New York Seasonal Jobs

Job Information

State University of New York at Oswego Program Coordinator for Student Orientation and Family Engagement in Oswego, New York

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Jun 29 2022 Job Description:

Description of Department:

Student Orientation and Family Engagement (SOFE) designs distinctive programs for all new undergraduate students, which provide critical information, resources, and connections to the broader campus community. Additionally, SOFE facilitates the coordination of an extended orientation and welcome week (Laker Launch); supports the transitions of other student populations such as graduate students, international students, first generation students, etc.; develops and oversees family engagement opportunities throughout the year; and stewards the Divisions student success initiatives. Student Orientation and Family Engagement is part of the Division of Student Affairs which contributes and facilitates critical learning and development within healthy, inclusive, and supportive communities so that all students may thrive at SUNY Oswego and beyond. Supervised by the Director of Student Orientation and Family Engagement, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the operations of the Office of SOFE, managing student staff and assisting with the development and delivery of the orientation program. Focus areas will include management of office operations, assisting with the development and delivery of orientation programming, supervision of student staff, and oversight of summer housing operations for Orientation. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

The Student Orientation and Family Engagement Office at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full-time Program Coordinator.

Posting Date: June 29, 2022

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here ( for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff or click here ( for a benefits summary.

In an ongoing commitment to staff well-being, the Program Coordinator has the opportunity to work a partial remote schedule of 4 days in office and 1 day remote per work week during the academic year. Flexible remote work time during breaks in the academic schedule are also offered.

Salary: $47,000 - $52,000

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development, planning, and implementation of a high profile, dynamic, and student-centered orientation program for all new and transfer students, their families, and guests both prior to the start of the academic year and mid-year

  • Assisting in the recruitment, selection, and training of a large and diverse undergraduate student leader team (Laker Leaders)

  • Present at Orientation programs, representing both Student Orientation and Family Engagement as well as the university at large

  • Assist in the implementation, and coordination of Laker Launch Welcome Days, an extended orientation program for all new students

  • Assist in the development and implementation of initiatives within all programs to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; and engagement and student success

  • Partner with colleagues across campus and in Enrollment Management to advance the retention of students upon admission and once matriculated

  • Collaborate and support professional staff that coordinate and deliver transitional services for non-matriculated (exchange) students, graduate students, and Syracuse Campus students

  • Maintain communication with parents, families and support members that inform them of programs and resources that can help support their students

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a series of in-person and virtual opportunities for parents and families to engage them with the College, student resources, and the student experience

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Colleges annual Family and Friends weekend

  • Manage Office Operations for the Office of Student Orientation and Family Engagement, supervising a team of undergraduate student leaders who serve as the primary point of contact for incoming students, parents, and families

  • Manage the department's use of the Slate database, coordinating key processes and communications throughout the student enrollment cycle

  • Utilize The Conference Host software to manage room assignments and billing

  • Manage keys & facilities in preparation for each program group arrival and departure

  • Serve as the primary incident response staff person while programs are in session

  • Serve on the Laker Launch Leadership Team

  • Serve on a variety of college committees, as assigned

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( . As such, the Program Coordinator for Student Orientation and Family Engagement will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree at time of appointment

  • Relevant post-graduate degree or 1-3 years professional experience in student affairs, communications, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, college counseling, or other relevant degree

  • Prior experience in Student Orientation and/or family programs

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to increase student sense of belonging and engagement

  • Effective organizational, written, and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work with computer-based communication and programs

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, & inclusion through orientation programs

  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

  • Program planning and implementation skills

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( .

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Dr. Corie Kohlbach, Search Chair at

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.