First Year Experience Program Coordinator

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Student Life & Enrollment – First Year Experience

Job Description:

The FYE Program Coordinator coordinates programming and outreach to support transition and retention of new students.  The Program Coordinator is directly responsible for Transfer Student Programs, advising the Tiger Transition Team peer mentoring program and exec board, advising transfer and non-traditional student organizations, and developing initiatives to support special populations.  Assist in coordinating major first year programs, facilitate program design, outreach, and assessment.  The Program Coordinator will work with FYE colleagues on student leader recruitment, selection, and training.

Administrative:  Design, implement, and assess initiatives to create Transfer Student Programs.  This includes, but is not limited to programs, mentoring program, student organization advising, and social media outreach.  Manage all aspects of the Tiger Transition Team peer mentoring program including selection, training, and advising of the student exec board, peer mentor selection and training, recruitment of mentees, program development, and assessment. Design collaborative academic and social initiatives to support first year student transition and retention. Coordinate assigned major FYE programs.  Conduct individual sessions with students.  Design programs to support special populations (1st gen, minority, non-traditional, etc).  Represent the department at recruiting, yield, and orientation events.

Supervision & Advising:  Coordinate the recruitment, selection, and training for the Tiger Transition Team exec board and mentors.  Serve as the direct advisor to the Tiger Transition Team program.  Advise the LSU Chapter of Tau Sigma Transfer Student Honor Society, NonTraditional Student Group, and Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association Chapter.  Generate supervision plans and opportunities for graduate assistants, interns, and practicum students.

Budgeting & Planning:  Manage the operating budgets for programs under direct supervision.  Track and reconcile all expenditures to generate budget projections.  Assist in researching grants and other sources for external funding.  Assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the strategic plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, social work, or related discipline. 2 years of graduate assistantship work equals 1 year of professional experience. 1-3 years’ experience in higher education setting.

Special Qualifications:

Must be able to work nights and weekends and ability to lift up to 25 pounds.


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!


LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer


HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed