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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 Positions will be posted for 60 days unless otherwise noted or requested.

Program Coordinator for the School of Education Student Retention Program, Ferris State University
Director of Orientation, Transition, & Family Engagement, Georgetown University
Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs, Eastern Illinois University
Communications Specialist, New Student & Family Programs, Texas A&M University
First Year Programs Coordinator, Office of Orientation, University of South Florida
Parent & Family Liaison, University of Pittsburgh 

Institution: University of South Florida 
Job Title: First Year Programs Coordinator
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Posted by AHEPPP on: February 13, 2018

The University of South Florida (Tampa) is excited to announce an opening for the First Year Programs Coordinator in the Office of Orientation.

The professional in this position is responsible for the selection, training and supervision of the Orientation Leaders (OLs) and assisting with the planning and execution of the First Year Orientation program.

This position requires considerable contact with students through individual and group meetings/workshops/events. This contact requires demonstrated human relations and communication skills, understanding of student development, leadership coaching skills, demonstrated ability to effectively present/facilitate, and ability to manage multiple projects with many details.

The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions:  USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee.  The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  All institutions have distinct missions and their own details strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion.  USF is a member of the Amercian Athletic Conference.

For more information and to apply for the position please visit:
Careers@USF | Work at USF | USF
Job ID 151910

Institution: Texas A&M University
Job Title: Communications Specialist
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Posted by AHEPPP on: February 13, 2018

New Student & Family Programs at Texas A&M University has an exciting job opportunity available as a Communications Specialist!

Position Overview (a full position description is attached)

The Communications Specialist II provides a broad range of communications and marketing support to New Student & Family Programs including the development and implementation of the new student and Aggie Parent & Family communication plans. This includes writing, editing, designing and producing handbooks, flyers, newsletters, websites, social media, presentations, marketing pieces, and email campaigns. Additionally, the Communications Specialist will assist with the planning, implementation and promotion of several large scale, campus wide events including New Student Conferences, Howdy Week: Aggieland's Week of Welcome and Family Weekend.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, and two years of communications and/or marketing experience.

A flyer providing more details about the position is attached. The application can be accessed here. The posting number is R-002003.


Institution: Georgetown University
Job Title: Director of Orientation, Transition, & Family Engagement
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Posted by AHEPPP on: January 3, 2018

Georgetown University's Center for Student Engagement (CSE) is committed to providing learning and development opportunities, which complement our Jesuit identity and students' educational experiences. We empower and partner with students to create a vibrant and pluralistic campus community through: leadership opportunities that foster integrity and collaboration; high quality programs that spark curiosity and inspire action; and reflective practice that deepens self-knowledge and awareness.

The Director of Orientation, Transition & Family Engagement is instrumental in designing and implementing programs that build community across our University and prepare entering students for the academic, social, spiritual and interpersonal transition to college. Reporting to the Director of the Center for Student Engagement, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Orientation Programs

  • Oversees the development and implementation of comprehensive orientation experiences, including New Student Orientation and Pre-Orientation Programs with a variety of campus partners, students, and stakeholders.
  • Supervises and trains 5 student coordinators and engages them in thoughtful planning and programming for New Student Orientation programs that support the academic, social, spiritual and interpersonal transition to college of first-year and transfer students and their families.
  • Manages and implements broad and effective staff training for more than 200 student leaders in collaboration with partners across campus, including spring training sessions, the Pluralism Leadership Institute, and intensive fall training sessions.
  • Develops publications and manages communications with new students and families.
  • Directs the assessment of Orientation Programs and trainings, including instrument design and administration, data analysis, and programmatic adjustments.
  • Develops and actively manages the budget for all areas of Orientation Programs.

Student Transition Programming & Engagement

  • Understands and addresses the development needs of new students and families in transition within the Georgetown community.
  • Assists students in formulating academic and personal goals for their first year and in planning for their adjustment to the college experience.
  • Directs the Georgetown Weeks of Welcome program, in collaboration with 2 student coordinators, in helping to ease new students’ transition to Georgetown.
  • Acquaints new students with important resources, policies, and procedures through collaborative programming and creative engagement opportunities.
  • Increases students’ awareness of Georgetown’s pluralistic values towards intellectual and personal diversity and facilitate students’ understanding of Georgetown’s Jesuit mission and values. 

Parent & Family Engagement

  • Equip parents and families with the information and resources they need to support their students.
  • Provides opportunities for parents and families to stay connected and involved in their student’s education experiences.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of Parent & Family Orientation, New Student Convocation, Family Weekend, and other related activities.
  • Manage and update the Parent & Family website.
  • Compiles and produces publications for parents, including New Student Orientation parent materials and Student Affairs e-newsletters.

Professional Development and Support for Campus Initiatives

  • Participates in and leads divisional and University-wide committees.
  • Ensures collaboration across departments on services and programs designed to promote new student engagement and leadership development.
  • Participates in a variety of division-wide and University-wide committees focused on student transition and first-year experiences.


  • Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, or a related field
  • 5 to 7 years of professional experience in the areas of orientation, transition, first-year experience and parent and family engagement
  • Experience in advising students in co-curricular matters to enhance learning and development

Review of resumes will begin immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please consider applying or forwarding to qualified candidates!

Institution: Ferris State University
Job title: Coordinator for the School of Education Student Retention Program
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Posted by AHEPPP on January 2, 2018 

The 4S Project Coordinator will support the Ferris State University School of Education 4S Project by providing both administrative and grant coordination support to the leadership team (i.e., Director of the School of Education, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, advisors and faculty).

Under the direction of the Director of the School of Education the incumbent will be responsible for performing various administrative functions, including purchasing, database management, and reporting. They will also serve as a resource to Grant Administrators and Evaluator with respect to grant/contract proposal submissions, financial oversight, evaluation, compliance and daily administrative and operational requirements of assigned contracts/grants. Daily responsibilities will also include general administrative assistance to the School of Education 4S Project and KCP-MHED Grant such as the scheduling of administrative meetings, calendar management, coordinating activities with other departments throughout the university, School of Education leadership, and developing and leading projects, events and initiatives related to the execution and implementation of the 4S Project and the KCPMHED Grant.

Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Job title: Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs
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Posted by AHEPPP on January 19, 2018

The Assistant Director of New Student and Family Programs is responsible for the coordination of programs that assist new students and their families as they transition to and through the university, as well as student staff recruitment, selection, and training.  The Assistant Director will also serve as a liaison with other offices on campus in regards to resources available to new students and their families including, but not limited to, academic advising, disability services, housing, financial aid, and health and counseling services.  This position also oversees the operations of the Military Student Assistance Center, which provides support for student veterans and their families. 

Minimum requirements include a master’s degree in higher education, college student affairs, counseling, or a related field; demonstrated experience working with students in orientation, first-year programs, student life, student success programming, or other related student engagement areas; a working knowledge of orientation, transition, and retention best practices and principles; experience giving formal presentations or facilitating workshops; experience planning and implementing large-scale programs; experience training and supervising college students. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Preferred qualifications include significant experience in designing and assessing orientation, transition, and retention programs; proven ability to perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines; experience developing publications, marketing, and social media materials; experience working with a diverse population; experience supporting at-risk students, increasing student retention, or working with first-generation college students; ability to make sound decisions, manage risks in complex situations, and provide exceptional customer service to multiple constituents.

A complete application will include letter of interest that addresses the criteria for the position, resume, and three professional references (including name, phone number, and email address).  Please include an explanation of the reference’s connection to the applicant – for example, “current supervisor.”  A background check must be completed and passed before an offer of employment will be made. Application materials must be submitted electronically to Interfolio at

For questions regarding this search, please contact Crystal Brown, Screening Committee Chair, at  The priority deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed until on-campus interviews are scheduled.

Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Job title: Parent and Family Liaison 
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Posted by AHEPPP on February 22, 2018

The Parent and Family Liaison will assist with the administration and coordination of all aspects of the Office of Parent & Family Resources. The incumbent will assist in the ongoing development and maintenance of the Parent Portal/Web site, serve as primary parent/family contact and respond to student and family concerns, problems, challenges, and crises as appropriate, including serving as a liaison with other University offices and campus administrators working with parents and families. They are also responsible for collaborating with divisional colleagues in the publication of all parent and family publications including a Parent and Family Handbook, Webinars, videos, and monthly Parent Newsletters. Other duties include collaborating with University departments in the design and implementation of Parent/Family Orientation held during the Fall and Spring New and Transfer Student Orientation Program and serving as the primary contact for the Panther Parents Association and regional Parent Clubs.