Director of New Student Connections
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.
Director of New Student Connections
Admissions Services - 6510520
Cover Letter, Resume
In consultation with the Executive Director of Admissions Services, the position is responsible for the vision, strategic planning and execution of new student orientation and new student programming for the GGC campus. The position has oversight for the design of curricular components for departmental programs to meet new student learning objectives. The position will foster a bridge between Admissions and Orientation with respect to prospective students.?
- Develops and cultivates the vision and long-term strategic plan for new student orientation and new student programming
- Fosters a bridge between Admissions and Orientation with respect to prospective students
- Develops and cultivates the communication strategy for new student orientation, new student programming and prospective students
- Oversight for the design of curricular components for departmental programs to meet new student learning objectives
- Liaise with campus Dean's offices to facilitate new student initiatives (e.g. first year experience, learning support, etc.)
- Responsible for active civic engagement opportunities
- Responsible for parent orientation and outreach
- Oversight and support of freshmen honor societies
- Will work in tandem with academic units, faculty mentors, residential life, freshman experience, career development and advertising to promote programs and policies that encourage student social, emotional, and intellectual growth
- Perform other duties, as assigned?
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
- Graduate Degree?
- Three or more years of leadership experience in enrollment management, recruitment & orientation planning, student programming or program administration
- Previous experience fostering and promoting an integrated team approach to student programming
- Must have excellent organizational skills
- Must have excellent communication, social and interpersonal skills
- Must have demonstrated creativity skills in an enrollment management or similar environment
- Doctorate Degree
- Four or more years of leadership experience in enrollment management, recruitment, orientation
planning, student programming or program administration
Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.
Position may require local travel. Depending upon specific duties, position may require a College-issued uniform or shirt to ensure employees engaged in representing the College to the community are clearly identified as such. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.?
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).