Coordinator New Student Orientation

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Requisition Number STA - 201000000697
Job Title Coordinator New Student Orientation
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Coordinator New Student Orientation

The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to:

The Coordinator of New Student Orientation, reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, is part of a team responsible for developing, coordinating, executing, and assessing all the components of a comprehensive new student orientation program and other initiatives for new undergraduate students and their family members. As a key member of the Undergraduate Admissions team within the Enrollment Management unit in the Division of Student Access and Success, this individual will collaborate to link these programs with the overall recruitment and retention efforts of the University of North Texas at Dallas. This position is responsible for coordinating and administering specific programs and services related to New Student Orientation. This includes first-time in college, transfer, non-traditional and parent orientation programs, extended orientation programs, class identity programs and other new student/family transition initiatives. Duties include daily oversight of areas of responsibility, budget monitoring and assisting with budget allocation, marketing of programs, and assessment.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists the Director of Undergraduate Admissions in the planning and execution of orientation programs, including the scheduling of speakers, development of presentations on behalf of the office, coordination of event logistics and production.
  • Contributes toward the development and implementation of assessments, evaluations and research activities related to students and programs.
  • Participates in the development, revision and distribution of marketing, educational, and informational publications and materials related to orientation and transition programs.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports all orientation data to help aid in enrollment projections as well as improve services.
  • Serves as chair of the Orientation Advisory Committee as well as serves on other relevant campus committees as needed; ensures department's participation in the university's Quality Enhancement Plan and other major initiatives.
  • Develops and sustains cooperative relationships with academic departments, faculty members, Student Access & Success division colleagues, and other university departments and divisions.
  • Ensures all departmental communication to prospective and new students and parents reflects university branding and standards.
  • Serves as webmaster for New Student Orientation webpage and other social media platforms.
  • Assists in the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of approximately 10 orientation leaders (student employees).
  • Provides direct supervision and evaluation of a graduate assistant/intern and student employees.
  • Proposes and develops new programs and initiatives that meet the mission of New Student Orientation, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the University of North Texas at Dallas.
  • Assists with implementation of various events and programs sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Division of Student Access & Success.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education required.
  • Three years of relevant work experience in student affairs and/or student personnel experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience related to the administration and support of new student orientation programming.
  • Strong presentation skills, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail and follow instructions without close supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines with overlapping projects.
  • Demonstrate a high level of customer service.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • Master's degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with specific experience and thorough working knowledge of enrollment management departments and accompanying policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Three or more years of experience planning, coordinating, and executing medium-to large scale events for freshman and transfer students in higher education.
  • Highly developed understanding of social justice concepts and practices.
  • Knowledge of student development theories, including social change theory.
  • Knowledge of and familiar with current trends and best practices in orientation, enrollment management, student support services and retention with a particular focus on undergraduate students.
  • Experience in volunteer coordination and supervision of student employees.
  • Familiarity with social media and web applications for outreach, productivity and other projects to enhance student engagement.
  • Experience implementing or working with online-orientation platforms.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8am to 5 pm; Evening and weekends as needed.

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
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    • Company Website
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
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  2. Please specify source from above
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess three year's experience in Student Affairs and/or Student Personnel Experience in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Veteran Preference (DD-214)





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Posted: 1/12/2019
Application Due: 1/19/2019
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