Duties: Evaluate student applications to the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Data Science Master's program and determine eligibility for admission for each applicant. This requires cognizance of international academic standards and variations between academic grading and standards among schools in the US and internationally. Give initial rankings of applicants based on TOEFL and GRE scores, school, GPA, and other factors. Make tentative decisions to accept or reject applicants and identify the small percentage of applications that will require faculty decision-making. Communicate with applicants, respond to questions, maintain an FAQ sheet, etc. Develop and implement systems for application review.
Manage day-to-day aspects of the Data Science Master's program by advising students on course selection, tracking academic progress, and keeping inventory of practicum projects across campus. Since the Data Science Masters allows/requires electives from around the university, the advising responsibilities for this program are significantly more challenging than for many of our other programs. Assist the faculty director over program content by maintaining an inventory of courses relevant to Data Science across the university, and what course substitutions are allowed.
Manage advertising for the program by creating content for and maintaining web pages, as well as social media outlets (e.g. Facebook or Twitter). Assist faculty director in scheduling and archiving information sessions, Webinars, etc. as well as setting up curriculum committee meetings and other program development activities.
Maintain statistics on programs; track applications, admits, accepts and enrollment for each program. Track jobs upon graduation. Develop and grow ties to companies with projects and employment opportunities in Data Science. Assist the faculty director in exploring online opportunities for components of the Data Science curriculum, coordinating with the Online Coordinator and Director of Online Learning and Analytics.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. High level of initiative, independent judgment and organizational savvy. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
Reference Number: 13-27020
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Computer and Information Science
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: A-General/Professional Administrative