Transition Programs Coordinator

University of North Carolina Wilmington  |  Wilmington, NC

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Transition Programs Coordinator

Job Type: First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs
Location: Wilmington, NC
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 15,000 Students
Employer ID: 29906
Application Deadline: 03/01/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$31,200 - $37,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$31,200 - $37,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education
Experience:
0-1 Year

Position Description

The Coordinator is responsible for providing support in the development, planning and implementation of transition programs as well as highly visible special events and academic celebrations. This position will oversee programs that promote student success for first-year students. The Coordinator is directly responsible for the Seahawk Link program which includes a first-year peer mentor program that is associated with First-Year Seminar courses.

The Coordinator oversees programs that contribute to student success which includes the following duties: 

  • Oversee the Seahawk Link peer mentor program which includes recruiting, selecting, training, and advising approximately 90 student leaders who assist and support first-year students in their transition to the university
  • Advise the Link Leadership Council, a group of returning Seahawk Links who assist with the management of the Seahawk Link program and gain additional leadership skills
  • Plan, coordinate and implement events targeted at first-year students.
  • Collaborate with departments to deliver high quality programs
  • Assist with the implementation of Orientation, Commencement, Family Programming, Convocation, Taking Flight and other large departmental events

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Must have demonstrated ability to attend to details with a high degree of accuracy 
  • Previous experience planning and implementing large scale programs 
  • Experience overseeing a student group or organization

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in higher education or college student personnel; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

  • Experience working with first-year students at a college or university 
  • Experience in the field of orientation, transition, and retention 
  • Experience coordinating programs or interventions for first-year students

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Transition Programs is an organizational unit within the Division of Student Affairs, reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. The Office of Transition Programs provides a comprehensive array of programs designed to meet the unique needs of undergraduate students and parents from orientation through graduation. Programs generate an intentional connection for the students through engaging interactions with other students, faculty and staff. Some of the programs supported by the Office of Transition Programs are: 

  • Freshman and Transfer Orientation
  • Fall and Spring Commencement
  • Taking Flight
  • Convocation
  • Family and Alumni Weekend
  • Mentor Programs: Seahawk Links and the Teal Bridge

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Application Information

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