The University of Texas at Austin Student Affairs Administrator - Coordinator of New Student Services in Austin, Texas

Student Affairs Administrator - Coordinator of New Student Services

Hiring department

Dean of Students

Monthly salary


Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date 12/01/2018

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

High student traffic environment with frequent interruptions, exposure to large crowds, outdoor activity and long hours during peak periods. Possible lifting of boxes 30-40 pounds during program preparation and set up. Must be able to multi-task and maintain calm demeanor in hectic situations. Professional demeanor required at all times.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Work as part of the New Student Services-NSS Team to develop and deliver new student orientation, extended orientation and to develop new programs and transition initiatives.

Essential Functions

Coordinate the planning and execution of various new student and extended orientation programs for both incoming freshmen and transfers. This would include but not limited to: New Student Orientation, Transition Week, Longhorn Welcome, and programming for the Transfer Experience Center. Assist in the coordination, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of approximately 75-100 orientation advisors. Examples include providing support and supervision for orientation advisor committees and assist in delivery of new student orientation training and presentations (as needed) during the year. Coordinate the development and delivery of new initiatives in the office such as on-line orientation for new students entering summer school, and a volunteer program to assist with new student and extended orientation programming during the year. Supervise a part-time graduate assistant who will work directly on coordinating transition initiatives such as the RISE Summit, the Longhorn Way Program, and other duties as assigned. Assist with special assignments within the New Student Services area, the Dean of Students Office, and the Division of Student Affairs as assigned or requested.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Three years of relevant work experience in student affairs and/or student personnel experience in higher education. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and meet deadlines with overlapping projects. Demonstrated ability to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail and follow instructions without close supervision. Goal-driven, self-directed and creative with excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, verbal and written skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups. Ability to work as a member of a collaborative team with strong interpersonal skills and professionalism. Professional demeanor with regular and punctual attendance. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree. Three or more years of experience planning, coordinating, and executing medium-to large scale events for freshman and transfer students in higher education. Experience in student affairs at a Research I institution of higher education. Highly developed understanding of social justice concepts and practices. Knowledge of student development theories, including social change theory. Experience in volunteer coordination. Experience in community-based work, whether at a university, corporation, or nonprofit. Bilingual. Familiarity with social media and web applications for outreach, productivity and other projects to enhance student engagement.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions

May work in extreme temperatures

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Climbing of stairs

Lifting and moving

High student traffic environment with frequent interruptions, exposure to large crowds, outdoor activity and long hours during peak periods. Must be able to multi-task and maintain calm and professional demeanor in hectic situation

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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