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Assistant Director of Orientation & Campus Experience

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the development and implementation of the University’s Orientation & Transitions programs for all new undergraduate First Year students, Transfer students, and family members. This includes Student Orientation, Family Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, Family Weekend, and so forth.
• Supervise and provide professional development/coaching for 2 Enrollment Coordinators, 1 Coordinator for Orientation, 10 Student Campus Tour Guides. This position is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of the staff mentioned above.
• Manage the operating budget for Orientation to include programs supporting successful transitions for students and family members involving multiple fund sources and types of funds.
• Collaboratively work with campus departments to implement a programming schedule responding to the needs and interests of new students at Central State University with special emphasis on the first six weeks of the fall and spring semesters.
• Collaborate with Academic Affairs, Honors College, Athletics, Band, Choir, and other student services to offer programs and services to support new student success and persistence throughout the year.
• Continue the development and advancement of the extended Orientation program Weeks of Welcome orientation experience for all first-year incoming students and continuing students.
• Develop and implement Family Weekend and other family-oriented services in partnership with Alumni Affairs and Athletics.
• Develop learning outcomes and assessment plans for Orientation and Transition Programming. Assess, track, and report information associated with this position. This assessment is conducted in partnership with the Director.
• Lead the marketing initiatives for Orientation and Transition Programming in partnership with other university stakeholders
• Coordinate budgetary reports for Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, and Open Houses regarding facilities, educational media, safety and security, food services, and so forth.
• Assist in the maintenance of departmental web pages.
• Sets agenda and schedules campus tours and other university visits/programs
• Occasional night and weekend hours are required as related to specific programs and services associated with this position and the department.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director or their designee. The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhausted list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues
• Knowledge of university admissions policies, standards, and procedures
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
• Organizing and coordinating skills
• Skill in the use of computerized systems and databases
• Ability to develop and deliver presentations
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals
• Ability to travel on occasion outside the metropolitan area
• Ability to design and write promotional material
• Ability to evaluate student transcripts and/or records

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