The Office of Admissions is seeking applications for a Director of New Student Orientation. Under the administrative direction of the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, this position is responsible for providing leadership for all facets of planning and execution for the New Student Orientation program. This highly visible, professional position interacts regularly with senior administration, faculty, professional staff, and prospective students and their families. The Program Director is part of the Enrollment Management team that strives to meet student needs, provide excellent customer service, and achieve enrollment goals.
In order to be successful in the position, the ideal candidate will:
Plan, develop, lead, evaluate and manage all aspects of the new student orientation programs.
Lead all aspects of communicating NSO to campus community and the public, working with University Relations to develop, design, and produce letters and publications for New Student Orientation.
Manage New Student Orientation websites and coordinate updates/changes as needed.
Collaborate with Senior Coordinator of Student Ambassadors to train, deploy, and evaluate Admissions Ambassadors who work at NSO events.
Develop and administer the orientation budget, including budget forecasting, cash operations, planning, and monitoring of revenue and expenditures.
Assist with on-campus and off-campus recruiting events, including Meet WVU, Discover WVU and Explore WVU, Visitor Center tours, etc.
Participate in the development and monitoring of a recruitment plan to ensure effective recruitment events and successful NSO.
Assist with recruitment and processing work that is typically assigned to Admissions Counselors throughout the year, including Visitor Center presentations, meetings, outreach with students and parents, application review, etc.
Lead the New Student Orientation Advisory Board through the yearly planning process.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships internally with other departments, divisions, colleges and schools to maximize cooperation and collaboration for all aspects of NSO.
Conduct research on specific topics and provide reports and recommendations to the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management or the Executive Director of Recruitment.
Manage projects and special events as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management.
Master's degree in a related field.
Three (3) years of directly related and progressively responsible work experience is required, which includes:
Development, implementation and evaluation of special events.
Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships across an organization.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Experience working with new student orientation and campus visit programs preferred
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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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