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Coordinator, First and Second Year Experience

Alcorn State University
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 3, 2022
Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Coordinator, First and Second Year Experience

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate with experience.

Employment Status
Full Time

University College

Job Summary

The Coordinator of the First-Year/Second Year Experience Program leads the planning and execution of programs and services that facilitate the transition of first-year students to the demands of academic life at Alcorn State University. The Coordinator also develops and executes a separate set of activities designed to meet the unique needs of second-year students returning to the university after the first year of college. These programs focus on strengthening second-year students for advanced study in the various disciplines and career guidance.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

● Counseling practices, theories and techniques, theories of learning
and human development, and relevant and desirable student
learning outcomes; including intellectual growth, realistic self-
appraisal, enhanced self-esteem, clarified values, career choices
and achievement of personal and educational goals.
● Teaching post-secondary students to make sound education
planning decisions and develop academic success skills.
● Computer technology skills including a working knowledge of
Microsoft Office, email/internet applications, social networking and
student information systems such as Banner.
● Federal, state and local laws regarding administration of tests used
to measure academic skills for college entrance and assessment.
● Communicate effectively both oral and written
● Interact effectively with students
● Efficiently use computer technology to navigate software
applications and information systems
● Track students’ progress
● Keep effective notes and reports

● Work as a team member, initiate projects independently, multi-
task and prioritize tasks according to university needs
● Be organized and complete administrative tasks as required
● Maintain accurate records and meet established timelines
● Maintain strict confidentiality
● Interact effectively with students
● Retrieve pertinent information in a timely manner
● Deliver intensive intervention services where applicable for
first/second year students

Essential Job Functions
  • Ability to administer the First/Second Year Experience program; plan, organize, and coordinate assigned function, activities, services, and operations of the program; perform a full range of technical, program support, and clerical duties in support of the program; coordinate with other departments and program areas
  • Develops yearly calender of events, workshops, and other schedules related to activities and services; review, update, and inform others of essential timelines; coordinate assigned activities; ensure the timely completion of work in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards
  • Evaluates progress of new student programs to ensure continuous improvement and growth
  • In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, tracks student enrollment and retention statistics, gathers data, and writes reports regarding program success and impact
  • Ability to teach post-secondary students to make sound education planning decisions and develop academic success skills
  • Coordinates communications for the program’s website, and coordinate and supervise student leaders
  • Makes effective presentations for outreach and training purposes for freshman and sophomore students
  • Provides analytical data used to support student success activities and programs to the dean and retention specialist
  • Provides guidance to develop, implement, and maintain effective and efficient advisement that promotes satisfactory academic performance and progression of students toward the completion of coursework and graduation.
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Education, or related field required. Doctorate in Education or an academic field preferred;
  • A minimum of (5) years of counseling or other appropriate experience, and a demonstrated experience of having worked with students in an academic environment preferred.
Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds
Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required


Extended Work Hours

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Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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