Student Affairs Administrator

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Hyde Park Campus

2010032 BSD - Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

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Job Summary:

The Student Affairs Administrator is responsible for organizing the administrative efforts underlying PhD recruitment activities for the Biological Sciences Division.


  • Manage the summer undergraduate research program in coordination with the participating institutions in China; serve as campus representative in the planning of the Midstates Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Manage and maintain the budget for recruitment efforts. Provide annual budget projections.
  • Maintain the database on BSD alumni for tracking and record keeping as this relates to outcomes reporting.
  • Represent OGPA at divisional and university meetings regarding recruitment and outreach; marketing.
  • Manage and maintain the divisional website including portals to the 16 graduate programs.
  • Write features all year on divisional faculty and student research.
  • Manage the year-long communication plan aimed at prospective students.
  • Create and distribute quarterly OGPA newsletter.

  • Ability to coordinate the work of others
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Interviewing skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Additional Requirements

  • Advanced degree or a minimum of five years of related experience
  • Graduate degree with proven writing experience strongly preferred

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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