time Coordinator in the Office of New Student and Family Programs (NSFP), within a highly collaborative and dynamic Division of Student Affairs. Under the supervision of the Director of New Student and Family Programs, the Coordinator plans orientation, transition, and retention experiences for approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and their families. This position is responsible for educating and engaging students and families in a successful transition to Towson University. In particular, this position will support transfer orientation, the Transfer Mentor Program, and the Freshman Transition Program (FTP), a partnership between the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and Towson University. The responsibilities of this position include: program development, event management, administrative support, academic advising, assessment, and managing the department's social media presence.
The Coordinator will provide leadership for and coordinate program logistics, develop curriculum, and conduct assessment for the transfer orientation and transition programs, such as the Transfer Mentor Program, in collaboration with campus partners especially Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Advising. Recruit, train, supervise, advise, and mentor undergraduate student staff for new student orientation. Support the planning and execution of the one-day freshmen and family orientation programs and Welcome to TU, the 4-day orientation prior to the start of the semester. Work as a member of the Freshman Transition Program (FTP) team, a partnership program between Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), to serve as an academic advisor for students in the program. Manage and expand the scope of New Student and Family Programs’ social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Participate in the planning and execution of Family Weekend. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and one year of professional experience is required (two years of graduate
assistant experience will count as one year of professional experience). The successful candidate must have skills in problem solving, program/event management, and public speaking.
•Master's degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or related field. •Experience working with orientation, transfer programs, academic advising, and/or undergraduate admissions.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume requested, but not required.
Internal Number: 190000MX
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).