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Coordinator for New Student Programs

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: New Student Programs
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Mar 13, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 12154
Position ID:: 173618

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Student Activities Associate (SL-2)

Salary: $47,261 - $50,000

The Coordinator for New Student Programs at Binghamton University will serve as a member of the Orientation team whose responsibilities include but are not limited to recruiting and training student staff, the creation and implementation of a First-year peer mentorship program and Orientation housing coordination. A successful candidate will need to have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, be organized and have the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.

Duties include:

  • Assist the Director for New Student Programs with the development and implementation of recruitment and hiring strategies for Orientation student staff.
    • Coordinate a referral program in collaboration with campus partners to promote the Orientation Advisor position.
    • Oversee the development and management of all marketing, publication and content strategies for New Student Programs hiring initiatives.
    • Provide support for general office management including processing and maintaining records of staff HR forms.
    • Coordinate training schedules for all temporary summer staff positions including Orientation Advisors, Summer Staff, and Orientation Program Assistants.
  • Serve as the central administrator for all residential buildings assigned to the Orientation program including building set-up and Orientation housing assignment turnover; general correspondences with other departments and maintenance staff.
    • Responsible for creating and overseeing the Orientation Advisor in-hall work schedule including bulletin board designs, door tags, key assignments and other responsibilities as necessary.
    • Responsible for creating and implementing inventory systems including room condition reports, maintenance reporting and facilities issues throughout the Orientation program.
    • Coordinate billing policies for lost keys and room damage after each Orientation session.
    • Manage and coordinate all Orientation Advisor and new student room assignments for all Orientation sessions through the online system VZOrientation.
  • Assist the Director with the creation and implementation of a First-year peer mentorship program focusing on transitional topics to enhance student belonging and support University retention efforts.
  • Engage in all aspects of the Orientation program including collaborative work with administrative staff, general correspondence with new students and family members, data entry and general customer service responsibilities for transfer and first-year Orientation programs.
  • Support New Student Programs with additional programs and events throughout the academic year including the annual B-Photo and New Student Picnic as well as any new initiatives.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Bachelor's degree
  • One year of post-undergraduate experience
  • Experience working in a University setting
  • Excellent administrative, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously in a team atmosphere
  • Able to work well in a diverse setting that includes faculty, staff, and students


  • Master's degree in Student Affairs or related field
  • Working knowledge of Banner, OmniUpdate, and VZOrientation

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: March 27, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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