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Florida Gulf Coast University | Coordinator, Parent and Family Programs
George Mason University | Assistant Director of Family Programs


Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Job Title: Coordinator, Parent and Family Programs
Full Posting:
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Job Summary

The Coordinator of Parent and Family Programs assists with the design and implementation of all family programs, including orientation programming and Eagle Family Weekend. This position requires a great deal of collaboration with other departments to maintain strong programming efforts and to serve as a cohesive resource for parents and family members. In addition to programming efforts, this position will serve as a point-person for parents, family members, and other supporters of FGCU students by overseeing communications, social media, and publications. The Coordinator of Parent and Family Programs oversees the scheduling, training, supervision, and evaluation of the student staff who facilitate the Eagle View Orientation Parent and Family Program.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

Oversees the training, supervision, and evaluation of the student staff who facilitate the Eagle View Orientation Parent and Family Program and the program assistant who supports Parent and Family Programs in the fall and spring semesters.

Coordinates work schedule and workflow for the student staff of the Parent Team.

Assists in the recruitment and selection of the student staff for the Eagle View Orientation program.

Assists the Director with the design and implementation of all new student and family orientation programs, focusing on orientation programming for parents, family members, and other supporters.

Works directly with campus partners to coordinate orientation programming, update presentation materials, and garner information that should be shared with parents and families.

Oversees the design, editing, production, and distribution of publications for parents, family members, and supporters such as program materials, application of social media, use of tech platforms such as Guidebook and a robust website, a monthly electronic newsletter, and a digital family handbook.

Maintains the database of parent and family contact information.

Assists the Director with current and new family program initiatives, including Eagle Family Weekend and a monthly webinar series.

Other Duties:

Assists with the overall vision and implementation of Eagle View Orientation and departmental initiatives.

Serves on committees as assigned by supervisor and participates in leadership development opportunities, including professional conferences.

Assists the First Year Experience staff in representing the department at recruitment events, Week of Welcome, and other activities sponsored by the Division for Student Success and Enrollment Management.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization.

Two years of experience in student personnel services, student life, student development, or related area.

Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Student Affairs, College Student Personnel Services, Counseling, or a related field.

Experience in Higher Education orientation and/or parent and family programming. Experiencing hiring, training, and supervising college students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to communicate effectively, both spoken and written, with staff, students, family members, and faculty.

Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

Knowledge of event planning.

Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

Ability to work with various campus personnel and departments in a spirit of teamwork and collaboration.

Knowledge of student development theory, the needs of families (and students) in transition, and the core elements of successful programming.

Knowledge of FERPA regulations.

Knowledge of or ability to learn multiple technological platforms such as Banner, Workday, Visual Zen Orientation, Canvas Learning Management System, etc.

Salary Range

$38,000 - $41,000


Institution: George Mason University
Job Title: Assistant Director of Family Programs
Full Posting: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/48587

The George Mason University, Division of University Life invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Family Programs within New Student and Family Programs (NSFP). 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 36,000. The university--its enrollment, academic programs, facilities and services--is expanding, as is its reputation. Recently cited as a top-rated institution in The Chronicle of Higher Education "Great Colleges to Work For Survey" and as one of the nation's top universities to watch on the U.S. News & World Report list of "Up-and-Coming Schools," George Mason is an institution providing tremendous opportunity for students, faculty and staff. Reporting to the Associate Director of Family Programs, the Assistant Director facilitates the coordination, implementation and evaluation of the department’s family programming, outreach and communication. Additionally, the Assistant Director assists with the program development and implementation of Orientation and other programs and initiatives serving the office’s mission.

The position is comprised of five main components: (1) coordinate the development and implementation of signature family programs, including Fall Family Weekend, Spring Family Fling and Family Orientation; (2) implement and assess the communication plan for family programs, including social media, weekly newsletter and websites; (3) manage offerings for the George Mason Family Association; (4) manage virtual outreach opportunities to engage families from a distance; and (5) supervise the Graduate Assistant for Family Programs. Additionally, this position will select, train and supervise undergraduate student employees focused on family programming.

As a professional staff member in NSFP, the Assistant Director will have exposure to relevant administrative responsibilities, such as communication, professional development, and collaborating with campus partners. It is important that the Assistant Director maintain active participation in key professional organizations relevant to the position. Working together with the Associate Director, the NSFP professional staff, and a dynamic team of student leaders, this position will assist in implementing family programs that reach over 7,000 families annually. As an integral member of the NSFP team, the Assistant Director provides direction and support for a wide range of division initiatives and serves as an active ambassador for the George Mason community.

Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, counseling or a related field;
• Must have a strong working knowledge of new student and family programs; student and family transitional issues; student leadership and training development; mentoring and advising of student leaders;
• Must have experience designing, developing and executing large-scale programming
initiatives;
• Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are vital;
• Must demonstrate experience designing and executing large-scale program assessment, and be able to analyze data and create meaningful reports;
• Highly developed organizational management and problem-solving skills and must work accurately and efficiently in order to meet a multitude of deadlines and responsibilities;
• Demonstrated leadership abilities;
• Must have a commitment to diversity and be comfortable working within diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications
• One full-time year desired professional experience in a higher education environment;
• Experience supervising graduate and undergraduate student staff;
• Experience developing and executing communication plans.

New Student and Family Programs is an interdependent and fast-paced environment, providing the staff ample opportunities to communicate and collaborate across programs and initiatives. Flexibility to work evening hours and weekends, particularly during summer months, is a
position requirement. The anticipated start date for the position is November 2020. Priority review of applications will begin after the priority deadline of September 2 and will continue until the position is filled.