Assistant Director for Orientation and New Student Programs


University of Oregon

FEugene, OR - May 13, 2022

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Assistant Director for Orientation and New Student Programs The George Mason University, Division of University Life invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Orientation and New Student Programs within the Office of New Student and Family Programs (NSFP).

George Mason University is an innovative, public, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields.

Located in the heart of northern Virginia's technology corridor near Washington, D.C., the university attracts a diverse and talented student body of over 38,000.

The university--its enrollment, academic programs, facilities and services--is expanding, as is its reputation.

Recently cited as a top-rated institution in The Chronicle of Higher Education "Great Colleges to Work For Survey" and as one of the nation's top universities to watch on the U.S.

News & World Report list of "Up-and-Coming Schools," George Mason is an institution providing tremendous opportunity for students, faculty and staff.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director facilitates the coordination, implementation and evaluation of the department's student leader team experience and leadership curriculum.

Additionally, the Assistant Director assists with the program development and implementation of Orientation and other programs and initiatives serving the office’s mission.

The position is comprised of five main components: (1) Assist in the coordination of logistical components of student-centered programs for Orientation and other key departmental and divisional initiatives (2) Develop, train, recruit, supervise and evaluate the Student Coordinator team (3) Support in the development of comprehensive, educational transition programming, including Mason Reads, Preamble, and Welcome2Mason (4) Co-supervise, select, and train the annual summer NODA interns (2-3 individuals) (5) Support the planning and implementation of new student and family programs within NSFP As a professional staff member in NSFP, the Assistant Director will have exposure to relevant administrative responsibilities, such as communication, professional development, and collaborating with campus partners.

It is important that the Assistant Director maintain active participation in key professional organizations relevant to the position.

Working together with the Associate Director, the NSFP professional staff, and a dynamic team of student leaders, this position will assist in implementing new student Orientation for over 13,000 new students and guests annually, as well as overseeing the development and oversight of student leader team initiatives, and co-leading campus first-year programs, including Mason Reads and The Preamble.

As an integral member of the NSFP team, the Assistant Director provides direction and support for a wide range of division initiatives and serves as an active ambassador for the George Mason community.

Required Qualifications: * Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling or a related field; * Must have a strong working knowledge of new student and family programs; student and family transitional issues; student leadership and training development; mentoring and advising of student leaders; and have experience designing, developing and executing large-scale programming initiatives.

* Must possess exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; * Must demonstrate experience designing and executing large-scale program assessment and be able to analyze data and create meaningful reports; * Must have highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills and must work accurately and efficiently in order to meet a multitude of deadlines and responsibilities; * Demonstrated leadership abilities; * Must have a commitment to diversity and be comfortable working within diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications: * One full-time year of professional experience in a higher education environment; * Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate student staff.

NSFP is an interdependent and fast-paced environment, providing the staff ample opportunities to communicate and collaborate across programs and initiatives.

Flexibility to work evening hours and weekends, particularly during summer months, is a position requirement.

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