Coordinator of First & Second Year Programming

Job Title: Coordinator of First & Second Year Programming
Position Number: FT-PROF-COORD-07052017
Departments: Student Life
Reports To: Director of Student Involvement & Student Leadership Programs
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Coordinator of First & Second Year Programming is a full-time, non-exempt, twelve-month, professional member of the Student Life staff, reporting to the Director of Involvement & Student Leadership Programs.

Job Responsibilities

Plan and implement student programming and events focused on building university tradition, community, student growth, and academic success across the student body, especially in first and second year students

  • Events and programming responsibilities include, but are not limited to, Welcome Days, Welcome Weeks/HuskyPalooza, Family Weekend, new freshman initiatives, second year initiatives, Parent Programs, and other student events and initiatives.
  • Supervise the peer mentor program and choose, facilitate and train mentors
  • Advise Freshman Council including selection and training of its student leaders
  • Partner with the Coordinator for New Student Orientation to develop orientation and on-going support for faculty/staff participation in Student Life events focused on first year and second year students for purposes of student development and student retention
  • Develop Parent & Family relations as related to the first and second year.
  • Develop engagement initiative for transfer students through purposeful Welcome Days programming
  • Regularly engage program assessment and strategic planning for continuous improvement within the area of First & Second Year experience
  • Perform administrative functions associated with events, programming, budget supervision, managing student staff payroll, and awarding related leadership grants
  • Model the university’s core values of spiritual maturity, strength of character, moral virtue, life-long learning, and service to God and community
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in Student Development, Higher Education Administration, Counseling or closely related field is strongly preferred
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of student development theory and the role it has in promoting student success, growth, and engagement from the first year of matriculation
  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work to further the university’s vision as stated in the “Ten Pillars”
  • Be available for some night and weekend programming
  • Exhibit an active Christian faith

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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