The Coordinator for Recruitment and Orientation provides support designed to increase retention and graduation rates of Letters and Sciences (LTSC) students. This position coordinates all recruitment events, co-leads orientation programming, provides comprehensive advising, teaches first-year courses and coordinates professional development initiatives in support of LTSC goals.
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Apply online with resume, cover letter and list of references, https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/55505
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
The Office of Letters and Sciences develops and directs programs that are essential to academic advising, providing students with recruitment, orientation, academic advising and support programs that will prepare them to achieve their educational, personal, and professional goals. Our staff provides quality academic advising and support for over 3,200 students who are deciding on degree-granting majors. Dedicated advisors assist students in developing a Four-Semester Plan, in choosing courses to satisfy general education requirements, in making a smooth transition to a degree-granting major, and in applying to Limited Enrollment Programs.
Eric JohnsonAssistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Director for Letters and Sciences
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred in higher education/student affairs or a related field required. Minimum of two year’s professional experience working in higher education setting. Program planning, teaching and advising experience required. Ability to present to large groups of students and parents. Proficiency using campus advising technology and Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to work cooperatively with LTSC staff of approximately 30 and with representatives from across campus. Possess strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills; well-organized, extremely motivated, and self-disciplined; and ability to keep multiple projects and responsibilities current.Physical Demands: Transport recruitment material to event locations around the UMD campus (usually consisting of papers, pens, banners, etc.) using a rolling cart.
Experience with college orientation and recruitment preferred.