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First Year Experience Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 493700
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Program Coordination, Student Affairs


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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to social responsibility, lifelong learning, and cultivating an environment that values Inclusive Excellence and cultural and ethnic diversity amongst its staff and students. With strong programs in the humanities and arts, UMBC is well known nationally for its success in educating minority and female students in sciences, technology, engineering and math. Specific information about UMBC can be found at www.umbc.edu.


The First Year Experience Coordinator works to support student leaders in creating a welcoming, vibrant campus culture, as well as paths to deep involvement in campus life. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develops and implements creative strategies for: recruiting and training student Welcome Week Leaders (Woolies); connecting students with student organizations and involvement in civic engagement; enacting and promoting campus traditions such as Homecoming and Welcome Week; and advising student media organizations. 
  • Develops and implements assessment plans and builds and sustains partnerships relating to this work.
  • 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.
  • Reports to the Assistant Director for Campus Life and supervises one or more undergraduate peers.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • One year of experience in Student Affairs or Student Services
  • Experience with new student programs or college orientation
  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities; customer service skills; verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; comfort with high-paced, dynamic work environment; and strong team player mentality required
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Master's Degree
  • Knowledge of college student development principles; a demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of diverse student populations and new college students (particularly first generation); and the ability to interact effectively with broad campus constituents and community partners 
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by May 30, 2022 (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

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.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 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.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


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.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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