Assistant Director of Orientation and Events #605122

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Orientation and Events is an integral position within the University Admissions office and is responsible for planning, oversight, and execution of all aspects of Orientation and event programming for prospective and incoming students. This position has oversight responsibilities for on-campus and off-campus recruitment events, as well as, effectively transitioning more than 7,000 students to campus each recruitment cycle.

Position responsibilities include:

Serve as a member of the department’s leadership team by participating in strategic planning, staffing decisions and other key areas.
Responsible for the oversight and direction of the Coordinators for Events, Coordinator for the Welcome Center and two Graduate Assistants, with ultimate responsibility for the evaluation of recruitment and orientation event programming and planning. Between all event and orientation programs, this position is charged with the successful execution of programming for nearly 50,000 prospective students and guests across 120+ events yearly.
Supervises the Coordinator for Events and consults on the development, logistics, facilitation, execution, and evaluation of major, high profile recruitment programs and projects such as Discover NAU and Special Visit Days.
Supervises a large team of student True Blue Ambassadors whom are responsible for the execution of Daily Campus Visits, Discover NAU, special visit days, spring and summer orientation programs.
Directs the development, facilitation, training, hiring and supervision of the True Blue Ambassador Program within the office. This includes leadership initiatives and mentoring programs.
Creates curriculum, enrolls students and facilitates trainings.
Creates and facilitates programming related to First Year, Transfer, Veteran, and International Student Orientations.
A member of the Leadership Team within University Admissions office and works collaboratively with the Director to facilitate strategic vision for events and orientation.
Works collaboratively with the Enrollment Management Communications and University Marketing areas of the University in the development of promotional event and orientation materials.
Conduct research as appropriate to projects or initiatives within the department, such as all assessment of freshman and transfer orientations of students and families/guests.
Stays abreast of regional and national orientation trends and reports back to University leadership on best practices for orientation programming to allow the University to stay current in its orientation programming.
Provide guidance and consistency in policy and procedure decisions within work unit.
Represent the department on various committees, work groups and employee forums.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in student personnel, education, business or related field AND at least four years of progressively increasing orientation, administrative and supervisory experience required; OR
Bachelor’s degree and six years of progressively increasing administrative and supervisory experience required.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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