Assistant Director, New Student Orientation - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive, multifaceted orientation program for students new to MSU Denver .


40% – PROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION: Responsible for the design, development and implementation of the SOAR Experience orientation program for new students. Presents accurate information enthusiastically to groups of incoming or prospective students and their parents (over 7,000 per year). Oversees the content and program development for the SOAR Experience orientation sessions, including PowerPoint slide shows and presentation scripts. Develops and implements post-orientation retention projects and activities. Collaborates with administrators in vital offices and ensures their participation in the orientation program and serves as the liaison to the First Year Success and Academic Advising departments. Assists with the implementation of specialized orientation sessions (veteran student, parent/family, special populations, etc.)

40% – TRAINING/SUPERVISION: Makes all decisions regarding hiring of student staff. Responsible for recruitment, training, supervision, coordination of schedules, and payroll for student staff (orientation leaders, team leaders and student coordinators). Oversees the leadership development and growth of student employees. In charge of development of training materials and implementation of training activities for staff. Recruits, trains, and supervises graduate (Master’s degree level) student intern (s).

10% – PRODUCTION OF PUBLICATION AND MULTIMEDIA AIDS: Assists in the development of high-quality publications, brochures and materials for all orientation activities. Also design other media, such as PowerPoint presentations.

10% – ADMINISTRATIVE AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT: Acts in the absence of the Director. Recruit and manage outside sponsorships for the orientation program to increase revenue stream. Oversees the process of registering students for sessions and keeping records of students who attend orientation for University analysis of trend and program development and accountability. Responsible for managing budget for student hourly staff. Assists in developing budget for orientation sessions. Works with key offices of the institutions in programs and activities that contribute to student recruitment, retention, and success. Participates in University-wide committees and projects aimed at increasing student involvement and retention. Also participates in Student Life and Student Services Program.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in student affairs administration or related field. A minimum of 2 years experience in a college or university setting (2 years of graduate assistantship experience can equal 1 year of professional experience). Experience working with diverse, urban populations in an educational environment. Experience providing supervision and performance management to staff. Experience creating and implementing programming and facilitating workshops.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in orientation or first-year transition programs or other related student affairs area.
Able to work some evenings and weekends during peak orientation seasons (April-August and November-January). At least 3 years of experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Photoshop. Experience providing customer service to multiple constituents.
Experience creating and implementing training for staff.
Strong written and oral presentation skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • Orientation
  • Assistant Director, New Student Orientation
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Event Coordination
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Student Activities
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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