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Coordinator, Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development

Apply now Posting Number: 493108
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Coordinator, Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development


Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development, Student Affairs

Job Summary:

Marist College welcomes applications for the position of Coordinator in the Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development. The Coordinator serves as an integral member of the Student Affairs team on-boarding experiences including orientation, welcome week, program development and the transition of all first-year undergraduate students, including transfers and commuters, on the Poughkeepsie campus. The selected candidate will also facilitate the adjustment of students academically, socially, and personally to Marist College. This is a live on-campus position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree required. 1-3 years of experience in Higher Education or related field.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists students in making the academic, personal and social transition to college via individual meetings and group consultation, providing connection to campus-wide resources and faculty and other educational engagement opportunities that foster academic persistence.
  • Develops student leadership skills by providing opportunities to lead productive lives via First Year Program and Leadership Development’s Peer Mentors, Student Executive Boards, Orientation Leaders, and Commuter Student Council.
  • Responsible for the development, coordination and execution of key campus wide events including orientation (both June and January) and Welcome Week.
  • In accordance with the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, First Year Programs and Leadership Development provides programs throughout the academic year via our Personal Development Core which develops the intellect, character, skills and community essential to student success.
  • Responsible for large scale projects focusing on first-year student success, examples include the Peer Mentor Program, Faculty Supper Series, newsletter and social media, Transfer and Commuter populations, as well as other at-risk campus populations.
  • Responsible for administrative responsibilities including outreach, report writing, assessment, planning, and budgeting.
  • Responsible for other job related duties as assigned including but not limited to committee work, event attendance and support of campus wide initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Higher Education or related field. 3-5 years of experience in Higher Education.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and School:

The Office of First Year Programs & Leadership Development (FYP & LD) is dedicated to assisting first-year students in their transition to Marist by addressing the social, cognitive and emotional challenges they encounter. New students are guided in their intellectual and personal development through campus wide projects such as Orientation and Welcome Week, as well as through a variety of academic and social programs involving small group and one-on-one interactions. FYP & LD works with all class years by offering opportunities for leadership development to all interested undergraduate students by providing skills and experiences essential for lifelong leadership engagement. Mentor relationships are continued with students in subsequent years as they endeavor to succeed academically, become influential leaders, and develop into well-balanced citizens of the Marist and World community.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:




Months per Year:

11 months

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Hours per Week:



Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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