New Student Orientation (NSO) Director

Idaho State University  |  Pocatello, ID

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Job Overview

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Details

Position Title:

New Student Orientation (NSO) Director

Job Type: First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs
Location: Pocatello, ID
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 11,000 Students
Employer ID: 35466

Benefits

Salary Range:
$55,000 - $65,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$55,000 - $65,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Counseling
Experience:

Position Description

New Student Orientation (NSO) Director

Idaho State University is seeking a New Student Orientation (NSO) Director. The Director of New Student Orientation is responsible for the design and implementation of new student orientation. This position serves as the organizer of orientation, including logistical work such as organizing reservations and speaker schedules in addition to cultivating and maintaining relationships with campus partners. The Director of New Student Orientation is expected to work collaboratively with leadership in the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Academic Advising, Registrar, and the Dean of Students, as well as academic deans and other stakeholders across campus. This position will also help coordinate Welcome Week Activities as well as continuing NSO events throughout the semester. ISU offers summer, fall, and spring orientation. The job requires effective communication and writing skills, in addition to computer skills to manage large amounts of student data. Successful candidates will have experience managing budgets, be excellent communicators (oral and written), detail-oriented, empathetic, and adaptable to change. Candidates should have experience working with diverse populations and should be able to provide excellent student and customer service to both internal and external constituents involved with the New Student Orientation experience. Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop, plan, implement, and assess all new and transfer undergraduate student orientation programs, working collaboratively and proactively with academic affairs, student affairs, and the Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) emphasizing academic success, development, and engagement
  • Develop, implement, and assess orientation training for staff, faculty, volunteers, and students
  • Manage the overall performance evaluation process and guide staff to establish goals for the department that are congruent with division and university strategic plans
  • Oversee Welcome Week events and additional orientation events throughout the semester
  • Communicate with campus partners, including Offices of the Registrar, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Advising, Dean of Students, Facilities, and Information Technology in order to provide a smooth arrival and orientation for new students
  • Communicate across campus with Dean’s, chairs, and various partners to communicate RSVP’s and projected attendance by major
  • Oversee the development of online and print publications to market and recruit prospective students into the New Student Orientation programs
  • Work with the division of advancement and other campus units to develop opportunities to fundraise in support of new student programs
  • In conjunction with the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, and the College of Eastern Idaho, host the Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit each fall semester
  • Maintain regular academic advisory board meetings with campus constituencies
  • Direct summer, fall, and spring orientation programs
  • Knowledge of applicable university practices and procedures, including Title IX
  • Knowledge of the transition needs of first-year and transfer students
  • Experience working with a diverse student population, able to recognize the varying needs of student populations
  • Ability to input data into a CRM and manage students registration and check-in in the orientation registration system
  • Report writing and dissemination of data to appropriate audiences
  • Ability to process, review, and evaluate student documents
  • Guide, direct, and supervise student workers
  • Manage communication with new students
  • Ability to manage a large budget

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or a related field
  • Two years of experience in a field related to student services, preferably with an orientation program
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Public speaking and presenting skills Ability to manage time, priorities, and projects skillfully and efficiently
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A thorough understanding of student development theory and applying theory to practice

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/5/home/requisition/1433?c=isu

Additional Information

Please submit your CV/resume, cover letter that clearly addresses how applicants meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information.

This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to December 12, 2021. Salary will be between $55,000 and $65,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.


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