Project Coordinator

United States, North America
Jun 06, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs

Excelsior College, a regionally accredited, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning, seeks a Project Coordinator, within the Center for Assessment of Post-Traditional Instruction, Training and Learning. The Project Coordinator develops and oversees a workflow process to promote and schedule activities associated with the academic evaluation of workplace training programs for the College.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following:  Other duties may be assigned.

Serve as the project coordinator for work flow related to the academic assessment of workplace training and credentialing programs (according to Policy 071):

  • Serve as liaison with business/industry staff, SMEs, and college faculty/staff to collect and disseminate appropriate course materials as needed;
  • Create and monitor deadlines to ensure timely turnaround from submission to evaluation;
  • Ensure all legal documents are sent, signed, and filed appropriately;
  • Develop and manage a revalidation schedule for all training programs,
  • Track program degree requirement changes and maintain updated information;
  • Create new (or amend current) database to reflect status of assessments and credit assigned;
  • Schedule and facilitate internal meetings as needed, and prepare monthly status reports;
  • Distribute communication, internally and externally, regarding evaluation results;
  • Handle special projects related to the evaluation of training, as requested; provide assistance, as requested, to Executive Director;
  • Process SME payments and monitor budget;
  • Represent CAPITAL internally and externally as requested.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree and at least five years of related experience, preferably in higher education and/or corporate training;
  • Experience coordinating projects within an institution, corporation and/or public sector setting preferred;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and database management experience;
  • Direct work experience with project management practices, and knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to work cooperatively with internal staff, high-level external contacts, and students;
  • Basic knowledge of training and education principles, familiarity with curriculum ,assessment, and adult learning theory preferred;
  • Ability to coordinate and foster collaboration on numerous activities working with a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure timely results;
  • Ability to work independently to complete projects on time.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A desire to obtain project management certification (e.g., CAPM, PMP) or an advanced degree in a related field.


  • No travel, or only very infrequent travel

Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, salary history, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information to: or by mail:

Excelsior College
Human Resources Office
Project Coordinator
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, New York 12203-5159


We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance our ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase our potential to serve a diverse student population.