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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. This person must be able to travel both on and off-campus for meetings and retreats and must be able to perform basic functions related to event implementation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of First Year Center Programs for the Danforth Campus.
The Coordinator supports initiatives that assist new students and their parents & families with their orientation, transition, and retention. In addition to planning and implementing events that range in size from 12 to 5,000 participants, this position provides leadership for supporting special populations including transfer, exchange, and second-year students.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implement more than 20 high-impact initiatives, programs, and events for 12 to 5,000 participants ranging in scope from 1 hour to 9 days.
Coordinate support for special populations including transfer, exchange, and second-year students.
Supervise, advise, and train 2 graduate practicum students, 25 student employees, and 100 student volunteers.
Organize the departmental assessment efforts.
Other duties, as assigned.
Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, or related field.
1-3 years of professional experience working in a university setting or related field. Graduate assistantship experience in the field of student affairs will be counted toward professional experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Package (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook).
Comfort with utilizing new technologies as appropriate (Box, Wordpress/Formidable, Google Forms).
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of orientation, retention and transition programs and services on a college campus, including advising and working with college students in a professional capacity.
Knowledge of student development theory and demonstrated application developing and implementing student staff training.
Comprehension of current issues related to transition issues, student engagement, and student development.
Demonstrated experience in assessment and program evaluation.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including but not limited to, editing and copywriting, public speaking, and group facilitation.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
The hiring range for this position is $44,090 - $56,238 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
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About the University: Washington University in St. Louis is a moderate sized, selective, private university of over 14,000 full-time students, evenly divided between undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The university consists of eight schools, five of which have both undergraduate and graduate programs. We have an incoming first-year class of approximately 1,800 and 100% of first-year students live in on-campus housing. Students come from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds representing all 50 states and over 100 nations. 90% of undergraduates are from out of state and approximately 65% come from more than 500 miles away. The First Year Center coordinates orientation and transition programs for new students. In addition, the Center supports parents & families of all undergraduate students.
About the Region: St. Louis is a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science. Today, engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists and other innovative and creative professionals here are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors. Our campus is adjacent to Forest Park, the largest urban park in the United States, where all of the attractions are free of charge, including the Art Museum, Zoo, Science Center and History Museum.
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.