Assistant Director of Orientation and Transition Programs
Location: Oxford, Ohio
Salary: $48000 - $50000
First-Year Programming and Orientation
Student Transitions and Retention Management
Internal Number: 502836
The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) and through the Assistant Vice President for Assessment, Planning and Transition in the Division of Student Life. The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting and contributing to the transition experiences for first-year and transfer students in collaboration with other University offices and departments.
The primary areas of responsibility for the Assistant Director are: new student orientation, transfer orientation, first-year programming, including contributing to the implementation and development of the first-year experience course, pre-semester programs and Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days activities.
Recruit, select, train, mentor, supervise, and evaluate undergraduate student leaders.
Assist in the implementation of orientation programs for more than 4,000 first year students, 250 transfer students, and over 4,500 family members annually.
Manage print and electronic office communications throughout the year, including the office website, newsletters, social media, and printed resources for new students.
Collaborate with university offices on their involvement in and representation at orientation programs, particularly through leadership of select orientation planning groups.
Teach one-credit University 101 courses for new first-year and/or transfer students.
Assist with developing and conducting office assessments and analyzing assessment data.
Support development and facilitation for pre-semester Miami Bound programs, Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days programming.
Seek innovative and creative programming strategies to engage first-year students in their transition process by assessing current trends and best practices nationally.
Represent the office in the absence of the Director.
Serve as a member of the Transition and Assessment Team and assist the Director of Orientation and Transition with additional projects as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Application review will begin on March 1, 2024 and the position posting will remain available until the position is filled.
Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or (513) 529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at https://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.
Bachelor’s degree AND minimum 1 year of full-time professional experience in an education or leadership-related field.
Master’s degree in student development, higher/adult education, student personnel, or similar field conferred by the position start date.
Experience working directly with students in a college or university setting.
Experience working directly with orientation, transition, or first-year experience programs.
Miami University has over 16,000 undergraduate students and the Office of Residence Life works to establish an educational living and learning environment for approximately 8,500 students residing in 40 residence halls and apartments each of which houses between 80 and 450 students. There is a two-year student live on requirement at Miami and residential students are served by 250+ Resident Assistants, 15 Graduate Assistants, and 20+ full-time live-in staff members.