The Higher Education Institution Program Coordinator is responsible for one or more academic or social programs at an institution of higher education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Gathers information on available campus and community services and resources, along with data on student and faculty needs.
Formulates collected data into recommendations to develop new or revise existing campus programs and presents to supervisor and/or various campus committees. Interprets policies, procedures, rules, and regulations to students, faculty, and staff concerning programs in such areas as: admissions, teacher certification, student discipline, development, campus social organizations, and international and minority students. Offers technical assistance and suggestions in designing, planning, and implementing various functions associated with programs. Conducts workshops concerning area of responsibility covering topics such as leadership development, program planning and responsibilities, human relations training, and communication skills. Attends campus and off-campus functions to observe activities and discuss possible changes with program participants. Compiles information for various status and statistical reports concerning programs required by federal and state agencies and institution administration. Performs administrative duties such as developing program policies and procedures, compiling information for budget preparation, and appointing, or recommending appointment, of students and faculty to various campus boards and/or committees.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the organization and administration of various higher education academic and social programs. Knowledge of campus and community resources. Knowledge of state, federal, and campus rules, regulations, and requirements related to campus academic and social programs. Ability to coordinate the activities of campus academic and/or social programs. Ability to evaluate collected information and formulate into recommendations. Ability to compile information into report form.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in sociology, public administration, management or a related field; plus two years of experience in program administration or a related area.
Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.