Program Coordinator

Drexel University in Pennsylvania

Deadline July 13, 2014
Date Posted June 13, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, 200 degree programs and 14 colleges and schools, Drexel is one of Americas 15 largest private universities.

One of Philadelphias top 10 employers, Drexel is a major engine for economic development in the region. The Philadelphia Business Journal ranks Drexel as one of the healthiest employers of Greater Philadelphia. The University welcomes the richness diversity brings to the workplace and is committed to being the nations most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

The mission of the University is to fulfill our founder's vision of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society's greatest problems. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by the nation's premier co-operative education program.


Job Overview: The Program Coordinator coordinates the activities and functions of a designated program to ensure goals and objectives established for the program are accomplished in accordance with specified priorities, timeframe, funding limits, and other requirements.  The Program Coordinator serves as both internal and external representation of the program to constituents and provides technical and programmatic guidance about the particulars of the programs to constituents.



-Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

-Knowledge of e-portfolio products

-Possess excellent oral, written, presentation, project management, organizational, and interpersonal skills

-Ability to multitask

-Ability to function independently and work collaboratively as a member of a team

-Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred

-Experience working across disciplines or in interdisciplinary academic settings


Essential Functions:

-Provide outreach and programming designed to support student academic success

-Assist in academic advising functions, including registration, processing of changes of major, administering and overseeing advising e-portfolios, and degree clearance

-Participate in admissions events (i.e. Open Houses, Accepted Students Days, on- and off-campus informational sessions, etc.)

-Assist with the vetting and review of student applications

-Develop workshops and events to promote student growth and increase program cohesion/visibility

-Assist with program assessment

-Assist with the planning, travel logistics, and paperwork of visiting speakers for the Great Works Symposium, and GWS-related events

-Advertise CII-sponsored events, including the development of promotional/recruitment materials, maintenance of internet and social media presence, archiving of guest speaker interviews/lecture recordings, etc.

-Develop collaborative relationships with departments and programs that offer resources useful to students pursuing self-designed, interdisciplinary degrees, as well as those that offer services to improve student academic success

-Special projects as assigned


Supplementary Posting Information:

Drexel University's mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.


Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.


Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.


Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.


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