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Assistant Director of Orientation and Transition Programs

Miami University
Ohio, United States
$42,000.00 - $46,000.00
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Assistant Director of Orientation and Transition Programs

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
All employees and students must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Employees must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine before beginning on-campus employment, be fully vaccinated within 30 days of beginning employment and provide proof of vaccination, unless exempted as provided for in Miami University's COVID19 Vaccination Program and Policy. If you need additional information regarding exemptions, please contact or

Job no: 499649
Department: Assoc VP & Dean of Students
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Student Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Director of Orientation and Transition Programs Salary/Grade:

 $42,000 - $46,000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) and through the Assistant Vice President for Assessment, Planning and Transition in the Division of Student Life. The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting and contributing to the transitional experiences for first-year and transfer students in collaboration with other University offices and departments.

The primary areas of responsibility for the Assistant Director are: new student orientation, transfer orientation, first-year programming including contributing to the implementation and development of the first-year experience course, pre-semester programming and Welcome Weekend and First 50 Days activities.


Duties/Physical Demands:

- Recruit, select, train, mentor, supervise, and evaluate undergraduate student leaders
- Assist in the implementation of orientation programs for over 4000 first-year students, 250 transfer students, and over 4500 family members annually
- Manage print and electronic office communications throughout the year, including the office website and e-newsletter series, social media, and printed resources for new students
- Collaborate with university offices on their involvement in and representation at orientation programs, particularly through leadership of select orientation planning groups
- Teach one-credit “University 101” courses for new first-year and/or transfer students
- Assist with developing and conducting office assessments and analyzing assessment data
- Support development and facilitation for pre-semester Miami-Bound programs, Welcome Weekend & First 50 Days programming
- Seek innovative and creative programming strategies to engage first-year students in their transition process by assessing current trends and best practices nationally
- Represent the office in the absence of the Director
- Serve as a member of the Transition and Assessment Team and assist the Director of Orientation and Transition with additional projects as assigned

This is a 12-month, 100% time, annually renewable position with salary and benefits. Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends is needed. A review of applications will begin January 10, 2022.


Minimum Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in higher education or related field conferred by June 1, 2022
- Minimum of 1 year post-master’s degree or 1.5 years in graduate assistantship in student affairs, orientation and transition, academic advising, or enrollment management


Desired Qualifications:

- Experience working directly with students in a college or university setting
- Experience working directly with orientation, transition, or first-year experience programs


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing a climate of inclusion and community
- Knowledge of and experience in coordinating large-scale events/programming
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act: Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.   As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. Labor Law Posters for Applicants: Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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