Graduate Program Coordinator - Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 39561.60 - 69201.60
Internal Number: 344623
Summary of Position Coordinate and implement the high-level vision in partnership with the Humphrey School leadership team.
Serve as primary Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) for all Master level and certificate programs in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The Master Programs include: Master of Public Affairs, Master of Public Policy, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, Master of Human Rights, and Master of Development Practice. The Certification Programs include: Early Childhood Policy, Election Administration, Human Services Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Policy Issues on Work and Pay, and Public Affairs Leadership.
Act as program subject matter expert in systems such as Slate, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, APLUS, ImageNow, WorkflowGen, MyU, Reporting Center, GPAS, PCAS, and U of M Reports. Serve as a resource for the program to help support students and faculty in understanding how best to use systems and locate information. Utilize reports to analyze and interpret data and provide recommendations to Directors of Graduate Studies and faculty.
Hourly rate of pay: $24.75 - $26.21, commensurate with education, experience, and skill.
Graduate Program Management 40% • Maintain data on programs to assist with review and strategic planning. • Establish protocols to document student progress in multiple systems. • Review and approve graduate degree plans and elective course request in coordination with other degree professionals. • Advise certificate students on specific requirements related to their certificate program. • Manage course transfer process for students. • Serve as college coordinator and expert in PCAS and other key systems
Academic Advising Leadership & Supervision 40% • Serve as Department lead to ensure all academic program requirements adhere to University policies and incorporate school procedures when necessary. • Act as signatory authority for Director(s) of Graduate Studies as needed. • Coordinate nominations, voting, notification, tracking, and payment for annual Humphrey School student awards. • Lead meetings with the School’s degree professionals to support smooth communication and implementation of university policies.
University-Wide & School Committees and Partnerships 10% • Represent the School on committees and working groups. • Attend Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) and GPAS meetings. • Provide information and explain University policies and/or procedures to School leadership; Independently determine the applicability of policies and/or procedures and approve exceptions on a case-by-case basis. • Update, in coordination with degree program staff, graduate handbooks and ensure clear communication of university policies and procedures
Events and Special Projects 10% • Lead projects related to graduate programs such as: reviewing policies and procedures, editing and refining policy documents, creating and maintaining a strategic communications plan, events planning and execution. • Convene planning committee for key cross-program events, including orientation and commencement. • Other duties as assigned
Please specifiy in your application materials how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
Required Qualifications • BA/BS degree and two years of experience advising and/or working with graduate students in student services setting or similar or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years. • Demonstrated experience and success thinking through complicated processes, and process improvements. • Familiarity with graduate and/or PhD landscape to advise students and offer ideas and options for them to be successful. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people across the University and with a range of professional, cultural, racial, religious, educational and economic backgrounds. • Computer knowledge/skills, including with website updates, Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Google suite. • Proven detail-oriented with strong organization, time-management, and problem-solving skills. • Proven strong interpersonal, collaborative, and problem-solving skills. • Proven independent, self-motivated work-style with ability to make decisions and use judgment with minimal supervision. • Demonstrated excellent social skills, including professional tact, courtesy, and discretion. • Demonstrated clear oral and written communicator.
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree preferred. • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with University of Minnesota graduate-level administrative and academic processes, departments, and/or professional schools. • Familiarity and experience working with and/or ability to quickly learn University systems such as Slate, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, APLUS, ImageNow, WorkflowGen, MyU, Reporting Center, GPAS, PCAS, and U of M Reports.
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