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4 May 2016

Coordinator, New Student and Carolina Parent Programs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Posted by SACJobs Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Position Summary
The Coordinator of New Student & Carolina Parent Programs will direct, lead, and develop, programs and services for Week of Welcome and Tar Heel Beginnings; lead evening Orientation programming for first-year students and
Orientation for the Robertson Scholars Program; serve as the office’s primary resource for first-year initiatives
that serve new international and out-of-state students; and hire, train and supervise NSCPP’s Tar Heel Beginnings
Board. In addition, the coordinator will lead assessment efforts for WOW and THB and, together with the NSCPP
Management Team, direct NSCPP’s office-wide assessment planning, data collection, analysis and reporting. This
position reports to the Associate Director of NSCPP.

Primary Job Responsibilities

45% Outreach and Education
• Develop and direct transition programming for new students, including Week of Welcome and Tar Heel Beginnings.
• Lead NSCPP’s first-year evening Orientation programming, including development and implementation of program content and overseeing staff and facility needs.
• Direct and develop first-year initiatives that serve specific student populations, including international and
out-of-state students.
• Serve as NSCPP’s liaison to the Robertson Scholars Program, including planning and implementing Orientation
• Direct and implement all aspects of existing programs and explore strategic expansion opportunities with NSCPP
Management Team.

30% Supervision and Management
• ire, train and supervise student employees directly related to Coordinator’s responsibilities, including 10
undergraduate members of the Tar Heel Beginnings Board, as well as undergraduate/graduate student fellows/interns as needed.
• Engage in intentional and continuous efforts to improve service to students, which includes improving internal
processes and procedures.
• Create, manage and reconcile budgets for Week of Welcome and Tar Heel Beginnings.
• Participate in Student Affairs and University-wide initiatives, committees, or projects related to NSCPP’s
mission to support student retention and success.

25% Assessment and Planning
• Utilize assessment to make data-driven strategic decisions aimed at continually improving programs and services provided by NSCPP.
• Direct and lead assessment efforts highlighting challenges and opportunities students may experience in their transition process, specifically through the Week of Welcome and Tar Heel Beginnings Programs.
• Together with the NSCPP Management Team, direct NSCPP’s office-wide assessment planning, instrument creation, data collection, analysis and reporting to stakeholders both internal and external to the office.


Start Date: 7/1/2016 – Approximate
Education: Master’s Degree Required
Work Experience: 0-2 Years

How to Apply

CONTACT / ADDITIONAL INFO Required Work Experience A minimum of one year of full-time professional experience in higher education or related field is required. Understanding of issues of diversity and inclusion. Working knowledge of the needs of first-year and transfer students and their families and how to best program, serve, and communicate with these constituent groups. Ability to work effectively in teams in a fast-paced environment. Ability to prioritize work appropriately and adapt to changing priorities as well as work independently on multiple tasks and deal effectively with conflicting priorities. Candidates must have a willingness to work some evenings and weekends. Preferred Experience Previous experience in developing and implementing orientation and transition programs preferred. Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and inclusion among students and families. Experience with managing undergraduate students. Experience developing assessment instruments, collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. Experience making data-driven strategic decisions aimed at continually improving programs and services. Salary Salary is salary commensurate with education and experience; mid 40’s. Application Application materials must be submitted online and include cover letter, resume, and references ( Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2016. Anticipated starting date is July 2016. Additional Information For additional information about this position, please contact Jennifer Mallen, Ph.D., Director-New Students and Carolina Parents Programs ( Additional information about New Student and Carolina Parent Programs is available at our website at

Job Categories: Student Affairs and Services. Job Tags: Coordinator, New Student, and Programs.


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