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Rochester Institute of Technology Summer Vestibule Program Manager in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Summer Vestibule Program Manager


NTID First Year Experience

Job Responsibilities:

Planning/Executing Fall/Spring Orientation programming

  • Organize and manage all aspects of the Summer Vestibule Program (SVP) and Spring Semester orientation, including curriculum, program development, planning, implementation and evaluation to enhance student learning and persistence. Requires access to sensitive information found in NTID Admissions/OnBase, RIT’s Student Information Systems (SIS), student’s placement testing data, etc.

  • Oversee the implementation of the SVP schedule/programming and integration with RIT Orientation programming for students entering Fall/Spring semesters. Responds to input from committees and various partners/stakeholders within the university at large

  • Collaborate with the Director of Student and Academic Services to plan/manage the SVP budget/expenditures that support overall program operations

  • Collaborate with the Summer Transition Education Program to plan/manage supporting students in both programs, and develop long-term strategies for transitioning first year students into NTID/RIT

  • Consult and collaborate with NTID faculty, staff, and administration and other various offices at RIT such as RIT Housing Operations to promote student success and persistence by means of a strong orientation program. Supervise/collaborate with the NTID Student Life Team to hire and train student Orientation Assistants to assist in the overall Fall/Spring orientation program and help with housing arrangements for student orientation assistants

Supporting Freshman Seminar, College Restoration Program and Academic Support Center: strategic planning, curriculum development, teach classes, workshops, connecting students to campus resources.

  • Provide assistance to Freshman Seminar, the NTID Academic Support Center, and NTID College restoration programs including but not limited to, designing curriculum and modules, teaching course sections, and meeting with students one-on-one to connect them to proper resources on campus.

  • Attend trainings and serve as a Student Conduct Advocate to assist students navigating the conduct process ( ).

  • Attend training, workshops, webinars on best practices in assessment and curriculum development for transitioning students to college life

Coordinating and communicating with NTID departments and other campus leaders across summer programs for incoming and first year students

Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.

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Requisition Number:



National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution

Employment Category:


Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Required Minimum Education Level:


How To Apply:

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Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree: Project Management, Education, Student Affairs, Business, or related field

  • Minimum three years in higher education working with Deaf students as program coordinator, logistics coordination, direct support to managers or administrators leading campus programming, OR serving as director or program developer for student life programs.


  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to manage multiple faculty, staff and students in an organized, efficient and timely manner

  • Ability to manage a large and complex budget efficiently

  • Time management and supervisory skills

  • Verbal, written, sign language skills, including or at least an intermediate plus level, or have the ability and willingness to acquire such skills within two years

  • Handle complex confidential information such as RIT’s Student Information System/Student Records, OnBase, Maxient, Public Safety/Student Conduct reports.

Department/College Description:

NTID Summer Vestibule Program / First Year Experiences

What do we believe at RIT?:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Work Location:

Henrietta Campus — 100%

Commitment To Safety:

COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan ( . Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready website ( . As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( , all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodation

Job Summary:

  • Responsible for the overall management, direction and administration of NTID’s Summer Vestibule Program;

  • Manages onboarding of entering students for Spring semester;

  • Provides college-based support to Freshman Seminar offered in Fall and Spring Semesters;

  • Provides college-based support to the NTID Academic Support Center and College Restoration Programs.