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Program Coordinator, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Denison University
Granville, OH

Job Details

Position Type:

Support Staff

Classification Title:

College Support Services

Position Title:

Program Coordinator, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Position Number:


Pay Grade Level:

CSS 10


Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Posting Number:

S 121301255

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Months:




Work Schedule:

M-F Regular business hours.

Basic Function:

Provide administrative support to the academic department and chair with minimal supervision; coordinate departmental activities for Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty and students; and maintain and curate the alumni network.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as chief office administrator overseeing budget, purchasing, and student staff.
  • Serve as initial contact for inquiries about Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences—direct e-mails, telephone calls, student visitors, and other correspondence to appropriate responder.
  • Develop and actively maintain departmental physical and digital signage in consultation with EESC faculty.
  • Coordinate maintenance and replacement of shared Earth and Environmental Sciences resources.
  • Collaborate with Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty to manage field trip logistics, including travel arrangements and necessary paperwork.
  • Manage logistics related to curricular and co-curricular departmental events.
  • Photodocument events for use in signage and departmental communications.
  • Maintain departmental student records and work with department chair to coordinate course schedule each semester.
  • Manage logistics related to faculty and staff searches, including travel arrangements and campus visit schedules, in consultation with the department and/or search chair.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communication with Denison offices and programs including, but not limited to: Off-Campus Study Office, Knowlton Center for Career Development, Denison Edge, University Communications, and the broader community.Collaborate with department chair in the compilation, organization, maintenance, and tracking of data, reports, and statistical information required for department reports and reviews.
  • Maintain active and ongoing communications with Denison offices and programs.
  • Coordinate and curate information relevant to Earth and Environmental Science faculty and students through regular communication with Off-Campus Study Office, Knowlton Center for Career Development, Denison Edge, University Communications, and the broader Earth and Environmental Science community.
  • Coordinate and maintain departmental social media presence to promote and develop the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
  • Maintain regular communication with faculty, students, the larger campus community, and departmental alumni.
  • Coordinate activities related to co-curricular programming, experiential learning, career development, as well as alumni outreach and relations.
  • Create and maintain a database of alumni contact information and career outcomes.
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Alumni Newsletter.
  • Perform other related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years administrative experience, include managing event planning and travel logistics
  • 6 years of higher education administrative experience, include managing event planning and travel logistics
Key Attributes

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Suite, data management, and budgeting.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with individuals and groups with varied backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, collegial, creative and results oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in STEM higher education.

Physical Demands:

Occasional lifting up to 20 lbs. Reasonable accommodations made for persons with disabilities.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Additional Information:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references with your application.

Denison University Background Check Statement:

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

Denison University EEO Statement :

Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.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 Forward.
If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (740)587-6299 or by email at


<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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