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Assistant Director for Your First Year, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Assistant Director of Parent & Family Programs, College of William & Mary
Program Coordinator, Parent & Family Affairs, University of Maryland

Institution: University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Job Title: Assistant Director for Your First Year
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Posted by AHEPPP on: August 21, 2018 

New Student Transitions & First Year Experience (NST&FYE) is committed to providing a comprehensive and collaborative approach to ensure the success and retention of our new students. NST & FYE helps new students and their families navigate the transition to college by connecting them to the people, programs, and resources at UNC Greensboro which provide a solid foundation for student success.

NST & FYE offers a range of programs and resources for new students delivered through orientation programs, transition courses, shared learning experiences, and peer support. Drawing from extensive knowledge about the first year experience, NST & FYE educates the campus community about the unique and evolving needs of our new students and their families in order for all of us to provide optimum support inside and outside the classroom.

NST & FYE ultimately encourages new students to explore UNCG, connect to its many resources, and excel academically and personally, while cultivating a sense of Spartan pride and affinity for UNC Greensboro.

This position supports all of the Your First Year (YFY) programming and communication. The programs include SPEARSSOAR, NAV1GATE, ConnectUp, First Finals Fest and YFY Basketball Night. Communication responsibilities are First Year Connect, YFY texting and YFY social media. Retention initiatives collaboration and programming to support the first year cohort are a component as well as special program support for Science Everywhere and athletics co-branding. This position will also supervise a graduate assistant.

Institution: College of William & Mary 
Job Title: Assistant Director, Parent and Family Programs
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Posted by AHEPPP on: August 27, 2018 

Our University
William & Mary is unlike any other university in America. We’re the second oldest institution of higher education in the nation, but also a cutting-edge research university. We’re a "Public Ivy" — one of only eight in the nation — offering a world-class education at an exceptional value. Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates. Through their strengths, passions and knowledge, our faculty, students and staff are creating a new model of sustainability for higher education.

About the Dean of Student Office
The Office of the Dean of Students assists all students, graduate and undergraduate, from their initial orientation to the College through successful completion of their academic and personal goals. The Dean of Students staff advocates for student needs, acts as liaison between students and academic departments, and provides support and challenges designed to enhance personal growth, as well as a sense of personal authority and responsibility in each student.

Parent & Family Programs facilitates and advocates for the role of family involvement in community development and individual student success. Our programs provide resources and activities that connect families with each other and with the W&M community. The activities, programs, services, and regulations of the university are all planned with the following objectives in mind.

Parent and Family Programs
Parent & Family Programs welcome parents and families to the Tribe; creates opportunities for meaningful involvement with the campus community; connects parents and families with one another; informs and educates parents and families about resources, critical issues and topics relevant to student success.Vision: Cultivate a lifelong relationship among families and William & Mary that supports and encourages student success.

Assistant Director Position
The Assistant Director assists the Director of Parent & Family Programs in the management of day-to-day operations and long-term planning of the office. The Assistant Director is responsible for event management for all population-specific (currently 50 welcome receptions and targeted events) and campus-wide events (Family Orientation and Family Weekend), including the planning, promotion, implementation, and assessment. The Assistant Director also develops and manages the communication strategy for the office, selecting and supervising student interns, and developing relationships with campus partners and Parent & Family Council partners. The Assistant Director serves as an important team member of the Dean of Students Office staff focused on providing information about policies and procedures to students, and communicating with faculty and parents when appropriate.

Successful Candidate:

The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in College Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, Communications or related field; successful program planning and implementation experience; superior presentation skills; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; a high level of proficiency with social and electronic media; demonstrated event management and event organizational abilities; excellent counseling, problem solving, and referral skills; computer and technological skills; and the ability to work within a diverse setting with faculty, student affairs staff, students, and family members.

It is highly desirable for the Assistant Director to have at least three years’ experience working in a higher education setting including at least one year of full-time experience, particularly in the areas of event planning, public relations, communications, student management, strategic implementations of new programming and emerging and best practices in social media. Prior experience working in the area of New Student/First-Year Experience/Parent & Family Programs is highly desirable. The ideal candidate would demonstrate a desire to work with our family volunteer communities to welcome parents and families to William & Mary family; create opportunities for meaningful involvement with the campus community; connect families with one another; and educate families about valuable resources, critical issues and topics relevant to student success.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Institution: University of Maryland
Job Title: Program Coordinator
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Posted by AHEPPP on: October 5, 2018 

About Parent and Family Affairs

The Office of Parent and Family Affairs serves the parents and family members of the University of Maryland’s undergraduate population of more than 29,000 students. The mission of Parent and Family Affairs is to provide resources, services, and programs for parents and family members of undergraduate students that promote a constructive partnership to support student success. In an effort to enhance and strengthen the experience of parents and students, the Office of Parent and Family Affairs strives to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Serve as an advocate for parents and the University, both internally and externally, by facilitating communication and creating a climate that fosters mutual understanding;
  • Develop and implement programs and services that inform and educate parents and families about valuable resources, critical issues, and topics relevant to student success;
  • Design and sponsor programs that promote parent and family involvement in the life of the University and create opportunities for participation in their student's experience;
  • Provide revenue to support programs and services of the University of Maryland and the Division of Student Affairs.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator works with the Director in the design, development, and implementation of programming and communication designed to engage parents and family members of the university’s undergraduate students in a constructive partnership to support student success. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of marketing, communications and publications; execution of on-campus and regional involvement/volunteer opportunities for parents/family members; facilitating collaborations with departments across the university; and assessment of programs and initiatives.


The functions and expectations of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as information resource and assist in the general communication with parents and families by addressing parent questions and concerns via phone, email and publications, and acting as a liaison between parents and the university.
  • Assist with communications plan for Parent and Family Affairs and serve as the primary point of contact for parent and family communications.
  • Direct and lead production of publications, including eConnection monthly newsletter and Terrapin Family handbook, manage Terp Family website, and direct social media engagement with parents and families. Assist with development and editing of content for all mediums to achieve positive interactions and ensure proper messaging.
  • Assist in the coordination, planning and implementation of the university’s annual Family Weekend, including editing publications, programming, facilities reservations, and coordination of presenters and entertainment.
  • Recruit, train, schedule, and provide direction for Family Weekend Ambassadors (student staff) and volunteers.
  • Provide administrative support to the Parent/Family Advisory Council (PAC), including management of quarterly meetings and providing oversight for the Council’s committees.
  • Develop and coordinate regional involvement and volunteer opportunities for parents and families, including but not limited to regional receptions, Summer Send-Offs, and Undergraduate Admissions events.
  • Assist with coordination and execution of the Terp Families Alternative Break Project.
  • Implement online education opportunities for parents/families, including a webinar series designed to engage parents/family members in support of students.
  • Assist with presentations to parents during summer and winter parent orientation programs.
  • Conduct assessment and program evaluations to analyze programs and services on a regular basis. Develop databases and other records necessary to maintain longitudinal data on the efficacy of the programs. Conduct benchmarking to ensure efficacy of programs that reflect best practice.
  • Establish effective relationships and collaborate on messaging and programming with University departments, including Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Resident Life, Dining Services, University Health Center, University Counseling Center, Student Financial Services, Orientation, Alumni Association, etc.
  • Represent the office on Division of Student Affairs and university committees, and on regional/national organizations as appropriate.
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned within the Office of Parent and Family Affairs.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs administration, or related field of study is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years full-time professional work experience in higher education is required; experience in enrollment management, alumni relations, student activities, orientation, and/or academic advising is highly desired.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience working with parents/families of college students, including knowledge of FERPA and other applicable laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently, adapt to changing priorities, simultaneously manage multiple tasks, and work effectively with a diverse spectrum of people.
  • Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Sound decision-making, judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Commitment to inclusion and working with diverse populations is critical.

Compensation and benefits: Upper 50s, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. The position is an exempt staff, full-time, 12-month appointment.

To apply: Apply online at, Position number 124341. When applying, please upload a PDF version of your cover letter, resume, and list of at least three professional references.

Deadline: For best consideration, apply by November 2, 2018. The position is open until filled.

More information: For questions or additional information, contact Brian Watkins, Director of Parent and Family Affairs, at [email protected].