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Director of First Year Experience

University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

The University of Dubuque is a growing University that is seeking a Director of First Year Experience.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate activities during fall and spring New Student Orientation (NSO) programs
  • Select, train, and supervise peer mentors for NSO and the fall semester
  • Coordinate online NSO programming and a Peer Mentor certification course
  • Coordinate the inclusion of student development/first year seminar components in the Worldview I course
  • Facilitate the development of new programming that meets the needs of UD students (Day of Service, Common Read, Learning Communities/Freshman Interest Groups, UD Traditions, etc.)
  • Assist in new student registration events
  • Develop and manage resources and programming for parents/families of new UD students
  • Administer a first-year student survey and collaborate with campus partners
  • Serve on campus committees (e.g., 1st 6-weeks, UD Cares, Brain Health, Student Success)
  • Manage website content and social media resources related to services and resources offered
  • Provide supervision of student workers and graduate assistants as needed
  • Serve as a valued member within the Center for Student Engagement & Office of Student Life
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


 Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required (strongly preferred in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or related field). Terminal degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of professional work experience related to student development/student success programming; or similar work experience and undergraduate/graduate experience participating in or working within Student Affairs
  • Ability to effectively lead, supervise, and manage and work collaboratively with others
  • Good communication skills—verbal, written, and interpersonal
  • Effective administrative skills—budgeting, program evaluation/assessment/development
  • Ability to work within a diverse environment and promote inclusive programming
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and multi-task
  • Utilize technology in daily duties (Microsoft Office, Student Information System, Learning Management System, Student Success software, website management software, etc.)
  • Flexibility with schedule as need arises (some evening and weekend hours)
  • Commitment to the UD Mission


To apply with a growing University for the Director of First Year Experience position, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and UD employment application, located on our website, to HR@dbq.edu or to the Director of Human Resources, at the University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001.

Applications from qualified persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color, are welcomed.  AA/EEO

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Apply by Mail:2000 University Ave
Dubuque, IA  52001-5099
Apply by Email:HR@dbq.edu

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 664978
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Masters

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