Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Position works on a temporary basis. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. though there are evening and weekend hours required during peak times.
Must be flexible and willing to work extended hours and weekends as necessary and recognize the need to do so independently. During peak times such as student leader selection and training, Orientation, and Parent & Family Weekend, evening and extended hours are required.
This is a temporary position not to exceed six months.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the First Year Center. The office is located in Umrath House on the Danforth Campus.
The First Year Center Assistant Program Coordinator supports initiatives to assist new students and second-year undergraduate students with transition and retention. In addition, they support programming and communications for parents and families of undergraduate students. In addition to assisting in the coordination of events such as Fall Welcome, Sophomore Welcome, Parent & Family Orientation, and Parent & Family Weekend as well as a series of fall programming, this position supports resource development and management for the first- and second-year experience. The Assistant Coordinator will supervise a team of 10 student employees who will lead second-year students on St. Louis excursions.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in the implementation of programs and initiatives to ensure that first- and second-year undergraduate students and parents and families of undergraduate students successfully transition and integrate in the WashU community.
Supervise 10 student employees who lead second-year students on St. Louis excursions.
Coordinate communications and initiatives with various campus partners regarding first-year and second-year student and parent & family initiatives.
Review student data and assessment results and efforts including survey creation, coordination with national inventory, and reports.
Perform other duties as assigned.
CRITICAL SKILLS & EXPERTISE NEEDED:
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including but not limited to, public speaking and group facilitation.
Ability to carry out complex assignments and event planning with limited supervision or instruction.
Ability to problem-solve organizational and operational problems.
Ability to provide excellent customer service to students and families.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships with various University partners (for example, Faculty, Campus Life, College/School Deans, Residential Life).
Excellent organizational skills, including proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, determine priorities, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with other team members, student leaders, campus organizations and incoming students and parents & families and an understanding of collegiality and willingness to support other colleagues in their work.
Personal characteristics including creativity, the ability to work with diverse groups of people, being a self-starter who can thrive in an environment that is developing, growing and changing.
Experience working in a university setting or related fields.
Above average knowledge of graphic design and publishing software.
The hiring range for this position is $19.56 - $24.96 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
The First Year Center supports new students through their transition into the Washington University community to assure they build and sustain their academic and personal goals. The center brings together people, programs and resources to provide an undergraduate experience of exceptional quality where all students are known by name and story and where they prepare themselves for lives of purpose and meaning.
For more information on the First Year Center and the Division of Student Affairs, please visit: https://students.wustl.edu/first-year-center/.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter with your resume.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.