Assistant Director New Student Programs - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  439.  The Office of New Student Programs at Miami University operates within the area of Transition and Assessment, reporting through the Dean of Students line in the Division of Student Affairs. In general, New Student Programs works to assist new students and their families in the transition to Miami. The Office mission is to support student transitions and equip students for success inside and outside the classroom by: introducing students to university resources and support; connecting students with campus and local communities; fostering environments that promote students’ sense of belonging; empowering students to take an active role in their learning and development; and inspiring students to discover new ideas and experiences.

The Assistant Director of New Student Programs reports to the Director of New Student Programs and is responsible for providing transitional experiences for first-year and transfer students in collaboration with other University offices and departments. The primary areas of responsibility for the Assistant Director are:  new student orientation programming, oversight of student orientation staff, and office communications.


  • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate undergraduate student orientation staff (SOULs)
  • Mentor and supervise two undergraduate Orientation Student Coordinators in preparing to lead the team of SOULs
  • Lead the implementation of orientation programs for new first-year and transfer students in August and January
  • Assist in implementing all aspects of the summer orientation program for nearly 3500 new first-year students and over 4500 family members
  • Manage print and electronic office communications throughout the year, including the office website and e-newsletter series, social media, and printed resources for new students (e.g., Discover magazine)
  • Collaborate with university offices on their involvement in and representation at orientation programs, particularly through leadership of select Orientation Planning Groups
  • Teach one-credit “University 101” course for new first-year or transfer students
  • Assist with developing and conducting office assessments and analyzing assessment data
  • Supervise one graduate practicum student who assists with orientation leader selection and training; develop/supervise additional practicum opportunities as needed
  • Coordinate the office’s transfer student initiatives
  • Support program development and facilitation for Welcome Week
  • Represent the office in the absence of the Director
  • Serve as a member of the Transition and Assessment Team and assist the Director of Orientation and Transition with additional projects as assigned
  • Embrace assessment-informed innovation and modify and prioritize activities on the basis of what best serves departmental and divisional goals

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education or related field
  • Knowledge of and experience in coordinating large-scale events/programming
  • Experience working directly with students in a university/college setting
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of student development theories
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work collaboratively with various constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to promoting and enhancing a climate of diversity
  • Ability to complete projects on a timely basis and manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and also to work independent of direct supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed
  • Experience gained during the completion of degree programs (including internships and graduate assistantships) may be counted toward these requirements

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assoc VP & Dean of Students
  • Assistant Director New Student Programs
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Student Activities
  • Tutors and Learning Resources
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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