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#116169 Senior New Student Programs Specialist

Extended Deadline: Wed 5/25/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/09/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/18/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the Senior New Student Programs Specialist is responsible for developing and coordinating Marshall College's new student orientations, parent and family orientations, and transitional programs. Serves as the College’s lead staff member for College yield, orientation, and transition programs. Engages in programmatic efforts to support the unique needs of entering first-year and transfer students. Advises Marshall College leadership on budget development and implementation. Hires, trains, motivates, and supervises Orientation Leaders (OLs) and student workers. Under the leadership of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the Senior New Student Programs Specialist closely links new student programming into existing College programs and opportunities.

As an active member of the Student Affairs team, the Senior New Student Programs Specialist will attend staff meetings and training sessions, as well as coordinate and support College involvement in campus-wide events (including, but not limited to, Triton Days, Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, and College Night). Marshall College is committed to supporting the University’s shift to restorative justice/practices and the Senior New Student Programs Specialist plays a key role in implementing restorative practices to build community. This position works closely with College staff in the Provost’s Office, Residential Life, Academic Advising, and the Dimensions of Culture Writing Program, and represents Marshall College at weekly meetings of the Campus Wide Orientation Committee (CWOC) and at assigned Undergraduate Colleges program initiatives.

  • 40 hours per week with flexible schedule: seasonal evenings and weekend hours as required by yield, orientation, and retention programs.

  • Overtime and weekends may be required. Specifically expected to work at Triton Days, Family Weekend, Welcome Week, Orientation programs, and Commencement.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area or an equivalent combination of experience/training. Thorough knowledge of Student Affairs/Student Life specialization. Knowledge of best practices and trends in Orientation, New Student Programs, and Transition Programming.

  • Thorough knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Experience interacting in sensitive situations with individuals and groups from a wide range of academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. Knowledge and skill in making sound independent judgment, addressing student concerns, and working with colleagues to provide needed referrals, resources, and outreach.

  • Proven abilities in project management, problem identification and reasoning skills. Experience in program development/event planning, implementation, and assessment intended to meet the needs of target populations. Ability to organize and conduct meetings, panel discussions, programs and workshops.

  • Commitment in creating equitable and inclusive environments for students from underrepresented populations. Effective interpersonal, group, cross-cultural communication, and leadership skills. Ability to lead and to promote leadership among diverse student populations, and to facilitate effective group activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective training and work direction to student staff, as well as comprehensive information and instructions to College and campus partners.

  • Skill in using resources effectively. Knowledge and skill in the management and administration of budgets, personnel, and facilities.

  • Strong knowledge of computer application programs and knowledge of university and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.

  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving, identifying measures of system performance and the actions to improve performance. Skill and abilities in conflict resolution with the ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, cultural sensitivity, and diplomacy.

  • Strong ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Proven skills in identifying needs, concerns and problems of groups and individuals and take immediate and appropriate action to provide support and guidance.

  • Excellent personal and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate in a professional manner, meaningfully and effectively, both in written and verbal form, to students, faculty, staff, and parents.


  • Job offer is contingent on successfully completing a Background Check.

  • This position has been identified as a Responsible Employee pursuant to the Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and requires immediate reporting of discrimination on the basis of sex (including, but not limited to, sexual harassment and sexual violence) in educational programs or activities.

  • This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and requires immediate reporting of Clery Act crimes occurring on Clery Act geography to the UC San Diego Police Department (UCPD).

  • The position has been identified as "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act ("CANRA"), which requires professionals to report known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglect to law enforcement.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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