The Director of Orientation and New Student Programs is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive new student program including; orientation, transfer student orientation, virtual orientation services and creating first semester/first year programming which promotes student retention. This person must have a genuine interest and satisfaction in working directly with students; excellent managerial, supervisory, team-building, and communication skills; and ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently.
The director will work with other campus partners to ensure continuity and synergy among all programs for new students; assist in development and implementation of transfer orientation, including an online version make-up course. Plans, leads, supervises, and evaluates Parent and Family Programs including all events, programs, publications, websites, etc., create a leadership program designed to attract and introduce first year students to the theories, concepts and practice of leadership, and/or any other honorary societies designed for first year students. Directs programs, policies, procedures, and services related to New Student Orientation and initial scheduling of classes; in collaboration with personnel from the Center for Academic Excellence and Academic Advising areas assists in the design, implementation, and evaluation of orientation programs for sub-populations of students including veterans, non-traditional students, international students, etc. Is a critical contributor within the Department of Enrollment Management, working closely with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to ensure a smooth transition for new students.
The director will monitor program design and content to assure that student needs are met and propose alternatives if gaps in service are identified. Maintain appropriate statistical reports, surveys and other records to assess accomplishments, student learning outcomes, and departmental needs. Support office initiatives with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Department of Enrollment Management and other university programming aimed at retention/enrollment. Collaborate with all University units whose participation is required for enrolling new students, new student orientation, and with Transitional Programs to assure that programs are purposeful and delivered effectively. Works collaboratively with Student Activities in the Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Academic Excellence in the Division of Academic Affairs. Works with Housing on the First Year Residential Experience.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Office of New Student Programs of NCA&T strives to help new students make their transition to the university by familiarizing them with the campus and its resources, developing skills necessary to make the adjustment to campus life and the Aggie community, increasing their confidence in their abilities to succeed, and instilling a positive outlook on their future as a student. In addition, NSP works with parents to foster an environment of community support for students. NSP also provides opportunities for parental involvement to enhance the role of a supportive parent.
Internal job number: 000401
A Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or related discipline, or Bachelor's degree with at least 4 years working directly with large scale programming for college students. An established track record of successful program development and expansion including the ability to initiate and maintain external relationships and to negotiate effective agreements across student service units and academic departments.
Experience working with diverse student populations. The capability to assess programs, formulate plans and implement responses to improve administrative efficiency and enhance the participants' experiences. A clearly articulated academic philosophy relating to the first year experience for entering students and demonstrated ability to build programs and services that center around faculty involvement and a comprehensive integration of academic issues. As well as, an understanding of the nature of project management and willingness to work extended hours prior to the implementation of large scale programming.
Experience with peer mentor/instructor based programs and the associated strategies utilized in these programs . Superior training and interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully present to a broad range of audiences including faculty and college students. Experience supervising students, and entry-level professionals. Attention to detail is a must.
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.
Employee Benefits include the following and more available to permanent employees;
Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave
Community Service Leave
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – Health Benefits
NCFlex – Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance and more
11-12 Paid Holidays
Teachers and State Employees Retirement System (TSERS)
Optional Supplemental Plans – 401k, 403b, 457b and 457
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!