Honors Program Coordinator

San Angelo, Tom Green County
Jul 03, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
HONORS PROGRAM COORDINATOR Department: Honors Program Salary: $34,000 Job Summary Reporting to the Director of the Honors Program, the Honors Program Coordinator assists the Director in planning and coordinating co-curricular programming and carrying out administrative functions of the program. The Program Coordinator oversees the peer mentoring and leadership development programs and assists with recruiting and retention initiatives, establishing and maintaining alumni relations, and developing program publicity. Duties 1. Plans, organizes, implements, and develops assessment measures for co-curricular enrichment events, leadership development programs, and community engagement initiatives 2. Coordinates peer mentoring program, including developing and providing training materials and workshops, assigning mentor groups, overseeing mentor performance, and assisting in monitoring and evaluating performance of student workers 3. Assists in recruitment and orientation initiatives, including developing strategies and materials, corresponding with applicants, visiting with prospective students, and participating in university recruiting, orientation, and registration events 4. Assists in developing and oversees production of Honors Program publicity, including such items as newsletters, recruitment materials, and website content 5. Compiles statistical data and prepares reports to assist the Director in assessment and strategic planning initiatives 6. Establishes and maintains regular contact with current students and Honors Program alumni 7. Assists the Program Director and Honors faculty with arranging student trips and shares travel supervision responsibilities as requested 8. Supports and engages with students by attending Honors Program social and co-curricular enrichment events and Honors Student Association meetings and activities 9. Assists with answering telephones, general office duties, and maintaining Honors Lounge as needed 10. Provides research or technical assistance on special projects as requested 11. Performs other duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of word processing, graphics, and presentation software 2. Knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, and equipment 3. Knowledge of undergraduate honors education principles and practices 4. Skilled in oral and written communications 5. Skilled in interpersonal relations 6. Skilled in designing and executing marketing materials 7. Ability to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate events 8. Ability to prioritize and simultaneously manage multiple projects 9. Ability to exercise independent judgment based on thorough understanding of program policies, goals, and objectives 10. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with students, university personnel, and community partners 11. Ability to provide support and direction to students and student workers 12. Ability to learn equipment and skills necessary to complete tasks Physical Requirements Requires prolonged periods of sitting and occasional lifting up to 15 pounds Qualifications Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university plus experience with program or event planning and implementation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job Preferred Qualifications: Preference may be given to individuals with prior experience in honors education or in working with high-achieving students in a higher education setting