Assistant Director, First Year Experience

Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for guiding the success, transition, retention, and academic development of university students through the implementation of First-Year Experience programs and initiatives.



  • Recruitment, admission, and advisement of Dual Enrollment students (40%)
    • Recruitment of dual enrollment students.
    • Process admissions for dual enrollment students.
    • Provide academic advisement to dual enrollment students.
    • Process dual enrollment funding applications.


  • Advises students. (20%)
    • Provides academic advisement to students.
    • Creates and modifies schedules for incoming freshmen.
    • Assists students with course selection, registration, and schedule revision.
    • Monitors and tracks advisee progress.
    • Maintains correspondence with advisees concerning appointments and other matters.
    • Refers students to campus and community resources.
    • Processes drop/add forms, withdrawal forms, registration, name changes, and changes in programs of study.
    • Develops and supports procedures for identifying at-risk students.
    • Assists students with changes in majors.
    • Work collaboratively with Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and other related to departments to provide holistic student advisement and support.
    • Collaborate with university constituent groups to advance Momentum Year priorities.
    • Responsible for student retention through intentional outreach initiatives, intrusive advising, and academic partnerships.  


  • Oversees and manages programs and services related to Career Readiness. (20%)
    • Coordinates programs and services focused on career readiness.
    • Administers Focus 2 Career Readiness Assessment.
    • Assists in creating, implementing, and monitoring high-impact education programs for students.
    • Implements, monitors, and assesses innovated practices focused on best practices for student success.


  • Provides administrative support for international student services. (10%)
    • Processes student records and documents for international students including immigration documents, I-20, for the issuance of F-1 student visas.
    • Maintains student information in the student information database (SEVIS).


  • Performs a variety of related duties. (10%)
    • Including but not limited to new student orientation, STORM Day, registration days, and Parent/Family programs.
    • Keeps abreast of current best practices related to First-Year Experience and academic advising.
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and implements continuous best practices related to student development, diversity and inclusion, and student engagement.
    • Maintains a thorough knowledge of federal, state, USG, and university policies and regulations as they relate to student engagement and success.
    • Serve as an instructor for an academic renewal course when necessary.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required.
  • More than five years of related experience required.