The Coordinator of Parent and Family Programs assists with the
design and implementation of all family programs, including
orientation programming and Eagle Family Weekend. This position
requires a great deal of collaboration with other departments to
maintain strong programming efforts and to serve as a cohesive
resource for parents and family members. In addition to programming
efforts, this position will serve as a point-person for parents,
family members, and other supporters of FGCU students by overseeing
communications, social media, and publications. The Coordinator of
Parent and Family Programs oversees the scheduling, training,
supervision, and evaluation of the student staff who facilitate the
Eagle View Orientation Parent and Family Program.
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and
maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which
students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social
activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life
reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that
practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate
expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students
to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently
diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic
and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender
identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural
traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives
to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just
because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our
University stronger. The University community recognizes the
importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these
ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and
inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to
apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow
and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
- Oversees the training, supervision, and evaluation of the
student staff who facilitate the Eagle View Orientation Parent and
Family Program and the program assistant who supports Parent and
Family Programs in the fall and spring semesters.
- Coordinates work schedule and workflow for the student staff of
the Parent Team.
- Assists in the recruitment and selection of the student staff
for the Eagle View Orientation program.
- Assists the Director with the design and implementation of all
new student and family orientation programs, focusing on
orientation programming for parents, family members, and other
- Works directly with campus partners to coordinate orientation
programming, update presentation materials, and garner information
that should be shared with parents and families.
- Oversees the design, editing, production, and distribution of
publications for parents, family members, and supporters such as
program materials, application of social media, use of tech
platforms such as Guidebook and a robust website, a monthly
electronic newsletter, and a digital family handbook.
- Maintains the database of parent and family contact
- Assists the Director with current and new family program
initiatives, including Eagle Family Weekend and a monthly webinar
Additional Job Description
- Assists with the overall vision and implementation of Eagle
View Orientation and departmental initiatives.
- Serves on committees as assigned by supervisor and participates
in leadership development opportunities, including professional
- Assists the First Year Experience staff in representing the
department at recruitment events, Week of Welcome, and other
activities sponsored by the Division for Student Success and
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate
area of specialization.
Two years of experience in student personnel services, student
life, student development, or related area.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience,
and/or certifications may be considered.
Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Student Affairs,
College Student Personnel Services, Counseling, or a related
Experience in Higher Education orientation and/or parent and family
Experiencing hiring, training, and supervising college
Experience planning events.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of FERPA.
Knowledge student development theories, the needs of families in
transition, and the core elements of successful programming.
Knowledge of best practices to support diversity within
institutions of higher education.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication
Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and
complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.
Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with
a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and community partners
in a service-oriented manner.
Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and
Ability to collect, organize, analyze, and communicate data in a
clear and concise format.
Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and
perform work when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of
integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the
Ability to operate personal computers with proficiency and learn
new applications and systems.
Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of
its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and
$38,000 - $41,000
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.