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Columbus, Ohio
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Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Program Coordinator- First Year Programs

Requisition ID: req2262

Job Title: Program Coordinator- First Year Programs

Department: Ctr for Advising Support & Exp

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Board Approved

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation: $48,375

Schedule: M-F 8-5pm with occasional Saturday and evening hours based on New Student Programs and operational need.

Job Description:

The Coordinator for First-Year Programs will assist in the development and implementation of new student transition programs including Summer Orientation and Extended Orientation Experiences as well as designing new student programs for first-year students during their beginning semesters. The Coordinator will focus on programming efforts for first-year students, working closely with college partners to allow for comprehensive and collaborative programming and support for new students as they navigate their first-year transition to college with the goal to increase retention.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.

Duties are numbered for convenience and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

1) Develops strategies that engage new students and integrate new students into the Columbus State community.

2) Supports and assists with the development of New Student Orientation sessions for traditionally-aged new students and families.

3) Leads, develops and implements extended orientation experiences in conjunction with student leaders and in collaboration with various college partners.

4) Develops leadership and student development trainings and programs for student leaders who are associated with new student transition programs.

5) Supports new student programs by maintaining accurate and current data, needed resources, and assigning needed staffing requirements.

6) Works with academic departments and other college offices to coordinate key element of new student programs including parent session, advising sessions, and career exploration experiences.

7) Coordinates with campus partners to update and manage the online orientation.

8) Plans and schedules workshops, programs and activities for first-year students.

9) Assists colleagues in broader efforts to engage students in the college community and promote their success in order to support retention and completion.

10) Prepares, compiles, and analyzes evaluations for new student programs and experiences.

Usual Physical Demands: The incumbent of this position typically exhibits the physical demands identified in the Functional Job Analysis on file in the College's Human Resources Department and which is periodically reviewed and updated. Physical demands listed in the Functional Job Analysis are not job qualification standards, but are used to help the College assess and determine reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals covered by the American's with Disabilities Act.

While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds when moving boxes and other materials.

Working Conditions: Normal office working conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: processes and practices related to assigned program or functional area, student development and student transition theories and aware of best practices. Skill in: verbal and written communications; operation of job-related equipment and other equipment. Ability to: coordinate program or functional area operations and staff; serve as lead worker in area of responsibility; follow procedural requirements; establish work priorities; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; maintain confidential and sensitive information; establish rapport with a diverse student population and empower students to achieve their educational goals; work in a team orientated setting within a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel, or a related field. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree or Master's degree completion by November 2019 in Higher Education, Student Personnel, or a related field. Two years' of prior orientation and/or new student transition program experience as a professional or student leader.

Additional Information: Applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter detailing how their experience align with the needs of this position.