Program Coordinator - Forensic Science Institute

Position Overview:

Coordinates the activities of a program that meet the needs of the organization's target population and that are in alignment with the organization's stated mission. Interacts with staff, leaders, and community members. Develops and manages assigned client relationships in a manner consistent with policies and procedures. Creates, maintains, and updates assigned program schedules for contract deliverables and key events. Provides key financial data to the Manager on a timely basis. May create presentations or marketing material for the program. May coordinate or supervise program projects or events. May oversee the administrative duties/function of a program. Plans and coordinates meetings on project timing, goals, and budget to ensure fulfillment of internal and customer expectations and compliance with policies and contractual requirements. Ensures that all services provided are in compliance with applicable standards and regulations. May participate in community outreach or fundraising. Makes recommendations regarding process and procedure change. Provides input into budget development and may be responsible for monitoring to budget. Handles moderately complex issues and problems. Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter. May provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group. Typically reports to a department head or manager.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Provide academic advisement to all forensic science students. Educate students and parents on the field of Forensic Science. Provide individual career identification and planning for students. Partner with Student Success Advisors to provide incoming students and transfer students with information and careers in Forensic Science. Coordinate outreach efforts with local schools and community programs, including Gear-Up program to discuss careers in forensic science and have hands on activities and demonstrations. Gives tours of Forensic Science Institute facilities and provide information on programs and faculty. Assess student learning initiatives and monitor student progress. Performs other duties as required to support the mission and function of the area of responsibility.

Job Level:

Scope & Impact: This position is an intermediate-level independent contributor whose actions may have a significant impact on a department's operations. This position may also affect operations of multiple work areas.

Communication & Interaction : Interacts with various levels within or outside the University to provide service, interpret and explain ideas and concepts, as well as resolve issues.

Effective Knowledge: Demonstrates functional expertise in a particular domain. Demonstrates ability to operate independently and without supervision for day to day operations.

Problem Solving & Judgement : Maintains a working knowledge of policies and procedures, generally accepted principles, and methods. Resolves day to day operational issues by collecting and interpreting information. Solutions may include modifying procedures and methods to address new conditions and may incorporate advice and input as needed from supervisor. This role includes broad responsibilities requiring the application of policies to dynamic and complex conditions. Problems generally require significant analysis and judgment. Solutions may include adapting existing policies and systems to address unique situations.

Budget Authority: May provide input into budget development by identifying operational needs and requirements. May assist with research, requirements gathering or other related efforts to develop budgetary requirements.

Policy & Procedure Authority: Primarily responsible for applying organizational policies and procedures and/or determining appropriate process to follow.

Reporting Relationships : Generally reports to manager or higher but may receive basic operational direction and guidance from senior level staff members.

Supervisory & Team Leadership Responsibilities : May provide functional subject matter expertise and guidance to junior staff.


Qualifications Required:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in job related field plus 3+ years of relevant experience in the chosen field or 7+ years of equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

Qualifications Preferred:

Master's degree in Forensic Science or related field and 3+ years of relevant experience in discipline is preferred.


Excellent public relations and needs to be a good, positive ambassador for UCO. Technical proficiency-ability to use Microsoft Office and ability to pick up new software quickly. Trust and Credibility. Must be a team player and be ambitious. Good Time Management skills. Ownership of individual performance goals.

Will this employee supervise others?


Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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