Assistant Director for New Student & Leadership Program 495362
Position Type: Staff
Position Number: 20111949
Department: Student Service Fee Administration
Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: Provide meaningful programs and initiatives for students and their families with the transition into and through Lamar University. These initiatives will include new student and parent orientation, parent and families programs, and leadership development programs. The Assistant Director has direct reporting responsibility to the Director of New Student and Leadership Programs.
Job Duties: 1. Provide support to the Director of New Student & Leadership Programs in all matters related to orientation, week of welcome, and year round orientation initiatives for first year and transfer students. 2. Select and supervise the Student Orientation Leaders and Student Orientation Coordinators. 3. Oversee the development of the training program for Orientation Leaders and Orientation Coordinators. 4. Provide front-line supervision of each orientation program. 5. Oversee and coordinate Leadership Programs, including Leadership Conferences, Leadership Certificate program, and leadership workshops. 6. Coordinate a variety of parent and family programs, including Family Weekends, Parent Receptions, Parent and Family Newsletter, website, and works closely with campus constituents in providing information and programming to parents and families. 7. Oversee the continuous development, implementation, and evaluation of fall and spring Week of Welcome program, marketing, execution and assessment. 8. Oversee the development, implementation , and evaluation of various first year programs for new students. 9. Serve as a key liaison between the university and families of current students. 10. Prepare and maintain appropriate assessment, reports, and publications. 11. Design and deliver leadership programming in consultation with the Director. 12. Assist in leadership training to students and student organizations in collaboration with staff in the Setzer Student Center. 13. Use web-based tools for marking web design, orientation records, and assessment. 14. Assist with division sponsored events such as Homecoming, Leadership Conferences, Toast to Leadership Banquet. 15. Meet weekly with the Director of New Student & Leadership Programs, and attend regularly scheduled departmental meetings. 16. Participate on departmental, division, and university committees and task forces; and 17. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Job Qualifications: 1. A Masters degree in student development, counseling, student affairs, or related field is required. 2. 1 years of direct experience in orientation, new student programs or student activities at a professional level. 3. 1 years of experience supervising paraprofessional staff members. 4. The successful candidate should possess high energy, creative problem solver with strong written and verbal communication skills, a commitment to enhancing diversity, and a track record of high productivity and job performance.
Other Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Knowledge of Student Development Theories. 2. Large-scale program planning skills 3. Supervisory and strategic planning skills. 4. Public speaking and group facilitation skills. 5. Ability to organize several projects with multiple deadlines. 6. Ability to interact effectively with students, parents, colleagues, University staff and faculty. 7. Able to use social media and web- based tools for marketing, web design, orientation registration and assessment practices for programs. 8. Appreciation for and commitment to multiculturalism and diversity. 9. Regular evening and weekend work may be required.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Lamar University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Lamar University will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race. color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive Order 11246 as issued and amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Home to over 15,000 students, Lamar University, located near Houston in Beaumont, TX, is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The 292wacre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana.
Beyond the classroom, Lamar University students develop leadership skills and lifelong friendships in more than 200 campus clubs and organizations. Students make an impact through 21 nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities, professional associations, cultural groups, religious clubs and service organizations. Lamar is a Division I Intercollegiate Athletic program and a member of the Southland Conference.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana