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The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance is ranked nationally in the top ten schools of public policy and management. The Evans School is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of leaders and managers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Our approach to policy and management problem solving is rigorous, hands-on, and professionally relevant.
The UW and the Evans School promote diversity and inclusiveness among our staff, faculty, and students. As a School we value commitment to these principles, strive to provide welcoming and respectful service and support in our communities, and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. We encourage those with diverse life and work experiences and perspectives to apply for this opening on our team.
The Evans School has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Academic Affairs Program Coordinator. This position supports the management of academic appointments and promotions as well as course planning and evaluation. The Academic Affairs Program Coordinator reports directly to the Assistant to the Dean, works closely with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (Associate Dean) and collaborates regularly with Student Services, Human Resources, and other Evans School colleagues.
In this role you will support the management of academic appointments and promotions, and course planning and evaluation at the Evans School. Faculty, staff, and students will look to you for guidance and support on various policies and procedures related to faculty affairs, curriculum management, and registration processes. Sample responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum, Course Planning and Evaluation:
Support the creation and management of efficient mechanisms for curriculum development and evaluation; course planning and scheduling; implementation of academic initiatives; and compliance with policies.
Coordinate approval process for new courses and course revisions, including preparation of documentation in consultation with the Assistant to the Dean and Associate Dean.
Support the creation and maintenance of a two-year course plan in collaboration with the Assistant to the Dean and Associate Dean, and partnership with the Assistant Dean of Students to ensure course offerings will fulfill student degree requirements.
Implement the decisions of senior leadership that pertain to Academic Services and monitor these action items. Facilitate changes in curriculum and/or policy to maximize program effectiveness and efficiency.
Facilitate hiring guest faculty and visiting scholars including visa support, orientation, and appointment letters in collaboration with the HR Manager and Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration.
Implement course and classroom scheduling decisions; work to ensure faculty are assigned classrooms that meet the School’s business needs and faculty teaching needs and courses are assigned to times that meet university requirements and student needs.
Facilitate annual peer review of faculty teaching.
Facilitate quarterly online course evaluation process and maintenance of records.
Provide support in the implementation and evaluation of various surveys of students and recent graduates, to inform course and curricular planning.
Manage course enrollment caps and add code sheets in accordance with Evans School needs, registration priorities, and add code policies.
Oversee Evans School registration email account, responding to or redirecting emails as appropriate.
Initiate collaborative process with the Director of Marketing & Communication to create, distribute, and promote targeted course- and program-related marketing across campus.
Academic Policies and Procedures:
Maintain official School records on academic policies and procedures.
Maintain expertise of relevant UW and Evans School academic policies and procedures.
Assist with tracking, collecting, organizing, and/or distributing documentation related to faculty searches, appointments, promotions, sabbaticals, and reviews.
Coordinate RA/TA assignments with Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration and Associate Dean.
Support cross-college issues including promotion and merit of joint faculty and cross-listed courses.
General Faculty Support:
Prepare and assemble required materials for faculty award nominations.
Support faculty research seminar series, including coordination of speaker travel, event promotion, and seminar logistics.
Update and maintain faculty CV’s, resumes, data-management platforms, and webpages through systematic data entry.
Financial administration support:
Track expenses for academic services, including teaching assistants, guest faculty parking expenses, teaching materials, research seminar series, and supplies.
Attend School and University meetings as needed.
Contribute to various special projects, as requested (e.g. gathering data related to School accreditation process).
Other duties as assigned.
While regularly interacting with a broad range of internal and external Evans School and UW community members and contributing to a variety of independent and collaborative tasks within a professional and academic setting, you will draw upon, practice, and build skills such as:
Customer service and relations
Teamwork and collaboration
Discretion in handling confidential information
Respect for and consideration of diverse perspectives
Responding with appropriate levels of urgency
Project coordination, facilitation, and management
Problem-solving and creativity
Leadership and relationship building
Oral and written communication
Organization, attention to detail, and accuracy
Flexibility and openness
Event planning, calendaring, and scheduling
MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Data management (e.g. SQL Server Management Studio)
Survey creation and implementation (e.g. Qualtrics, MS Forms)
High School graduation or equivalent and two years of experience in higher education or academic programs or equivalent education/experience
Experience with course scheduling
Experience with academic human resources with strong preference for experience with: permanent and temporary faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, merit, etc.
Experience working on a diverse team and/or working with different communication styles
Experience handling confidential and sensitive information
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team to meet established deadlines
Effective communication, organization, and time management skills
Proven customer support experience
Working knowledge of MS Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Prior contributions to one or more of the following areas: (1) complex calendaring, (2) event planning and/or management, (3) project or program management
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Experience working in higher education
Experience working with faculty
Previous experience working with curriculum management systems (e.g. Kuali)
Survey creation and implementation (e.g. Qualtrics, MS Forms)
Familiarity with SQL Server Management Studio
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position supports quarterly registration, which opens at 6:00 am on selected dates throughout the academic year. Early morning support on registration dates is expected.
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