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SUNY Oneonta Sophomore/Junior Experience Coordinator in Oneonta, New York

Sophomore/Junior Experience Coordinator



Department:Office of Student Experience

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Jan 9, 2023


Position ID:157638


Job Description:

The Department of Student Experience at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position ofSophomore/Junior Experience Coordinator. Expectations include, but are not limited to, coordinating initiatives and providing support for Sophomore and Junior student populations.

The focus of the Office of Student Experience is on all facets of assisting new and returning students to the campus community through creating a supportive community that fosters student success and persistence. The office offers a wide array of resources for students including one-on-one mentoring, programming, and individualized outreach. To learn more about the College and the Department, please visit

Duties include but are not limited to: plan and implement the Year 2: All About YOU! Sophomore initiative including specific outreach programming for sophomore students; plan and implement the Junior Jumpstart initiative including specific outreach programming for junior students; partner with stakeholders to design and facilitate programming aimed at student retention including first-generation programming; assist with all aspects of welcoming students at the start of each semester; assist with the recruitment, hiring, and training of Dragon Guides (student peer mentors); collaborate with the Office of Student Experience team on programs and initiatives; represent the office at various evening/weekend events; and serve on college committees as appropriate.

Salary $44,374-- Commensurate with experience. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • One year of experience working in a college setting in a peer mentor-type or professional mentor-type role.

  • Experience with program/event development, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Experience with a variety of social media channels.


  • Master's degree at time of start date (or within 6 credits from completion) in higher education, student affairs or related field.

  • Experience working directly with sophomore and/or junior students.

  • Experience with recruitment, selection, training and supervision of student staff.

  • Experience with Adobe Suite or other design tools.

  • Experience working in a student-focused office.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities.

  • Experience working with and serving diverse populations.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it is the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references (required).

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SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.