State University of New York at Oswego — Coordinator, New Student Orientation

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Coordinator, New Student Orientation position.

Posting Date: September 23, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:  or

Date of Appointment: On/around December 1, 2016

Description of Responsibilities:
Working collaboratively with colleagues in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and in Academic Affairs, the Coordinator of New Student Orientation plans, implements and oversees a comprehensive orientation program designed to actively engage new first-year and transfer students in the campus community and to facilitate their transition to SUNY Oswego.  In addition, the Coordinator works with staff that supports orientation for international, graduate and Metro Center students.

The position requires various evening and weekend commitments.  The Coordinator, New Student Orientation will report to the Assistant Vice President for Student Development

Responsibilities also include:

  • Develop, implement and assess a campus orientation program (Summer/January) for all matriculated, undergraduate first-year and transfers students and their guests
  • Work collaboratively with the First Year Program Coordinator and Transfer Services Coordinator to deliver academic components including advisement and registration
  • Develop and implement a communication plan to serve new students (and their families) to include web and print publications, along with electronic (email) and social media communications
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise team of student leaders to support and deliver orientation program
  • Coordinate the Fall Opening Week schedule of activities to include collaborating with colleagues to deliver programs to welcome new students to campus, and to set an expectation for engagement and involvement in campus activities
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and    in Academic Affairs to develop, implement and assess programs that support new students in their transition through the first six weeks of college
  • Collaborate and support professional staff that coordinate and deliver transitional services for matriculated international, graduate and Metro Center students

In addition, will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree
  • Two years of professional experience in orientation and/or first year programs with experience working directly on the implementation of new student orientation
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including facilitation of group discussions and conducting large group presentations
  • Experience in training and supervising a student staff
  • Ability to use technology in program implementation
  • Ability to work collaboratively across department and/or divisional lines to develop and implement educational programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to manage operational or programmatic budget
  • Experience gathering evidence of program effectiveness and using data for continuous improvement

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Jacqueline Wallace, Search Committee Chair

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  New Student Orientation provides programs that connect new and incoming students with current Lakers, staff, faculty and support services to ensure a successful transition to the academic and cultural environment at SUNY Oswego.  New Student Orientation is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and is located in the Compass in the Marano Campus Center.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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