Assistant Director of New Student & Transition Services

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Student Life

Position Title: Assistant Director of New Student & Transition Services
Job Description:

The office of New Student & Transition Services (NeST) serves as the primary point of contact for new students transitioning into and acclimating to the institution. Through orientation events, off campus programming, academic courses, and more, NeST provides a wide curriculum of support services introductions, networking, leadership development, tradition building, and holistic student growth. The Assistant Director of New Student & Transition Services will assist the Director of NeST with the successful design and implementation of all events and daily operations of the office.  The Assistant Director will also be responsible for providing support and information to incoming students and families as well as current students, staff, and faculty.


Design, coordination, and implementation of NeST events

  • The Assistant Director will oversee all Launch events (spring/ summer student and family orientation) including design, budget oversight, marketing, communication, and staffing. The Assistant Director will serve on the Elevate Your Mines committee (first 60 days programming), and with the Director will co-manage Oredigger Camp (schedule design and on-site administration) and Fall Kickoff (carnival, service project, and cross-departmental coordination of efforts).


  • The Assistant Director will directly supervise the Graduate Assistant position(s), as well as the hourly NeST student staff. Alongside the Director, the Assistant Director will co-supervise and manage the Peer Mentor program including the recruitment, training, development, and timesheet tracking of the 96 undergraduate Peer Mentors.

 Transfer Support Services

  • The Assistant Director will have oversight and management of CSM201: Transfer Student Support Seminar, the .5 credit hour elective for transfer students. This includes course design and lesson plan creation, as well as teaching a section, or training a staff or faculty member to successfully teach it. This position will serve on the Transfer Student Support Team, the VET committee, and will work closely with Admissions staff to brainstorm other support and outreach activities as needed.


  • The Assistant Director will oversee website updates and maintenance, marketing materials and external communications, and event tracking and report management. With the Director, this position will co-create and update online training modules and assessment instruments.

Special Projects

  • The Assistant Director will serve on various campus committees, will represent New Student & Transition Services on informational panels, and will work on special projects and tasks on behalf of the department. This person will also stay abreast of trends and best practices in the field in order to bring appropriate changes to new and existing programs.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree from an accredited program in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Educational Psychology, or similar (current Masters students will be considered if they will have graduated by May 2019), OR 3+ years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
  • Experience working in a professional setting with college students
  • Experience with program design, large event coordination, or course management
  • Computer literacy to quickly learn and navigate internal event management and data tracking products
  • Demonstrated understanding of and personal commitment to social justice, accessibility, and inclusivity in practice, management, and programming
  • Skilled in fostering a positive, collaborative, and cooperative campus environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in orientation or first year experience
  • Student supervision experience
  • Working knowledge of Banner or other student and finance records software
  • Experience with budget management and/or fiscal record keeping
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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