Director of Student Orientation and Family Programs
ODU Preview is seeking candidates for the Director of Student Orientation and Family Programs (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will direct all aspects of programming and communication planning for new student orientation experiences to ODU. The scope includes but is not limited to such experiences as orientation, UNIV 100, First Class, and other programs targeted to assist in the transition and retention of first and second year students. Other duties include: provide communication, programming, and interventions to support new student success; act as an advocate and resource for parents and families of our new students; provide support and consideration for students who attend ODU through traditional and remote educational programs; serve as supervisor and budget unit director for the Student Orientation and Family Programs.
Required Education: Master’s degree in communication, human development, higher education leadership, or related degree.
Required Qualifications: Considerable experience in an educational environment collaborating or communicating with students, parents and family members. Considerable demonstrated knowledge of student and higher education issues. Strong leadership skills and knowledge of student affairs in higher education. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Proven demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse student and adult populations. Demonstrated skills in staff supervision and budget management. Understanding of fundraising initiatives and parent programming. Supervision experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Documented experience working with freshman and/or sophomore year, transfer programs, and parent programs.
Conditions of Employment: This “designated personnel” position is essential to the university operations during emergencies. Employees occupying designated personnel positions are required to work at the request of their supervisor outside of regular business hours including authorized university closings.