New Student & Transition Program Coordinator (514162)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Oct 05, 2022
Full Time Project Management

Job Description


Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Director for New Student & Transition Programs, the Coordinator develops and implements the logistics, operations and coordinator for department wide programs (inclusive, but not limited to Cal Poly Open House, SLO Days, WOW). The program coordinator assists with the Orientation Leader training process and student staff supervision for the department. The Coordinator will work as part of the professional staff team in implementing strategies to support orientation, transition and retention success The Coordinator collaborates with faculty and staff to establish meaningful campus and community involvement in building a strong and viable program, and supports students and the campus in providing an inclusive and accepting campus environment.

Department Summary

New Student & transition Programs (NSTP) at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) serves as a home and resource to all new students and their supporters to ensure their successful transition to student life. With NSTP, Cal Poly is comprised of three flagship orientation programs: Open House admitted Students Weekend, Student Life Orientation (SLO) Days Summer Orientation, and the Week of Welcome (WOW). NSTP is made up of a team of four full-time professional staff, part-time/temporary graduate assistants, dozens of orientation student staff, and over 900 volunteer student leaders in the planning and execution of their programs.

Key Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned.
  • General knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management.
  • General knowledge of research and interview techniques.
  • General knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior.
  • Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field.

A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.

Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the required knowledge and abilities may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Anticipated Hiring Range:$55,344 - $60,420 Per Year

Classification Range: $51,648 - $73,400 Per Year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map