Assistant Director of Orientation
West Lafayette, In
400 centennial mall drive west lafayette, IN
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.
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 email@example.com. Purdue
University is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
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