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Temporary SummerStart Seminar Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034186
Department Code 00000000
Department University College
Job Title Temporary SummerStart Seminar Coordinator
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Will not exceed 20 hours per week over duration of employment. Employment period approximately mid-May thru mid-August.

Job Type Part-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

University College and Summer@Syracuse are seeking a temporary Coordinator for the SummerStart Seminar course (CAS 102). Syracuse University’s SummerStart program is one of the longest standing programs of its kind in the nation, providing a transitional experience to admitted SU first-year students during the summer prior to their matriculation.

The one-credit SummerStart Seminar is a required course for all SummerStart students during the six weeks of the program (Summer Session II). The course is designed to provide participants with an orientation to Syracuse University and to prepare each student for a successful first year.

The Coordinator will manage and organize logistics related to the Seminar syllabus and course outline. The Coordinator will communicate regularly with seminar instructors, including assisting in leading instructor training sessions. The Coordinator will collaborate with a variety of campus offices to ensure presentations and resources in the course outline are delivered in a satisfactory manner. The Coordinator will report directly to the Assistant Director of Student Services in Summer@Syracuse, and will work closely with all Summer@Syracuse personnel.


• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. PhD candidates preferred.

• Experience working directly with students and program development is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Exceptional speaking and writing skills are essential as well as the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

• The successful candidate must be a self-starter who is comfortable working autonomously, taking the lead on tasks, and seeing them through from start to finish.

• Leadership skills and commitment to supporting the needs of students and course instructors.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Exceptional attention to detail and organization.

• Successful in managing multiple priorities and tasks while maintaining clear communication with multiple constituencies (instructors and office personnel).


• Assist in maintenance of all seminar curriculum materials, including but not limited to course handbook, course handouts, reading materials, and campus resource materials.

• Assist in leadership of a one-day training for all seminar instructors to take place during Summer Session I.

• Coordinate and schedule all SLICE Presentations (presentations from campus offices for each seminar section that occur every week of the seminar). Ensure that all SLICE presentation days run efficiently.

• Assist instructors with use and monitoring of student progress in Orange Success, as needed.

• Coordinate, schedule, and implement the seminar Resource Fair.

• Meet weekly (either in person or virtually) with the seminar instructor team to discuss the seminar progress and areas to address further.

• Coordinate and schedule current SU students (typically Resident Advisors) that serve on a panel for one of the seminar course sessions.

• Develop course evaluation materials for students to evaluate course content and satisfaction.

• Collaborate with Summer@Syracuse staff to ensure appropriate completion of instructor evaluations.

• Meet weekly during Summer Session II with SummerStart Administrative team.

• Communicate regularly with course instructors and Summer@Syracuse staff in person, via email, and/or by phone and Skype.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 12/20/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Temporary
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