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Program Administrator, Economics

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Job Details

Position Type:

Administrative Staff

Classification Title:

Administrative Staff

Position Title:

Program Administrator, Economics

Position Number:


Pay Grade Level:

AD 01


Starting at $48,000.00


Economics Department

Posting Number:

S 121301062

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Months:




Work Schedule:

Normally Mon-Fri 8 hours per day, with occasional evening or weekend events.

Basic Function:

Manage and coordinate non-curricular programming for economics majors and minors, serving as primary contact and liaison with the career center, off-campus study office, and alumni network. Collaborate with department chair in strategic planning related to experiential learning opportunities, student internship and career-related programming, alumni relations, and academic scheduling and events.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Collaborate with department chair and faculty colleagues in developing initiatives related to co-curricular programming, experiential learning opportunities, alumni outreach, and career-oriented programming for students, including potential academic- and career-related student travel experiences.
  • Plan and oversee student community events for majors and minors, using independent judgment; work with department chair to cultivate welcoming and engaged environment for students. Coordinate departmental seminar series, invited speaker visits, and other department events; manage associated travel and on-campus logistics. Create programming for and in collaboration with departmental Senior Fellows.
  • Serve as a primary contact for economics students as they navigate internship and career search, and liaise with the Knowlton Career Center. Identify and cultivate a network of alumni and other potential contacts for student internships, career search, and mentoring, working independently and in conjunction with department chair and the Knowlton Center. Create and maintain a database of alumni career outcomes and contact information.
  • Assist with coordinating student study-abroad experiences and track abroad programs and courses that meet the requirements of the major. Consult with department chair and director of Center for Global Programs as appropriate.
  • Create and maintain departmental social media presence, including regular communication with students, faculty, staff and the wider community including alumni in the form of, e.g., a regular newsletter. Coordinate with University Communications to maintain departmental and individual faculty website presence.
  • Maintain departmental student records and work with department chair to coordinate course schedule each semester to ensure that the needs of our majors and minors are met.
  • Collaborate with department chair in the compilation, organization, maintenance, and tracking of data, reports, and statistical information required for department reviews.
  • Manage and coordinate the hiring of student workers, both teaching and research assistants and student office staff.
  • Manage logistics related to faculty and staff searches, including travel arrangements and campus visit schedules, in consultation with the department and/or search chair. Manage logistics related to department events and serve as chief office administrator overseeing budget, purchasing, and student staff. Recommend purchases; monitor expenses; analyze departmental needs against available funds.
  • Serve as initial contact for inquiries about Economics Department—direct e-mails, telephone calls, student visitors, and other correspondence to appropriate responder.
  • Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years demonstrated experience in administrative roles (OR) An Associate’s degree and at least three years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel/data management.
  • Experience with managing event planning and travel logistics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic administration, academic advising, and/or student life environment
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Progressive experience in administrative roles and the ability to motivate and collaborate with individuals and groups with varied backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, collegial, creative and results oriented.
  • Demonstrable experience exercising independent judgment and analysis.

Physical Demands:

Being present in person in the office, potential travel or off-site meetings.


Human Resources

Contact Phone/Extension:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

In our ongoing efforts to support the health of our community and continue to operate our campus safely, Denison requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including a booster within the timeline guidance recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unless a Denison-authorized exemption is approved prior to the first date of employment. For more information and resources regarding this policy as a condition of employment, please visit

Additional Information:

For full consideration, please apply by August 15, 2022.

Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at

Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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