Coordinator, Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York
Internal Number: 493531
Coordinator, Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development
Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development, Student Affairs
$50,000 - $51,000
Marist College welcomes applications for the position of Coordinator in the Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development. The Coordinator serves as an integral member of the Student Affairs team on-boarding experiences including orientation, welcome week, program development and the transition of all first-year undergraduate students, including transfers and commuters, on the Poughkeepsie campus. The selected candidate will also facilitate the adjustment of students academically, socially, and personally to Marist College. This is a live on-campus position.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field
1-3 years of experience in Higher Education or related field
Assists students in making the academic, personal and social transition to college via individual meetings and group consultation, providing connection to campus-wide resources and faculty and other educational engagement opportunities that foster academic persistence
Develops student leadership skills by providing opportunities to lead productive lives via First Year Program and Leadership
Responsible for the development, coordination and execution of key campus wide events including orientation (both June and January) and Welcome Week
In accordance with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, First Year Programs and Leadership Development provides programs throughout the academic year via our Personal Development Core which develops the intellect, character, skills and community essential to student success
Responsible for large scale projects focusing on first-year student success, examples include the Peer Mentor Program, Faculty Supper Series, newsletter and social media, Transfer and Commuter populations, as well as other at-risk campus populations
Responsible for administrative responsibilities including outreach, report writing, assessment, planning, and budgeting
Responsible for other job related duties as assigned including but not limited to committee work, event attendance and support of campus wide initiatives
Master’s Degree in Higher Education or related field
3-5 years of experience in Higher Education
Required Application Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References
The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:
3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment.
Unlimited paid sick time.
14+ paid holidays per year.
Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
403(b) defined contribution plan:
First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
College pays 100% tuition only.
Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.
About the Department/School:
The Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development (FYP & LD) is dedicated to assisting first-year students in their transition to Marist by addressing the social, cognitive and emotional challenges they encounter. New students are guided in their intellectual and personal development through campus wide projects such as Orientation and Welcome Week, as well as through a variety of academic and social programs involving small group and one-on-one interactions. FYP & LD works with all class years by offering opportunities for leadership development to all interested undergraduate students by providing skills and experiences essential for lifelong leadership engagement. Mentor relationships are continued with students in subsequent years as they endeavor to succeed academically, become influential leaders, and develop into well-balanced citizens of the Marist and World community.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #1 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
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Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.
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Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.