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Coordinator for Orientation Programs

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Student Life/Services

Department: Orientation Programs
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary:$38,480 - $46,800 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0


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Application Review Begins

March 20th 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

A current résumé
A cover letter summarizing your experience with hiring and training a student staff as well as your qualifications for and interest in the position

Department Summary

It is the mission of Student Orientation Programs to introduce new and prospective students and their families to the university’s intellectual climate. In addition, we seek to improve the quality of the new student experience by providing assistance with academic, personal, and social adjustment to the university, demonstrating the University of Oregon’s commitment to teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Through recruitment programs such as the Ambassador Program, Duck Preview, and Duck Days and orientation and transition events such as IntroDUCKtion, Oregon Migrations, Week of Welcome, and the Welcome to the Flock series, Student Orientation Programs serves approximately 100,000 visitors, prospective students, new students, and families. Additionally, through the Department's outreach efforts, more than 100,000 Oregonians learn about the University through community-based festivals, events, and educational programs throughout the state of Oregon.

The department employs nearly 150 student staff each year, fostering skill and experience development, in an on-going student development effort. Department staff and students conduct their work in a fast-paced, dynamic, high collaborative environment in a variety of settings.

Position Summary

The essential function of the Coordinator for Orientation Programs is to manage student staff for orientation. The position supports the operations of domestic undergraduate orientation and contributes to student development by executing a strong university program. The position collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the University. The Coordinator executes administrative procedures for Student Orientation Programs in consultation with the Assistant Director for Orientation Programs.

This position has a significant impact on the orientation and transition of students at the University because of its influence on the student leaders. The Coordinator supports programs and services that connect students to the University using intentional student development and enrollment transition theories. In addition, the Coordinator plays an integral role in the development of students employed within Student Orientation Programs; supervision and advising of student staff includes staff development and evaluation.

This position supervises 40+ student employees; 60% of the incumbent’s time will be devoted to student supervision. The Coordinator will plan, assign and approve work, address and carry out performance issues, respond to grievances, prepare and complete evaluations, and hire/terminate student employees.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Two years’ experience hiring, training, and supervising student employees.
• Two years’ work experience in higher education administration, enrollment management, student affairs, or a related field. Graduate-level work applies.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated ability to support and execute large-scale programs.
• Exceptional attention to detail, organization, planning, and presentation skills.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
• Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or a related field.
• Experience with undergraduate orientation, transition, and retention programs.
• Demonstrated experience enhancing student retention.
• Spanish language skills desired.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

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The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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