Assistant Director of Orientation

Posted in on 02/05/2013

Purdue University

Company Website

www.purdue.edu/studentsuccess

Company Email

jones114@purdue.edu

Job Type

Staff

Location

West Lafayette, In

Address

400 centennial mall drive west lafayette, IN

Description :

Overview of the Position
Student Success at Purdue (www.purdue.edu/studentsuccess) is looking for a hardworking and energetic professional to join
our team to assist in designing, implementing, and coordinating all aspects of new student orientation programs, including the
week-long Boiler Gold Rush program, Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR), Welcome programs, as well as
additional programming for new students. The salary is $38,000 with a generous benefits package.

About Purdue University
Purdue University is a public, land-grant and research university with an enrollment of over 40,000 students. It is situated in
beautiful West Lafayette, Indiana, conveniently located 1 hour North of Indianapolis and 2 hours South of Chicago. This
vibrant college town offers Purdue employees lots of great restaurants, outdoor opportunities, major college athletics, a lively
arts and culture scene, and a low cost of living.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Coordinator of Orientation Programs, the Assistant Director will:
 Assist in designing, implementing, and coordinating all aspects of new student orientation programs, including the
week-long Boiler Gold Rush program, Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR), Welcome programs, as
well as additional programming for new students.
 Recruit, train, supervise and mentor the eight-person Student Orientation Committee and nearly 500 student leaders
associated with orientation programs.
 Develop and implement student leader training programs.
 Assist with content and coordination of departmental publications.
 Assist with additional student success programming as needed.
* This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications
Preferred candidates will have the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling or related fields is strongly preferred.
 Two years working in a University setting required; two years of graduate assistantship or internship experience
would satisfy requirement. University orientation and/or student services experience required. Experience in event
planning and management required.
 A sound grasp and understanding of student development theory as well as the recruitment and orientation process
required. A general understanding of student success programming is helpful but not required.
 Professional writing required. Basic computer, communication (verbal & written), and presentation skills required.
 Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills required. Ability to balance interruptions,
multiple and varied tasks and confidential information with discretion required.
 Creativity and professionalism required. Ability to interpret policy required. Ability to take the initiative to solve
problems, assume responsibility, establish and maintain quality standards required.
 Experience supervising students preferred.
Able to work in a team atmosphere is required.

Application Procedure, Deadline, and Preferred Start Date
Expected start date is early summer 2013. For consideration submit resume and apply online at: www.purdue.edu/careers
and reference Job Number 1300177. Questions regarding the position can be directed to at jones114@purdue.edu. Purdue
University is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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