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Coordinator, First Year Engagement

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Student Affairs


 Campus Life



Reporting to the Assistant Director for Campus Life, the incumbent will work within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life specifically to support student leaders in creating a welcoming, vibrant campus culture, as well as paths to deep involvement in campus life. Specific duties include: develops and implements creative strategies for recruiting and training student Welcome Week Leaders, connecting students with student organizations and involvement in civic engagement, and enacting and promoting campus traditions such as Homecoming and Welcome Week and advising student media organizations; develops and implements assessment plans and builds sustainable partnerships related to this position; works with the Academic Engagement & Transition Program Office to support first year experience courses and initiatives; assists in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Campus Life program that empowers students, provides leadership experiences, builds community, and enhances academic endeavors; participates in and contributes to broader Campus Life efforts to support a culture of deep community engagement at UMBC; and performs other duties as assigned.


Required Minimum Qualifications:


Requires a Master's degree in Student Affairs or related field. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • One year of experience in Student Affairs or Student Services
  • Experience with new student programs or college orientation 
  • Knowledge of college student development principles
  • Demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of diverse student populations and new college students (particularly first generation)
  • Ability to interact effectively with broad campus constituents and community partners
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities
  • Comfort with high-paced, dynamic work environment and a strong team player mentality
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references (including current telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) with your application.

Screening of Applications Begins: Best consideration please submit application materials by February 18, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contractual/Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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