Director of New Student Orientation and Coordinator of Campus Living Operations

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

In keeping with the community values of Lewis & Clark College and the mission and direction of the Division of Student Life, the Director of New Student Orientation and Coordinator of Campus Living Operations (NSO/CCLO) is responsible for the on-boarding of new students in order to build an inclusive, welcoming LC residential community as well as enhance a sense of belonging and acclimation to the institution. The Director of NSO/CCLO plans, strategizes, and d livers an engaging fall and winter new student orientation. The Director of NSO/CCLO has primary responsibility in communicating with new students and their parents as well as collaborating with the various units and departments across Student Life, CAS and Alumni and Parents Programs.

Additionally, the Director of NSO/CCLO helps to coordinate the various operations and tasks associated with roommate selection and assignment, campus living communications and websites, back-up on-call duties as needed, and creating a growth-centered and educational living environment that reflect the core values of the institution. The Director of NSO/CCLO works closely with the Office of Student Engagement, the Office of Student Leadership and Service, the Area Directors and Director of Campus Living, the VPSL staff, and others responsible for the smooth onboarding of new students and the continued responsiveness within Campus Living.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

On-Boarding New Students (30% of the time)

  • Develop Fall and Winter New Student Orientation that is engaging, innovative and distinctive of the Lewis & Clark student experience;

  • Work collaboratively with various offices to ensure that new students acclimate to the College understand expectations for their safe and healthy transition to college life, and ensure the smooth integration of academic and campus life activities for our students.

  • Maintain the schedule for Orientation and communicates with partners regarding the schedule.

  • Work with Alumni and Parent Programs to provide an Orientation and welcome event for parents.

  • Primary responsibility for communication to new students, parents and various campus

  • constituents.

  • Answer questions and inquiries regarding NSO in a timely fashion.

  • Supervise the New Student Orientation Student Director and oversees the hiring and training of NSO student employees.

  • Support all NSO activities including first lecture, service events, common reading, and other activities.

  • Maintain the budget for NSO activities.

  • Maintain the NSO departmental budget and make prudent decisions regarding resources.

Operational & Logistical Support (50% of the time)

  • Support the logistics of Campus Living including move-in, scheduling, answering inquiries from students and parents, website maintenance and communication and other logistical concerns of

  • the Campus Living office.

  • Answer questions and inquiries regarding Campus Living Operations in a timely fashion.

  • Attend Campus Living, Student Life and other relevant meetings as necessary.

  • Coordinate meals and other hospitality services for new students with Bon Appetit.

  • Assist Area Directors with room assignment/matching.

  • Handle logistics related to new student move-in both Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Oversee the maintenance of the Campus Living website and other important Campus Living communications.

Supervision (20% of the time)

  • Responsible for the selection, training, coaching and supervision 2-3 student workers in the Campus Living office.

  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among employees.

  • Establish and maintain a diverse, inclusive, and productive team.

Additional Job Duties

  • Collaborate with broad campus constituencies to develop, implement and assess effectiveness of the College’s residential experience. Identify opportunities to enhance revenue and develop new revenue streams.

  • Ensure that the Campus Living department maintains Campus Living policies, website, and
    proactively engages with expectations and processes.

  • Work closely with other institutional offices in Admissions, Budget Office, Student Accounts and Campus Dining, ensuring that reports, data, and information is provided in a timely manner

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, advanced training, or a combination of education and relevant training/experience.

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience. Knowledge of a variety of simple to moderately complex procedures and operations. Ability to use judgment to apply procedures or to operate equipment.

  • Office Suite (e.g., Google, Word, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree or a combination of education and relevant training/experience.

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience. Knowledge of standardized but moderately complex procedures and operations. Ability to apply procedures or operate varied equipment for purposes of performing standard operations.

  • Website Management

  • Database Management

Work Schedule
  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate
  • Commensurate with experience

Physical Requirements
  • Requires sitting with occasional walking, standing for extended periods of time

  • Requires bending, or carrying of small items

  • Repetitive movements

Directions for Cover Letter

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Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators

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Reasonable Accommodation

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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