Coordinator of Transfer & Transition Programs (Grant Funded)
Coordinator of Transfer & Transition Programs (Grant Funded)
Position Number: 10044413
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Campus Location: Dahlonega
Job Close Date: 11/09/2018
General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs. The Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs in the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs at the University of North Georgia will execute programming designed to support internal and external transfer students during their transition into and through the University of North Georgia. Housed on the Dahlonega campus, the Coordinator has responsibility for directing, developing, and administering transfer student programs and services for the Dahlonega and Blue Ridge campuses, including planning and day-of event logistics. This position will share leadership for transfer programming on the Cumming campus. This position will also support orientation implementation and transfer services on the other campuses as needed. This position will collaborate to develop a comprehensive framework for internal and external transfer students across all UNG campuses. The Coordinator will serve on departmental and cross-campus committees, and will collect, analyze and disseminate data and advocate for transfer student needs. The incumbent will work three days a week in Dahlonega and two days a week in Gainesville; occasional work on other UNG campuses will be required. This position is funded through a grant.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs will:
- Coordinate transfer student programs and services for multiple campuses with a primary focus on the Dahlonega and Blue Ridge campuses including, but not limited to: Transfer Student Orientation (for Spring, Summer, and Fall starters); Transfer Parent & Family Orientation, Tau Sigma National Honor Society; Transfer Mentoring/Networking Program, TREX Retreat, Weeks of Welcome (WoW) Transfer Events, UNG National Transfer Student Week marketing and events, and developing and co-facilitating internal transfer orientation/welcome programs (INTROs) and interest events
- Assist with coordination of internal transfer student processes and procedures across all campuses by: serving on internal transfer policy committee, providing education to faculty, staff, and students on the process; serving on the internal transfer appeals committee, collaborating with academic advising staff and professional advisors to ensure effective communication to students
- Participate in all facets of planning, preparation, and execution of programs within the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs across all UNG campuses, in collaboration with other staff members to ensure achievement of departmental, divisional, and institutional goals.
- Collaborate with NISTS on national transfer initiatives, including coordinating the Transfer Ambassador Program and National Transfer Student Week (annual marketing campaign and website content, including marketing kit ideas, celebration ideas, and national outreach).
- Communicate with prospective transfer students and their families at Open House and one-on-one regarding general UNG information, including transcript and credit articulation processes, orientation and transition programs, and extended orientation opportunities (TREX retreat, WoW, Family Day).
- Collect, analyze, and disseminate internal and external transfer student data via Transfer Talkbacks, surveys, and focus groups.
- Guide students seeking to externally transfer by providing necessary information about UNG transcript processes and general transfer student experiences, as well as connecting them to appropriate resources at other institutions.
- Actively participate in strategic planning and innovation efforts for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Must have ability to understand how transfer orientation and transition programs fit into the larger picture of higher education
- Enthusiasm for working with incoming students and their families; excellent computer skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Problem solving skills and initiative
- The ideal candidate will be a vital member of the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management team who is inclusive, flexible, innovative, and open to creating and implementing new ideas.
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in student personnel services, higher education or related field strongly preferred.
- Minimum 2-3 years post-baccalaureate experience in orientation and transition programs or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
- Evening and weekend hours
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references. This position will require a background check.
Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, 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, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.