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Program and Advising Coordinator for Transfer and Commuter Student Initiatives

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Academic Achievement Center


University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA

Date Posted:

Jan 10 2022 3:44PM

Close Date:

Feb 11 2022

Position Description

The University of Lynchburg, a private regional university, located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia is seeking a full-time program and advising coordinator for transfer and commuter student initiatives to join the Office of First and Second Year Initiatives team. The program and advising coordinator for transfer and commuter student initiatives reports to, is supervised by, and evaluated by the director of first and second year initiatives. The evaluation of work performance will be ongoing and will be carried out by the director of first and second year initiatives. It will include the specific duties and responsibilities of this position description plus employee attitude and general working behavior.


In conjunction with the director of first and second year initiatives, develop, improve and implement effective orientation programs and welcome week (Hornet Day) events for all transfer, and transition students; coordinating these activities.
Assist the director of first and second year initiatives with managing, coordinating, and improving programs and services for all transfer and commuter students. Specifically Commuter Appreciation Week and National Transfer Student Week.
Assist in managing transition programs for transfer students including the recruitment, selection, and training of Link Leaders (orientation leaders, peer mentors, and peer educators)
Provide individual academic advising to first-year transfer students.
Advise students on the development and selection of course schedules consistent with students’ goals. Provide direct service support to individual transfer and commuter students on matters related to transition, academic progress, major selection, and student development.
Assist in the assessment of transfer and commuter student services and programs.
Develop and teach courses designed to meet the needs of entering transfer students and other first-year students.
Work with others on campus (Registrar, advisors in schools, enrollment and student development staff, etc.) to coordinate initiatives designed to support second-year, transfer, access, and second degree student success. Provide coaching services to transfer, as well as other students, as needed.
Serve as the advisor for the Commuter Student Association and Tau Sigma: Transfer Honor Society Serve as co-chair of the Transfer and Access (Adult) Student Success Committee
Supervise 1 graduate assistant for the Academic Achievement Center
As part of the Academic Achievement Center, participate in initiatives that support student success.
Performs other duties as required.

Application Process

Submit an employment application and email or mail a résumé and contact information of three professional references, to:
University of Lynchburg
Office of Human Resources
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.

Institution Information

The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community. The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

Pay Range: $40,000 - $42,000
University of Lynchburg employees are required to have COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

Contact Information

Jonathan Fries (434) 544-8422


Required Qualifications

A minimum of one year experience working in an educational setting (preferably higher education) with students in transition and handling multiple priorities. Graduate Assistantship counts as work experience. Excellent communication skills in person, small or large groups; effective public speaking skills and the ability to interact with a wide-range of diverse constituents. Excellent written language skills. Experience working in either orientation, transition, retention, academic advising, or student affairs.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in orientation, transition, or retention. Experience in academic advising. Experience working with transfer students. Experience working with commuter students. Experience with advising a student organization. Experience working on committees and working in a team environment. Experience supervising, hiring, and training student leaders. Teaching experience.