Georgia Southwestern State University — Orientation and Transitions Coordinator

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for providing orientation, transition, academic advising, and retention services to promote student success.

Oversees and develops new student orientation and transition programs. (40%)

  • Develop, plan, implement, and assess all new first-year and transfer undergraduate student orientation programs.
  • Coordinates STORM Days and registrations days.
  • Develop and maintain an online orientation program for students unable to attend orientation in person.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the new student orientation website and new student guide.
  • Hire, train, and supervise a group of student orientation leaders.
  • Serves on orientation committees.
  • Collaborates with student services departments and faculty for developing orientation and registration programs
  • Coordinates the planning of FYE workshops and programs to support student success and retention

Advises students. (40%)

  • Provides academic advisement to students.
  • Creates and modifies schedules for incoming freshman.
  • Assists students with course selection, registration, and schedule revision.
  • Monitors and tracks advisee progress.
  • Maintains correspondence with advisees concerning appointments and other matters.
  • Refers students to campus and community resources.
  • Processes drop/add forms, withdrawal forms, registration, name changes, and changes in programs of study.
  • Develops and supports procedures for identifying at-risk students.
  • Assists students with changes in majors.
  • Work collaboratively with Admissions, Financial Aid and other related to departments to provide holistic student advisement and support.
  • Collaborate with university constituent groups to advance Momentum Approach priorities.
  • Responsible for student retention through intentional outreach initiatives, intrusive advising, and academic partnerships.

Coordinates the development of Parent and Family Programs. (10%)

  • Plan and implement parent/family programs and resources.
  • Create intentional, coordinated, and high-impact experiences for parents and family members.
  • Coordinate family programs including receptions and Family Weekends.

Performs a variety of related duties. (10%)


  • Master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required.
  • More than two years of related experience required.
  • Experience with Banner and/or DegreeWorks is preferred.

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