Graduate Program Coordinator
The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) encourages applications for a Graduate Program Coordinator ! This position is responsible for administrating graduate programs in the department and involves administration needed to support students through application, course enrollment, graduate exams, and graduation. This position provides technical support to the department chair, administrative chair, and associate chair for graduate studies, faculty and students by disseminating information and accurately interpreting department, college and university rules. This position will maintain graduate documentation regarding applicants, matriculants and graduates to support general information.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The fields of civil, environmental and architectural engineering offer careers in the planning, design, construction and management of the built environment as well as in the interaction between the built environment and the natural environment. CEAE's mission is the education of undergraduate and graduate students to become leaders in the professional practice of engineering, contributing to technological advances that benefit humankind while improving the earth’s physical and biological resources.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Graduate Program Administration
- Maintains accurate student records per departmental, college and university policy and procedures.
- Reviews and processes course agreement and independent study forms.
- Maintains and updates degree plans, such as degree auditing, when applicable.
- Assists faculty in the administration of comprehensive and final exams and grade cards.
- Manage graduation process, advise students of due dates; collects required forms, verifies accuracy and signatures and submit to Graduate School. Works closely with the Senior Graduate Program Advisor to ensure student deadlines are met.
- Declares and awards certificates for degree and non-degree seeking students.
- Tracks graduate student progress with respect to departmental achievements such as completion of comprehensive exams and final defense.
- Builds and maintains graduate student database content for use in advising; processes transfer credit requests; releases advising holds on student accounts as appropriate.
- Supervises retention and performance of women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and religious minorities, and related anecdotal information, and advise the Chair and Associate Chair of relevant trends and possible interpretations.
- Informs students and faculty about fellowship opportunities, including those for women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and religious minorities. Assists with and implements the administrative process for department/college/university funding opportunities.
- Maintains the department’s Graduate Handbook by updating important information disseminated by the department, college or Graduate School.
- Provides administrative support to the Graduate Program and Students (P&S) committee on issues related to graduate student policies and procedures, graduate student handbook, and graduate student community and climate.
- Recommends improvements to reports and processes crafted to meet department and student needs.
- Coordinates with GEC and other engineering graduate program advisors (GPAs) in the college regarding broader programmatic issues.
Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
- Supports graduate student recruitment efforts by generating (and sending) admission decisions and offer letters.
- Collaborates with the Senior Graduate Program Advisor to craft and determine the process for gathering, maintaining, and analyzing graduate statistics and recruitment data regarding applicants, matriculants and graduates, and benchmarks against peer programs.
- Designs and determines the process for graduate student orientation, working with CEAE faculty members and staff, CU Library Services, lead TAs, and the Graduate Student Organization, to plan for and to prepare presentations with the departmental Programs and Students Committee (P&S).
- Disseminates information regarding focus-area research opportunities and curriculum requirements, available university services, department and Graduate School regulations and policies, and general information about the surrounding Boulder community.
Advising and Counseling
- Provides point of contact for students on course registration issues.
- Builds and manages annual audit of graduate student progress and accomplishments in collaboration with graduate students and faculty advisors.
- Advises and counsels current students, faculty and staff on policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and graduation requirements. Is deeply knowledgeable about department, college, and Graduate School policies and procedures.
- Provide consultations on policy and campus resources to faculty and leadership as requested, when student issues arise.
- Consults with appropriate undergraduate advisor as needed regarding BS/MS (BAM) concurrent degree students. Assists with the BAM student application process in OnBase.
- Maintains understanding of curricula, rules and policies at the department/program, college and university levels, and articulates these to students and faculty in the department.
- Works with the communications and marketing team to ensure that information on the department's graduate program website is accurate and that email lists are accurate/maintained.
- Participates in professional development activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
What We Can Offer
Salary range starts at $48,000.00, commensurate with experience.
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What We Require
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
What You Will Need
- Highly detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
- Outstanding customer service skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and within a collaborative work environment.
- Exceptional organizational, planning, analytical, problem-solving and technical skills.
- Exceptional attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and requests, and work in a fast-pace environment.
- Demonstrated passion for working with students from onboarding to graduation within a large-volume setting.
- Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students from around the world.
- Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
- Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
- Established experience with Cloud-based services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and/or Google’s G Suite.
- Willingness to work in an environment which may demand some flexibility or evening/weekend work.
What We Would Like You To Have
- One year of professional-level experience supporting graduate students in STEM fields at a college or university setting.
- Familiarity with University of Colorado's Student Information Systems (CU-SIS).
- Experience with software that handles on-line applications and CRM for graduate student recruiting and admissions (Slate).
- Established skills and experience using technologies that support academic advising best-practices.
- Experience working with the academic and administrative structure, procedures, rules, expectations, policies, regulations, and formal and informal norms affecting students in a graduate program.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by October 18, 2020 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .
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