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Coordinator of Communication and Engagement, University of South Carolina
Assistant Director, Parent & Family Engagement, University of Denver
Assistant Director, New Student Programs, Towson University
Assistant Director of Parent and Family Programs, University of Oregon
Associate Director of Family Programs, George Mason University
Director of New Student and Family Programs, Eastern Illinois University
Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs, University of Alabama


Institution: University of Alabama
Job title: Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs
Full posting:
Posted by AHEPPP on October 3, 2017

The University of Alabama, Parent & Family Programs, seeks a Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs - 505160.  Visit staff employment opportunities at for more information and to apply. Application deadline 10/20/2017. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities. 

Job Summary: The Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs is responsible for coordinating and implementing programs and services for parents and family members of UA students which increases familial support of students to assist in the University's retention efforts.

This position will serve as a vital member of the P&FP team, supporting all department programs/services/events including Parent & Family Orientation, Family Weekend, communication, and other programming. Responsibilities include building and maintaining partnerships across campus and serving as a main point of contact for parents and family members via email, website, and phone. This position will also supervise at least one student staff member and will report to the Director of Parent & Family Programs. Responsible for completing required training that is related to laws and regulations, that creates a more hospitable and respectful workplace; and safer work environment. Responsible for holding staff accountable for completion of required training. Has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures. 

Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree OR Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience which may include program support, event planning or communications. 

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays when needed. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.

Skills and Knowledge: Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively with a variety of students, parents, faculty/staff. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion. Creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in higher education or communication; or Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related professional experience. Experience working with parents in a college setting. Student development knowledge. Large-scale event planning and execution experience.


Visit UA’s employment website at for more information and to apply. Application deadline10/20/2017. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.


Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Job title: Director of New Student and Family Programs 
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on September 26, 2017

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for the position of Director of New Student and Family Programs (NSFP).  This position has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of programs and services for approximately 2,000 new students and their families each year, including comprehensive orientation and transition programs that support the matriculation, retention, and success of new students. Additionally, the Coordinator for the Military Student Assistance Center reports to the Director of NSFP. The director reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and serves as a liaison between Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. 

Minimum requirements include a master's degree in higher education, college student affairs, counseling, or a related field and at least three years of experience working in higher education with progressive responsibility and leadership in areas related to admissions, orientation, transition, and/or family initiatives.  Candidates must have a strong knowledge of new student and family programs, as well as transitional issues faced by first-year, transfer, and international students.  Candidates must have demonstrated experience with designing, developing, and executing large-scale programming initiatives and building collaborative working relationships across campus to serve new students and their families.  Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required, as is a demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence. 

Preferred qualifications include experience in creating print, electronic, and Web publications; experience with program assessment and evaluation; and experience developing and implementing training and professional development programs for undergraduate student leaders, graduate students, and professional staff.

A complete application will include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including names, phone numbers, and email addresses, as well as a brief explanation of each reference’s relationship to the applicant) submitted via Interfolio at  Candidates invited on campus will be asked to provide academic transcripts.  A background check must be completed and passed before an offer of employment will be made.

For questions regarding this search, please contact Mr. Jody Stone, Screening Committee Chair, at  The priority deadline for applications is October 23, 2017.  Applications will be reviewed until on-campus interviews are scheduled.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.


Institution: George Mason University
Job title: Associate Director of Family Programs 

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Posted by AHEPPP on September 14, 2017

The George Mason University Division of University Life invites applicants for the position of Associate Director for Family Programs within the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services (OFPS). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. 

George Mason University is an innovative, public, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in the heart of northern Virginia’s technology corridor near Washington, D.C., the university attracts a diverse and talented student body of over 35,000. The university—its enrollment, academic programs, facilities and services—is expanding, as is its reputation. George Mason is an institution providing tremendous opportunity for students, faculty and staff. 
Reporting to the Director, the Associate Director provides strategic and active management of all programming and outreach for family members, guests and siblings. The position is comprised of six main components: (1) planning and implementing the annual Family Weekend program; (2) designing and overseeing family programs during summer and winter Orientations; (3) supporting and leading welcome programming, including Move-In, the Preamble and Welcome2Mason; (4) overseeing the implementation of Siblings Weekend; (5) overseeing the development of a comprehensive communication and outreach plan for families; and (6) managing the Parent and Family Council, an advisory group dedicated to representing the interests of and supporting families during their student’s matriculation at Mason. Working together with the Associate Director for Orientation, the OFPS professional staff, and a dynamic team of student orientation leaders, this position will assist in implementing new student Orientation for over 7,000 new students and 8,000 family members annually. 
Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling or a related field; professional experience in a higher education environment that shows advancement into progressive leadership positions; strong working knowledge of new student and family programs, and student and family transitional issues; and experience designing, developing and executing large-scale programming initiatives. It is vital that candidates possess exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and have experience in creating and managing print, electronic and Web publications. Applicants must demonstrate experience designing and executing large-scale program assessment, and be able to analyze data and create meaningful reports. A qualified candidate will have highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills, and must work accurately and efficiently in order to meet a multitude of deadlines and responsibilities. Candidates will have demonstrated leadership abilities, and must have a commitment to diversity and be comfortable working within diverse populations. Flexibility to work evening hours and weekends, particularly during summer months, is also a position requirement. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Three to five years of professional experience in a higher education environment that shows advancement into progressive leadership positions
Full-time staff supervisory experience and possess the ability to create a staff development plan that encompasses full- and part-time professional staff, paraprofessional staff, graduate students and undergraduate student leaders.

Special Instructions:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA386z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. The anticipated start date for the position is November 1, 2017. A complete position description is available upon request. Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Institution: University of Oregon
Job title: Assistant Director of Parent and Family Programs 

Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on August 28, 2017

Department Summary
The Office of Parent and Family Programs strives to build a foundation of parent education and engagement through communications, events, building community, and one-on-one support. The University of Oregon understands that students are more successful when their parents or family members are appropriately informed and involved. Parent and Family Programs supports our Parent and Family Association (PFA), the PFA leadership team, development efforts, and the Parents Leadership Council (PLC).

The office is comprised of a two professional staff and several student employees. Key partnerships for Parent and Family Programs includes the Division of Student Life, Office of Admissions, Student Orientation Programs, the University of Oregon Alumni Association, the Division of Student Life Office of Major Student Events, Student Services and Enrollment Management Strategic Communications and Marketing, Annual Philanthropy, and University Advancement.

Position Summary
The Assistant Director of Parent and Family Programs works closely with the Director of Parent and Family Programs to build a strategic vision for the office and for aligning day-to-day operations, programmatic activities and resource investments with those goals. This assistant director is charged with building the outreach infrastructure, creating intentional opportunities for on-campus engagement, and fostering involvement activities. The successful candidate must be a masterful communicator who will build cross-institutional partnerships for the benefit of our families.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Professional experience successfully working with or in support of parents and families in an educational environment.
• The person in this position must be able to work occasional nights and/or weekends and be available to travel to fulfill special projects and events.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent data management skills and abilities.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully build strategic and sustainable cross-organizational partnerships.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with multiple stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s Degree or higher in education, communications, or related field.
• Supervisory responsibilities, with special consideration to those with experience overseeing student staff.
• Experience in event planning.
• Experience creating and implementing a strategic plan.
• Experience working in a higher education environment.
• Experience with constituent fundraising and its role in higher education.
• Experience with volunteer management.
• Experiencing assessing program success.
• Experience supporting parents and family members in philanthropic giving.


Institution: Towson University
Job title: Assistant Director, New Student Programs 

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Posted by AHEPPP on August 16, 2017

Job Purpose 

The Assistant Director of New Student Programs is a full-time professional in the Office of New Student Programs (NSP) within the Division of Student Affairs. This position is responsible for educating and engaging new students and family members in a successful transition to Towson University. In particular, this position will design and implement family orientation and Family Weekend as well as coordinate family communications and the Towson Family Network. Additionally, the Assistant Director will support the freshmen and transfer one-day orientation programs and the 4-day Welcome to TU program. The responsibilities include: program development, administrative support, advisor support, and program assessment. This position will report to the Director of New Student Programs.  


The Assistant Director will provide leadership, direction, and coordination for the family orientation program. Recruit, train, supervise, advise, and mentor undergraduate student staff for new student orientation and up to two graduate students. Coordinate the Towson Family Network to continue its growth and expand and design the Family Weekend program offerings. Develop and coordinate family communication through print, email, social media, and website/online portal presence. Coordinate assessment, evaluation, and research of departmental programs and offerings. Collaborate with campus departments to engage prospective students and families at admissions recruitment and yield events. Other duties as assigned.  


Master's degree and two years of professional experience is required.  The successful candidate must have skills in problem solving, program/event management, and public speaking. Master's degree in higher education, counseling, or related field and experience working with orientation, transfer programs, academic advising, and/or undergraduate admissions is preferred. A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits 

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

The Clery Act specifies the federal right to know about crimes occurring on or near a college or university campus. In compliance with the act, Towson University distributes the annual Clery Report, which can be found here


Institution: University of Denver
Job Title: Assistant Director, Parent & Family Engagement
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP: August 15, 2017

Job Description

Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence (CLIE) is the student affairs division of the University of Denver. CLIE includes Housing and Residential Education, Academic Resources, Student Engagement, Parent and Family Engagement, Health and Counseling, and the Center for Multicultural Excellence. We are committed to providing students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens that positively impact the communities they are a part of, now, and in the future. We do so by challenging student to: Reflect on their values and identities; Recognize their strengths and acknowledge areas for further growth; Understand the importance of needing support and seeking it; Cultivate their passions; and Foster the public good. Parent and Family Engagement is committed to parents and families as University of Denver community members through sharing information and support. We consider parents and families to be essential partners in student success and University development and we recognize that the word. 

Position Summary

The Assistant Director in consultation with the Director of Parent & Family Engagement will develop a comprehensive and inclusive Orientation and Transition experience for parents and families at the University. Oversee and manage events, programs, and services for parents and families with a comprehensive assessment plan for each and through the event software management system; maintain memberships for the Pioneers Family Association. Develop, implement, and assess marketing materials. Use technology such as social media, webinars, and websites to provide education, awareness, and resources for parents and families. Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity through hiring practices, training and development of employees, programming, campus collaborations and involvement in university/division-wide projects and initiatives.

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position. Reports to the Director of Parent & Family Engagement.

Essential Functions

Parent & Family Engagement

  • Develop, implement and assess a comprehensive and inclusive orientation.
  • Transition events and programs for parents and families.
  • Oversee and manage Parent & Family Orientation and Parent & Family Weekend ensuring that inclusion, equity, and diversity are embedded throughout.
  • Create resources and education through webinars, websites, and social media. Manage communication in consultation with the Director and other relevant staff across the division and campus through Social Media.
  • Manage membership of the Parent and Family Association and payments for events through event software.

Event and Program Management

  • In consultation with the Director, design and implement inclusive resources for all parents and families.
  • Manage all programs and services related to parents & families.
  • Facilitate professional development sessions on how to most effectively communicate with parents and families.
  • Cohort parents and families into groups by interests and needs through an intake process and share resources with these families to help them to build community, a sense of belonging on campus, and learn how to best support their students.
    • Examples of cohorts: parents with students on the spectrum; parents of athletes; parents of students with mental health conditions; parents of first generation students, international students, non-English speaking students, through partnerships with Division and Campus offices, etc.


  • Maintain a Social Media presence.
  • Ensure documentation is occurring in an accurate and timely way in Banner.
  • Keep up with the memberships and event payments through the event software and provide on-going assessment of departmental efforts and strategies.


  • Hires, trains, evaluates part-time employees.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • In the absence of the Director, provide support as instructed.
  • Assist Director in Strategic Planning, Visioning and Assessment for the department.
  • Serve on the Area Leadership Team.
  • Divisional Programming Team and other communities in the area, Division, and on Campus as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to present effectively to a variety of audiences, including faculty, administrators, students, student affairs staff and parents and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and program development abilities.
  • Experience with Budget Development.
  • Ability to collaborate with departments across the university, ability to problem-solve and work with parents and families in crisis.
  • Ability to work effectively with parents and families and general understanding of the various ways parents and families are defined.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity as demonstrated through practical application.
  • Basic understanding of the unique needs, concerns, and interests of parents and families from diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • Experience working with families.
  • Experience with program development, implementation, and assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working with parents & families in higher education.
  • Experience with event planning.
  • Experience with Social Media and Website Development and Communication.
  • Knowledge of student development and issues impacting students on campus.
  • Knowledge of parent and family transition into higher education.
  • Experience supervising employees.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in addressing the unique needs and concerns of students from a variety of diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented racial/ethnic populations, international students, first-generation, etc.

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm with some weekends, evenings and holidays.

Application Deadline 

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm on Friday, August 25, 2017

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Jessica Lovan at 

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

 All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.



Institution: University of South Carolina
Job Title: Coordinator of Communication and Engagement
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Posted by AHEPPP: July 24, 2017

The University of South Carolina is seeking a Coordinator of Communication and Engagement for the Office of Parents Programs in the Department of Student Life.

Job duties:

This position serves as the primary contact for parents of undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina. The coordinator is responsible for planning, implementing and assessing events and communications-related programs and services for parents and families, which provide them with resources to support their students' growth and success at Carolina. This individual is an expert in all things related to content and channel optimization, brand consistency, audience segmentation, analytics and meaningful measurement.

In coordination with the Communication and Events Director the Coordinator of Communication and Engagement is responsible for planning and implementing the annual Parents Weekend and other special events for parents/families including Move In and summer freshman send-offs. This position will also assist in the development of creative content for Student Life including researching, writing, proofreading and editing.

Preferred Qualifications:
A successful candidate must have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, including parents, faculty, staff, students, university administration and donors. Experience with desktop publishing skills including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 3 years’ experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material.

Application process:
Applicants must apply via the University of South Carolina employment system:

Sammie Johnston, Talent Manager 803-777-9073