Program Assistant (College of Veterinary Medicine)

Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
General Description of Position: The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a part-time, Program Assistant. This position will provide administrative support for the College of Veterinary Medicine Master's Degree program, Dual-Degree DVM/PhD program, PhD program in Pathobiology, and the Veterinary Research Scholars program. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: -Coordinate and carry out activities concerning admission of graduate students to MS in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, PhD in Pathobiology, and dual degree DVM/Phd programs

-Respond to inquiries from prospective students

-Respond to questions on graduate program from current students

-Coordinate and collect annual reports of graduate students progress and major professors evaluations

Coordinate and collect evaluations of graduate student's prelim exam and final defense evaluations

Coordinate meetings of the graduate program Director and the Dean with the graduate students

-Coordinate Veterinary Research Scholar Program activities in the summer months, which includes organizing meetings with the DVM students, collecting applications, day to day management of the activities, and collection of survey data

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Life Science or related field.

Significant prior experience in administrative support or other applicable experience

Preferred Qualifications: Open, positive attitude in support of research and graduate programs, ability to relate to and communicate with all types of people, strong organizational skills, proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, attention to detail, effective and efficient time management, polite and clear phone manner, ability to multi-task, willingness to constantly learn and grow. Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.    Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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