VCUarts Pre-College Program Coordinator

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Job Code/Title 81192 - H - Administrative Assistant GA 2 Position Number HU1317 Working Title VCUarts Pre-College Program Coordinator Department Dean's Office Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $22-$25/hour Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 29 hrs/week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Administrative/ Secretarial/ Clerical Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

Chief Purpose of Position:
The VCUarts Pre-college Summer Program offers high school students an opportunity to explore their interests in the fine arts, design, performing arts and related areas; promotes cross-disciplinary approaches to creative activity; and where relevant, imparts practical knowledge and skills to prepare performing artists for college auditions and visual artists for the creation of their application portfolios.
This position will also coordinate, plan, develop, implement, promote, and evaluate the Pre-College Summer Program as it relates to VCUarts and its attracting top students for future enrollment. The Coordinator will take recommendations from department chairs to select suitable faculty for placement in virtual summer course offerings.

Brief Description of Position:
The Pre-college Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and delivering a successful annual summer program for rising 11th and 12th grade high school students. This entails responding to queries, reviewing applications, making admissions decisions, balancing enrollment across the various programs offered, hiring faculty, and monitoring payment deadlines. This also involves establishing a trusted relationship between the Coordinator, parents of incoming and prospective students, the students and faculty. The Coordinator will provide orientation to the faculty prior to the start of the four week program.

• Establishes a clear set of procedures and expectations for the students and the faculty; communicates such expectations to their parents.
• Generates ideas to broadly promote the program.
• Working with departments, identifies and hires appropriately credentialed faculty.
• Monitors trends and interest across the arts and related disciplines and reacts by changing curricula and offering new courses.
• Works closely with department chairs to ensure that academic quality and adequate rigor is disseminated in the virtual classroom.
• Is sensitive to the emotional and social needs of high school students, their parents and establishes a clear set of personal conduct expectations in a virtual environment for students.
• Serves as an ambassador of the School and University to prospective students and their parents, high school teachers and guidance counselors.
• Timely, diplomatically and effectively communicates with parents on a range of issues to ensure expectations are understood and clarified.
• Conducts a survey among participants at completion of program and includes analysis in annual report to supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree is required.
• Significant training and work experience with high school students is required.
• Fluency in both written and spoken English.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills including timely responsiveness to queries, and significant experience and ability to work in a diverse environment and with students and families from all backgrounds.
• Demonstrated enthusiasm for work with students in a virtual environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree preferred.
• A degree in one of the arts disciplines is strongly preferred.
• Previous experience working in a summer program is preferred.

Job Open Date 03/23/2021 Remove from posting on or before 04/09/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document

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