Program Coordinator - Dept of Educational Leadership

USA, Azusa, California
Apr 28, 2017
Azusa Pacific
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

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This position is responsible for coordinating all administrative logistics within the masters' and credential programs in the Department of Educational Leadership, School of Education.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.

Required Experience

  • Three to five years relevant experience in higher education or related field preferred.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

The Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership (EDL) reports directly to the Program Director to serve credential and masters' programs in Educational Leadership. Specifically, s/he serves in the following capacities:

  • Confidential assistant to the Program Director. This includes:
  • Serving as receptionist for the program and the Program Director, including appropriately preparing correspondence, responding to email, and tracking and following all program-related issues.
  • Managing the schedule/calendar for the Program Director.
  • Assisting Program Director with troubleshooting and tracking student issues and concerns, including student petitions, exceptions, and registration/enrollment issues.
  • Assisting Program Director in scheduling courses at the Azusa and regional campuses and online.
  • Preparing reports and assisting with special projects as assigned by Program Director.

Liaison between student and program, providing updates to the Program Director. This includes:

  • Coordinating the student admission process into the program from inquiry through admission.
  • Communicating with students about program requirements and policies.
  • Monitoring the status of intern credential holders to ensure correct course enrollment and continuing mentor supervision.
  • Monitoring and reviewing Taskstream for student completion of program requirements at all transition points.
  • Confirming student completion of program requirements, providing this information to the program director, credential analysts, Graduate Registrar, and others at program completion or as requested.

Support full and adjunct faculty within the department. This includes:

  • Coordinating the interview and hiring process of fulltime and adjunct program faculty, in collaboration with the Administrative Manager, Dean's Office.
  • Coordinating with Program Director to ensure timely preparation of adjunct contracts and faculty payment forms as necessary.
  • Monitoring course enrollment and coordinating course schedule changes with program director and department personnel.
  • Evaluating textbook needs and coordinating with bookstore on requisitions.
  • Coordinating with ITT on course needs within online Sakai platform.
  • Processing facility and room requests as needed.
  • Coordinating the beginning and end of term processes to ensure smooth transitions.

Support all functions of the EDL masters and credential programs. This includes:

  • Creating and maintaining program files.
  • Coordinating and assisting with program workshops, meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Attending events, meetings, training, and development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Serving as member of the SoE support team, helping as needed for School-wide events, such as KickOff, New Student Orientations, Graduation Receptions, etc.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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