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Director Orientation Transitions & Leadership

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Director Orientation Transitions & Leadership Overview
Welcomes and assimilates all new students (first year and transfer) as they begin school. Manage a $250,000 operational budget. Create and execute leadership and transitional programs, events, and activities and create avenues for collaboration with the Center for Career Education and Professional Development under the Integrated Learning pillar in Students Affairs so that students have programs and services that assist them in aligning their curricular and co-curricular experiences. Essential Duties:
1. Plan and execute an annual orientation program for new students, including Advising and Registration days in June/July, fall Orientation, January Orientation, and perform annual program assessments. Chair bi-monthly meetings with campus Orientation Committees in order to include input from various departments on campus, as needed. Ensure all factions are represented during Orientation while allowing students to connect with their Orientation leaders and each other socially, reflectively, and educationally. Create and manage orientation schedules and communicate them to the campus, incoming students, and parents. Coordinate and manage logistics throughout the program.
2. Supervise the Assistant Director, as well as two GA’s and student worker(s). Schedule and direct staff volunteers from Office of Student Activities and Cultural Programming as to where they can assist with First Day in Frirartown and Fall Orientation. Assist at major events as needed.
3. Plan and executive Leadership programming outside of Orientation that engages, educates, utilizes, and celebrates student leadership in its many forms, including but not limited to, leading or co-leading, Leadership Fellows Program, RI Conference on Values Based Leadership, College Leadership RI recruitment efforts, Student Leader of the Month, and Dirigo Leadership Honor Society.
4. With assistance from the Assistant Director/Strength Coach, oversee the recruitment, selection, hiring, training, and evaluation of 5+ Orientation Coordinators and 90+ Orientation Staff annually.
Create, plan, and execute Transitional programs, including oversight of Transformations annual retreat, Life after Friartown Series, as well as PCIG, PMP, and Horizons programs that are managed by the Assistant Director/Strength Coach. Guide/assist the Assistant Director with program and retreat marketing, staffing, locations, transportation, program assessment, and retreat and program participant issues and concerns. Create new transitional programs as student needs change. Marginal Duties:
Perform all other duties as may be required Education and Experience Required
  • Master’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in student affairs or a similar area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to supervise and manage staff, including a large student staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong technical skills including Outlook, Microsoft Office, and various social media platforms
  • Ability to work long hours, including nights and weekends required
  • Leadership and transitional programming experience
Physical Demands
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: First If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.
Requisition Number AS565P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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  1. * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated or have a valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed To Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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