First-Year Experience Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Student Services
REPORTS TO: Director of Student Services
FSLA: Exempt
DATE MODIFIED: 2-17-2017


The First-Year Experience Coordinator provides guidance and resources for CCU programs involving the Evan Bolejack Learning Center, and first-year undergraduate students. This position reports to the Director of Student Services.


Performance reviews of the First-Year Experience Coordinator will be based on the fulfillment of the following tasks.

Supervise the Evan Bolejack Learning Center (25%)

  • Provide direction and support for Learning Coaches and Lead Learning Coaches in their efforts to deliver academic services to CCU students.
  • Ensure that tutoring and academic coaching services are delivered at a satisfactory level.
  • Record and maintain the learning center budget, adhering to the requirements and limits therein.

First-year Experience (50%)

  • Coordinate and execute first-year learning communities along with relevant activities, assessments, and interventions.
  • Collaborate with academic support functions to provide a seamless network of support for academically at-risk students.
  • Develop and teach freshman seminar courses on college success skills, making connections, and orientation to campus life.
  • Establish and supervise adjunct instructors for multiple sections of CCU’s Freshman Seminar course.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Academic Advising (25%)

  • Advise students relating to enrollment processes, program requirements, and course sequence.
  • Serve as a central contact point relating to student needs and concerns.
  • Meet with prospective students to provide information about academic programs.
  • Participate in student registration and orientation events.
  • Advise transfer students on application of external credit.
  • Coordinate support initiatives for academically at-risk students.
  • Communicate with students to ensure timely registration.
  • Engage students in a manner that encourages the development of their Christian faith.

General Functions

  • Insure that strategic and missional initiatives identified by the university President are accomplished to the fullest possible extent. In every context and with all constituencies, the First-Year Experience Coordinator is expected to articulate full support for the university’s mission and the President’s vision.
  • Respond to all communications from faculty members, department Chairs, students, and all other CCU employees and constituencies in a timely and professional matter.
  • In all contexts, create and promote a healthy administrative and campus culture characterized by free and open disclosure, a spirit of Christian love and grace, and genuine respect.
  • Participate on committees as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate a personal faith in Christ is essential.       
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.
  • Master’s degree in college student development or education preferred.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Availability for occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
  • Strong competency in the use of Microsoft Office and data management programs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across multiple administrative levels.
  • Prior experience mentoring first-year college students preferred.
  • Prior experience working in support of students with disabilities preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort: 

  • Busy office environment
  • Frequent interruptions
  • Flexible hours are available
  • Student engagement beyond normal work duties is encouraged
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How to Apply

If you would like to apply for one of our open positions, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Cincinnati Christian University
Human Resources
2700 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45204

Fax: (513) 244-8113

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