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First Year Student Success Coordinator

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University, Norfolk
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2022

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First Year Student Success Coordinator (FP537A)

ODU is seeking candidates for a First Year Student Success Coordinator (full-time, 12 month) position. The First Year Student Success Coordinator will serve as a member of The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnership and will provide support to the Director in all matters related to First Year Student Success and other office functions. The Coordinator will aid in the facilitation of student engagement and success programs at the University to include the Early Alert Response System and other programs for first-year students. The Coordinator will also be a liaison to campus partners to support ongoing and develop retention initiatives that will assist all students in achieving academic success.


The Coordinator is expected to teach at least three sections of the University 110 Academic Success course each spring semester. The Coordinator will also meet individually with first-year students who have a significant low GPA and are in jeopardy of not returning to the University. The Coordinator will direct outreach and programing for students admitted in the Spring term to assist in their successful transition to campus. This position will oversee the peer advising program for First Year Student Success as well as oversee interns within the First Year Success Office. In addition, this position will be the lead advisor for first-year students pursuing majors under the School of Cybersecurity. The Coordinator will be available to meet with these students at various campus functions, including Monarch Orientation and Open Houses. The Coordinator will assist, as needed, with other initiatives within the Interdisciplinary Studies Cybersecurity program.


Required Education: Master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with experience equivalent to a master’s degree in related field of study.


Required Qualifications: Experience in counseling and advising students in academic difficulty. Training in the use of student information systems. Prior advising/counseling experience. Experience with group counseling and teaching required. Excellent interpersonal skills, including public speaking. Strong written communication skills. General working knowledge of academic vocabulary and requirements. Effective organizational skills with versatility and problem-solving skills are a must.


Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Counseling, Public Administration, or Higher Education. Experience in teaching student success courses as well as creating retention initiatives to help first-year students achieve academic success. Prior advising/counseling experience in a college or university setting.


Conditions of Employment: N/A


Review Date: This position will close on 12/16/2022.

To apply, please visit It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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