We are seeking an Academic Program Administrator. The Academic Program Administrator manages the function and is responsible for oversight of all matters related to graduate student activities in the department of Jenkins Biophysics Graduate Program and the PMB program (PhD) including but not limited to marketing and recruitment, advising and counseling, program implementation, tracking academic progress, data management and reporting, and special event planning relating to students. This position also coordinates other business and administrative activities related to development and implementation of academic functions in the department.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the department's academic program infrastructure including admissions, administrative and program policies and procedures, website and student database.
Serve as front-line resource for academic inquiries from within and outside JHU.
Manage graduate programs and provide support: related tasks include course scheduling, course implementation, registration, academic program benchmarks and graduations registration
Oversee and manage the scheduling of oral examinations (Proficiency, GBO, Thesis Defense) in keeping with Graduate Board and department requirements, deadlines and paperwork submission.
Collaborate with faculty in implementing new academic curricula and polices for Biophysics Department and PMB and Jenkins programs.
Plan and supervise implementation of annual special events for graduate students.
Assist with administration of NIH training grant.
Plan and attend annual IBR retreat.
Update and publish handbooks for graduate programs.
Create and design template and ad hoc reports.
Plan and execute orientation for incoming graduate students.
Manage the department's course scheduling including course listing, reserving classrooms, and monitoring enrollments.
Communicate on Chair's and Program Directors' behalf to various student services departments on academic matters.
Work with student organizations such as social events committee and student evening series to establish and plan events.
Monitor academic progress of all graduate students.
Maintain departmental catalog pages.
Attend department and University-sponsored training to increase knowledge, improve skills, and learn new skills.
Manage the overall annual graduate admissions and student recruitment process.
Coordinate with the KSAS Graduate Admissions office to establish department's admissions deadline.
Update content on University's Admissions website and recruitment publications.
Facilitate and attend Admissions Committee meetings.
Provide reports, recommendations, and data to the Admissions Committee.
Determine allowability and process fee waiver requests for applicants.
Monitor on-line application process, respond to e-mail inquiries and communicate with prospective candidates.
Plan interview weekend for prospective graduate students.
Enter final decisions into Slate.
Prepare on-line files of accepted students for enrollment.
Oversee preparation of distribution of emails and correspondence to admitted candidates.
Marketing and Recruiting
Collaborate with faculty committees in developing and evaluating recruitment materials.
Purchase booth space for minority recruitment activities.
Organize PMB contingent and attend minority recruitment opportunities (e.g., ABRCMS, SACNAS).
Organize faculty/student contingent and program material for presentation at Annual Biophysical Society meeting recruitment fair.
Measure the success of recruitment events.
Plan interview weekend for prospective graduate students.
Organize visits from prospective graduate students including hotel reservations, travel reservations and other recruitment events.
Advising and Counseling
Advise graduate students on various issues (e.g., matriculation process, university policies, PMB and Jenkins policies and procedures).
Coordinate tutors for grad classes if necessary.
Act as first point of contact for students in crisis (physical/mental health and or academic progress).
Collaborate with the Chair, Program Directors, Dean of Graduate Student Affairs, and Counselling Services, regarding sensitive issues.
With program directors, advise students of academic requirements.
Inform students of fellowship and research opportunities and procedures for application.
Advise and consult with Program Directors on graduate curricula and policy implementation.
Advise faculty of departmental requirements.
Report Management and Data Analysis/Other.
Supervise on-going data entry and reporting for the graduate student database.
Compile and analyze academic data to complete surveys, questionnaires and other statistical reports related to the department's academic programs.
Act as point of contact and handle all routine data reporting needs related to graduate students.
Prepare reports for the Graduate Program Directors, Department Chair, Administrator and Admissions Committees as needed.
Track academic progress of students from admission to conclusion of their academic program for NIH training grant reports and renewals.
Compile major statistical reports for NIH training grant submissions and reports for annual budget meeting.
Assist with preparation and submission of grant applications related to (NIH) training grant.
Manage and allocate costs related to academic operations (orientation activities, recruitment activities, student groups activities, rotation presentations).
Submit financial aid for graduate student tuition and health insurance (DGA) in SIS.
Maintain data on graduate student support.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Provide high-level support in academic matters to the Chair, Program Directors, faculty and students.
Independently interpret and supply University academic and business policies and processes related to the students.
Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills.
Ability to plan directly manage an academic or social function.
Ability to interact with staff of all levels within the organization, keep projects moving forward and motivate team members to perform.
Proven ability to assess priorities, with the ability to respond quickly to changing needs and to balance competing responsibilities, and multitask as needed.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to clearly relay information among faculty, staff and students.
Strong critical reasoning skills.
Ability to negotiate tactfully in ambiguous situations.
Knowledge of software applications such as SIS, Slate, Microsoft Ofﬁce Suite, WordPress (or similar), SAP and the eRA Commons (Xtrain, Xtract).
Ability to exhibit a manner of professional behavior that will promote positive interactions between faculty, staff, students and external clients, and enhance the public image of the University, Department and Programs.
Three years progressively responsible experience in program administration in an academic environment.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's Degree, five years administrative/academic experience.
Classified Title: Academic Program Administrator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: $46,560 - $64,100/Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: Biophysics Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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