New Student Programming Coordinator

JOB TITLE: New Student Programming Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Campus Life

REPORTS TO:  Senior Director for Student Engagement


The New Student Programming Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the New Student Orientation experience, developing first year programming with a focus on helping new students understand their campus resources and make meaningful connections, and assisting with the goals and initiatives set forth by the office of Campus Life. This position serves as a member of the On- Duty crisis response team and participates in a weekly on-call crisis response rotation and handles crises as needed.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Senior Director for Student Engagement, creates a vision for new student programs and implements a yearly calendar of programs and events that stimulate students’ minds and provide opportunities for social exploration, with a focus on First Year Programming
  • Coordinates New Student Orientation under direction of Senior Director for Student Engagement
  • Oversees the First Year Guides and Orientation Coordinators and their recruitment, training, mentoring, and programming
  • Recruits, plans, and facilitates the Emerging Leaders program in the fall and/or spring semesters
  • Serves in the On-Duty crisis response rotation
  • Co-coordinates UArts Day activities
  • Assists in day-to-day activities as needed in the Office of Campus Life including staff in-services


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • A minimum of an earned Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Education, Student Affairs, or similar area


  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in student activities, orientation, and/or a related field 

  • 1-2 years on call crisis response experience preferred 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and event planning skills 

  • General knowledge of student development theory 

  • Demonstrated ability to create a welcoming environment for students 

  • Ability to work with a diverse population of students 

  • Ability to execute large and small events, maintain a budget, and negotiate contracts with vendors 

  • Ability to run training sessions for student leaders and host leadership workshops 

  • Ability to work some weekends and ability to work approximately one (1) evening a week during the academic year 

  • Ability to work in an on-call crisis response duty rotation being on-call 24/7 for one week at a time approximately 8 weeks a year 

  • Mental Health First Aid Certification preferred 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • First Year Guides and Orientation Coordinators


About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.


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