Job Listings

AHEPPP is happy to post job openings for all institutions regardless of membership. Positions will be posted on the website, posted in our members-only Facebook group and will emailed out to the AHEPPP membership. The cost is free and job information can be posted by emailing support@aheppp.org. Positions will be posted for 60 days unless otherwise noted or requested.


Associate Director for the Parent Engagement Program, University of Portland
Coordinator of Orientation Programs, Clemson University
Coordinator of Peer Engagement, Clemson University
Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs, University of Alabama
Coordinator of New Student Programs, Towson University
Assistant Director, Baylor Parents Network, Baylor University
Director, Academic Success Center, University of South Florida
Professor- International Family and Community Studies, Clemson University
Program Manager for First Year Programs, University of Portland
Associate Director in New Student & Family Programs, UT - Knoxville
Associate Director in New Student & Family Programs, UT - Knoxville
Assistant/Associate Director of Parent and Family Giving, Lafayette College
Assistant Director for Student Orientation, Northeastern Illinois University
Parent Services Coordinator, Mississippi State University
Assistant Director for Communication, Texas Parents, University of Texas - Austin
Director of Annual and Leadership Giving, Lafayette College
Associate Director, New Student & Family Programs, University of Arkansas


Institution: University of Portland
Job title: Associate Director for the Parent Engagement Program
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 4, 2017

The Associate Director for the Parent Engagement Program will provide strategic vision, leadership, and creative implementation of the Parent Engagement Program at the University of Portland. Housed in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, the purpose of the Parent Engagement Program is to create lasting relationships and collaborations between the University and the parents and families of students and alumni.

A few of the benefits offered by the University include: annual pay of $45,000 to $48,000; medical, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance; paid holiday break in December in addition to vacation and sick time; tuition remission for employee and family members (consistent with University policies); retirement contributions (generally after two years of employment); and a home purchase assistance program.

The full job description is available at: www.bitly.com/adpeg020117.

This position was posted on February 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Conceptualize and implement an effective program that creates lasting relationships and results in valuable collaborations between the University and the parents and families of students and alumni.

Conceptualize and implement specific activities and items as part of the Parent Engagement Program. Specific activities and items may include but are not limited to: communications with parents and families through paper, electronic, social media, and other means; events; in-person contacts; and engaging parents and family members to share their expertise with students in the classroom and other contexts.

Build a network of parents and families who may be interested in supporting the University and its students and alumni with resources, networks, and collaborations.

Identify potential points of collaboration between the University (and its schools, offices, and programs) and parents and families of students and alumni. Facilitate connections and conversations between the University and parents and families regarding potential points of collaboration.

Partner with schools and offices across the University (including the Provost’s Office, Office of Development, and the Career Center) as necessary.

Create and oversee processes and tracking systems for University outreach to parents and families and for gathering and maintaining relevant data about parents and families.

Compile, analyze, and report relevant data.

Supervise student employees as necessary.

Related or other duties as necessary or assigned by supervisor or supervisor’s designee.


Institution: Clemson University
Job title: Coordinator of Orientation Programs
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 4, 2017

The Coordinator of Orientation Programs will assist in the overall planning and implementation of undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking orientation programs at Clemson University. The coordinator will be responsible for executing the main logistics of orientation and transition programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

40% - Essential - Lead the logistical planning and implementation of summer, August, and January orientation programs for approximately 5550 new undergraduate students annually and 800 new graduate students annually Negotiate and secure University Housing and Dining contracts; space and setup reservations; parking and transportation for undergraduate and graduate orientation programs Secure campus departments to participate as representatives in orientation and transition programs Serve as Co-lead on orientation reservations and check-in. 

30% - Essential - Transition Programming

Plan and lead the implementation of extended orientation events and activities including but not limited to room reservations, logistics, and facilitation of New Student Convocation/Summer Reading. Serve as lead coordinator of extended orientation small group management. Collaborate with staff on student leader development and training on extended orientation and transition programs. Design and implement Out of state connections including logistic and volunteer coordination. Establish special student interventions and support services. 

20% - Essential - Publications & Media

Assist in the creation and editing of all orientation programs publication components including to schedule booklets. Assist in orientation programs brand development (undergraduate and graduate). Edit and preview all campus partners and sponsors publications for distribution to new students. Draft and manage all orientation website content and messaging (undergraduate and graduate). Create and facilitate the implementation of all orientation video content and messaging. Design, implement and maintain a digital event logistics and management presence.

10% - Essential - Assessment & Evaluation

Assist with the development of learning outcomes for all orientation and transition programs and establish assessment procedures to demonstrate learning and effectiveness. Lead the program evaluation process of campus partners and sponsors to collect feedback and satisfaction.


Institution: Clemson University
Job title: Coordinator of Peer Engagement 
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 4, 2017

Coordinates peer mentoring and leadership programs and engagement initiatives for new underrepresented students (Students of Color, First-Generation, etc.) within New Student and Family Programs. Collaborate with colleagues in the creation of an inclusive campus climate to support success and persistence of underrepresented students.

JOB DUTIES:

40% - Essential - Peer Mentoring and Peer Leadership Development:

Coordinate recruitment and selection of approximately 90 peer mentors and peer leaders for underrepresented student retention programs that serve approximately 300 students.  Supervise peer mentors and conduct performance evaluations based on measurable student-learning outcomes. Develop and facilitate training programs for peer mentors and leaders.

30% - Essential - Student Engagement:

Assists with planning and coordination of events and activities to support student engagement and persistence within the University inclusive excellence framework. Utilize mentoring relationship management software to track mentor engagement with mentees on a monthly basis

Plan and implement monthly small group engagement opportunities.

15% - Essential - Marketing and Outreach:

Promote programs at prospective and admitted students¿ events (Discover Clemson, Experience Clemson, New Student Orientation).  Utilize communication tools, including e-mail, social media, and text messaging to provide frequent updates to programs¿ participants about important dates, upcoming events, and vital knowledge for their transition.

15% - Essential - Campus Partnerships:

Collaborates with other student support services and campus resource providers to support the success of the program and its visibility on campus. Partners include but are not limited to Gantt Multicultural Center, Center for Career and Professional Development, Academic Success Center, Campus Activities and Events, and the Office of Inclusion and Equity. Serve as a resource for the campus community on matters involving new underrepresented students in transition.


Institution: University of Alabama
Job title: Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 7, 2017

The University of Alabama, Parent & Family Programs, seeks a Coordinator of Parent & Family Programs – 502531.  Visit staff employment opportunities at http://jobs.ua.edu for more information and to apply. Application deadline 02/13/2017. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.

Job Summary: The Coordinator, Student Affairs Programs is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing programs and services supporting students, parents or student organizations for Student Affairs.

This position 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 PFP 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.


Institution: Towson University
Job title: Coordinator of New Student Programs
Full posting: https://goo.gl/3jkJ2l
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 9, 2017 

Towson University is looking for qualified candidates for its Coordinator of New Student Programs position. The role involves planning and executing Transfer Orientation programming, assisting with First Year and Family Orientation, and serving as an adviser for the Freshman Transition Program (FTP), and educational partnership involving Towson University and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC). The position holds close relationships with Undergraduate Admissions and Academic Advising to ensure the smooth transition of transferring students to TU. The position also supervises student staff, plays a key role in supporting Welcome to TU (a 4-day orientation program prior to the beginning of the Fall semester), and will manage the office’s social media platforms.

This position offers a competitive salary and full university benefits that include health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. Benefits information can be found at https://www.towson.edu/hr/documents/exempt_benefits_summary.pdf. To learn more about the position, visit https://goo.gl/3jkJ2l. For more information about New Student Programs, visit http://www.towson.edu/orientation.


Institution: Baylor University
Job title: Assistant Director, Baylor Parents Network 
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 14, 2017

Baylor University is seeking an engaging, dynamic leader for the position of Assistant Director, Baylor Parents Network. The Baylor Parents Network acknowledges parents are an integral part of the Baylor family and this position serves as an information and communication link between parents and the university.   

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree, two years of relevant work experience, a valid Texas driver license, clear driving record and Christian faith is required. A Bachelor’s Degree and four years of relevant work experience are preferred. Strong preference given to parents of Baylor students. Note: position is require to travel extensively a minimum of 4 months out of the year.

To Apply

View the full position description: Assistant Director, Baylor Parents Network.  Please submit an on-line application at https://jobs.baylor.edu along with a cover letter and resume. 

The Baylor Experience

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job!  As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions*, they also get to experience Baylor. 

  • Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment  (www.baylor.edu.about)
  • Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*
  • Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
  • Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
  • Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
  • Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year 

*For more details and eligibility requirements, please visit www.baylor.edu/hr


Institution: University of South Florida
Job title: Director, Academic Success Center
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Posted by AHEPPP on: February 17, 2017

The University of South Florida seeks an energetic, passionate learning support professional with the experience and creativity to advance the Academic Success Center.  USF’s Academic Success Center (ASC) is administered by Undergraduate Studies and is housed within the USF Tampa Library Learning Commons to promote the university-wide student success initiative.  The primary mission of the ASC is to directly promote and support students’ academic success by offering a wide range of services (Writing Studio, SMART Lab, and Tutoring Center).  The Director is responsible for the management, development, and assessment of Center services and operations, manages budget resources, oversees hiring of instructors for learning support courses, and works in collaboration with college faculty/administrators to advance services.  The Director leads a team of six professional staff and 175 student employees and oversees services for nearly 10,000 students annually. 

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of seven years related exempt experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of five years of related exempt experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree in education, educational leadership, or other terminal degree in a related field. Five years in college learning assistance, with at least two years in a leadership role. 

Review of applications will begin immediately.  For more information or to apply, please visit USFJob Opening ID #12374. 


Institution: Clemson University
Job title: Professor- International Family and Community Studies
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 17, 2017

Clemson University: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
Professor- International Family and Community Studies

Clemson University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure-track appointment as an Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Studies within the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, beginning in the Fall of 2017. This position will teach in an established Ph.D. program in International Family and Community Studies. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship, including seeking external research funding and publications. The successful candidate will be expected to teach advanced research methods and secondary data analysis. Additionally, successful candidates will advise Ph.D. students, serve on doctoral student committees, and engage in service to the profession and University.

Clemson University, located in the Appalachian foothills between Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer seeking applicants from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and/or disability status. Clemson University does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline (e.g., Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Family Studies, Community Development, Human Development). The candidate must have a record of scholarly activity, external funding, and publication commensurate with the status of an associate or full professor as well as teaching experience with doctoral students in traditional and blended/online formats.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Review of applicants will begin on April 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit the following via Interfolio: (1) a cover letter addressing research and teaching experience; (2) the names and contact information of three references; and (3) curriculum vitae.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Institution: University of Portland
Position Title: Program Manager for First Year Programs
Full Posting: http://bit.ly/pmfyp021317
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 24, 2017

The Program Manager of First Year Programs is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing Shepard Academic Resource Center services targeted to first year students – services that assist students to ensure a successful first year of studies and help them remain at the University of Portland. This position also serves as a resource for students in regards to academic, informational, and social resources on and off campus.  This is a full-time position with benefits.

The application is available on the Human Resources website - https://up.hiretouch.com/.  Required documents include; cover letter, resume, references and supplemental questions.

Primary Duties –

  • Manage and develop the First Year Workshop program.  Hire, train and supervise 35 - 40 workshop leaders and the workshop leader coordinator. Work with cooperating faculty in connection with workshop classes. Develop and provide ongoing training for the workshop leaders, and implement evaluation and assessment of the workshop program. Respond to first year student concerns that arise related to the First Year Workshop.
  • Manage and develop the Peer Mentoring program for first year students placed on academic probation and other at-risk students. Hire, train, and supervise 10 - 15 peer mentors and the Peer Mentor Coordinator. Monitor peer mentor and mentee productivity and efficacy. Develop and provide ongoing training and a system of assessment and feedback for the peer mentors and the mentees. Collaborate with the University’s Associate Deans to provide resources and information to first year students on probation.
  • Serve as one of the case managers on the Early Alert Response Team for first-year early alerts from parents, faculty, and staff.  Collaborate with University faculty and staff to ensure timely and productive follow up on alerts. Refer students to appropriate resources on campus.
  • Provide academic advising to undeclared students and assist in management of undeclared major program; support academic advising provided by the University’s schools.
  • Meet one on one with students to discuss needs and concerns, including matters such as major selection, study skills, faculty communication, motivation, and navigating and referral to University resources.
  • Be known and available to all students and especially those in need of academic support. Engage in individual outreach to first year students who have low midterm and final grades, providing support and access to academic resources.
  • Facilitate connections and access to the academic, informational, and social resources available to first-year students to assist in their transition from high school to college and to help first-year students successfully complete their first year at the University.
  • Create effective collaborations and working relationships across the University in order to facilitate referrals regarding students who need assistance.
  • Develop effective collaborations and working relationships with parents and family members of first-year students to aid in students’ transition to the University environment.  Respond to inquiries from student family members regarding student academic and personal well-being, consistent with all legal and University requirements (including FERPA); refer inquiries to other departments as appropriate.
  • Serve as a key member of the Orientation Planning Team, collaborating and planning with other University employees as necessary.

The full job description is available at: http://bit.ly/pmfyp021317


Institution: University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Job title: Associate Director, New Student and Family Programs (Family/Guest Orientation & Fall Welcome Week/ Spring Family Weekend)
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 24, 2017

Associate Director, New Student and Family Programs
(Family/Guest Orientation &Fall Welcome Week/ Spring Family Weekend)

The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director, New Student and Family Programs. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.

The Position: 
The Associate Director is responsible for leading the NSFP office’s efforts in planning the family/ guest orientation program for more than 5,500 guests annually. Parents Association, the Fall Welcome Week program for more than 6,000 new first year and transfer students and the Spring Family Weekend Events. In addition, the Associate Director will oversee strategic communications to families and coordinate the Parents & Families Fund scholarship and grant program annually.

Position Responsibilities: 
1. Lead the NSFP office’s efforts in planning the Family/Guest Orientation program for more than 5,500 guests annually, Parents Association, the Fall Welcome Week program for more than 6,000 new first year and transfer students and the Spring Family Weekend events. 
2. Oversee the development and implementation of schedules/logistics of One Day and Two Day Parent/Family Orientation sessions; coordinate meetings to finalize logistics, campus construction, and facilities; communicate to nine colleges and more than 35 offices; prepare presenters; develop and implement presentations for parents and families at Orientation. 
3. Prepare for Parents Association member recruitment, develop materials, and implement a plan to obtain parent/family contact information for the Association; assist Coordinator and Assistant Director in leading special event fundraisers at Family Weekend programs. 
4. Oversee content presents to stakeholders via print and electronic communication; ensure adherence to best practices for parent/family programming; provide leadership in the development of publications tailored to special populations and work with campus partners to ensure timely content in weekly listserv emails to all members. 
5. Coordinate the Parents & Families Fund scholarship and grant program annually; Make recommendations and assist in planning of annual fund initiatives, outreach, and donor recognition events. 
6. Develop learning outcomes and program goals based on institutional goals and Council for the Advancements for Standards (CAS); develop plans to achieve goals; contribute to retention initiatives by benchmarking, analyzing data, and making recommendations. 
7. Represent the office at the following campus-wide meetings: quarterly Communications Collaborative meetings and attend various campus partner meetings to effectively plan parent and guest orientation, Welcome Week, and Family events. 
8. Chair the Welcome Week Committee; plan and lead monthly meetings, implement plans to achieve the goals of Fall Welcome Week; develop event submission process and communication to all campus constituents and student participants; coordinate signature Welcome Week events. 
9. Serve as a member of the NSFP office staff; address students and questions through phone, email, and publications and acting liaison between new students and the university. 
10. Provide leadership for the Coordinator, the Administrative Specialist, and one Graduate Teaching Assistant with direct supervision of the Coordinator and co-supervision of the Administrative Specialist. 
11. Supervise the Coordinator in the planning of Fall Welcome Week and Spring Family Weekend for both first-year and transfer students; including overseeing the training of 150+ Welcome Week leaders. 
12. Ensure effective and efficient use of technology and database management, including security and maintenance; maintain membership application and database functions for families and Parents Council. 
13. In collaboration with the other Associate Director, prepare the annual operation budget, including labor, materials, service, equipment maintenance, and replacement; present to the Assistant Dean and Director of NSFP while providing justifications. 
14. Develop assessment methods for families and students; analyze data to make programmatic decisions. Assess the retention and graduation impact student success. Oversee the assessment process: facilitation of the assessment schedule and content, analyzation of data and compile assessment reports for family and guest orientation programs, Welcome Week, and other events. In collaboration with office staff, provide timely reports to the Assistant Dean and Director of NSFP regarding registration and capacities for all programs. 
15. Write and develop the CAS review action plan and assist with the office in the execution of such plan. Review program evaluations to help in execution of such revisions. Utilize data to contribute to the Division of Student Life’s Annual Report.

Application Process: A review of all applications will being March 6 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) references.


Institution: University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Job title: Associate Director, New Student and Family Programs (Student Orientation & Fall Family Weekend)
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 24, 2017

Associate Director, New Student and Family Programs
(Family/Guest Orientation &Fall Welcome Week/ Spring Family Weekend) 
The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director, New Student and Family Programs. This is an exempt, 12 month, full-time, non-tenure track staff position.
The Position: 
The Associate Director is responsible for leading the NSFP office’s efforts in planning the student orientation program for more than 6,000 new first year and transfer students annually, the Fall Family Weekend program for more than 4,500 guests, and the Spring Welcome Week events for first year and transfer students. The Associate Director will be responsible for all student orientation assessments and the development of learning outcomes and goals for the students participating in Orientation, Student Orientation Director Staff, and Orientation Leaders. The position will identify needs and trends of special student populations and work with each department that coordinates special populations.
 
Position Responsibilities:
1. Lead the NSFP office's efforts in planning the Student Orientation program for more than 6,000 new first year and transfer students annually, the Fall Family Weekend program for more than 4,500 guests, and the Spring Welcome Week events.
2. Conduct preparation and inventory organization (room reservations, communication to participants and presenters, advising community and parking). Oversee the development and implementation of schedules/logistics of One Day and Two Day Student Orientation sessions; coordinate meetings to finalize logistics, campus construction, facilities; communicate to nine colleges and more than 35 offices; prepare presenters; develop and implement presentations at Orientation sessions.
3. Work with the Assistant Director to identify the trends and needs of first-generation students and to plan and implement programming for this population.  Oversee special student populations (10+); work with each department that coordinates the special populations to determine needs; understand the unique registration process, different schedules and materials.
4. Prepare materials and attend office and campus-wide committee meetings such as the weekly Orientation Team meeting and attend the monthly Orientation Advisory Committee meeting.
5. Develop learning outcomes and program goals based on institutional goals and transfer student Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS); develop plans to achieve goals; assess retention of transfer students; attend Transfer Conference and make recommendations for programs and services for transfer students based on data, benchmarking, and assessment.
6. Oversee the advising of Tau Sigma by developing learning outcomes and goals.  Assist with recruitment, selection, and training of the executive board.  Support the executive team with recruiting members and developing intentional programs.
7. Serve as a member of the NSFP office staff; address students and questions through phone, email, and publications and acting as a liaison between new students and the university.
8. Provide leadership for Assistant Director, Administrative Specialist, and one Graduate Teaching Assistant with direct supervision of the Assistant Director and co-supervision of the Administrative Specialist.
9. In collaboration with the other Associate Director, prepare the annual operating budge, including labor, materials, services, equipment maintenance, and replacement; present to the Assistant Dean and Director of NSFP while providing justifications.
10. Represent the office at the following campus-wide meetings:  quarterly Communications Collaborative  meetings and attend various campus partner meetings to effectively plan orientation.  Chair the Transfer Sub-committee, to examine needs of transfer students through orientation programming and make recommendations on programs and University policy.
11. Maintain an online database management system, than incorporates college capacities to ensure effective and efficient use of technology.  Also securely maintaining content to provide timely and accurate information throughout the year.
12. Develop learning outcomes and goals for students that participate in Orientation process, including incoming students, Director Staff, and Orientation Leaders.  Develop learning outcomes, create the assessment schedule and content, oversee analyzation of data, and compile assessment reports for student orientation programs including first year and transfer students and presenters.  In collaboration with office staff, provide timely reports regarding registration and capacities for all programs.
13. Write and develop the CAS review action plan and assist with office in the execution of such plan. Review program evaluations to help in execution of such revisions. Utilize data to contribute to the Division of Student Life's Annual Report.
Application Process: A review of all applications will being March 6 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) references.

Institution: Lafayette College
Job title: Assistant/Associate Director of Parent and Family Giving, Lafayette College
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 24, 2017

Lafayette College offers an outstanding opportunity for a motivated and driven individual to become part of an accomplished development team. Lafayette is a highly selective, liberal arts college with an endowment ranked in the top 2% nationally of independent colleges. Presently, the College is in the public phase of its $400M Live Connected, Lead Change capital campaign and recently completed one of the most successful fundraising years in its 190-year history. The Assistant/Associate Director of Parent and Family Giving will report to the Assistant Vice President of Development and Donor Engagement and will assist in raising critical philanthropic resources to help Lafayette meet its ambitious capital campaign goal while advancing the College’s new strategic direction as recently outlined by the Board of Trustees and President Alison Byerly. The successful candidate must have an appreciation for liberal learning and the ability engage constituents from diverse backgrounds. Description of Duties: As a member of the Development team, the successful candidate will:

  • Cultivate and Solicit current parents capable of annual leadership level gifts
  • Develop and implement stewardship plans for parent donors
  • Plan and execute direct marketing and personal outreach to current donors
  • Increase membership in the Marquis Parents Council
  • Plan all Marquis Parents Council Activities
  • Meet specific goals for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects
  • Work with a designated Major Gift Officer to identify and develop strategies for top tier parent donors
  • Work closely with the Director of Parent Relations in the Alumni Office to identify opportunities for parent engagement and crossover of purposes
  • Form collaborative team partnerships with major gift officers, divisional staff, and other members of the Lafayette community
  • Perform other responsibilities upon request, as needed

To apply please submit materials through this website:  http://apply.interfolio.com/39925


Institution: Northeastern Illinois University
Job title: Assistant Director for Student Orientation
Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: February 28, 2017
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Institution: Mississippi State University
Job title: Parent Services Coordinator

Full posting: click here
Posted by AHEPPP on: March 9, 2017

Mississippi State University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Parent Services Coordinator. This position is an integral part of our efforts to support our partnership with parents by engaging in intentional strategies designed to address the needs of parents through the coordination of services, education, programs, events and resources for parent relations. This position serves as a part of the Dean of Students' Office and reports to the Director of Parent Services while also maintaining a direct working relationship with other key stakeholders at the University who serve as a resource for students.

The Parent Services Coordinator reports to the Director of Parent Services and has primary responsibility for collaboration and improved coordination of parent communications, assists in the planning of assessment strategies and their implementation, and assists in a coordinated team approach to parent services and University response to student and parent needs.  

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

  • Assist the Dean of Students’ Office and Office of Parent Services in matters relating to parent relations including advocating, assisting, navigation of parent issues and parent complaint resolution.
  • Coordinate planning, implementation, assessment strategies, and reports for the Office of Parent Services as needed.
  • Coordinate Off-Campus Student Services.
  • Meet with students to help them navigate through the many different university resources.
  • Assist with the development of strategies for education and outreach to parents.
  • Assist with the coordination of distance learning opportunities for parents through research and identification of topics.
  • Develop services and provide help to meet the daily needs of students and parents by communicating and clarifying the resources available at MSU. 
  • Assist the Office of Parent Services in event and program management.
  • Plan, order, and assemble parent packs; monitor distribution.
  • Manage social media platforms.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.  

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, higher education administration, or related field.

Experience in higher education, particularly in working with student conduct, housing & residence life, behavioral intervention, parents and students is desired.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
-Or- 
Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education training approved by the Human Resources Department.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of customer service practices and concepts. 
Event planning and event management skills. 
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. 
Ability to build relationships with other University and community units. 
Excellent decision-making and time management skills. 
Ability to work as part of a team. 
Knowledge of computers and web based applications.  


Institution: UT Austin
Job title: Assistant Director of Communication, Texas Parents Office

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Posted by AHEPPP on: March 20, 2017

Working with the Director, develop and implement strategies to market Family Orientation, increasing awareness and attendance; market departmental resources, identify campus collaborative opportunities; engage new and existing populations within the constituency (e.g. first generation and out-of-state families); "tell the story" of the department's impact and contributions to the campus community and increase donor participation, constituency satisfaction and member retention. Develop, utilize and maintain communication tools and platforms including but not limited to web sites, newsletters, webinars, social media, campus electronic messaging, print materials, membership packaging and email campaigns. Maintain the department style guide. Optimize CRM and event registration systems. Perform post-campaign and/or event communication analysis to identify trends, best practices and feasibility for future projects. Create content and coordinate partner submissions for monthly eNewsletter, incoming freshman family newsletter series, print materials, email campaigns and Division of Student Affairs monthly newsletter. Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships and collaborations with campus colleagues. Work with and provide creative direction to graphic designer when applicable. Plan, coordinate and oversee execution of Family Weekend communication and event coordination. Manage each Family Orientation session's walk-in registration program. Supervise communication student intern and/or graduate student. Create projects, set goals, mentor and perform evaluations. Advise, counsel, reassure and problem-solve for parents. Assist parents within The University's complex structure, culture and systems, policies and procedures to reach desired outcomes for all parties. Serve on the Division's Communicators' Committee. Represent the department at meetings. Serve as a contributing staff member, substituting for the Director and/or other staff as necessary. Keep abreast of current events as they pertain to students and their families. Perform other duties as assigned. Serve as a contributing staff member in a team centric and collaborative environment, functioning capably in a dynamic, fast-paced and growing office. Substitute for the Director and/or other staff as necessary. Keep abreast of current events as they pertain to students and their families. Perform other duties as assigned.


Institution: Lafayette College
Job title: Director of Annual and Leadership Giving
Full posting: http://apply.interfolio.com/41216 
Posted by AHEPPP on March 20, 2017

Lafayette College offers an outstanding opportunity for a motivated and driven individual to become part of an accomplished development team. Lafayette is a highly selective, liberal arts college with an endowment ranked in the top 2% nationally of independent colleges. Presently, the College is in the public phase of its $400M Live Connected, Lead Change capital campaign and recently completed one of the most successful fundraising years in its 190-year history. 

The Director of Annual & Leadership Giving reports to the Associate Vice President of Development and is responsible for the overall management, guidance and operation of the Annual Fund, while providing managerial leadership and strategies relative to the team by increasing overall annual giving awareness, alumni participation and annual giving revenue. The director’s primary responsibility is the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support.

The director provides strategic direction and both short and long-range planning for all these areas in the context of growing the annual giving program while supporting the greater development and campaign goals of the College.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Meets Annual & Leadership Giving cash and participation goals for alumni, parents, and friends.
  • Trains, supervises, and evaluates the Annual & Leadership Giving staff to support them to succeed in executing their responsibilities;
  • Works with the  Annual & Leadership Giving staff to develop, plan, and execute the Annual & Leadership Giving marketing plan; sets goals, determines and executes strategies, and manages the  Annual & Leadership Giving budget;
  • Coordinates with the Major Gifts team, Director of Athletic Fundraising and the Associate Director of Parent and Family Giving on Annual & Leadership Giving solicitation strategies of their prospective donors;
  • Maintains a prospect portfolio of approximately 150 alumni, parents and friends
  • Develops strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewarding of  Annual & Leadership Giving donors and prospects

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker, as well as a self-starter who demonstrates strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Candidates should have a high level of energy, creative vision, and a sense of humor. Must have strong organizational and analytical ability, in addition to a positive attitude, and be an articulate and persuasive communicator. Must also be goal-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet a myriad of deadlines.

In addition, the Director must be able to work independently, while consulting with the Associate Vice President of Development on a consistent basis; must demonstrate capacity to make sound recommendations in a fluid environment. The Director will be able to perform all essential job functions accurately and efficiently; be willing and able to work with staff at all levels and as an integral part of the entire College team; work with tight deadlines; and produce first-rate, highly accurate work, with meticulous attention to detail. The successful candidate must be able to use development database and reporting software to retrieve data, and perform comprehensive analysis and data manipulation related to all aspects of the Annual Fund. The Director must also have an appreciation for liberal learning and the ability to engage constituents from diverse backgrounds.

A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of increasingly successful experience is required. The ideal candidate will have the demonstrated ability to lead and manage others, with preference being given to those who have been fundraising professionals in college, university or secondary school settings.

How to Apply:  Please submit resume, letter of application, and three references through the following website: http://apply.interfolio.com/41216 .  Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Institution: University of Arkansas
Position title: Associate Director, New Student & Family Programs
Full posting: https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/19516
Posted by AHEPPP: March 27, 2017


Position Description: The Associate Director is a member of the New Student & Family Programs Leadership Team that assists the Director in providing leadership to the department. The Associate Director will supervise and evaluate professional (Assistant Director, Program Coordinator, etc.) and graduate staff members. The incumbent will oversee Extended Orientation Programs, Leadership & Late Night Programs, First-Year Initiatives (New Student Welcome, Arkansas Kickstart, Alpha Lambda Delta, etc.) and provide assistance to the Parent & Family Programs area. In addition the Associate Director will produce publications for first-year students and parent/family members and research and identify current trends and initiatives in first-year and second-year programming for possible implementation at the University of Arkansas. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization, specifically higher education, college student personnel services, counseling, or a related field
  • At least four years of relevant experience working directly with new students and parent/family members in a higher education/college student personnel services or a related field at the Coordinator, Assistant Director, or similar level
  • Experience planning and implementing large-scale university programs
  • Experience supervising undergraduate student leaders
  • Experience working in a fast paced office environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience developing and evaluating extended orientation and leadership programs for college students
  • Six or more years of relevant experience working directly with new students and parent/family members in a higher education/college student personnel services or a related field at the Coordinator, Assistant Director, or similar level
  • Supervisory and budget management experience
To Apply: For more information and a complete job description, visit https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/19516