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Program Support Specialist - Nursing Program (FT), CFRE10854HSBS

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Program Support Specialist - Nursing Program (FT), CFRE10854HSBS

Program Support Specialist - Nursing Program (FT), CFRE10854HSBS
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide program specific support to students, faculty and the Director of Nursing.

  • Subject to Director of Nursing approval, and in collaboration with program coordinators, develop draft course schedules utilizing available faculty.
  • As directed by the Director of Nursing and working closely with Centralized Scheduling Office, monitor enrollment and make recommendations regarding course additions and cancellations.
  • Monitor faculty loads (which may include course assignments and finalization process) to ensure compliance with College policy.
  • Track curriculum changes and monitor degree/certificate requirements.
  • If assigned to Nursing and Health Sciences, manage/monitor student clinical requirements, placement, and student compliance in regards to clinical site arrangements.
  • May assist faculty/program coordinators with creation, editing, and submission of program specific applications and inquiries, including submission of Illinois Community College Board Form 20 for new degrees and certificates.
  • Monitor student admission/program participation and progression/graduation requirements, as required by division.
  • Where applicable, work with Admissions and Faculty Coordinator in regards to program-specific applications and inquiries.
  • Provide accurate and timely responses to student inquiries regarding Division courses, programs, and admissions requirements.
  • May work with Admissions and Faculty Coordinator in regards to program-specific applications and inquiries.
  • Refer students as appropriate.
  • If assigned to Nursing and Health Sciences, may contact students to inform them they've met the admissions requirements and may register for classes.
  • Screen adjunct faculty syllabi; track adjunct faculty completion of roster verification midterm, final grades, and attendance.
  • Review and assist with program budgets.
  • Update and maintain program websites as appropriate.
  • Manage and maintain advisory committee database with agendas/minutes.
  • Maintain accurate program records and assist with re-accreditation process.
  • May review, communicate, and enforce content of affiliation agreements as appropriate.
  • May assist in development of articulation and academic partnerships with high schools, colleges, community, and employer groups.
  • If assigned to Nursing and Health Sciences, maintains a student database and monitors student health requirements to ensure student compliance with health program admissions policies and standards.
  • Participate in program specific events, marketing activities, meetings and committees.
  • May supervise Classified Staff and Student Workers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications:

    • Education
      • Bachelor's degree in related discipline required.
      • Bachelor's degree in one of the above disciplines preferred.
    • Experience
      • Three (3) years experience working in one or more related disciplines or with similar responsibilities required.
      • Strong verbal and written communications and active listening required.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
      • Ability to professionally represent the College and Division at community and student events required.
      • Attention to details and highly organized required.
      • Ability to prioritize tasks and to work autonomously as well as in teams required.
      • Proficient in MS Office suite including Excel and Outlook required.
      • Five (5 years experience working in related discipline preferred.
      • College-level teaching experience or equivalent experience preferred.
      • Strong Customer Service and ability to relate to a diverse population preferred.
      • Prior experience utilizing Datatel/Colleague, Business Objects, and Concur preferred.

    Hybrid Eligible:


  • Some local travel required.
  • This position requires a background check and drug screen.

  • Pay Grade:
    Classified 13 Salary Range: 58,000.00 - 60,000.00

    Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

    College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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    Since its inception in 1967, College of DuPage has matured into something very special. It's a community college with far-reaching impact. We're firmly rooted in the community that provides our mandate, yet committed to reflecting the needs and demands of an ever-changing world. 

    From our faculty through to our Board of Trustees, we understand the importance of remaining relevant on multiple levels: interpersonal, academic, civic, cultural and economic. With a steady eye on regional, national and international developments, College of DuPage fulfills its mission as an educational and economic agent of change for the residents it serves.

    Beyond all other considerations, though, we are educators, devoted to the idea that knowledge is transformative. We believe there are few things more powerful than a mind engaged. We are excited by the possibilities ignited when knowledge is imparted through meaningful discourse, in the service of realizing each and every one of our community member's full potential.

    We invite you to find out more about the world-class institution available to you and your family, right here at home. 

    • Among the state's public colleges and universities, College of DuPage, with more than 28,000 students, is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the State of Illinois, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    • More than 25 percent of all District 502 high school graduates attend College of DuPage during their college career.
    • Each semester, around 28,000 students attend College of DuPage.
    • The Glen Ellyn campus covers 273 acres and has eleven major buildings. The Glen Ellyn campus is currently undergoing renovation and expansion through the Facilities Master Plan, which has an anticipated completion date of 2014.
    • College of DuPage has moved from a traditional model of accreditation to the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a quality-based, continuous improvement model of accreditation through The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). This model is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program and incorporates a review process designed to deliver clear, concrete and efficient feedback to participating institutions.
    • College of DuPage offers more than 90 certificates programs and degrees for today’s occupational and technical careers, and nine associate’s degrees in 59 occupational and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs.  
    • Roughly 20 percent of students attending COD already possess a bachelor's degree or higher.
    • The College of DuPage Library maintains a collection of 245,800 books, 285,000 microfiche, 29,500 video recordings (VHS and DVD), 20,700 sound recordings (CDs), 527 current periodical subscriptions (7,900 bound periodical back files), and 18 newspapers.
    • There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations on campus.
    • College of DuPage is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (Member, North Central Association) and Academic Quality Improvement Program Participant.

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