Reporting to the Assistant Director, Academic Operations and working closely with the Department Chair and staff from across the college, the Academic Coordinator is responsible for supporting the academic initiatives and operations of the Psychological Studies in Education (PSE) Department. Core duties include managing the scheduling of departmental course offerings and recruiting and hiring adjunct instructors to meet programmatic needs; developing a deep understanding of PSE programs and courses including those offered through general education; maintaining internship site information (such as management of confidential records and verification).
Working independently and in collaboration with Department Chair the Coordinator will identify solutions to complex problems; analyze data for strategic planning initiatives; support the Department's application process for student admissions such as scheduling and planning interviews; managing and proctoring of graduate student comprehensive examinations.
This position will also oversee departmental expenses; manage program accreditation documentation; demonstrate an understanding of and adherence to standards set forth by professional organizations in Psychology (e.g. APA, NASP, etc.), and coordinate the Counseling and School Psychology Conference. The individual in this position must have a thorough understanding of Department, College, and University procedures and must be able to communicate these procedures to faculty, staff, and students as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least two years of directly related experience including some supervisory and project management experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
Ability to manage projects and prepare and present periodic status reports on progress
Demonstrated ability to monitor departmental expenses.
Ability to handle confidential materials and exercise discretion.
Excellent customer service skills along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of administrators, faculty, staff and students
Ability to use initiative, sound judgment, and a detailed knowledge of department and University policies and procedures to solve problems and make good decisions.
Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate student services activities.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to adhere to all applicable policies, procedures and protocols.
Strong computer skills and proficiency in the use Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel which is used to plan and manage scheduling of departmental course offerings.
Skilled in the use of automated office equipment, including computer, scanner, copier, fax, PC and telephone.
Understand, communicate and ensure staff compliance with university policies such as travel, HR, etc.
Oversee the logistics of Departmental events and ensure efficient operations and employ cost containment strategies.
This position requires a background check.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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