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Academic Program Coord, Int

Northern Arizona University
Health Sciences

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Job Title: Academic Program Coord, Int
Location: Health Sciences
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605716
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description

Assists in the creation and/or maintenance and coordination of one or more academic programs within a unit designed to meet specific goals in the Masters of Public Health (MPH). Ensures the implementation of policies and practices, and assists in conducting oversight, review, and analysis of the effectiveness and compliance of the program(s).

Program Development - 35%

  • Assists in the development of program content; monitors program metrics and performance; maintains operation of the program.
  • Ensures program compliance with all applicable university, state, federal, or other laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines specific to Applied Practice Experience placements and affiliation agreements and assists with Applied Practice Experience planning and paperwork.
  • Maintains records of program participants and program data, which may include inputting or updating data in a database.
  • Distributes, collects, and processes forms and documents related to the program(s) to include managing the MPH and Graduate Certificate admissions process.
  • Researches, summarizes, and analyzes information regarding program participation; calculates statistics and compiles data to prepare special and/or recurring reports. This will include assisting with our pursuit of CEPH accreditation of our MPH programs (including correspondence, site visit organization, survey management, and data collection/management).

Finance Management - 20%

  • Contributes to the creation of the program budget and monitors budget for program expenditures; advises department leadership on discrepancies with expenditures to include managing day-to-day MPH-related financial requests.

Department Liaising - 20%

  • Acts as a liaison for program to potential or current students, staff, faculty, or external stakeholders or constituents to include assisting with Graduate Research Project planning and paperwork.
  • Delivers presentations and develops materials to communicate information about the program(s).
  • Conduct community outreach and work with NAU Marketing to expand MPH and Graduate Certificate-related marketing aimed at growing our programs.
  • Acts as the main point of general information contact for program participants and other program stakeholders or constituents, and MPH alumni, including telephone and email communications; answers questions regarding the program.
  • May be responsible for event coordination in relation to program(s).
  • May schedule and participate in meetings or committees on behalf of the program(s).

Training and Supervision - 20%

  • Trains and advises others on program guidelines and details to include managing and updating of the MPH and Graduate Certificate website.
  • May supervise or oversee student or temporary employees.

Other - 5%

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 2 - 4 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with Native American Students and/or programs
  • Experience working with Graduate Students
  • Experience working with program budgets and monitoring budget for program expenditures
  • Experience in developing program content, monitor program metrics, and maintaining the operation of the program
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with event coordination

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures related to program area.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and account reconciliation principles.
  • Knowledge of organizational practices and principles.


  • Program coordination and execution.
  • Coordination of activities, evaluating data, and establishing priorities.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Ability to effectively communicate with potential or current students, staff, faculty, or external stakeholders or consitutents to include assisting with Graduate Research Project planning and paperwork
  • Abiltiy to effectively conduct community outreach and work with NAU Marketing to expand MPH and Graduate Certificate-related marketing aimed at growing our programs
  • Ability to maintain records, program data, data entry, updating database, collection and processes forms, and documents related to program
  • Works independently.
  • Exercises good judgement and professionalism.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


The salary range for this position begins at $41,421.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

October 27th, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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