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EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

New Student Transitions & First Year Experience (NST&FYE) is committed to providing a comprehensive and collaborative approach to ensure the success and retention of our new students.

NST & FYE offers a range of programs and resources for new students delivered through orientation programs, transition courses, shared learning experiences, peer support, and student leadership. Drawing from extensive knowledge about the first year experience, NST & FYE educates the campus community about the unique and evolving needs of our new students and their families in order for all of us to provide optimum support inside and outside the classroom.

NST & FYE ultimately supports new students and their families’ transition to college by encouraging exploration and connections to UNCG’s many people, programs, and resources which provide a solid foundation for academic and personal success, while cultivating a sense of Spartan pride and affinity for UNC Greensboro.

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Assistant Director for New Student Transitions and First Year Experience. The Coordinator has the following duties and responsibilities, but not limited to:
Oversight for the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of the Spartan Orientation Staff; and SOAR and RWW programming.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a four-year university or college in the area of higher education administration, college student personnel, student development, or a related field or Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university or college with two years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to develop and implement presentations and workshops to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team.
  • Basic knowledge of technologies, including word processing, excel, e-mail, PowerPoint, and social media.
  • Be available and willing to work irregular office hours during certain times of the year.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in developing and implementing programs in support of student transition, success, and retention.
  • Experience developing and supporting diverse student leaders and the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate training for student staff.
  • Experience supervising and/or advising undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Experience in large-scale programming planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Experience with digital and print communications as well as social media strategies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Best consideration is given to those who apply within 2 weeks of the post date.

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicants submits the application for consideration.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

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New Student Transition and FYE - 44601

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For Best Consideration Date:


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Key Responsibility:

Recruitment, Selection, Training, and Supervision of SOS.

Essential Tasks:

  • Oversight for the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of the Spartan Orientation Staff.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the staff attendance at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW).
  • Select, train, develop, supervise, and evaluate the Spartan Orientation Lead Staff (SOLs).
  • Plan and execute the annual SOS reunion at Homecoming and SOS Banquet.

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Key Responsibility:

SOAR and RWW Programming.

Essential Tasks:

  • Help plan and implement various aspects of SOAR logistics (new student orientation) including, but not limited to, attendee check-in, SOS facilitated programming, Spartan EXPO, SOAR volunteer program, materials inventory, and Visual Zen reservation system.
  • Coordinate the Rawkin’ Welcome Week collaborative university-wide committee, ensuring effective programming for all new students, giving special thought to student populations who could most benefit from tailored programming as well as the marketing of events/programs.
  • Collaborate with the Co-Curricular Initiatives Administrator to ensure all Rawkin’ Welcome Weeks programs are marketed and tracked through SpartanConnect.

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Supervision and Other Support.

Essential Tasks:

  • Supervise one Graduate Assistant, one Summer Graduate Intern, and 30 Student Leaders.
  • Support NST & FYE to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department and across campus to support various initiatives for first-year students, including, but not limited to, leading a sub-committee for NAV1GATE: New Student Convocation.
  • Provide support to the Associate Director for New Student Transitions & First Year Experience and other office functions.
  • Other duties as assigned to ensure the fulfillment of the New Student Transitions & First Year Experience mission.

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Budget and Sponsorship.

Essential Tasks:

  • Assist with the solicitation of sponsors in support of student leader training and programming activities.
  • Manage associated budget funds, including requests, reporting, and tracking budget expenditures.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - R, Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - C, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O

Work Environment:

Inside - F, Overtime - O




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time