Program Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Academic Administration, Admin / Executive / Office Support

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. The School’s curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and economic justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social, political, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally. GSSW provides an intellectual, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international educational opportunities. GSSW engages in collaborative projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff. 

Position Summary 

Please note this position is based in Glenwood Springs, CO and requires weekend availability.  

Under the direction of the Western Colorado MSW Program Director, the Western Colorado MSW Program Coordinator will provide coordination and coverage of program activities. The Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the operational success of program functions during class times. Additionally, the Program Coordinator is present for the weekend-based program on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the academic school year to support students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of program operations. Under the direction of the MSW Program Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for managing program internal and external program communications and coordinating student and faculty services on-site.  

The Program Coordinator provides supervision to Program Administrative Assistant as needed. The Western Colorado MSW Program Coordinator will serve as the program’s primary support person to the GSSW Western Colorado student, faculty and staff communities. The position is responsible for organizing events and opportunities for the GSSW Western Colorado MSW Program and outreaching to prospective students.  This position supports a variety of projects as assigned by the Western Colorado MSW Program Director. This may involve engagement in event planning, development of materials, facilitating activities, research, analyzing data, creating dashboards, working with vendors, coordinating logistics, etc.  This is a part-time unbenefited position.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions 

Administration of Western Colorado MSW Program (90%) 

  • Coordinates educational and administrative components of the Western Colorado MSW Program. 
  • Coordinates marketing efforts including facilitating publicity, distributing recruitment materials and program information, and providing individualized information to potential students. 
  • Coordinates prospective student webinars and informational sessions within Western Colorado communities. 
  • Manages and tracks prospective student information in Slate 
  • Oversees implementation of student services and resources in conjunction with GSSW Director of Student Services and the Western Colorado MSW Program Director 
  • Supports adjunct faculty teaching in the offsite program including the coordination of materials and resources. 
  • Facilitates ITV classes, directing classroom management for all classes offered including physical and technological resources, managing instructors with group facilitation and educational tasks as needed. 
  • Support culturally responsible programming, targeting student support and persistence for all GSSW students. 
  • Assist the Western Colorado MSW Program Director with planning and implementation of new student orientation (two-year and advanced standing) for Western Colorado MSW students 
  • Provide support to GSSW Western Colorado Graduate Student Association (GSA) and other student organizations 
  • Collaborate with the Western Colorado MSW Program Director on strategies for community building between students enrolled in Denver, Four Corners, Western Colorado, and online MSW programs, as well as strategies to increase Western Colorado MSW student engagement in broader DU initiatives and events. 
  • Participate in the planning and implementation for all events at the Western Colorado MSW Program, including but not limited to: orientations, community service days, graduation celebrations, and student organization events. 
  • Support implementation of EAP student services for Western Colorado MSW students 
  • Other duties as assigned (10%) 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • A commitment to inclusive excellence and experience working with diverse communities 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Professional experience working with students in postsecondary education 
  • Ability to analyze data and develop reports 
  • Excellent organizational skills in developing and managing projects  
  • Ability to take initiative and achieve program goals in alignment to GSSW and DU vision and values 
  • Knowledge of FERPA, HIPPA and other confidentiality laws 
  • ability to work with small teams and develop trust and communication among stakeholders 
  • acute attention to detail 
  • ability to learn new systems quickly 
  • work well under time pressure  
  • comfort with change and complexity 
  • excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at once and on time 
  • skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities 
  • ability to quickly develop strong knowledge and understanding of an organization 
  • proven ability to establish and maintain efficient office workflow and administrative processes 
  • strong customer service orientation 
  • demonstrated commitment, knowledge and ability to effectively engage individuals from broadly diverse communities 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution  
  • 2 or more years of administrative experience including front-line customer service and project coordination in a professional or academic setting. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications (Microsoft suite)  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 3-5 years of experience working in higher education Student Affairs
  • Demonstrated proficiency with learning management systems (i.e., Canvas)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with client/student recruitment and advising in a relational database

Work Schedule

  • 20 hours per week, availability to work Friday evenings 5-8 PM, and Saturdays 8 AM -5 PM required. Flexible schedule Monday-Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm. The position is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Preferred candidates are based in Western Colorado. 

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 13, 2020.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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