TITLE Coordinator, New Student Orientation
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1947
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, New Student Orientation, Family Programs and Student Affairs Special Events
The Coordinator, New Student Orientation develops and manages programs designed to facilitate the successful transition of new students into the Missouri State University community, particularly through transition programs such as Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR), orientation for special student populations and the Ursa Experience. The Coordinator, New Student Orientation develops and implements activities and services which orient new students to Missouri State University, supervises the operations of the office, recruits, selects, and trains student leader staff, and enforces University policy related to new student orientation.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.
Experience: One year of experience in academic advising, student affairs, educational program planning, educational administration, or leadership training is required. Experience in college orientation programming is preferred. Management experience with budget responsibility is desirable.
Skills: Requires exceptional organizational and leadership skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, and computer literacy are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. A working knowledge of desktop publishing is preferred.
Other: The scope of the position requires evening and weekend work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Works with the Director, New Student Orientation, Family Programs and Student Affairs Special Events to provide strategic oversight, budget development, and monitors the SOAR annual budget, monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness and supervisory oversight for programs designed to facilitate the transition of new students and families into the Missouri State University community, including SOAR and the Ursa Experience.
2. Serves as chair of the Orientation Advisory Committee, a group comprised of faculty, staff, and students who provide advice regarding the development of policies and programs for student orientation and transition. Develops procedures for first-time-in-college orientation programs in collaboration with the Orientation Advisory Committee.
3. Ensures the success of SOAR sessions by developing and planning orientation activities for students.
4. Works with the Director, New Student Orientation, Family Programs and Student Affairs Special Events to recruit, select, train, and supervise student leaders for SOAR and the Ursa Experience annually, ensures student leaders are properly prepared to perform their duties by developing, implementing, and coordinating training programs, procures equipment, facilities, and speakers for training sessions, presents training sessions, and monitors the overall conduct of student leaders and their training.
5. Facilitates the selection of academic advisors representing each College by working with College Deans and Department Heads, processes information to contract and compensate advisors, coordinates training for faculty advisors, and appropriately addresses their individual concerns and professional needs.
6. Assures accurate and timely academic advisement during SOAR by working closely with the Academic Advisement Center.
7. Works to create group list, check-in sheets, nametags for each SOAR sessions. Also ensures the accuracy of students attending SOAR by marking their attendance in SLATE, assigns residence hall rooms to the students and family members attending SOAR, answers phone and monitors firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Facilitates a work and programmatic environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director, New Student Orientation, Family Programs and Student Affairs Special Events.
10. Contributes to the overall success of Student Affairs by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Coordinator, New Student Orientation is supervised by the Director, New Student Orientation, Family Programs and Student Affairs Special Events and supervises student SOAR Leaders, interns, and a graduate assistant(s).
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCESREVISED JANUARY 2023