Program Coordinator - Undergraduate Programs

University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Job no: 509252
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: College Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grade/range
Applications Open: Jul 09 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

Provide support to the College of Engineering in activities related to recruitment, retention, and engagement of undergraduate students in the College. Assist the Associate Dean for undergraduate programs (AD-UGP) in related diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) activities designed to increase enrollment and participation of women and students of color in the College. This position reports 60/40 to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Dean of Engineering respectively.

Student Success - Oversight of all college recruitment, retention and student success/ engagement events, as well as STEM Pipeline initiatives with middle and high-school districts; and annual Engineering Week/Alumni activities. Oversee all aspects of event planning: Logistics, Budget tracking, print and online promotional material, event programs, etc. Successfully partner with cross-university groups such as: Event Services, Advancement, Admissions, Dining/Catering. Advise on and oversee undergraduate programming budget (Student/Staff contracts; Student Club grant allocations, Student travel requests, purchasing)

RAMP - Oversight of annual Research Academics and Mentoring Pathways (RAMP) program; Logistics, budgeting, website content development, marketing, recruiting, retention, program development and management, event management, alumni and corporate partnership relations.

Administrative/Operational Duties - Support undergraduate programs for College of Engineering; Coordination of Degree Path information (including web postings); approval and support of all student inquiries/petitions/approvals (DIG, Petitions, Grade Change, etc.) with appropriate individuals on campus; Graduation Approval at Dean’s Level; Coordinate meetings and information exchange between associate chairs of engineering departments and AD- UGP; Support communication and organization with members of the College Industrial Advisory Board on ongoing DE&I and outreach activities; Conduct periodic data analysis on student demographics, academic progress, and related metrics for timely interventions; Assist in identifying undergraduate research, co-op, internship opportunities with faculty, industry network and career-services and coordinate required communication and assessment of student progress.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Evidence of professional and responsible job performance in a higher education setting
  • Computer skills that include knowledge of Microsoft office applications
  • Evidence of successful event planning experience
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of related experience

Additional Considerations:

  • Knowledge of and ability to work with enterprise educational software such as the SIS student information, Tableau and other Analytics portals
  • Summit reporting system etc. desirable
  • Experience in DE&I programs or initiatives with particular relevance to engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This is a SEIU Professional Union position, Grade P16.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application. Submission of a writing sample is optional.


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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