Job Positions

First Year Experience Coordinator

Categories: South Central Region 7


Office for Student Success


Texas A&M University

Date Posted:

Feb 14 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Initial review, 2/25/2019

Position Description

The Program Coordinator for the First Year Experience (FYE), supervised by the Director for the First Year Experience, coordinates the planning, development and implementation of programs that empower first year students to succeed academically and support university goals of improved retention, graduation and time to degree rates.


  • Provides oversight to the 400 FYE Peer Mentors, including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, and evaluation of these student leaders
  • Plans and implements the FYE Peer Mentor program and events
  • Oversees the budget for the FYE Peer Mentors program and assists in identifying funding opportunities for the program, as they arise
  • Evaluates FYE Mentors Program and assists with the assessment of student persistence and progress to degree
  • Contributes to the development of a comprehensive FYE course and other transition and retention initiatives that are informed by best practices in higher education to address needs of first-year students, first generation college students, and students at risk for stopping out or leaving college
  • Compiles student persistence and success statistics and progress statistics to student’s degrees
  • Creates communications, promotions, and public relations to support program and service areas
  • Responds to inquiries regarding FYE program offerings. Directs all marketing and communications for the FYE Peer Mentors and assists with marketing and communication of all the FYE programs
  • Contributes to a collaborative campus-wide culture for student success by representing the first-year experience on University, division, and departmental committees
  • Works cooperatively with colleges and departments engaged in student success, including registration, financial aid, academic advising, counseling, and health services, etc.

Application Process Posting Number R-016371

Institution Information

Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle and within a two-hour drive of 26 million of the state’s 28 million residents, Texas A&M's main campus in College Station is home to more than 64,000 students. Another 5,200 are at the branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar and at the School of Law, Higher Education Center at McAllen, and Health Science Center locations across Texas. Texas A&M University is committed to diversity. It is our policy not to discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Furthermore, we will maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin February 25, 2019

Contact Information

Meredith Malnar, Director, First Year Experience,


Required Qualifications


•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience •Two years of experience in program administration, student affairs, or other relevant higher education experience Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: •Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications •Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others •Verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

•Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field •Three years of experience working with first-year programs or new student orientation in a college or university setting •Demonstrated experience in meeting the needs of college students from diverse backgrounds •Experience supervising or advising student groups Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: •Knowledge of programs for students in transition •Familiarity with the first-year student experience •Familiarity with assessment and evaluation of learning and program effectiveness