First Year Experience Coordinator
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Thomas College has been preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives for over 125 years. Located in Waterville, Maine, Thomas College nurtures the unique potential within each student with innovative programs that produce career ready graduates. Our Guaranteed Job Program, 3-year accelerated offerings in all undergraduate degrees and a master’s degree in the fourth year, individualized advising, career counseling, and our Innovation Centers in Business and Education meet a student’s determination to succeed with the direction, confidence, and tools to realize the highest version of themselves. Our graduate degree offerings fit every lifestyle with in-person accelerated programs to evening online courses. Whether in the classroom, in the community, or on the athletics field with our 19 varsity sports, Thomas College provides a personalized experience that prepares students for the workplace of tomorrow. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Thomas College ranks #2 among colleges in Maine for the social mobility of our graduates. Learn more at

Thomas College offers the ability for full-time employees and dependents/spouses to earn an undergraduate and/or graduate degree tuition free. Graduate programs are subject to taxes. 

The First Year Experience Coordinator leads comprehensive first year experience programming to support entering students, including orientation events and the first-year seminar, and coordinates peer leadership efforts that augment these programs. The Coordinator also delivers academic coaching to designated students. The Coordinator functions as a member of the Student Success team, including serving as the professional staff member on call for Residence Life during designated rotations. The Coordinator represents Student Success in the larger campus community and collaborates closely with other campus units to meet division goals and respond to institutional priorities. Additional responsibilities related to these duties may be assigned by the Sr. Vice President of Student Success. 

The successful candidate will have experience with orientation or academic support programming, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as demonstrated abilities to coordinate with others in a positive manner and to respond effectively to dynamic situations involving students. The position also requires working knowledge of FERPA, ADA, and other relevant regulations or the ability to learn.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Some evening and weekends required.

Thomas offers a competitive benefits package to include: 

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 6% 403(b) matching plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, on-site gym, meal discounts and free tuition for employees, spouse and dependent children.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and names of three professional references. Please include an email address on your application materials.

Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer.
Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.