Job Positions

Orientation and Transitions Coordinator

Categories: Southeast Region 4


First Year Experiences


Georgia Southwestern State University

Date Posted:

Dec 11 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Feb 11 2020

Position Description

This position is responsible for providing orientation, transition, academic advising, and retention services to promote student success.


Oversees and develops new student orientation and transition programs. (40%)
Develop, plan, implement, and assess all new first-year and transfer undergraduate student orientation programs. Coordinates STORM Days and registrations days. Develop and maintain an online orientation program for students unable to attend orientation in person. Oversee the development and maintenance of the new student orientation website and new student guide. Hire, train, and supervise a group of student orientation leaders. Serves on orientation committees. Collaborates with student services departments and faculty for developing orientation and registration programs Coordinates the planning of FYE workshops and programs to support student success and retention  
Advises students. (40%)
Provides academic advisement to students. Creates and modifies schedules for incoming freshman. Assists students with course selection, registration, and schedule revision. Monitors and tracks advisee progress. Maintains correspondence with advisees concerning appointments and other matters. Refers students to campus and community resources. Processes drop/add forms, withdrawal forms, registration, name changes, and changes in programs of study. Develops and supports procedures for identifying at-risk students. Assists students with changes in majors. Work collaboratively with Admissions, Financial Aid and other related to departments to provide holistic student advisement and support. Collaborate with university constituent groups to advance Momentum Approach priorities. Responsible for student retention through intentional outreach initiatives, intrusive advising, and academic partnerships.      
Coordinates the development of Parent and Family Programs. (10%)
Plan and implement parent/family programs and resources. Create intentional, coordinated, and high-impact experiences for parents and family members. Coordinate family programs including receptions and Family Weekends.  
Performs a variety of related duties. (10%)

Application Process


Institution Information

Georgia Southwestern State University – a four-year institution – cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs. Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of its developing region with educational programs for high school, for professional and technical graduates; post-graduate professional training; research and business services; and cultural enrichment. Through its national and international affiliations, the University links Southwest Georgia with the global economy and actively fosters a greater understanding of international business and culture.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Rachel Griggs,


Required Qualifications

Master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field required. More than two years of related experience required. Experience with Banner and/or DegreeWorks is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications