Orientation & Transition Experiences centers collaboration and team-based values in the work we do both internally and externally. A primary function of OTE is the coordination and development of a comprehensive Orientation and Welcome Week programs, including all related student leadership and training programs. The Assistant Director for Orientation & Student Leadership is responsible for supporting the development, planning, and implementation of major Orientation programs. Additionally, this person will lead and support student leadership recruitment, training, assessment and supervision of several student leadership roles. These student leadership roles could include supporting a group of ~35-40 Orientation Leaders, ~25 Program Leaders, and 350+ student volunteer Welcome Week Leaders. This position will also contribute to the ongoing training of year-round student employees. This position reports to the Associate Director for Orientation.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Orientation Programs(45%)
- Assist with the implementation of all Orientation Programs for new students and their families
- Serve as a member of the Orientation implementation team working with Student Interns (2), Orientation Leaders (30+)
- Work closely with the Associate Director of Orientation to execute the planning and implementation of 23 Freshman Orientation programs, 23 Freshman Parent Orientation programs and 12 Transfer Orientation and Transfer Parent Orientation programs . These areas of planning include:
- Program Logistics: Room reservations, catering and housing contracts, transportation needs, University department resource fairs
- Communications: Develop the content for emails, printed publications, orientation presentations, orientation schedules, transfer online orientation, webpage and social media.
- Welcome Week: Work with the Welcome Week team to assist with the coordination and implementation of the Transfer Track events. This includes managing Transfer Student Leader training, role assignments and day-to-day supervision as well as on-site implementation of Transfer Track events.
- Expect to remain current on trends and issues related to the student experience and incorporating technology into the orientation programs.
2) OTE Student Leader Training & Supervision (45%)
Plan and contribute to a comprehensive student leadership curriculum for student leaders within OTE (Orientation/Program Leaders, Welcome Week Leaders, Student Interns, etc.)
Plan and coordinate a centralized student leader annual recruitment, hiring, and selection and assessment process.
Develop, plan, implement, and assess all training tools, presenters, and training-related logistical processes for OTE programs in collaboration with the Associate Director.
Serve as the co-lead facilitator/instructor for the spring leadership course
Maintain relationships with and coordinate opportunities for University departments to meet with and present to student leaders during training (over 40 departments total).
Oversee the logistics of training implementation including room reservations, guest presenters, technical needs, supplies, Canvas modules, food, etc.
Work with OTE team members to staff all events and manage student leader Schedules
Provide on-site support and supervision for staff during programs, troubleshooting student staff issues and conflicts.
Manage student leader and volunteer contracts in consultation with Human Resources
Be available during key evenings and weekend time frames to support student leader training and related events, which include student leader retreats in addition to peak busy periods leading to and during Orientation & Welcome Week.
3) Assist the comprehensive mission of OTE (10%)
Assist with the planning and implementation of programs within OTE including but not limited to Orientation, Welcome Week and Student Transition Experiences
Participate in professional staff training, meetings and projects.
Maintain a high level of knowledge on trends and issues in the orientation, transition, and retention field.
Attend trainings and national conferences to learn best practices from others.
Publish and present findings and best practices identified in OTE.
4) Other Duties as assigned.
APPOINTMENT & COMPENSATION:
This position has the Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) classification in the Student Services Job Family Professional 3, is 100% time, 12-month annually renewable appointment. This position is considered a strategic, mid-level position. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a substantial benefits package.
Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000 and commensurate with experience
Priority deadline and first review of candidates will be on Mar 12, 2023.