The Director of the Office of New Student and Family Transitions will be a visionary leader who will create orientation, transition, and retention programming for new students and their families to increase persistence and graduation from Augusta University. The Director will provide leadership and direction for a dedicated staff of student development professionals. In addition to providing strategic guidance to the staff, the Director will optimize our newly created Parent and Family Association and its accompanying programming. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to provide innovative solutions to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
The Director of New Student and Family Transitions will supervise all office personnel to ensure efficient and effective administration of the department; develop and advise the Augusta University Parent and Family Association, including all accompanying programming (on and off-campus); provide strategic leadership and supervision to the Office of New Student & Family Transitions, including budget management; and serve as an active member of the Enrollment Management Council, Student Success Advisory Committee, and other teams to meet strategic enrollment goals for the University.
Augusta University’s mission is to provide leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center. Augusta University offers a wide range of programs from learning assistance to postdoctoral studies. Augusta University has four campuses in Augusta, GA—the second-largest city in Georgia. Augusta is located on the southern bank of the Savannah River midway between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a growing and thriving city, and was recently ranked the second-most favorable place to live in Georgia.
The applicant must:
Have a Master’s degree in college student personnel or a related field
Have at least three years of experience in parent programming, new student orientation/transition, leadership training, and/or general programming
Be able to provide leadership to a new office
Have experience with databases, spreadsheets, and operating systems
Be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
Have experience with a university records program (e.g. Banner)
Possess budgeting and strategic planning skills
Know emerging trends in higher education, including the needs of students in their first year of college
Understand new student development, retention and transition models
Be committed to the development of a student-centered, residential campus environment through student-centered, collaborative teamwork across academic, enrollment, and student affairs units
Understand diversity and inclusiveness and how to communicate and action these values
Have strong initiative, independent judgment, computer competency, communication skills, and organizational skills
Be able to respond to sensitive inquiries
Have demonstrated project management skills
Have demonstrated team experience
Exhibit a professional code of ethics
Internal Number: 217113
About Augusta University
Founded in 1828
Located in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University is a public research university and medical center dedicated to training the next generation of innovators, leaders and health care providers.
Based in Augusta with locations across Georgia, Augusta University is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience.
Offering undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business and education as well as a full range of graduate programs and hands-on clinical research opportunities, Augusta University is Georgia’s innovation center for education and health care.
The combination of nationally ranked business and nursing schools as well as the state’s flagship public medical school and only dental school makes Augusta University a destination of choice for the students of today and the leaders of tomorrow.