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Coordinator of New Student and Transition Programs

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SALARY: $61,871.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 4/4/2024

CLOSING DATE: 5/3/2024

UNIT: Grants and Special Projects

DEPARTMENT: Student Success

REPORTS TO: Title V Director

The Coordinator of New Student and Transition Programs assists in the overall coordination and execution of programs and events designed to provide transition and yield activities for incoming new and transfer students. The position implements interventions to support student success as outlined on the Title V: Abriendo Caminos proposal to increase holistic support. This role will play a key part in planning and implementing orientation programming for special populations, including International, and non-traditional students. It.


  1. Coordinates the planning and execution of orientation or transition programs, including those supporting freshman, transfers, or other organized programs for non-traditional and international students.
  2. Plans and designs program content to be delivered in collaboration with a committee of relevant campus offices and staff members.
  3. Oversees the planning and execution of logistical operations for each planned event.
  4. Serves as a key member of the New Student Advising Planning Committee and liaison with the Director of Admissions.
  5. Partners with the Enrollment Management and Student Engagement communication teams regarding the marketing of New Student Orientation programs to incoming students and their families.
  6. Develops and manages programming to foster development of successful collegiate transitions and the development of beneficial academic skills and behaviors.
  7. Hires, trains, oversees, and evaluates student workers and student orientation leaders.
  8. Initiates, executes, and/or oversees the execution of all purchases related to new student orientation.
  9. Coordinates, compiles, and reports statistical data regarding all programs to measure effectiveness, satisfaction, and attendance.
  10. Performs other duties assigned.

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two (2) years of experience in a college or university setting in a student services area such as orientation, student activities, academic advising, or admissions/enrollment management
  • Experience coordinating, developing, and implementing large-scale programs and/or events
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other College offices or organizations that impact or relate to performance of responsibilities


  • Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Social Work, Counseling or another related field
  • Additional years (2+) of experience in a college or university setting in a student services area such as orientation, student activities, academic advising, or admissions/enrollment management
  • Budget Management Experience
  • Experience supervising and training students
  • Experience with technology such as Colleague, Canvas, and online survey software.

Duration: 10/12/2024 to 10/12/2028

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with occasional evenings and weekends.

Pension Eligible

Any Middlesex College employee hired after September 1, 2011 will have to meet the New Jersey residency law requirement.

This is a specially funded position, dependent for its existence upon federal, State, or other non-College operating funds, and is not funded pursuant to the regular College budget. Continued employment is always contingent upon satisfactory performance and College needs. Grant funded positions are also contingent upon continued funding. This appointment is for the specified period only. Employment beyond the expiration date of the grant is subject to appropriate provisions of existing collectively bargained agreements in effect at the time for employees covered by those agreements.


Middlesex College

Middlesex College is a place where everyone has equal access to opportunity and a chance to THRIVE… in education, exploration, growth and personal progress.

Our students are recent high school graduates looking to take the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree; others want to start a great career right after graduating from Middlesex College. Some may be adult students who have been out of school for a while, looking to upgrade their skills or start college. They are returning military veterans seeking an education. They are also recent immigrants looking to improve their English skills or participate in workplace training.

Less than an hour from New York City, our home county is strategically located near lucrative career opportunities in technology, healthcare and business, with employers like Johnson & Johnson and the fast-growing autonomous technology industry.

Our students hail from every town in Middlesex County, the most diverse county in the state according to the 2020 U.S. Census, and nearly 40 countries.

Thanks to scholarships and grants, we make it possible for anyone to afford Middlesex College without getting into debt. Students and families who make less than $65,000 are eligible for grants covering the entire cost of tuition.

Our caring faculty nurture students as they prepare to transfer to a four-year college or enter the world of work, providing career guidance and extending help beyond normal office hours.

Middlesex College is an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives and lived experiences, and values each person's contributions.

Join our team in serving a diverse population of more than 12,000 students. The campus community, representing a variety of ages, races, ethnicities, interests, and backgrounds, all work together toward the common goal of providing access to a quality, affordable education to a diverse population.

We understand that total rewards play an important role when choosing where to work. Full-time employees enjoy work-life balance, competitive and equitable compensation, and a friendly, inclusive work environment.

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