Administrative Program Coordinator
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The Administrative Program Coordinator (APC) works as part of a
team of APCs to provide administrative support to the College of
Arts & Sciences, with particular oversight of the Department of
Music and the events and programs led by faculty from this
department. The APC actively participates in critical management
activities (financial, operational and personnel related) in
support of the faculty and students. The APC is supervised by the
CAS APC Supervisor but resides in the Department of Music where the
day-to-day work is performed. The Departmental Chair is responsible
for overseeing the day-to-day work and partners with the APC
Supervisor to assess the APC's performance.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
As this position will primarily support Music, that department may
not need all of these functions to be performed. However, as a
member of a team of APCs, it is the expectation that the
administrative staff be able to perform these tasks if assistance
is needed in other departments. Further, as department
chairs/program directors turnover approximately every three years,
an incoming chair may require a different set of tasks to be
performed. Administrative staff are expected to be flexible in
handling changes in departmental support needs and expectations. It
is recommended that the APC meet with their Chair/Director annually
to review the job description and discuss tasks to ensure that
expectations are aligned.
Administrative Management & Operations - Supports the units as
office manager and uses business acumen to make decisions on behalf
of the units; serving on various committees as well as acting as
liaison to areas across campus, such as Facilities, Accounting,
Admissions, Campus Safety, WITS, and the Dean's Office. Requires
ability to work independently and prioritize workload to meet
- Coordinates the training and work assignment of work-study
student employees; may be the supervisor in some
- Ensures that all maintenance needs for equipment are attended
to in a timely manner. Also ensures the cleanliness and upkeep of
unit spaces by communicating issues with the appropriate office on
campus and/or submitting work orders to facilities. May serve as
- Complete office tasks including opening/closing, establish and
maintain files (electronic and paper), supply ordering, mail,
copying, scanning, management of online departmental calendar(s)
and other clerical activities
- Facilitation of assignments of offices, key requests,
computers, telephones, signage, printers, etc.
- Prepares and maintains various handbooks
- Composes letters, reports, minutes and other materials as
- Coordinates access to restricted classrooms, labs and
Budget & Personnel - Is responsible for ensuring that revenues
and expenses are appropriately categorized so that the Chairs,
faculty and the Dean's Office have an accurate assessment of
financial status in all accounts. Understands university policy,
process and procedures in order to ensure compliance and facilitate
efficient financial management.
- Reconciles general fund and special accounts to ascertain
appropriate balances and make adjusting entries as needed; prepares
periodic financial reports; processes invoices, procurement cards,
requisitions, expense claims, vouchers and journal entries; assists
with budget preparation.
- Organizes, maintains records, and directs correspondence for
annual evaluation of adjunct faculty.
- Supports searches for visiting faculty, adjuncts and new tenure
- Maintains student employee personnel files and payroll records;
Academic Support - Provides hands-on academic support to the
Chairs, full-time faculty and adjuncts. This position has capacity
to support future faculty/personnel growth in the units. Requires
ability to work independently and prioritize workload to meet
- Accesses information on major/minors and fulfillment of degree
requirements, faculty, course rotations and faculty assignments in
order to supply data/reports to faculty and/or
- Facilitates assessment and accreditation activities
- Assists department chairs in organizing and coordinating class
schedule each semester. Maintains or obtains enrollment statistics
for class planning purposes.
- Assists faculty with the timely preparation of course materials
(including syllabi, exams and handouts), grant proposals and
reports, annual reports, committee materials, course and sabbatical
- Assists with transportation needs for field trips and special
events as requested
Events and Communication - Serves as the primary point of contact
on behalf of the units in a friendly and cheerful manner so that
interactions positively portray departmental and university
programs, personnel and philosophies. Event coordination is
approached in a self-motivated style so that tasks are driven by
one's initiative yet in collaboration with faculty.
- Responds to inquiries and requests from students and parents
(both current and prospective), faculty, staff, and the
- Maintains unit bulletin boards, display cabinets, directories,
email groups, websites, list serves, and social media. Submits
information to university and/or external outlets to advertise and
- Assists with scheduling of unit events and provides information
to campus community and general public. Assists in the planning,
budgeting, advertising, and execution of conferences, workshops,
guest lectures, and other events. Oversees related travel
arrangements and hospitality.
- Coordinates the collection of and contributes to content for
publicity materials including newsletters, posters, brochures,
press releases and various social media platforms. Serves as
liaison with the University Office of Communications.
Performs other duties as assigned
- Safeguards the confidentiality of departmental or office
administration by exercising discretion in communicating
information to faculty, students and staff, and handling
departmental records and files, personnel actions, performance
evaluations, grade reports, merit, promotion and tenure decisions,
and similar confidential materials.
- Other duties as assigned including serving on college-wide or
university committees on behalf of the department.
- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of general
office experience of a progressively responsible nature, including
bookkeeping, record keeping, navigating organizational policies and
procedures to ensure compliance with rules and regulations, and
providing excellent customer service to those whom the applicant
supports. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, five years or more of the
required experience will be considered.
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, particularly
Word and Excel.
- Familiar with bookkeeping software and/or enterprise-wide
- Skills in internet navigation and email and calendaring
systems. Willingness and ability to learn new technologies
associated with the job.
- Ability to type accurately at 40 wpm.
- Must be able to work autonomously to fulfill the expectations
of the position; Proactively seek training and knowledge in order
to perform tasks as well as seek ways to improve how work is
- The ability to anticipate the expectations and needs of the
- Strong bookkeeping/budget/financial skills.
- Superior organization skills, extreme attention to detail,
quick and at times creative problem solving.
- Strong collaboration skills and an aptitude for managing
conflict. Must have a positive and pleasant attitude and establish
and maintain harmonious relations with staff, faculty and
- The ability to develop a deep understanding of policies and
procedures in order to successfully interpret, communicate and
navigate them and to ensure compliance with university rules and
- Must comport oneself with a high degree of responsiveness and
respect toward others. Ability to work with diverse people and
maintain a professional, collegial atmosphere.
- Capable of working in a fast-paced environment and can adapt to
changing situations. Demonstrated ability to work on routine tasks
while juggling special projects and to set priorities and meet
deadlines despite frequent interruptions.
- Must have a professional and respectful style for both written
and verbal communication.
- Excellent record keeping, proofreading, and writing skills as
well as a high degree of accuracy.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and diplomacy and to maintain
Typical Work Schedule
- Experience in higher education Website and social media
maintenance Budget development
- Event coordination
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Physical Demands & Working Conditions
Typical work performed indoors in a normal office
Salary: $21.12 per hour
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received
until the position is filled.
All University positions require that candidates submit to a
criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not
automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of
conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the
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application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and
to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting
and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek
candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented
groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus
varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
- Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and
presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve
- Current Resume