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Assistant Director, New Student Orientation

Harrisburg Area Community College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary: The New Student Orientation Coordinator provides leadership for development and implementation of a comprehensive orientation program for all new students. This employee is responsible for the creation of a schedule, learning outcomes, coordination and communication with college partners, and assessment tools for the orientation unit. This employee applies best practices and student development theory to develop programs for various categories of new students

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of three years of experience in developing, implementing, and/or coordinating new student orientations or applicable related experience. Or, a combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing Requirements:

Hiring Range: $41,365-$51,706

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Specific Task List:
  • 1. In conjunction with the orientation director, the assistant director plans and executes a college-wide orientation program that applies student development theory, research of best practices in the field, and college-specific data to provide students with foundational information that prepares them to succeed in college. - (Essential)
  • 2. Creates learning outcomes to ensure that new students, regardless of their location or modality, and recognizing the unique needs of virtual students, receive the same level of service and quality in their orientation and onboarding experience - (Essential)
  • 3. Provides HACC-specific programs that ensure a smooth transitional process for newly-enrolled students and for returning students coming back to the college. The program is intentionally designed to introduce students to HACC’s services, programs, policies, and personnel in a manner that equips students to access support and information as needed for successful progression toward their academic goals. - (Essential)
  • 4. Delivers an orientation programs for a range of new student populations, including but not limited to the following: traditional-age students, dual enrollment, adult/non-traditional students, veterans, first-generation students, and other groups that data identifies as needing special onboarding processes. - (Essential)
  • 5. Develops and plans effective systems of strategic outreach, follow up, and touch points for students to promote matriculation, student success and an increased admit to enroll yield; collaborates with the test center, advising, the registrar’s office, and other college partners to implement the programs. - (Essential)
  • 6. Delivers informative, effective, professional training for all faculty, staff, and student employees who participate in new student orientation programs and ensures that such participants are prepared to support student success. - (Essential)
  • 7. Ensures compliance with federal regulations regarding Title IX programming as a component of the orientation process. - (Essential)
  • 8. Delivers orientation programs at all HACC locations; regular travel to other campuses for orientation sessions, planning meetings, and collaboration with colleagues will be required. - (Essential)
  • 9. Employs assessment tools and practices to gather feedback and then analyzes data to evaluate the efficacy of the orientation program. - (Essential)
  • 10. Identifies and resolves problems, ensures consistent application of rules and regulations, and handles complex and high-level complaints or issues. - (Essential)
  • 11. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Orientation - (Essential)
Job Type: Full Time 12 Month

About Us:

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

Our Diversity Statement: As an institution of higher education, HACC recognizes its responsibility to maintain an environment that affirms the diversity of people and ideas.

HACC embraces, supports, and actively pursues a policy of inclusiveness that reflects and appreciates the diversity of the community it serves and the world in which we live.

The Board of Trustees and the President lead HACC’s commitment to open access to education, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and equal opportunity in employment. This commitment serves to promote a college-wide environment of collegiality, inclusiveness, respect, and cultural competence.

Our Core Values:

  • We set high goals and achieve them.
  • We consistently perform above our own and others’ expectations.
  • We provide exceptional service to all.
  • We challenge the status quo.
  • We continually strive to develop new and creative approaches to the education and training needs of our communities.

  • We promote respect, collegiality, diversity and empathy in all we say and do.
  • We nurture awareness and cultural sensitivity to create a climate of trust.
  • We create a learning environment that appreciates diversity.
  • We respect the shared governance decision-making process.
  • We behave in a manner consistent with our core values.
  • We are honest, open and truthful in our statements and actions.
  • We provide the most accurate information available in all communication.

Advertised: May 18, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 01, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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