Coordinator for First Year Experience

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina

Deadline June 12, 2014
Date Posted May 13, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 45,000-45,000
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Housing and Residential Education works to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes personal development, citizenship, involvement, and leadership. The Department of Housing and Residential Education consists of educators, full-time professional staff, and para-professional student staff who, through exemplary student-centered learning, organizational effectiveness, facilities management, staff engagement and assessment initiatives, strive for student success, self-awareness, and satisfaction.  The Coordinator for First Year Experience is a full-time, 12-month, appointment with the Department of Housing and Residential Education within Student Affairs. The position is categorized as Exempt from the State Personnel Act (EPA) Non-Faculty employee, categorized as Instructional.


Coordinator for First Year Experience Job Overview

The Coordinator for First Year Experience (FYE) provides leadership and direction for the development, implementation and sustaining of our First Year Experience Program within our residential communities.  In conjunction with the Assistant Director for First Year Experience, the Coordinator will articulate the vision and goals for student learning and development for our FYE Program.  Principle functions and duties of the position include:

  • Develop a cohesive and integrated academic and co-curricular program that supports first year students. 
  • Responsible for all communication, marketing and developing resources specific to programming for first year students.
  • Advise the FYE committee within the department and provide guidance to communities that house first year students outside of our primary first year buildings. 
  • Work with our departments training committee to assist with recruitment and training of student and professional staff assigned to first year communities.
  • Responsible for designing, implementing and reporting all assessment practices for our FYE program and provide an annual report to highlight the programs success. 
  • Serve on designated committees within Student Affairs that are designed to support the needs of first year students. 
  • Co-chair our departments Multicultural Competence Committee and serve as the primary advisor for our student-led Multicultural Advisor program. 
  • The Coordinator will be responsible for identifying and establishing relationships with offices that support the development and retention of first year students.  This includes collaborating and programming around first-year student needs. 


The Coordinator is directly supervised by the Assistant Director for First Year Experience.  The Coordinator will serve as a member of the Residential Education Leadership Team.  The Coordinator will also serve as a section team-lead instructor for the Peer Leadership in the University Environment course at least once during the academic year.  The Coordinator will serve in the on-call crisis rotation for the Department of Housing and Residential Education.  The successful candidate has a passion for working with a diverse student population, committed to student learning and development, and strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. The successful staff member demonstrates initiative, possesses the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, and maintains a positive attitude.


Qualifications and Compensation

A Masters Degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education Administration, College Student Development, or related degree is required. A minimum of three years professional experience is also required. Live-on residence life experience is preferred. Experience in advising is highly recommended. Understanding issues of diversity; demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in promoting respect and appreciation for diversity and pluralism among students and staff required. Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs preferred.  Successful candidate must be willing to work some night and weekend hours.


Annual salary is $45,000. The Coordinator for Leadership Development receives a University benefits package.


To Apply

The application deadline is June 12, 2014 with a start date of mid-August. To apply for this position, go to  Complete the online form and submit a cover letter, resume, and a document with the names and contact information of three references (submit as three separate documents, please). Only Microsoft Word documents and PDF file attachments will be accepted.  On campus interviews will begin after the application deadline.  Further information regarding Department of Housing and Residential Education can be found at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact Person

Ciji Heiser

Assessment Coordinator, Department of Housing and Residential Education