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Loyola Marymount University has an opening for a Director of Orientation Programs.  Under the supervision of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, the Director manages all facets of a comprehensive orientation for all undergraduate and graduate students. In collaboration with Undergraduate Admission, Transfer Admission, International Admission, Graduate Admission, Student Affairs and numerous campus entities, this position is responsible for the creation, implementation, execution, and assessment of programs supporting a seamless, successful transition to the University.

Additional responsibilities include: initiate, develop and maintain positive relations with on and off-campus partners providing resources and services to new students. Serve as the lead planner in assessing the needs of new students and implementing plans into current and new programs. The Director will create, plan, and implement New Student Convocation for all new undergraduate students as a component of the orientation program and oversee the orientation programs budget including the tracking of revenue and expenditures. The Director will also represent LMU at local, regional, national and international meetings, conferences, and through professional organizations or associates, serve on committees as required.

Loyola Marymount University, one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, serves 6,600 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, Business Administration, and Law. LMU is one of the most diverse independent universities in the West: 55 percent of its students are from historically under-represented minority backgrounds. Located on the west side of Los Angeles, LMU is adjacent to the world’s third largest tech hub, including corporate offices of many “Silicon Beach” technology and media giants (e.g., Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, YouTube, BuzzFeed, Electronic Arts, and 500+ tech start-ups). Loyola Marymount University, a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and building of a just society.

We seek candidates who typically possess a Bachelor’s Degree in higher education, student affairs, or related discipline or equivalent experience. Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum 5 years’ experience working with students in higher education setting. Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects in a fast-paced service-orientated environment, and executing across multiple departments and colleagues university wide. Candidates must have significant experience leading successful outcomes and navigating political dynamics within a complex organization required. Willing and able to adjust to changing demands and shifting priorities. We are also seeking candidates that have demonstrated ability to work independently and have the skill to create, develop and implement new initiatives.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.  For more details regarding this position, please visit our website.  Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to (reference # 0180371).

LMU, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding candidates who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.

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