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Coordinator of First Year Experience

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 29, 2023

Job Details

[C23-088 ]
Coordinator of First Year Experience
Administrator IV
New Student Programs

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time Coordinator of First Year Experience to join New Student Programs (NSP). The Coordinator of First Year Experience is primarily responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating a comprehensive first year experience (FYE) that supports the out-of-class experience for first year students in conjunction with the (FYE) faculty, academic advisor, and professional advisors. The Coordinator works collaboratively across campus, to develop a comprehensive plan to support new students’ academic and social adjustment and connection to the CCSU community throughout their first year.

About CCSU’s New Student Programs (NSP) Office

Central’s New Student Programs Office plays a pivotal role in the onboarding of new students from the moment a student has confirmed their acceptance to CCSU, all the way through their first year. The office of NSP has a centralized approach to disseminating campus resources and information to new students and families. NSP creates and delivers high-impact orientation programs, coordinates the First Year Experience courses and programs, and oversees student leadership opportunities within the Orientation Leader and Peer Leader programs, which support the transition of new students.

For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit CCSU .

Position Profile

The Coordinator of First Year Experience will provide strategic leadership and vision of the communication, programming and intervention initiatives that support a First Year Experience for new students. The successful incumbent will provide training and support to faculty, advisors and mentors working with first year students, both through individual consultation and workshops. The Coordinator will facilitate communication between peer mentors and instructors.

For more information on SUOAF conditions of employment please visit the Collective Bargaining Agreement .

Applicant Evaluative Criteria

Applicant profiles and supplementary materials will be evaluated for appointment based on the following:

  • All candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Student Development in Higher Education, Higher Education Administration, or related field.
Experience and Training:
  • Four (4) years of experience in new student programs, first year experience, student retention, student success or related work.
  • Demonstrated expertise and proven experience working with students transitioning into college.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and be an effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, faculty, staff, etc.
Ideal Candidate

Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • Knowledge of onboarding initiatives for new students
  • Experience working with Banner, Slate CRM, and Blackboard
  • Experience planning innovative programs and events for students.
  • Experience conducting assessment through outreach, surveys, and other methods.
  • Ability to utilize collected data to advocate for and support for new students.
To Apply

To begin the application process, select the apply button and electronically submit the following documents by Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for this position.
  • Current Résumé
  • Names of three current professional references with title, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security Number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.

Inquiries may be sent to Maria Santilli, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-1234 or .

Compensation and Employee Benefits

The Coordinator of First Year Experience is compensated at the Administrator IV salary level in accordance with the State University Organization of Administrative Faculty (SUOAF) Collective Bargaining Union Agreement. For more information, please visit the 2021-2025 SUOAF Collective Bargaining Union Agreement .

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include: paid personal, vacation and sick leave accruals; medical, dental, and prescription plans; group life insurance; retirement; retiree health care; tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Contribution plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts; long and short term disability insurance plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources .

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University (Central) is the largest university in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849, Central is also the state’s oldest publicly funded university. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive. 

The university comprises five academic schools — the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology, the School of Graduate Studies, and the School of Education & Professional Studies, and the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. As a comprehensive public university, we offer quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Explore each school in depth here. 

Central is a proud Community Engagement University designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Central offers a welcoming and attractive campus that is minutes from the state capital and few hours from Boston and New York City.

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach. We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens.

Central Connecticut State University

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