Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Research

Charlottesville, VA
May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Research

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-15-2017

Posting Summary:
The Center for Undergraduate Excellence seeks a Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Research to assist with the administration and coordination of the center's undergraduate research opportunities. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Academic Research (USOAR) program. Responsibilities will include promoting and publicizing the program to faculty and students, teaching a course section of Introduction to Academic Research, assisting with the assessment and evaluation of the program, and coordinating events such as a faculty orientation and student symposium.

The program coordinator duties will include counseling students on research opportunities, leading workshops on getting started in undergraduate research, reviewing faculty student evaluations, reviewing intermediate and final student reports, archiving student research projects, managing a Handshake account for student hiring, and completing Federal Work Study voucher forms. The incumbent will also assist in the administration of the center's research grants and awards and perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Masters degree is required.

Successful candidates will have experience with undergraduate research programs and knowledge of effective outreach strategies. The person holding this position must be reliable, flexible, and detail-oriented.

Priority consideration given to applications received on or before June 1, 2017.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to speak and write well. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. Ability to coordinate student academic events such as a poster session or scholarly presentation forum. Knowledge of effective outreach strategies. The person holding this position must be reliable, flexible, and detail-oriented

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