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Program Coordinator, First Year Seminar

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Program Coordinator, First Year Seminar

Job #: 040783
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $21.15 - $25.75 Per Hour
Hours: Standard University business hours:

8:30am - 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am - 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
The Program Coordinator, First Year Seminar (FYS 101) will be an integral member of the leadership team to ensure the success of FYS 101. FYS 101 is a required semester-long course anchored around transitioning to college and creating a sense of belonging within the Syracuse University community. Course content includes dialogue around topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). All FYS 101 sections are led by a faculty, staff, or graduate student Lead Instructor and an undergraduate Peer Leader through a co-facilitation model.

The Program Coordinator supervises the undergraduate Student Assistants that provide administrative support to the team, focusing on creating a welcoming and inviting environment in the FYS 101 suite, and FYS 101 Peer Leaders, including providing training, professional development, and mentorship, along with recruitment and approving weekly hours. The Program Coordinator also monitors overall student attendance trends and other logistical tasks to support the FYS 101 program.

The incumbent will be a key member of the team responsible for program coordination and on-going development, including curricular activities updates and connections to campus resources.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.
  • Two (2+) plus years of experience working with college students in an advising or leadership development capacity.
  • Qualified applicants will have completed courses and/or trainings related to college student development, curriculum design, diversity/social justice, gender/sexuality studies, ethnic studies, disability studies and/or international relations.
  • Must have prior experience planning workshops and group facilitation.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Qualtrics, and Zoom is strongly desired.
  • Master’s degree with previous experience creating, developing, and managing programming for first year, transfer and historically underrepresented college students preferred.
  • Knowledge of active learning pedagogy and experience in curriculum design and training is highly desired.

Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Professionalism, maturity, and superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively and independently with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Organized with capability of handling multiple/diverse tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Creative, self-directed, and a self-starter with the ability to work, plan, research, and conduct projects with minimal supervision and on a flexible schedule.

  • Serves as the supervisor and primary point of contact for Peer Leaders and Student Assistants; completes all tasks related to managing and supporting FYS 101 Peer Leaders and Student Assistants, including approving student payroll.
  • Plan the recruitment, selection, and training processes for FYS 101 Peer Leaders and Student Assistants; support the professional development of Peer Leaders.
  • Provide logistical support by monitoring attendance and other associated tasks necessary for the operation and execution of FYS 101.
  • Assist the Director and Associate Director in the development of course activities and facilitator support resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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