Assistant Coordinator For New Student & Family Programs

Texas A&M University College Station , TX 77840

Posted 1 week ago

Job Title

Assistant Coordinator for New Student & Family Programs


Texas A&M University


Student Life

Proposed Minimum Salary

$3,042.67 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Student Development Specialist II will be responsible for serving as the primary supervisor to the Lead Aggie Family Ambassadors, which includes the selection, training, and supervision of these student leaders. This position will also serve as the primary advisor to the Aggie Family Ambassadors, a student group, and will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of all aspects surrounding Family Weekend. This position will also assist the development and implementation of office-wide programs including New Student Conferences, Howdy Week and other new orientation, transition and retention initiatives.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • One or more years of experience in student affairs work or related specialty with a bachelor's degree

  • No experience required with a master's degree

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, willingness to work as part of a team to aid students and families

  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse background

Other Requirements or Other Factors

  • Evening and weekend work and/or travel may be required

  • The individual in this position should actively promote and support diversity in programming, student leadership, and staffing.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree.

  • Related experience in Student Affairs, Student Personnel, Higher Education, or a College/University environment

  • Experience with orientation programs

  • Experience advising or supervising student groups

  • Experience with large-scale program planning and development

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the transitional needs and experiences of parents and family members

  • Familiarity with the first-year student experiences

  • Familiarity with program assessment and evaluation

Salary: $36,512.00 - $38,000.00


  • Provides support and resources to the families of freshman and transfer undergraduate students from admission to the University through graduation. Provides managerial and programmatic leadership for new student orientation, Family Weekend, and other transition and retention initiatives grounded in an understanding of student development theory, specifically for parents and family members, which includes exploration and coordination of new initiatives for parent and family programming and contributing to the coordination of the Aggie Family Advisory Council and Aggie Family Network.

  • Supervises the Non-Teaching Graduate Assistant or Parent & Family Programming and Outreach and intern/practicum students. Serves as a primary supervisor to the Lead Aggie Family Ambassadors which includes the selection, training, and supervising these student leaders.

  • Serves as a primary advisor to the Aggie Family Ambassador Student group.

  • Assists in recruitment and training of Ambassadors.

  • Maintains student group records. Monitors fiscal activities of student groups.

  • Assists with components of Parent and Family Communication Plan, which includes coordination of Aggie Family Webchats and Aggie Connection Newsletter.

  • Assists with the development and implementation of office-wide programs including New Student Conferences, Howdy Week and other new orientation, transition and retention initiatives.

  • Promotes and supports diversity in programming, student leadership, and staffing.

  • Serves on University, Division of Student Affairs and Department committees and task forces, as assigned.

  • Includes membership in the on-going New Student Conference Committee. Maintains active role in professional associations and organizations related to Parent and Family Programs and orientation.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Instructions: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended. You may upload all on the application under CV/Resume.

We are committed to diversity. It is our policy not to discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Furthermore, we will maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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Assistant Coordinator For New Student & Family Programs

Texas A&M University