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Coordinator of Student Orientation and Transition

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Title: Coordinator of Student Orientation and Transition

Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit

Department: New Student Programs

Salary Range: 49,528

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Performs duties necessary to develop, implement and supervise a comprehensive college orientation and transition program, including the coordination of First Year Experience and intervention efforts, as well as assist the manager with related activities.

What you'll do:
  • · Coordinates transition activities, orientation programs, and intervention initiatives. · Coordinates orientation and First Year Experience efforts with all departments, centers and divisions; serves on campus committees and task forces as a campus life representative. · Attends presentations and seminars and monitors developments in higher education to stay abreast of issues and concerns affecting student retention, orientation, First Year Experience; keeps informed regarding effective student transition tracking methods used at other institutions. · Recruits, trains and supervises campus faculty, staff and student volunteers involved in mentoring students, conducting classroom presentations, and assisting with orientation and First Year Experience events. · Develops and administers the orientation and First Year Experience programming budget; prepares and presents status reports on a periodic basis or as directed; advises the manager of budgetary issues, needs and problems; initiates corrective action to resolve problems as authorized. · Serves on District committees and participates in programs, events and initiatives which are relevant to student orientation and First Year Experience; servers as a District representative at outside functions and provides information pertaining to orientation and First Year Experience. · Communicates the College's mission and progress regarding student orientation and First Year Experience transition initiatives to campus community, Leadership Team and Board of Trustees. · Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in Education Administration or related field and over three (3) years relevant full-time experience in training, teaching, curriculum development, educational evaluations, special event planning, project/program coordination, and recruiting and training volunteers, preferably in a higher education environment.

Preferred Qualifications:


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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