Provide meaningful programs and initiatives for students and their families with the transition into and through Lamar University. These initiatives will include new student and parent orientation, parent and families programs, and leadership development programs. The Assistant Director has direct reporting responsibility to the Director of New Student and Leadership Programs.
Provide support to the Director of New Student & Leadership Programs in all matters related to orientation, week of welcome, and year round orientation initiatives for first-year and transfer students.
Select and supervise the Student Orientation Leaders and Student Orientation Coordinators.
Oversee the development of the training program for Orientation Leaders and Orientation Coordinators.
Provide front-line supervision of each orientation program.
Oversee and coordinate Leadership Programs, including Leadership Conferences, Leadership Certificate program, and leadership workshops.
Coordinate a variety of parent and family programs, including Family Weekends, Parent Receptions, Parent and Family Newsletter, website, and works closely with campus constituents in providing information and programming to parents and families.
Oversee the continuous development, implementation, and evaluation of fall and spring Week of Welcome program, marketing, execution and assessment.
Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of various first year programs for new students.
Serve as a key liaison between the university and families of current students.
Prepare and maintain appropriate assessment, reports, and publications.
Design and deliver leadership programming in consultation with the Director.
Assist in leadership training to students and student organizations in collaboration with staff in the Setzer Student Center.
Use web-based tools for marketing, web design, orientation records, and assessment.
Assist with division sponsored events such as Homecoming, Leadership Conferences, Toast to Leadership Banquet.
Meet weekly with the Director of New Student & Leadership Programs, and attend regularly scheduled departmental meetings.
Participate on departmental, division, and university committees and task forces; and
Other duties as assigned.
Supervise 4 student coordinators and 36 student leaders.
A Master’s degree in student development, counseling, student affairs, or related field is required.
1 years of direct experience in orientation, new student programs or student activities at a professional level.
1 years of experience supervising paraprofessional staff members.
The successful candidate should possess high energy, creative problem solver with strong written and verbal communication skills, a commitment to enhancing diversity, and a track record of high productivity and job performance.
Other Skills and Abilities Preferred
Knowledge of Student Development Theories.
Large-scale program planning skills
Supervisory and strategic planning skills.
Public speaking and group facilitation skills.
Ability to organize several projects with multiple deadlines.
Ability to interact effectively with students, parents, colleagues, University staff and faculty.
Able to use social media and web- based tools for marketing, web design, orientation registration and assessment practices for programs.
Appreciation for and commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
Regular evening and weekend work may be required.
Please submit at the Lamar University jobsite a an application, letter of interest and resume with contact information of three professional references