Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
$34,400.00 - $43,000.00
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Coordinator of Educational Programs

Arizona State University

Piper Center

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is seeking a Coordinator for Educational Programs who is able to work in a team environment coordinating, supporting, and planning programs and events with partners and staff. Our educational programs offer a wide range of classes, workshops, and engagements with the community, students, and faculty nationwide. This position is focused on program coordination and development, and not on providing creative teaching or instruction. Classes and workshops take place in person and online. The position coordinates all aspects of educational classes and programs, including but not limited to developing and managing events and programs, submitting and tracking budgets, selecting and communicating with faculty, providing high-quality customer service and communications to registrants, coordinating scholarship and fellowship processes, and collaborating with the marketing team to promote classes and events, among other duties.


Salary Range

$34,400 - $43,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Develops and schedules Piper Writers Studio courses and workshops in accordance with specifications, objectives, and funding limitations. 
  • Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings, or conferences with high educational impact on program and/or participants; coordinates logistics, scheduling, and participant communications. 
  • Coordinates with faculty, both internal and external to ASU for schedules, communications and marketing information of classes and workshops both in person and online via Zoom and/or Canvas. 
  • Performs tasks related to assigned functions and programs, such as building registration systems in Aventri, tracking event attendance, evaluating programs through course surveys and other measures, and other unique projects. 
  • Serves as the main point of contact for center educational programs and partnerships. 
  • Ensures budget tracking and revenue generation for educational programs as outlined by center management. 
  • Supervises and coordinates scholarship and fellowship processes for the Piper Center’s various programs in accordance with programmatic and developmental objectives. 
  • Ensures consistent and thorough application processes, and collaborates with Piper staff to produce marketing and narrative materials to showcase the program’s impact.
  • Prepares budget proposals and recommendations; establishes and manages budget control system for controlling expenditures in accordance with budget allocations; recommends equipment and resources for function/program. 
  • Represents the college/department and serves on various department and university committees. Interacts and maintains collaborative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, university departments, and community organizations in facilitating program objectives. 
  • Provides assistance and information to faculty, staff and outside organizations regarding function/program. 
  • Serves as a representative to ensure all aspects of function/program are implemented and controlled according to plans.
  • Develops and performs special projects and other duties as assigned. Event and conference staffing as needed. 
  • May supervise, train, and evaluate student staff or interns. 


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master’s degree in a related field such as MFA in Creative Writing, MA in English Literature, and/or MA in Non-Profit Arts Management
  • Experience in a literary non-profit or a university setting
  • Experience in event planning and execution in a team environment
  • Experience with coordinating professional development, fellowship, and/or grant programming
  • Experience performing basic functions such as entering course text and images or quiz questions in a learning management system, preferably Canvas (1 year)
  • Experience in revenue-generating program management
  • Evidence of having higher education experience working directly with undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Experience in using MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse. Regular use of phone, computer, printer, and other office equipment, out of office and on campus events as needed. 


Department Statement

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing is the artistic and intellectual heart of a vibrant, multinational, and culturally diverse world of writers. The Center is dedicated to serving our writing communities, both local and global, by offering exceptional literary programs and resources. 


The center aspires to: 

Build connections among readers, writers, and others across multiple disciplines and fields of interest

Offer a variety of educational opportunities to support writers in every stage of their development

Foster a thriving creative and literary community, and transform the Valley’s cultural environment

Become the driving force of a dynamic and entrepreneurial creative environment that will enrich Arizona and the entire Southwest

Encourage cultural and artistic exchanges with international communities

Promote the value that art is integral to all of our lives, and make it accessible both within and beyond our community of writers


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


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Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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