Overview of Program Coordinator
Purdue University Northwest is seeking a Program Coordinator to
join our Educational Talent Search Program. The Program Coordinator
will be responsible for project development, implementation, and
coordination. This position requires the Coordinator to think
creatively and strategically about how to improve services for
students delivered by Advisors that will aid in meeting program
objectives. The Coordinator will be responsible for leading,
assessing, and implementing a variety of projects.
Duties and Responsibilities of Program Coordinator
Benefits of Program Coordinator
- Acquiring resources for academic advising for secondary and
postsecondary education, including college entry, financial
literacy, FAFSA, scholarships, and career awareness
- Planning, facilitating, and/or leading workshops for students
and parents on various academic topics
- Planning and facilitating college tours and cultural
- Design and conduct workshops that will orient students with
their first year college experience
- Assist students with locating educational resources at the
post-secondary schools where they will enroll
- Recruit & provide educational advising services to high
school and/or middle school participants in target schools
- Meet individually with program participants to review high
school transcripts & provide guidance in course selection that
will meet academic requirements
- Meet with students to review their results of SAT and ACT
examinations and End of Course Assessments
- Provide guidance in determining the need to retake examinations
or provide guidance to student on further examination
- Administer and review scheduled assessments to junior and high
- Assist in coordinating tutoring, mentoring services, workshops,
and educational/cultural activities that will assist students in
overcoming academic barriers/difficulties to achieving their high
school diploma, to ensure success and retention in their
post-secondary education efforts
- Conduct group and individual advising sessions with program
- Make appropriate referrals to organizations or programs that
provide services that assist students in pursuing post-secondary
- Identify, recruit, assess, and select eligible students in
target areas for participation in the program
- Maintain records that document project eligibility. Assist with
the preparation of U.S. Department of Education Annual Report
- Develop effective professional relationships with
administrative liaisons in target schools
- Provide detailed information about the program to all high
schools in the target area, and work collaboratively with the
- Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability,
Retirement, Life Insurance and more
- Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’
vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
- University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting
- University contributions to Health Savings Account –
- Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University
- 10 paid holidays
- Employee Wellness Programs
- Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
- Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children
at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan
university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our
students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving
approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we
value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate
PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s
sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just
a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes
National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.
Education of Program Coordinator
Experience of Program Coordinator
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: Education, Counseling,
Communications, Social Services or related field
Core Competencies of Program Coordinator
- Three years of work experience in Education, Counseling, Social
Services or other related field
- Knowledge of high school curriculum, college and higher
education programs a plus.
- Strong working knowledge of social media – Facebook, Instagram,
- Proficient knowledge of college entry advising.
- Ability to manage details and effectively plan program
- Passion for educational outreach and working with youth.
- Exceptional customer service skills.
- Strong verbal communication skills including phone and
- Strong written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize
- Computer literate – Microsoft Office (Word, Access,
- Demonstrated experience with developing programming.
- Can analyze problem or procedure and make logical and timely
- Valid driver’s license – ability to travel to target schools,
agencies, and workshops.
- Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships
with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of individuals who
have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
- Ability to effectively understand and make self-understood to a
diverse constituency both inside and outside the university.
- The ability to work Saturdays, evenings, and to travel.
- Knowledge of rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA and
conference be maintained, reviewed and practiced to ensure
compliance relative to applicable duties.
Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of
employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful
background check along with a motor vehicle records check if
Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed
to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected
veterans are encouraged to apply.