Coordinator of New Student and Family Programs (NSFP)
Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits. Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University. The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City. The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!
In alignment with the strategic priorities of the Division of Student Affairs and those of the University, Stockton seeks an individual with: knowledge of student development theory and its application to implementing best practices related to orientation, transition, and retention programs and a commitment to inclusive student success; the ability to train and supervise student leaders; experience collaborating with faculty; and the ability to develop and implement learning outcomes and assessment plans. In collaboration with Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, and other campus partners, NSFP strives to provide excellent programming for all incoming first year students (residential and commuter) including freshmen and transfers and sophomores. This extends into the provision of programs for family members as well. NSFP is also committed to providing an environment for inclusion, while welcoming and acclimating new students to the institution.
Hours will primarily consist of day shifts with occasional evening and weekend shifts as needed during peak programmatic time periods.
This position, under the immediate supervision of the Director of NSFP, is responsible for:
- Assisting with all aspects of new student orientation in conjunction with partners from Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, including strategic planning, budgeting, developing learning outcomes/assessing outcomes, and managing daily program operations.
- Working collaboratively with campus partners to assist with all operational and programmatic initiatives related to transition and retention, including orientation and extended orientation programs.
- Assisting with the hiring, training and supervision of student staff.
- Assisting with all aspects of the Parent and Family Association, with an emphasis on managing communications and outreach.
- Assisting with the development and implementation of First-Generation and Sophomore Year Experience programs.
- Assisting with the development and implementation of transfer student programs and initiatives.
- Conducting assessments and contributing to the preparation of various reports.
- Working on special projects related to transition and retention, as assigned by the Director of NSFP, the Assistant Vice President for Transitions and Retention, and the Vice President of Student Affairs.
- Recruiting, developing and supervising undergraduate student leaders.
- Working evenings and weekends in support of campus events and programs.
- Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.
- Earned master’s degree in higher education or related discipline from an accredited institution.
- Two years of professional experience in higher education.
- Demonstrated evidence of knowledge and experience supporting first-generation and/or historically underrepresented students and families through formal training, work experience, leadership involvement, or personal life experiences.
- Strong communication, presentation, discussion, and facilitation skills.
- Strong research and assessment skills to evaluate programs
- Professional level experience in a functional area(s) that support the transition and retention of diverse students and families (e.g. New Student Programs, Access and Opportunity Programs, Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities, Academic Advising, etc.).
- Demonstrated passion and commitment to diversity and inclusive student success.
Screening of applications will begin at the end of January and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.com. Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using; Word or PDF.
- A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
- A curriculum vitae
- A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
- All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
- Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
- In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
- Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at www.stockton.edu/campuspolice or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
- Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.