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New Student Orientation and Academic Support Coordinator
Date Posted 12/19/2019
Hiring Status Screening Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities
The New Student Orientation and Academic Support Coordinator works closely with faculty and students to provide both a positive transition to the university academic environment through new student orientation programs, and continued academic support through supplemental instruction and peer tutoring up to graduation. The person in this role must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary’s University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
The New Student Orientation and Academic Support Coordinator is accountable for coordination and administration in the following key areas which contribute to the University’s retention strategy:
Orientation Support
  • Coordinate the new student transition programs including (but not limited to) New Student Orientation and Registration (NSOR), Welcome Weekend, and Admitted Student Day for first-year and transfer students and their families in collaboration with other offices on campus such as student affairs and student life, academics, student success and first generation initiative, and admissions.
  • Implement, assess, and update the online orientation program.
  • Facilitate a successful social, cultural, and academic transition into Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for first-year and transfer students.
  • Hire, train, and supervise all student orientation leaders in collaboration with other offices such as student affairs, student life and admissions. 
  • Assist with planning and implementing transition programs including logistics, communication materials, training, and guidance to faculty, professional staff, and student workers.
  • Assist with the maintenance and update of the NSOR website, keeping events and programs up-to-date.
  • Assess learning outcomes and experience of the online orientation, NSOR, and Welcome Weekend along with student, faculty, and professional staff satisfaction.
  • Coordinate with faculty programming for the First Year Experience curriculum. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Academic Support
  • Collaborate with faculty on identifying student leaders to recruit as Supplemental Instruction Leaders and Peer Tutors.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise students in the Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring programs.
  • Maintain and update training for Supplemental Instruction Leaders and Peer Tutors implementing metacognitive methods, learning strategies, listening and questioning skills that best assist student learners.
  • Assess learning outcomes and student satisfaction with tutoring and supplemental instruction.
  • Work with Educational Technology and University Assessment offices to support the student portfolios across the Integrated General Education Program, including managing submission of student reflections.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Essential Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and abilities:
  • Working knowledge of student development, metacognition, supplemental instruction, and brain-based learning.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Strong spreadsheet skills in tracking contacts and data analytics. 
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with adults, undergraduate learners, faculty and other professionals in academic settings and with community partners.
  • Effective cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Program assessment and evaluation skills.
  • Professional decorum and ethical decision-making.
  • Creation/maintenance of a collegial spirit among students, faculty, and colleagues.  
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Successful track record of effectively assessing, evaluating, and reporting successful outcomes in student development.
  • One to two years’ experience in education in one or more areas preferred which includes: supplemental instruction, tutoring, event planning, program development, and/or administration.
  • Flexibility with respect to work schedule is necessary as occasional evenings or weekends will be required.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date 01/10/2020
Starting Date
Contact Alisa Macksey
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.