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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Temporary Orientation Coordinator in New York, New York

Employer Name: The New School

Responsibilities: The New School was founded by forward-thinking educators in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of a traditional college education. We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated, socially engaged university administrator to serve as Temporary – Orientation Coordinator in the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs. The Temporary Orientation Coordinator reports to the Senior Director of Orientation and Transition programs and provides administrative support in the planning of New Student Orientation, with some additional duties supporting Commencement activities. Some evening and weekend hours may be required in support of Commencement-related programming. This is a temporary, contract position for approximately 15 weeks between February and May. The Orientation Coordinator will work from our Greenwich Village campus for 35 hours each week. Please see The New School COVID Community Guide for more information about the requirements to access campus. This position is a Local 1205 Professional Unit position covered by a collective bargaining agreement between Local 1205 Teamsters and The New School. The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment. RESPONSIBILITIES Recruit undergraduate and graduate Orientation Leader student staff during the spring semester to serve in a leadership capacity the following fall. Support the Senior Director in the planning of New Student Orientation, including but not limited to scheduling, securing presenters, working with vendors, catering, contract execution, and purchasing. Support the content development, distribution, and assessment of the Prep for Success online orientation course. Develop a marketing and communications plan for New Student Orientation, including the management of a non-person email account. Support the Senior Director and Assistant Director in the planning and execution of University Commencement and Commencement-related activities. Serve as on-site coordinator for events as needed. WORK MODE Hybrid/Split – Employees hired for this position have regularly scheduled, consistent percentage of time on campus and also work some of the time remotely. This position is expected to work in-person on campus three days per week, which may increase in the future. 35 hours per week REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 1. Resume/CV 2. Cover Letter COMPENSATION $25-28/hour, based on experience Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree Experience planning and/or implementing events Experience with customer service, demonstrating interpersonal, oral and written communication skills Experience working in a fast-paced office environment Demonstrated collaboration skills with the ability to work well with diverse populations (community members, faculty, staff, and students). Multicultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all forms Ability to prioritize, handle multiple deadlines and projects with a strong attention to detail Self-starter with an interest in working in a highly collaborative team environment Willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends Ability to adhere to University COVID -19 Policy Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Minimum one year work experience in a student affairs/higher education setting Direct experience in New Student Orientation a plus

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