Program Coordinator

Summary Job Description
Reporting to the two Associate Provosts and Vice Provost in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs, the Program Coordinator is responsible for providing day-to-day and overall operational and data analysis support for office initiatives.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Collaborate with the Associate Provosts and Vice Provost with the operations of the office  by helping to develop, manage and maintain a number of electronic systems for tracking and data management.  Focus on maintaining quality data and linking information emerging from various university databases, external data sources and the workflow for all the OVPAP’s efforts. Conduct descriptive data analysis and prepare data summaries.
  • Under the direction of the Vice Provost and Associate Provosts, oversee projects that emerge from larger office initiatives.  Focus on state, federal and accreditation agency approval, reporting, and regulatory requirements for educational programs and related agreements. 
  • Assist with the management of internal competitions, such as an internal faculty grant program to support global opportunities for research, teaching, and service.
  • Provide support for Provost’s Office leadership development programs for faculty and for selected student fellowship programs.
  • Interface with other central administration offices, faculty, and various other offices throughout the University, and with external agencies.
  • Help to develop evaluation strategies, collect data, and analyze results to inform program enhancements.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant:

Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent required. A minimum of 3 years of related experience required; related experience in Higher Education preferred.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum:
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant:

Excellent computer skills, including advanced proficiency with Excel, knowledge of database management software (e.g., Access or other), and familiarity with software for statistical analysis (STATA, SAS, or other). Experience with online forms and survey design programs (e.g., Qualtrics, Cognito) is highly desirable.  A basic course in statistics and data analysis is required.

Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive data are required.  Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and demonstrate initiative.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a quantitative field.

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