Director of New Student Programs

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Position Number: 00007465

Primary Function of Organization Unit: New Student Programs at NC State University develops programs for all first-year and transfer students, that help prepare them as they transition into college life, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead;intellectually, emotionally, academically, and socially. Extending into the school year and beyond, New Student Programs aims to provide students support and programming that will push them past their expectations towards a successful college experience. New Student Programs addresses the holistic needs of each new NC State student to create a foundation of success. Based on the core value that people matter, New Student Programs achieves this through: * Cultivating strategic partnerships across the University * Promoting an environment of personal responsibility * Fostering inclusivity through a shared campus identity * Partnering with parents and families * Preparing and empowering student leaders to serve the campus * Striving to be innovative in meeting the needs of our community

Essential Job Duties: The Director of New Student Programs provides vision and leadership for the Office of New Student Programs to include the use of innovative research and best practice in the planning and implementation of all efforts. This includes the coordination of first year programs for freshmen and transfer students, including acting as a partner/liaison with the colleges, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) and Enrollment Management and Services (EMAS) to ensure that students receive the support needed during their transition into and through NC State. The Director of New Student Programs is responsible for the following: * Leading the new student orientation programs to ensure student outcomes and institutional needs are met while incorporating innovation and best practices in all aspects of the programs. * Providing leadership for Wolfpack Welcome Week (WWW), including the coordination of the WWW Steering Team and WWW Planning Committee, maintaining the WWW website, and coordinating the event calendar. * Facilitating the Common Reading Program by coordinating the campus Common Reading Committee. * Providing project management leadership for all events, programs and functions within the scope of NSP. * Coordinating external relations and outreach efforts for the program, including education of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and other key stakeholders regarding current programing efforts and the needs of first year students. * Managing budgets for all New Student Programs events, to include New Student Orientation programs, Wolfpack Welcome Week, the common reading program, and other programs as developed. * Leading an office of three professional staff members, one administrative support staff member, and approximately forty-five students (graduate and undergraduate). * Overseeing maintenance and updates for all websites including the Orientation websites, New Students website, New Student Checklist, etc. * Creating and implementing an assessment plan and reporting structure for the Office of New Student Programs. The Director will ensure that all major components of NSP are systematically assessed and will use results in planning and implementing programs. * Serving on university-wide committees and task forces focused on student transition and success. * Soliciting sponsorships with campus partners to raise funds for New Student Programs.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Master's degree in higher education, student affairs administration, or similar field * At least five years of experience in the leadership of large new student orientation programs

Department Required Skills : * Demonstrated use of innovative ideas for achieving goals * Proven experience in developing and maintaining positive relationships with campus constituents * Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills (written and oral) * Demonstrated experience in supervising staff * Experience successfully managing a budget * Proven experience with the development and implementation of program assessment plans * Theoretical and practical understanding of student development

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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