New Student and Family Programs Coordinator

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • May 08, 2022
Full time Student Affairs

Job Description


New Student and Family Programs Coordinator

Job ID: 243037
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Department Information
0711100 - Office of Admissions

Job Summary
The Coordinator of New Student and Family Programs provides assistance to the Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs in all aspects of planning, developing, and implementing all new student orientations (SOAR), family orientations, and family events on the Statesboro Campus.

Due to the Governor's approval for the Cost of Living Adjustment to Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023, final salaries at the time of hire may be impacted, but will not be lower than what is advertised.

  • Plans and implements new student orientation (SOAR) programming for new undergraduate students and their supporters, requiring strong campus-wide collaborations.
  • Advise more than 20 undergraduate SOAR leaders and SOAR returners includes: recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and managing overall student group development.
  • Draft and edit web, email, and print publications/communications and maintain online orientation software for new student orientation and transition programming.
  • Stay abreast of national trends in new student orientation and transition programs to ensure student needs are met, leading to their successful progression.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of family programs, including two weekend events annually.
  • Support the Office of Admissions at on- and off-campus recruitment events and serves as an on-call counselor and gives daily information sessions

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
  • Two (2) or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education or related field

Preferred Experience
  • Advisory and/or supervisory experience

Proposed Salary
$41,500 - $43,000

This position is non-exempt and paid on a biweekly basis

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to adhere to institutional policy and procedures to meet institutional goals in support of the University's mission for student success
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and secure information sensitive in nature
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational, project and time management, and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment for customer service centered work ethic
  • Effective communication (verbal and written); organizational; analytical, problem-solving, leadership, decision making, and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service-centered work ethic
  • Proficient with computers and computer applications, including Microsoft Office, Google, e-mail
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Apply Before Date
June 3, 2022

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by e-mail at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in office environment
  • Workweek may often extend beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends
  • Travel required (may be required to drive university vehicles)
  • May be required to maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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