Director of Orientation & First-Year Experience

Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Denison University
Director of Orientation & First-Year Experience

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

Denison is seeking a Director of Orientation & First-Year Experience to cultivate an inclusive campus experience that facilitates student engagement, social inclusion, intellectual curiosity, and personal exploration in collaboration with students and colleagues. The Director will manage all orientation programs, as well as social programming to support students and their transition to Denison University.

Minimum requirements include: Master’s in a Higher Education, Student Affairs, or related field. Understanding of how the first-year experience is situated within a selective, rigorous four-year residential college environment. Knowledge of high impact practices related to supporting students’ transition to college life. Awareness of the concerns of parents of traditional-aged college students. Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with students, faculty, administrators, parents, & external partners. Ability to develop strategies, set priorities and handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines. Strong project management skills; experience leading meetings; producing/editing publications; excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills. Experience developing and supervising professional or student-staff. Ability to be an innovative thinker and problem solver; and effective at developing and implementing solutions. Able to work independently and carry out assignments and projects without detailed instructions. Evening and weekend work required, including flexibility of work hours and availability to attend to emergent situations on campus as needed. Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer skills required. Proficient in Google, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit Candidates applying by March 25, 2021 will be given full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide ( Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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