Suffolk University Assistant Director of Orientation and New Student Programs in Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant Director of Orientation and New Student Programs

StaffBoston, Massachusetts

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Description

Suffolk University invites qualified candidates to submit an application for our Assistant Director of Orientation & New Student Programs opening. The Asst Dir. will supports all new student and family initiatives which help ensure a successful transition, engagement and retention with the Suffolk community. Specific responsibilities include conducting student training and developing new student outreach for second-semester, sophomore, and commuter students.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all aspects of the planning and implementation of the institution’s undergraduate student and family orientation initiatives by collaborating with campus partners.

  • Supports the transfer community through assessment, programming, community building, and advocacy by developing transfer initiatives.

  • Responsible for Orientation Team Leader and Orientation Leader recruitment, selection, and training/leadership development programs (including a 14 week spring training workshop and intensive summer training program).

  • Provide peer mentoring, personal support, and success strategy education to at-risk student populations during their initial year at Suffolk.

  • Serve on various Student Affairs committees to support campus activities and professional development. Assist in the planning and implementation of Family Weekend in collaboration with campus partners.

  • Develop and execute Suffolk’s extended orientation program, Ram Academy in conjunction with campus partners. Oversee all Orientation & New Student Programs involvement in fall and spring new student showcase events.

  • Develop spring semester new student initiatives which target the co-curricular and academic transition needs of mid-year new students and second-year students.

  • Supervise NODA Interns, graduate fellow, and approximately 20-25 Orientation Team Leaders/Orientation Leaders.

Requirements/Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education Administration or related field is required.

  • 1-2 years of previous professional experience with new student programs, new student orientation, academic advising, student affairs or related fields.

  • Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, and assessment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong professional and ethical standards on which to serve as a role model to a diverse student constituency. Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty and staff.

  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a fast paced environment, including ability to work nights and weekends as necessary.

  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, management, and platform skills; an ability to oversee a wide variety of activities; ability to work independently.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.