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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G5001 / Coord,Student Orientation
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, plans, develops, implements, and coordinates student orientation programs and initiatives. Coordinates a wide variety of activities including scheduling and facilitation of events, development of publications, and serves as primary point of contact for students and parents. Administers and interprets policies with respect to student programming and services. May serve as an advisor to student groups.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and implements student orientation programs, projects, and presentations designed to promote student retention; prepares advertising and promotional materials.
  2. Coordinates, plans, and implements post-orientation programs; researches, designs, prepares and presents lectures to students on a wide range of college success topics.
  3. Plans and facilitates special events and programs for students.
  4. Guides student staff through problem solving for individual students and their parents.
  5. Assists with development and presents educational programs and consultations for students on aspects of university policy and procedure.
  6. Handles staff and student crises and emergencies, as required; assures safety, security and comfort of program participants.
  7. Supervises student employees, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for student personnel actions; motivates students to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  8. Coordinates, develops and/or conducts training of student staff.
  9. Provides assistance to students in areas such as team building, leadership, time management, and program resolution.
  10. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  11. Monitors student compliance of orientation requirements.
  12. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to supervise and train student employees including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments; evaluating performance; and mentoring and coaching student employees to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Knowledge of student development and activity programs and activities at the college level.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to address large groups, small groups, and individuals; provide information and listen.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • Ability to utilize advertising and/or sales promotion techniques.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate a range of special events.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017