Coordinator Graduate & Degree Completion, (Prof Serv Spec, 4)-AFT

Glassboro, New Jersey
May 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Summary: Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the Coordinator, Office of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies is responsible for supporting undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate program development, implementation and refinement.

About the Division of Global Learning and Partnerships:

Rowan Global Learning and Partnerships, formerly the College of Graduate & Continuing Education (CGCE), is Rowan University's vehicle to reach out and serve the needs of college students, working adults, lifelong learners, and the business community. Students enrolled in our academic programs include college graduates pursuing masters or doctoral programs and returning college students pursuing the completion of a baccalaureate degree or certification. In addition, Rowan Global provides a large portfolio of non-credit services and products, including professional development, continuing education units, corporate training, and personal enrichment.

Position Description:

The Coordinator, Office of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies is a professional employee who coordinates academic program development activities to assure the successful development, implementation and refinement of post baccalaureate, graduate, professional, and adult degree completion programs administered through the Division of Rowan Global. The Coordinator routinely interacts with diverse external and internal campus constituents including Rowan University partner colleges and University faculty and academic leaders to serve an ever growing population of adult, non-traditional learners seeking undergraduate and graduate degree completion offered through varied delivery modes and on the campuses (Camden, RCGC, RCBC) of Rowan University. This position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs within the Division of Rowan Global.

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President, Global Learning and Partnerships, the Coordinator is responsible to coordinate overall academic program development, administration, maintenance, master course scheduling, and logistical issues to foster high quality undergraduate degree completion programs, graduate programming and related academic policies. The person in this position must have strong analytical and problem solving skills and must have demonstrated technical abilities to manage academic program data. The Coordinator supports the Assistant Vice President in acting as initial consult to faculty and administrators in the preparation of curriculum proposals for degree completion, post baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs administered by Rowan Global and works to provide letters of consult for University faculty, prepare initial program budget development, curriculum sequence, and program logistics. The Coordinator is responsible for the refinement of academic programs and meets ongoing with faculty and administrators to mediate program concerns such as master schedules, curricula sequence, and program requirements and to assure that all academic program materials are sound and accurate.

The position of Coordinator is responsible for providing exemplary direction to peer colleagues, faculty and staff in an environment that is fast-paced with high expectations. The individual needs to have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituents. Through the use of data driven decision-making, the Coordinator is to provide accurate undergraduate and graduate program reports and is responsible to oversee University policies and procedures that pertain to graduate education.

Essential Position Responsibilities/Functions:

Under the Direction of the Assistant Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, the Coordinator, Office of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies is responsible to accomplish the following:

    Work directly with University administrators, faculty, and staff to establish and manage productive relationships to support the development of undergraduate degree completion and graduate education programs.
    Assist in the development and implementation of undergraduate degree completion and graduate level programs.
    Conduct undergraduate and graduate program assessment though data collection and analysis.
    Collaborate with academic departments to develop academic program materials and master schedules for new Rowan Global programs.
    Maintain academic program materials and master schedules for all Rowan Global programs to ensure accuracy.
    Monitor curriculum transmittals for newly approved academic programs and changes to existing academic program administered through Rowan Global.
    Update and maintain the annual Rowan Global Graduate Catalog.
    Oversee undergraduate degree completion and graduate academic program logistical issues for academic programs administered through Rowan Global.
    Coordinate with Rowan Global Marketing & Enrollment Management, Rowan Global Research & Data Analysis Specialist, Information Resources & Technology (IRT), and Analytics, Systems & Applications (ASA) to ensure that the reporting and technology needs of the Office of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies are in accordance to the standards set forth by the Offices of the Provost and ASA.
    Serves as point person and information source for all University and departmental policies and procedures relevant to graduate education
    Facilitate the work of the Graduate Advisory Council to develop agendas, deliver meeting content, and coordinate projects and deliverables as requested.
    Responsible participate on University committees and planned University initiatives as requested by the Assistant Vice President, Global Learning and Partnerships to advance the mission of Graduate Education among University and external stakeholders.
    Other duties as assigned by Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Composition and Rhetoric, Education, Writing, or related field
  • One (1) year of professional experience with Ellucian Banner System
  • Strong project management skills; organizational skills for planning and prioritizing work
  • Exemplary attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders in higher education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to clearly convey information in person and through electronic communications
  • Develop best practices and documentation for the administration of programs
  • Demonstrated expertise with MS Office Suite applications, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and capable of learning internal administrative databases and software systems
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp programmatic issues and offer solutions
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and multi-task in a fast-paced, self-directed environment
  • Establish liaison and coordinate responsibilities with other departments; develops and implements improved methods as required
  • Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations
  • Sensitivity to the backgrounds and learning needs of diverse learners and families
  • Prior experience with non-traditional, adult learners

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience teaching at the college level
  • Prior experience in graduate education program support
  • Demonstrated experience in course scheduling management

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.