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Under the supervision of the Dean of Academic Advising, the Orientation & New Student Programs Coordinator position serves as the College's lead staff member for new student and family orientation programs at John Muir College, supports advising of incoming students, and provides academic programs in Fall and Winter Quarters for new and continuing students. This position also works in coordination with the Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Deans of Academic Advising and Student Affairs of the college as a cross-unit collaboration in the college.
The Orientation & New Student Programs Coordinator must balance the demands of academic advising, event planning and coordination, development of student leaders, and outreach to parents, families, and new and incoming students. A candidate for this position will need to demonstrate the ability to excel in multiple areas of student affairs and academic advising to balance these roles.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Experience with academic advising and counseling techniques. Knowledge of multiple majors, colleges, and schools.
Experience and thorough knowledge of college policies, procedures, and requirements.
Proven experience in student program development planning, implementation and assessment to meet the needs of targeted student populations, in a non-profit college or university academic advising environment.
Experience with coordinating large, complex programs with a focus on both learning and social engagement.
Excellent academic counseling and advising techniques, including proven skills in active listening, interviewing, identifying students' needs, crisis management and referral. Knowledge of educational theory and principles and experience in practical application of counseling techniques.
Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving. Ability to exercise professional judgment with tact and diplomacy in working with diverse populations, including students, staff, faculty, campus administrators, parents and the public.
Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Demonstrated skills and abilities in problem solving and conflict resolution with the ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, cultural sensitivity, and diplomacy.
Ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to organize and manage time effectively while setting priorities and meeting deadlines for frequently changing priorities.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively with individual and groups. Ability to speak effectively in public. Ability and experience in presenting information to diverse populations clearly and concisely.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, including shared management and leadership.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact and discretion in referring students to other student services personnel.
Ability to develop appropriate strategies for meeting the needs of specific individuals and target populations.
Demonstrated skill in using standard office computer technology for word processing, email and student tracking and monitoring systems (including MS office applications, internet technology and web based systems); willingness and ability to update and maintain those skills as required.
Excellent skills in evaluating academic data and academic records and make analytical decisions and determine course of action within established policies and guidelines as appropriate.
Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
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