The Office of Student Success Initiatives, a unit of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Program Coordinator for the Transfer Experience Living Learning Community. This position will design and develop curricular and co-curricular programs and activities for the Transfer Experience Living Learning Community made up of 70 residential transfer students.
Virginia Tech Housing and Residence Life hosts a variety of Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) to bridge curricular and co-curricular learning. In LLCs, students live in designated sections of the same residence hall in order to create a unique, robust community.
The Transfer Experience LLC Program Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director of Transfer Student Success. The Program Coordinator will have an office on-site at the LLC to create and facilitate the intended outcomes of the program. Living-learning efforts are not Housing and Residence Life operated programs, but rather curricular programs where Housing and Residence Life supports the program in offering customized experiences within a residential community. The Program Coordinator plays an essential role to the overall success of the Transfer Experience LLC’s and student outcomes.
The Program Coordinator will work in partnership with the Student Success Initiatives unit, and the Associate and Assistant Directors of Academic Initiatives within Housing and Residence Life to achieve the goals of the LLC, grow the LLC population, evaluate the health of the LLC, and plan for continuous improvement. Academic Initiatives will meet regularly with the Program Coordinator (i.e., once per month convening all campus-wide program directors and once per semester on an individual basis).
The Program Coordinator is highly collaborative and administratively sound as the role must work well with a wide variety of constituents including, but not limited to: faculty within and outside of their department, partners in Housing and Residence Life, student leaders who live in the LLC, the LLC advisory committee, and LLC alumni.
1. Coordinate curricular elements for the LLC such as course requirements and informal academic counseling.
2. Coordinate co-curricular/programmatic elements of the LLC with the student leadership.
3. Coordinate LLC marketing and recruitment efforts.
4. Administer admissions processes for both new and returning students.
5. Serve as daily point of contact, communication coordinator, and ambassador for the LLC.
6. Oversee and advise the student leadership of the LLC.
7. Conduct annual evaluation and assessment, implementing findings that continually improve the quality of the LLC experience.
8. Serve as the chair of the LLC’s advisory committee and convene the committee once per month to advance the mission and goals of the LLC.
9. Provide content to maintain the LLC website.
10. Manage LLC programming budget and accounts.
11. Attend and engage in Program Leader Council Meetings, once per month.
12. Participate in Student Success Initiatives Unit meetings, trainings, and retreats.
13. Additional duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or related field;
Knowledge of best practices in transfer student programs and services;
Demonstrated experience in design, development, implementation and assessment of transfer student programming;
Experience working with transfer students and diverse student populations;
Experience facilitating trainings, meetings, and curriculum for adult learners;
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Experience with Housing & Residence Life;
Experience with transfer student recruitment and retention initiatives.
Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver’s license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
How to Apply for this Job:
Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting AP0190205 and attach the following documents:
1. vita or resume
2. cover letter
3. name and contact information for three professional references
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: June 30, 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Student Success Initiatives
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5
Job Posting Date: 06/17/2019
Review Begin Date: 07/05/2019
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061."
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