First Year Experience Coordinator and Instructor

Klamath Community College  |  Klamath Falls, OR

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Posted 3 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

First Year Experience Coordinator and Instructor

Job Type: Orientation/New Student Programs Student Affairs Administration
Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 2-year
Institution Size: < 1,000 Students
Employer ID: 28372


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
2-4 Years

Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference
2-4 Years

Position Description

First Year Experience Coordinator and Instructor

$45,000.00 - $65,000.00 Annually

Klamath Falls, OR

Job Type
Full time

Student Affairs

Job Number


The First Year Experience Coordinator and Instructor oversees the first year experience of all students. This position will develop, plan, and implement mandatory New Student Orientation for all degree-seeking students. Additionally it will be responsible for the coordination, consistency of curriculum, training, and instruction for the CGS 100 class - College Survival Skills. The First Year Experience Coordinator and Instructor will develop, implement, and oversee career advising on campus. The First Year Experience (FYE) events and programs will be lead through this position as well as all student welcome activities. Student leaders who support this area will directly report to this position.

Examples of Duties
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the position description satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Provides leadership, support systems, processes and procedures in the following areas:


  • Continues to enhance, develop, oversee for consistency, and implement the curriculum for the CGS100 (College Success) classes that most new students are required to take.
  • Train and support the adjunct faculty teaching the remaining sections of CGS100 in order to ensure high quality and consistency of curriculum across all sections
  • Develops, Plans and Implements New Student Orientation on campus. This includes but is not limited to:
    - Develop plan for schedule and activities for quarterly NSO
    - Connect and recruit support from the various departments at KCC for College-wide participation in welcoming and orienting our new students
    - Develop and manage an online Orientation program to be utilized as support of - or in place of - the in-person NSO as needed
  • Develops and Implements career advising for students who are in an Associate of General Studies, an Associate of Science degree, or any student that is unsure of which career they would like to pursue. Works to develop career advising in the curriculum of College Survival courses which students are required to take their first term.
  • Organizes and Oversees the KCC Welcome Brigade. This coordinate activities & resources to share with students during the first week of each term (like the Welcome Back BBQ)
  • Lead the First Year Experience (FYE) events & programs which includes but is not limited to: developing a plan and schedule for ongoing, regularly scheduled connection activities for FYE participants, tracking participation and assess impact/effectiveness of programs and Coordinating with Assistant Director of Student Life for optimization of funding and resources for events and programs.
  • Selects students for service on College governance councils.

    Hires, trains, and supervises student employees.
  • Leads, mentors, and develops student employees.
  • Conducts performance appraisals, hires student employees when needed, and monitors conformance to College policies.
  • Contributes to the engagement of student employees by providing frequent performance feedback, providing opportunities to develop and grow, encouraging input and empowering decision-making, displaying concern for the student employees' well-being, and equipping the student employees to succeed in their roles.

  • Participates on College committees or special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally in oral and written formats with a demonstrated ability to make effective public presentations.
  • Strong ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and activities, self-direct, make effective use of resources, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills, ability to troubleshoot technical issues, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, and the community to create a diverse, inclusive office and campus.
  • Ability to develop and apply flexibility, resourcefulness, and creative approaches to unique problems while prioritizing delivery of superior customer service.
  • Must be enthusiastic, organized, and demonstrate a positive, "can-do" spirit.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Willingness to work on a flexible schedule as required (includes evenings, weekends, and summers).
  • Proven ability to apply leadership and motivational strategies in a higher education setting.

  • Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or a related field required. Master's degree preferred. Similar, significant experience may be acceptable in lieu of required education.
  • Requires at least two (2) years related professional experience and an understanding of the higher education environment. Community college experience is preferred.

    Supplemental Information
  • Frequently moving from stationary sitting positions to standing and walking.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

    Salary:Starting salary will be determined by funding, experience and training level, and normally isnot above mid-step range.

    To Apply:Submit online application, current resume, and letter of introduction outlining how your experience and education have prepared you for this position, and contact information for three professional references.

    This position will be open until filled. For best consideration, submit your application by Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

    Klamath Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / ADA Institution embracing diversity. We encourage and welcome women, minority, veteran, and disabled candidates.

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