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New Student and Family Programs Coordinator

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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New Student and Family Programs Coordinator

Job ID: 241529
Location: Georgia Southern - Savannah
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Department Information
0711100 - Office of Admissions

Job Summary
The Coordinator of New Student and Family Programs provides assistance to the Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs in all aspects of planning, developing, and implementing all new student orientations (SOAR), family orientations, and family events on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah, GA.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Plan and implement new student orientation (SOAR) programming for new undergraduate students and their supporters, requiring strong campus-wide collaborations.
  • Advise more than 20 undergraduate SOAR leaders and SOAR returners, in recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and managing overall student group development.
  • Draft and edit web, e-mail, and print publications/communications and maintains online orientation software for new student orientation and transition programming.
  • Stay abreast of national trends in new student orientation and transition programs to ensure student needs are met, leading to their successful progression.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of family programs, including two weekend events annually.
  • Support the Office of Admissions at on- and off-campus recruitment events and serve as an on-call counselor and gives daily information sessions when available.
  • Represent orientation and transition programs and family/supporter programs at Admissions recruitment and yield events, both on and off-campus
  • Facilitate in the planning and execution of the University's holistic transition initiative, "The Eagle Experience"

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
  • Two (2) or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related field

Preferred Experience
  • Advisory and/or supervisory experience

Proposed Salary
$36,500 - $38,000

This position is non-exempt and paid on a biweekly basis

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational, project and time management, and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment for customer service centered work ethic

Apply Before Date
April 25, 2022

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by e-mail at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours
  • Travel required

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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