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Occupational Therapy Program Coordinator

University of Puget Sound
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
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Aug 2, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Occupational Therapy Program Coordinator
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5914
Location: Occupational Therapy
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Regular, 0.75 FTE

Position Summary: This position provides program support to Occupational Therapy (OT) Program Director, faculty, students, and alumni. Key responsibilities include supporting OT Program Director with the day-to-day operation of the program, managing databases essential to the running of the department, and updating/maintaining department marketing materials including brochures, SLATE, and webpage, coordinating the admissions cycle for the program, working with the Program Director and faculty to update and maintain all accreditation materials and paperwork, coordinating department events, project management and design, managing the OT course schedule, and maintaining budget for OT department and providing support for the Fieldwork Coordinator's budget needs.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Manages department's OTCAS database (admissions), Canvas page, Qualtrics (university survey system), and alumni database.
  • Collaborates with the OT Department and Clinic Assistant and other University Departments to ensure that the webpage is up to date. Specifically this position is responsible for ensuring the website contains all required accreditation data, admissions/prospective student information, marketing and alumni support.
  • Takes minutes for OT faculty meetings and retreats.
  • Coordinates department's participation in graduate fairs: maintains database of graduate fairs department should attend, provides a representative (faculty, staff or alumni) to attend graduate fairs.
  • Schedules, proctors, and conducts course evaluations for OT faculty, visiting faculty, and adjunct faculty at the end of each semester and for OT clinic at the end of spring semester. Prepares and distributes evaluations for the dean's and department files.
  • Coordinates with the Program Director and Associate Program Director to ensure that all accreditation paperwork and reviews for the MSOT and OTD Programs are complete and up to date
  • Prepares student documentation/applications for departmental scholarship and grant decisions. Notifies students of scholarship and grant decisions. Processes grant reimbursement requests.
  • Tracks and processes payments for Richlee Deserved funds.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements the School of OT graduation events, including hooding and pinning ceremonies, in coordination with OT Department and Clinic Assistant and School of PT program coordinator. Creates hooding ceremony program document for print, collect student photos and create ceremony slide show.
  • Serves as editor for department newsletter.
  • Updates/maintains marketing materials.
  • Coordinates admission procedures: sets up faculty login/password information in OTCAS, compiles all applicant information into a spreadsheet for the purpose of ranking, coordinates with Office of Admission regarding applicant files, compiles applicant information into a cover sheet for each file, manages mass communication between the program and the applicants via OTCAS
  • Serves as the department's WICHE coordinator; processes WICHE requests.
  • Collaborates with the Program Director and Associate Program Director to support onboarding of incoming students each year including, communication with students, assignment of lockers, supporting orientation activities.
  • Completes yearly accreditation surveys in collaboration with the Program Director.
  • Designs and issues surveys to students, employers and alumni as per accreditation requirements.
  • Manages the survey system for the OT department and supports faculty use of Qualtrecs.
  • Coordinates the Graduate Student Project Symposium in collaboration with the faculty and Department and Clinic Assistant. Updates the webpage; invites alumni, FW educators, adjunct faculty, and clinical instructors; collects and deposits the admission fee.
  • Collaborates with OT Program Director and Faculty to develop, compile, and write communications and promotional literature such as brochures, flyers, and postcards for distribution; coordinates process from conception through printing and distribution.
  • Maintains HIPAA compliance training and follows HIPAA requirements for written and verbal communications
  • Prepares new OT student advising letter, orientation packets, and student handbook
  • Treats other people, including those of different backgrounds, beliefs, and gender, with fairness and respect.
  • Prepares Faculty Emergency Folders by downloading individual course rosters, current emergency procedures and maps, distribute to faculty, adjunct faculty, and clinic instructors. Collect folders at end of semester.
  • Maintains and updates faculty, staff and student handbooks

As Needed:
  • Coordinates logistics, scheduling, and participant communications for workshops, meetings, conferences, and faculty searches.
  • Purchases promotional items and apparel.
  • Proctors exams for OT faculty.
  • Serves as backup for OT Department and Clinic Assistant.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Hires and supervises work study OT office assistant.
  • Acts as backup supervisor for OT Resource Room student assistants.

Budget Responsibilities
  • Manages department's budget and accounts.
  • Purchases office and instructional supplies for department.
  • Processes honorariums and disbursement requests for faculty, staff, and student reimbursements.
  • Deposits OT department payments and maintains deposit records.
  • Maintains OT department P-card; reconciles bills as required.
  • Reconciles department bookstore account, budget, and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator's budget.

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years of related experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.
  • Excellent communication skills and a proven track record of success in collaborative work.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Creative, strategic, and analytical thinker with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong computer skills with webpage maintenance, database management, and proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge of healthcare terminology/processes; HIPAA compliance procedures.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Independence in figuring out complex systems.
  • Bookkeeping or budgetary experience.
  • At least 1 year supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:
    Resume Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA

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