Administrative StaffClassification Title:
Administrative StaffPosition Title:
Program Administrator, EconomicsPosition Number:
A00553Pay Grade Level:
Starting at $48,000.00Department:
Economics DepartmentPosting Number:
S 121301062Full or Part Time:
Full TimeNumber of Months:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Being present in person in the office, potential travel or off-site meetings.Contact(s):
Human ResourcesContact Phone/Extension:
[email protected]Open Date:
08/08/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial 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 https://denison.edu/campus/covid19Additional 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 https://denison.edu/campus/denison-forward.
Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.