Program Coordinator

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Classification Title:

Program Coordinator I

Internal Title:

Program Coordinator



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Arnold School of Public Health


ASPH Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Advertised Salary Range:

$36,926 - $40,000

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Work Schedule:

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Research Grant (RGP)

Basis :

12 months

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About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Research Grant (RGP)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics’ Maternal and Child Health LEAP Program Coordinator will work closely with the Program Director and Deputy Director to implement the day-to-day activities of undergraduate and graduate student Maternal and Child Health training programs. In this role, the Program Coordinator will develop and implement student recruitment and retention strategies; coordinate and conduct student enrollment activities; assist and coordinate in curriculum-related activities; assist and coordinate administrative paperwork for the project; assist in project evaluation and reporting; schedule and participate in partnership meetings; and other tasks.

Job duty 1:
Under the guidance of the Project Director and Deputy Director, the program coordinator will develop and implement various recruitment strategies, which include developing and maintaining all recruitment materials in various formats (paper, social media, video, web page etc.), participating in recruitment activities, and developing and implementing retention strategies. 20%

Job duty 2:
Coordinate and conduct student enrollment activities. This includes disseminating application forms, organizing and summarizing application materials, organizing admission committee meetings, completing meeting minutes, notifying admission decisions, responding to inquiries.). 20%

Job duty 3:
Assist and coordinate in curriculum-related activities. This includes, set up and track mentor-mentee meetings, track trainee’s program hours and training progress, assist and coordinate monthly seminars and Spring summit, connect trainees with experiential learning opportunities, provide or refer academic support resources to trainees, serve as first point of contact for all inquiries. 20%

Job duty 4:
Process financial administrative paperwork through university system; assist in program reporting to funding agency; participate in meetings with funding agencies; maintain account budget for assigned projects and periodically report to Project Director. 15%

Job duty 5:
Assist in program evaluation and reporting: prepare program evaluation forms, remind trainees to complete the evaluation forms at enrollment, at exit, and after completing the training. This duty will be 10% in year 1 and will increase to 15% in future years. 15%

Job duty 6:
Schedule and organize program meetings of project leaders and core faculty, advisory board, and meetings with external partners, write meeting minutes, and other duties as assigned. (10%)

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Master’s degree and 2 years related program experience or a bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferential qualifications include prior experience in recruiting and working with undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds; MCH-related training/experiences; prior experiences in program coordination and management ideally in university setting. Familiar with UofSC systems, Peoplesoft, Finance Intranet, etc.


Strong oral and written communication skills and organization skills are expected.
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, powerpoint, database software, social media accounts.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by July 22, 2021

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 7/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time