Assistant Director of Transition Programs

Job description

Category:: Management
Department:: First Year & Transition Programs
Locations:: Fredonia, NY
Posted:: Mar 14, '18
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: Term/Permanent-Track Professional

About State University of New York at Fredonia:

The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:

  • Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
  • Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
  • Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
  • Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Read a message from State University of New York at Fredonia's President.

Job Description:

The Office of New Student and Transition Programs is home to a core group of staff members dedicated to providing new students with engaging and meaningful experiences that support a students pathway to post-secondary education. New Student and Transition Programs facilitates a variety of pre-college and incoming student initiatives including:

  • High School Early Admit Program (3-1-3)
  • Destination to a Dream (D2D) Admissions Program (Partnership with Jamestown Community College)
  • New Student Orientation Programs

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
  • Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
  • A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.


  • Serve as program coordinator and communicator of the Destination to a Dream (D2D) pathway program for the Fredonia campus;
  • Develop and implement onboarding and transition process workflows and policy requirements for the D2D program;
  • Create engagement activities and success workshops on Fredonia's campus for D2D students residing at Fredonia or Jamestown Community College;
  • Manage program budget;
  • Assist D2D students in the seamless transfer process;
  • Support Director in ongoing initiatives for transfer students.
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all campus policies.



  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution;
  • Three years of progressive work experience within a post-secondary environment with at least two years of demonstrated Admissions or Academic Advising work experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a diverse, dynamic team of professionals;
  • Track record of effectively planning, organizing, and implementing events for a variety of audiences;
  • Demonstrated ability to build professional relationships across institution and in the community;
  • Experience working with variety of student populations (high school, first-year, and transfer students).
  • Ability to manage and operationalize budgets;
  • Experience creating content for publications and guides;
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of campus and department mission;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the university, division, and profession.


  • Knowledge of curriculum planning or academic advising;
  • Experience managing orientation or admission type activities;
  • Experience with Banner and OnCourse (or other learning information systems such as Blackboard or Moodle);
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish;
  • Interest in, and commitment to, community engagement.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, PIF supported, term appointed, permanent-track, UUP-represented position beginning May 2018.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by April 2, 2018 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV

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Posted: 3/16/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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