Graduate Services Coordinator

Apr 05, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00060955

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with nearly 700 undergraduate majors and about 70 full- or part-time graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.). The undergraduate curriculum offers three programs toward a degree: Public and Interpersonal Communication, Communication Media, and Public Relations. We have two graduate programs - a Masters of Science in Communication and an interdisciplinary (with the English department) PhD program in "Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media." We place a solid grounding in communication theory at the core of everything we teach. Award winning faculty members collaborate on research and teaching, often across the program areas. Our professional interdependence reflects our departmental culture, which is characterized by mutual respect, friendliness and dedication to advancing the teaching, research and service missions of the university.

Essential Job Duties: The Graduate Student Services Coordinator in the Department of Communication has the primary responsibility of working with the Director of Graduate Programs to coordinate the administrative aspects of the M.S. in Communication degree program. This includes ensuring graduate students are properly registered in accordance with University and department policies, that Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants are appointed congruent with University regulations in a timely manner, and that requirements are met for administrative components such as graduate plans of work, residency requirements, exam scheduling, and student orientations. A secondary role for the position is to serve as the department's web presence and social media manager. This entails publicizing departmental events, news, and success stories through the department's website and through the department's Twitter and Facebook social media channels. This work will entail posting news stories and writing or summarizing student, faculty and departmental success stories. The employee will coordinate with college-level staff to ensure adherence to university and college branding. Additionally, the employee will provide backup office coverage for the department's main office when necessary.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: The successful candidate will have demonstrated: -excellent organizational skills with attention to detail -excellent verbal and written communication skills -ability to manage multiple priorities and meet established deadlines -strong customer service skills and collegiality -entry level knowledge of social media -ability to follow established rules and protocols with respect to college and university branding requirements

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: -B.S./B.A, in Communication, college student affairs, counseling, or similar field is preferred - experience working in a university environment - at least one year of professional administrative experience.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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