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Program Coordinator (WATC)

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 26, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Academic Affairs

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:Western AR Area Technical Center

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:The Western Arkansas Technical Center (WATC) is a regional secondary technical center that provides concurrent credit educational opportunities for high school juniors and seniors. The program coordinator will assist the WATC Director with registration, recruitment, success activities, career exploration, job placement, and special functions on the UAFS campus and at any WATC satellite campus. The Program Coordinator will serve as a student advocate; work to ensure student success; work with high school principals and counselors; present information to groups and individuals at high schools; maintain student records; assist in scheduling, including competency testing; assist in planning and coordinating student orientation activities; serve as WATC representative with the business community, campus, and high school personnel; assist with student advising and registrations; and perform other duties as assigned by the Director. This position reports to the Director of the WATC program. This is a twelve-month position.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advise, register, and enroll students from area high schools in WATC programs of study on the UAFS campus and all satellite campuses
  • Address academic alerts for WATC students through the campus systems and address student academic concerns/inquiries from parents, counselors, and instructors
  • Coordinate recruitment activities with all area high schools for the WATC program
  • Assist in communication of program/student information to partner school districts, students, and parents/guardians
  • Coordinate student login and ID dissemination
  • Assist in coordination of industry certifications/exams for WATC students
Other Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Other duties as assigned.
Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Knowledge of the University BANNER computer system.
  • Ability to work in a technological environment demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to work in a quality-focused service environment with excellent organizational skills, customer service and in a professional manner
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; read and interpret written information. Ability to edit work for accuracy and thoroughness, and to monitor own work to ensure quality.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in communication and materials
  • Ability to problem solve issues that arise.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with employees, students, and community members.
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of tasks in an accurate and efficient manner
Required Education and/or Work Experience: Bachelor’s degree and three years related work experience in a higher education or public school setting working with juniors and seniors. Experience in a secondary technical center would be a plus.

Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: Master’s degree preferred.

Additional Information:

Working Relationships: This position requires collaboration with partner school district personnel and industry representatives.

List Employees Supervised: None

Special Job Dimensions: Work performed primarily in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 50 pounds. Routine work schedule Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm with occasional overtime and travel required

Background Check Requirements. Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check. Child maltreatment training required.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

HR 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Standing, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:Lifting, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:Driving

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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